So I recently installed Windows 7 RC x64. I think I'm in love. Yes I think I am in love.
Got a new graphics card. A BFG GeForce GTS 250 1GB. Damn thing is huge. Really does take up two slots. Sheesh. I had to string 2 SATA cables through the end of the card's opening above the fan to get them to connect which meant I had to loosen the card off, string them through and fit them in place. I haven't ordered any right angle SATA cables yet to replace those but I did get one for another HD I installed which worked out perfectly even though the graphics card is right over the top of all four. So choose wisely when looking at motherboards for an upgrade and make sure the SATA ports are not anywhere near the backend of the PCIe slots. This also meant I needed to buy a new power supply unit with the forethought of getting another one of these cards for an SLI setup. I got the Rocketfish 550w which glows a nice blue to cover that part. Choosing a new motherboard/Quadcore CPU combination has been a daunting task. I been scouring Tiger Direct for one that seems reasonable. Possibly the XFX nForce 750a Motherboard/CPU bundle might be my choice but I dunno. I reinstalled and played Quake 4 (haven't played any games in a long while) the other day on high settings with x16 AA, what a blast. Ya know I was thinking how much better your actual game play is more enjoyable with a decent card. For me I just was able to do better.
Also got a Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titantium (Fatality) PCIe that fits nicely in the 1x slot above the x16. I ditched the Audigy 2 ZS Platinum I have(gave up music creation), this card definitely sounds alot nicer. And the beta drivers for Vista x64 work with Windows 7 x64 so I get to use their software instead of the measly Windows crap.
Also got 4 gigs of ram so I'm smokin' for the most part, more would be nice but at least I'm seemingly caught up with the lower end of the rest of the world chugging along with an AMD x64 Dualcore 3800+. Hey it all works right.
Windows 7 responds nicely and I'm quite impressed for the most part.
I'm also doing fine with selling on Renderosity, at least I know I won't be poor anymore, plus my brother got a job working on the Familly Guy, yup tis true, doing story boarding (revisions) I think. So we're doing ok now. But there was a time not that many months ago when we had no idea what was gong to happen. Seriously. Was very nerve racking.
Core Collection Volume 2 (Poser/Victoria 4)
Core Collection Body Mod
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