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Shinies for me!


I mentioned in my last post that I would be getting a new computer. I wasn’t lying. Sometimes I think that I still dreaming. Finally…after 6 year of my non-gaming laptop (it’s still a solid laptop but for pete sakes, the thing had an integrated graphics card and was maxed out at 1 GB of RAM), after 2 years of playing WoW and other games on other people’s computers…

I. Am. Free.

The computer.

The monitor.

A quick summary for those who don’t want to follow the links: 23″ monitor of uber-shininess, quad core 2.33 GHz processor, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, 1 TB of disk space, and an ATI Radeon HD4650 with 1 GB of dedicated memory.

This baby purrs, or at least it would if it made any noise at all. It’s not bleeding edge but I’ll be damned if it’s not a solid machine. In WoW, I have the graphics setting on High and I’m getting 30-60 fps. In Aion and Guild Wars, I completely maxed out the graphics and I’m getting about 30 fps and 60 fps respectively. Finally I can run Firefox, Filezilla, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator all at once without my computer freaking out.

It’s… *sniff* it’s just so beautiful. Excuse me. *blows her nose*

This is my early Christmas/birthday present from my parents…well, half of it is. The other half I’ll be paying back to them over the next 4 years or so. But it’s all right, because I am one happy happy little hunter. /dances

P.S. The title is a tribute to the crazy paladin called Velinix AKA Soo-dryskin. And I would like to thank Mysthowl for offering me his old computer for free before my parents agreed to help buy this for me.

[Edit: I couldn’t find my camera to take a picture so you’re getting a screenie of my desktop instead.]


  1. Posted September 9, 2009 at 6:19 pm | Permalink


    I’m so thrilled you got somethin’ better than the crapbox I had to offer. Not that Aslan was a bad machine, he just. . . . well *whispers so the old computer doesn’t hear* He can’t hold a burnt out candle to your new beauty!

    *does a happy dance for ya*
    .-= Kotabear’s last blog… Bittersweet =-.

  2. Pookii
    Posted September 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    and yay for Twitch being back! /pets him contendedly

    • Posted September 12, 2009 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

      *grins* I’m glad Twitch is back too. It didn’t feel right without him.

  3. Mama Druid
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations! Now you can *really* enjoy the beautiful world that is Azeroth.

    • Posted September 14, 2009 at 10:21 am | Permalink

      Oh definitely! I’m still in awe at all the distance scenery and spell effects that I’ve never seen before.