Friday Funtime: Geeking Out! * UPDATED *

All righty, here it is – the review of my shiny new computer, after having it for nearly a week…it rocks! It kicks complete ass! It’s a fantastic dynamo of a machine, and I’m more than pleased with its performance – you could say that I’m elated, LOL!

First off: the look of the ‘tower’ that contains the componets. It is shorter and wider than standard towers, which adds more room for air circulation – needed when you’re running an AMD A87-600 Kaveri Quad-Core Radeon R7 GPU! Those things run HOT. The intake fan on the front of the tower is much larger, and the vents on the top and rear help keep the system much cooler for a longer period of time. Clear panels on both sides let me look in and drool over all of the components, especially since there’s still room to expand the memory from the current 16GB, and the 1TB hard drive will handle ALL of my games, videos, photographs, and anything else!

My take on the look, all-around? It makes me think of a Dodge Charger or Challenger, as it is black with a red racing-stripe. It looks as if it’s saying: “Let’s go kick some ass in PvP!” Think of the nose of a Peterbilt or Kenworth semi-truck, and that is probably a more accurate description – but I like it! I need a little Mack bulldog or some Dodge Ram horns to stick on the top, LOL!

Secondly: the performance. Speed? Hell, yes. It powers up quickly and is whisper-quiet – with 7200 rpms, you can’t go wrong! It’s powered by a Smart Series 600W 80 Plus Bronze – nice to see the lights not flickering when I power it on, LOL!

No more crashes when I log on to my blog, or view other blog sites. No more crashes when I’m trying to save an image to PhotoBucket, or uploading a gaming video to YouTube. My Plays.TV live-stream just MIGHT work, this time! I’ll test that out on and off this weekend; I just have to dig out the notes I’d taken during my previous tests to remind myself of how to get the online broadcast running.

Finally: the monitor. 27-inch, curved Samsung…I can’t get over the clarity of everything that I view! Blogging is much more pleasant; I don’t feel as if I have to squint to see the screen. There is no glare from the window next to me, even though the sun is shining brightly. Gaming-wise, I can’t say enough – I’d bore everyone to tears with how much easier it is to see enemy players or hostile monsters, and the in-game graphics look 25x better than they used to! I will post some screen-shots soon; also, I can’t wait to see if the recording quality of my gaming videos are better from here on out – I won’t have to limit myself to recording them at medium quality, which was only 750p. I’ll be able to do the full, high-quality / high-def 1080p, I’d wager! Stay tuned…

*** UPDATE: Saturday, 13 August 2016 ***

With the automatic Windows 10 upgrade, I have been learning quite a bit. Namely, my Logitech (C) C310 vidcam no longer works! It is NOT supported by Windows 10. I never dealt with Windows 8 or 8.1; I suppose that it’s compatible with those platforms, but not Win10. No worries; I’m not going to be taking my picture anytime soon, nor do I have that many friends on Skype that I chat with – so getting a new vidcam isn’t an immediate necessity. I do know which one I’ll get when I do buy one, though…I do a lot of research on things before I buy them, and have narrowed my choice down to two – so you’ll all hear about it at some point, LOL!

AAaaaaannnnnnd…one final, teeny-tiny little thing – guess who is going to PAX West 2016 in Seattle WA (Sept. 2 – 5)?
I’m a bit excited, a bit apprehensive, scared shitless and elated, all at once – go figure!


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. paulabroome427
    Aug 12, 2016 @ 12:12:34

    OMG! I am of course insanely jealous…but that’s okay! I’m also happy to see you happy! πŸ™‚ What a system. What a woman! What a Blogger!!!

  2. maggie0019
    Aug 12, 2016 @ 12:18:02

    great! it’s very impressive! Woof!

  3. wwwpalfitness
    Aug 12, 2016 @ 13:22:45

    Jes** Tap Dancing CH**** Batman!!! I love my newer Mac Mini. It is a beast with over a Terabyte of memory, downloads a 5 gig movie in a couple of minutes, love all the apps I have to play with and there are plenty of things I have never used and will at one point. But at first I thought you were rocking 6 monitors, LOL. Good for you my dear:) I was fast before with 30/30 internet and I am way too fast with 150/150

    • sepultura13
      Aug 13, 2016 @ 06:14:45

      I don’t watch many movies, so I don’t use a Mac…a Mac is a useless brick of a paperweight for gamers, ROFL!

      • wwwpalfitness
        Aug 13, 2016 @ 14:53:05

        Actually I used to do some gaming years back on my first and it sucked for that, but what I have is a beast. But I have been soooo out of gaming I would be lost, not my computer, me:)

      • sepultura13
        Aug 13, 2016 @ 15:31:49

        LOL – the game I play has been nerfed so much, it’s pretty easy if you ever want to give it a try…I’ll send you a comment the next time they have a free weekend or something.
        I thought it was fairly easy to begin with, so I think anyone could play it – provided they like MMORPGs, that is. Some people prefer the 1st-person-shooters; I like the “build your army, gather resources, and conquer your enemies” type of games, hehehehe

      • wwwpalfitness
        Aug 13, 2016 @ 16:01:16

        OK, that sounds like a plan, I am curious as you are a serious gamer and when I was I had lots of external controls and such. Are they needed for the games that you play?

      • sepultura13
        Aug 13, 2016 @ 16:03:38

        No extra controls needed – I play on my PC with a mouse and keyboard; some people use the externals but that’s if they switch from console to PC / Mac, as they are more comfortable with those types of control pads or joysticks.

        Also, the game is basically F2P, now…no subscription needed, but of course there are extra benefits for being a subscriber, as with pretty much anything online these days!

      • wwwpalfitness
        Aug 13, 2016 @ 16:16:26

        OK that sounds cool. I will be looking forward to it as I am about to be relocating shortly

  4. wwwpalfitness
    Aug 12, 2016 @ 13:25:36

    Oh and I was gonna mention it when you did last week about being out, wearing a pair of jeans, little make up and a helmet and not wanting attention, I want a PIC, LOL. I was and am the same way. I used to run double training sessions at night in HS and college and always did my better work at night until I realized ppl in my HS found out and I got a crowd and I started coming out even later.

    • sepultura13
      Aug 13, 2016 @ 06:17:19

      Hah – you already have pics from your adoring cadre of female fans and bloggers, LOL!
      I’m not plastic enough to be selfie-obsessed, so I don’t take pics of myself…I have plenty of pics of the cool things inside and outside of my house, though!

      • wwwpalfitness
        Aug 13, 2016 @ 14:55:14

        I really do not have anyone sending me pics…I have only seen 3 people of my majority of an almost all female following, like 90%, I was kidding as you would know. I hate taking pics, I feel I look horrible and do not see me shopping for a selfie stick any time soon. I did not wish to do a couple of vlog blogs, very reluctant:)

      • sepultura13
        Aug 13, 2016 @ 15:29:04

        I have a selfie stick, but have yet to assemble it! I wanted it more to try to capture higher shots of the trees and bamboo in my yard, LOL
        Nature pictures, no selfies…I have yet to do a vlog as well, and that might be a ways off!

  5. Brian Lageose
    Aug 12, 2016 @ 20:36:33

    All of the qualities with your new system sound drool-worthy, but I am most intrigued with this: The clear panels on the sides. That sounds amazingly cool, even if it doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the performance… πŸ˜‰

  6. Godless Cranium
    Aug 12, 2016 @ 22:42:56

    Sounds freaking awesome! Enjoy. 😊

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