Well, I've lurked around D-toid for a bit, I've introduced myself on the forums
, and now, I figured I'd start blogging. So... yeah... first blog post... wrote the little sidebar that talks about who I am... post needs content... I know! Show off my setup!
My compy. (Yes, the tower is off-screen... you'll see it soon.) Custom-built. Reused a few parts from my old Alienware (hard drive, case, keyboard, monitor), but other than that, it's all mine! Uses a Blood-Iron P35 mobo, nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS videocard with 640 meg of video RAM, 4 gigs of RAM (damn you, 32-bit XP!), and an Core2-Duo processor. The old girl is at least a year old and she's still purring like a kitten.
Funny story, though... when I put it together, I couldn't get the damn thing to start up. I checked the motherboard book and the book for the video card, and I was absolutely flummoxed what the problem was. I told my folks, and my father called in a favor from a friend of his who was a computer technician. The problem? One RAM chip wasn't pushed in all the way. Zero insertion force socket, MY ASS! ...I just realized how dirty that sounds.
The console corner. Yep... 360 and Wii. Rock Band controller in plain sight. I don't play Rock Band much anymore, honestly, but I'm glad I still have the mic. I actually use that when I play TF2. Yes, it's uncomfortable holding my mic between my knees.
So... that's my set-up... WAIT! I forgot the most AWESOME part:
Yep... an old Nintendo store display case. I use it to hold my games, books, DVDs, Magic cards, and random doodads (like my Vault-Tec lunchbox and Bobblehead). An uncle of mine gave it to me. I will never let this thing go.