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Well, I finally did it...
« on: January 15, 2017, 08:36:52 PM »
I'd been wanting to do it for some time, but I finally plunked down the money for a new computer: i7 processor, Nvidia 1080 graphics card, 16 GB of ram, SSD hard drive.  It wasn't cheap, but it never was going to be.  If you want something this beefy, you gotta plunk down the money.

The funny thing is, when I went in, my original intention was to buy a new motherboard/processor/ram/graphics card and build it myself.  However, after talking with one of the guys at the store, who's specialty was building PCs, he informed me that, unless I REALLY wanted the "experience" of building my own PC, it would actually be cheaper to buy a pre-built one.  So I did.

So I was finally able to get Doom working and holy crap, it's amazing.  Only played the first level so far, but man, does it kick ass!
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Re: Well, I finally did it...
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 08:57:05 PM »
Nice, TJ.  I finally moved up to an i7 two years ago and decided to just do it all.  64gb ram, 1tb SSD main system drive, and two 2tb SSHD secondary drives.  Nvidia graphics.  4tb external backup drive.  I usually build my own, but after pricing out all the parts it was cheaper to buy pre-built.

It's been nice, but I have it packed. 493 installed programs right now.  My main work computer.

Also picked up a dedicated i7 game system, but only 32gb ram, 1tb SSD main drive, 1tb SSHD secondary drive, and a nice Nvidia card.  Not being used much right now, though.

Glad to hear you got something hot for yourself.  And speaking of Doom, I need to get that back out for another run through.  Been a while.  Let me know what you think when you've been all the way through it...
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