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Now for Something Completely Different: Building a PC!

In a recent turn of events, I was allowed the money to buy a gaming PC for myself. Giddy and really excited, I quickly put together a list on PCPartPicker for a computer just over $600. And that money went a surprisingly long way. I might not be able to play Battlefield 3 at Ultra settings and get anything more than 20 FPS, but it’ll play most games on mid – high settings and get at least 40 FPS, so I’m happy.

With that being said, this post will be about the process of building a PC. There won’t be any in-depth analysis of anything, but rather a break from the usually serious tone of this blog. Hope you enjoy it!

 

Firstly, a list of the components in my build:

CPU: Intel Pentium G645 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5″ Monitor
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard
Total: ~ $620 at the time of buying

This list was ripped almost straight out of the Logical Increments PC Buying Guide, which was very helpful. I used the Entry level list, with a few alterations, mainly the addition of a keyboard, monitor, and different RAM. Now, the build!

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Here we GOOOOOOooooo…!

Welcome, welcome, one and all. It’s nice to see my wonderful crowd of no one. Delivering your show tonight will be..

Me! I’d like to introduce myself to get this blog started up. I’m Spencer Nilsson, and you can call me SuperSN, or Super. It really doesn’t matter all that much. I am the young ripe age of 16, I live in the Mormon Corridor/Utah Valley (although I do not consider myself part of that group), and I’m fascinated by games, the processes behind them, and I’d like to make them. More specifically, I’d like to be a game designer among the likes of Tim Schafer, Ken Levine, or even Cliff Bles..

Bluzin..

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Bleszinski!

Bleh -zin -skee.

Anyways, I’ts a lofty goal, but I’m thinking that making a blog and writing down thoughts and musings on game design, making, and really all aspects of games and gaming, that I might get just a teensy bit closer to that place.

So in this blog, I’ll be talking about a great number of things, but (most) of it will in one way or another tie into gaming. I could be talking about aesthetics, level design, motivation, etc. I want to grow and become a better designer, and at the same time create a place where I can reference myself to others.

So, with that in mind, I hope you enjoy what I’ll be writing about from this point on. I’ll try to keep some semblance of a posting schedule  but what I’m doing here is still in it’s infancy, so I don’t want to write anything in stone. Thanks, and I hope you’ll find this as fun as I will.

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