The Journey to a New PC for Second Life

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You’ve endured part of the process so far, so you might as well enjoy the rest of this journey.

I ordered a computer this morning. This will be the first brand new, fully configured PC I’ve purchased in 9 years. The process to this point has not been without frustration.

While I waited for the necessary funds to appear in my account I picked out the perfect rig technology-wise and money-wise. 3 hours later it had sold out. The same thing happened with the next 4 selections I made.

I spent hours researching and comparing cpu’s and video cards (like I know what I’m doing). It quickly became apparent that you have to sacrifice quality in one or the other if you have any chance of staying on budget.

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I got the processor I wanted, but have to settle for a video card that isn’t quite what I’d hoped. I stopped whining though when I plugged it and my current card into one of those comparison sites. The improvement should be so great I won’t miss what I don’t have.

She’s 9 years old, and I’ve pushed her hard. I’ll make sure she retires to a nice gpu farm where she can live out her days in a far lower stress environment. She deserves that much, and more, for all her hard work. :)

Now I’ll just cross my fingers that the brand new, shiny machine arrives intact, fully operational … and soon!

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  1. So excited for you!! But the process of setting up a new machine is so tedious. Can’t wait to see through the eyes of your new beast!

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  2. Thank you – I’m writing a list of all the shit i have to do to prepare before I even tackle setup. I might be too old for this :p

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  3. Congrats!! As amazing as your screenshots have been (on a NINE year old computer!?!?) I’m really looking forward to what you’ll present when you’re all set up. Good luck, Honour!

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  4. Thank you :)

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