It was a not bad computer, feature-wise, but I did have to buy a notebook cooler because it would overheat when I played games. The battery stopped working one day, but that wasn't a big deal because I never moved the notebook. I only bought a notebook because I needed to be able to put it away back when I lived in a condo.
Anyway, when your computer dies it's hard to write infrequent blog posts and do all those other important things I like to do with my computer. So I had to buy a new one. Problem was, I didn't know what to buy since I normally research my computer purchases on my computer before I buy them. I was in a situation I've never been in before: needing to buy a new computer and being without a current one. Ever since my parents first bought the XT back in '87 there's been a PC in the house. I started feeling twitchy after about 6 hours. I had to do something, and fast.
The problem with replacing a notebook is that your choices are A) another notebook (yech) or B) a whole new PC. I opted for a desktop PC because I like desktops better. But that meant I had to buy EVERYTHING, since I didn't have an old Desktop that would contribute a few parts here and there. Actually I had to make a second trip to the store, because I planned to re-use my old DVD burner from my barely-working HTPC, but it turns out that burner is IDE and "modern" motherboards don't have IDE anymore, not even one port. I don't really miss it but it is annoying.
I ended up getting
- Asus P6X58D-E motherboard
- Intel i7 950
- 6GB DDR3 RAM
- 1TB SATA3 HDD
- ATI Radeon HD 5850
- CoolerMaster case
- Samsung BX2335 23" HD LED display
- Windows 7 64-bit
The annoying thing is that I didn't want to buy a computer right now, I was hoping to keep the notebook a bit longer. Maybe I erred when I named it "Ephemeron". I won't repeat that mistake again. The new PC's name is "Eternia".