Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Things That Came From

My desktop is being worked on at the moment. My raid went down with one of the drives going bad. My husband was home today and took my work day to work on it. Sadly, things are not going to be done until the morning so I'm on my laptop. My laptop that I purchased to play Eve.

I've always had a laptop and a desktop. My laptop's before were light weight things that I used for writing. It was not until I started to play Eve that I invested in a heavier laptop that could easily play the game in the way that I wanted to play it.

The same goes for my desktop. I have had two monitors for several years. It was not until I started playing Eve that I wished for three. My two before were connected to different machines but once I started playing Eve I wanted everything to flow together. Now I have three screens that I play across and I don't stretch my screen.

I also play more games then I did before Eve. I've tried games because of friends in Eve. I've purchased games for people and had games gifted to me. I've started projects with other people in other places and all of it boiled back to this game.

I have also developed habits that make my laptop a bit constricting to play the game I got it to play on. That often amuses me the most. It is still a lovely machine if several years old and does what I want it to do quite well. I do wish it were not quite so heavy for my travels. A small enough complaint as they go.

Ahh well, my desktop will finish in the morning. I might as well slip off to bed.

3 comments:

  1. For my 53rd birthday my wife let me buy an Alienware 18" laptop. I went top of the line on everything - I maxed it out. Price tag: $5300.00. Worth every penny:-) Btw, I bought my wife a $13000.00 diamond ring for our 25th wedding anniversary. I think I got the better end of the deal:-)

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  2. I started playing EVE on a 17" CRT (pre-LCD). Then a 17" LCD, and have been running the same Dell 30" LCD monitor since 2007. In that time I've gone through 3 or 4 desktops - one was a dedicated gaming rig but the rest have been disposables. The one I have now is starting to grunt a little bit when I have 2 clients going, so maybe I should think about upgrading.

    But oddly enough, I've never used multiple monitors. With the 30", there was really never a need to.

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  3. 4 year old HP laptop, Win8 64bit (tamed to look and act like Win7), i7 3GHz CPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB SATA HD and a 15" screen... and I use that plus 2x 22" Dell FPMs.

    All in all I have been very happy with it, until now... it has AMD Radeon HD 7500G graphics w/ 1GB Video RAM and while, with the 8GB of system RAM, I can run dual EVE clients at full graphics easy... I can't run Elite Dangerous for more than 10 or so minutes before the graphics crashes.

    Time to consider a new investment, and hand down one more laptop to my kids... =]

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