Saturday, August 29, 2009

Inglorius Basterds and CPU hardware

Thursday night, Josh's brother arrived to spend the weekend here. I didn't do too much, just chatted on MSN.

Friday night, the three of us played Smash Bros. Brawl for a while, and then I think I went to my room and was looking at computer hardware parts online. I've decided not to buy a prebuilt computer this time and instead build my own. This way I can get a computer the way i want it and give it potential to be very powerful. Also, I can slowly buy the parts one at a time if I need to. I'm looking at getting

-AMD Phenom 550 quad core 3.2 ghz processor
-MSI 790FX-GD70 motherboard (not sure yet)
-8GB~ DDR3 Ram
-ATI Radion 4890 graphics card with option for crossfire

Big question: Anyone know about building computers? Will this all work efficiently together? Recommend a better graphics card? Crossfire? PSU?

but all of this is quite subject to change as I mull this over the next month or two. I probably should get the bed first afterall, since this will be potentially expensive. I mean, I have to get a 23" HD monitor too, cus with all this power, there is no sense in playing Crysis on max settings on a smaller one.

Today, Saturday, I woke up before Josh and his brother (I think they were up well past 3AM) and I went to Barnes and Noble across the street to look at computer hardware magazines. I also bought a springform pan that I intend to make a cheesecake with. I had a Marble Mocah Mocciato at Starbucks (I asked for an orange mocha, but they didn't have orange...). I came back and Josh and his brother were up, so I asked if they wanted to see Inglorius Basterds, so we went right out since the movie was starting soon. I have to say it was the best movie I've seen this year. Honestly, there were so many points where I was on the edge of my seat with fear or dying of laughter. If a movie can do both of those and keep me engrossed, then it's a damn good movie.


  1. saw Basterds too. It was really good. Especially liked when they were feigning Italian...but honestly the entire movie is worth watching again for fear of missing something.

  2. They don't know how to make a marble mocha machiatto at any of the Starbucks I've ever tried to order it at. Only one store I've been to has been able to make it.

  3. Shane

    I would like to know the answer to AEKs question too. But hope all is wel and i just might go see that movie after talking ot you

    take carea nd be safe