I was going to post some ridiculous picture to start off this recap, and I was hoping to start off the new recap account with this recap, but I currently don't have photoshop so neither of which is possible. Why? more to follow in arkisms after this epic recap, which I started at 2 am and finished as the sun started rise.
I have been working long long hours lately. I've had little time for personal life, personal work, and destructoid. Fortunately, there seems to be a lull in the long hours coming up, which means I'll be able to catch up on things for awhile until the next crunch.
In anycase, the long hours do have the advantage of overtime pay. In the last 3 months, I doubled the amount that I usually put in my savings account, spent about 1500 dollars on games, which as a result my game shelf:
is getting full and I'll have to buy another column very soon. I added some rare games to the collection, including:
which is pretty cool.
the best part though, is I decided to go forward with the long awaited upgrade of my current pc, which I've been pushing the limits of the last 2 years. I gave myself kinda a hard limit in that I would not spend more then a weeks pay on my new computer's parts, so it's not some ridiculous 5 grand computer, but it's pretty decent and far better then what I have now. Here's what I ordered:
RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX mid tower
EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked
ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Kingston HyperX NVIDIA SLI-Ready 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W
Rosewill RCR-102 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader
LG Black 22X DVD+R
2X Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Rosewill RX750-S-B ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 750W Power Supply 100
All in all about 1k bucks. This thing should run circles around my current machine, which means I can push more data in maya and handle larger images in photoshop and paint larger canvas's with more complicated brushes in painter. awesome sauce. This also means that I've been preparing my data to move to the new pc, and also reformatting and resetting up my old pc (I'm selling it to a friend), so my usual tools are not available to me, HENCE the Dtoid recap account has been delayed a week.
Everything but the power supply has arrived though:
and I finally found a use for all these dtoid stickers I have:
anyway, I expect to be working normal hours starting next week or the week after, and I look forward to testing the limits of my new machine, so except some new art from me relatively soon.