Like many geeks, the act of buying and setting up a new computer is a sacred — and thrilling — event for me. I got my previous computer back in early 2007, a nice solid machine that’s done me well until now. I like to upgrade computers every three years or so, so this was kind of pushing the limit, but that’s okay. Even with a new graphics card, additional RAM and a new fan, I was starting to have more and more problems playing some of the higher-end games, and I kept butting my head up against the measly 80GB hard drive limit:
My wife gave me the thumbs-up, and I was off to Best Buy to get a new darling for my house:
It’s a quad-core with a nice graphics card in it, 8GB of RAM, Blu-ray player and a 1TB hard drive. That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.
I know it’s a weird thing, but I really love to make a huge production out of the whole unveiling of the computer, which my wife watched with bemused eyes. I got home from the store around 2:00pm and didn’t end up turning the computer on until 3:45, because I decided to revamp my whole desk area and do a lot of organizing while I was at it:
Anyway, I finally got my new workstation set up, and started the long and not-that-unpleasant process of getting all of my files transferred and programs installed. New computer, Syp is happy: