I finally have the means to build myself a new gaming PC. I am really excited to be able to customize each part and build something that will fit my style of playing and my needs. My boyfriend has successfully built 2 already from scratch so I hope this will be lucky number 3!
The geek specs are following: Core i7 950, Nvidia GTX480, 6GB Ram, and a SSD drive. I also got a new 23" 1920X1080 monitor. Here is a picture of building in progress.
Yes...that case is pink. Your eyes do not deceive you. I have no excuse other then I like pink. I have a new mousepad on the way that should be arriving shortly and all I still need is a great power-strip with surge protection and possibly a new Razor mouse.
I am hoping this PC will be able to support my gaming playstyle as well as my obsession with screenshots/pictures/ and occasional video. Yes I am a complete resource hog with my PC's. My previous PC lasted me 5 years so I am hoping this one will have an equally long lifespan, which is why I did a higher end graphics card so future games wouldn't outgrow it so fast.
Once its set up, I will post my desktop and try out some new screenshots. I would say I bought this for my dissertation as well, but I would be lying....I type that on a small notebook, lol.