Notice: This entry was published 5 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
Michael built a custom gaming computer for me last week! I’ve always wanted one and I am beyond excited you guys. I had him order all of the parts for me because I have no idea about building rigs, but he’s done it plenty of times and I trusted him completely to know what I need. I just asked him what I should budget, and I’ll save up for it. He told me to save a grand. WTF! I knew it was gonna be pricey but not that much.
I saved for it anyway over the last few months, and last week we placed the order for all the parts. Fortunately, it didn’t actually all cost a grand plus I’ll be getting some money back through rebate. He then built it for me in two days so I could use it over the weekend. How amazing is my husband?
Don’t ask me about the parts though. I really do have no idea.
I now have dual monitors! I tried to take a picture of my entire setup, but our room is pretty cramped and the wires under my desk are a mess (ugh). I can now play games and work/derp around the internet at the same time, because if there’s anything else I need, it’s more distraction.
And now the reason I bought the rig: ULTRA SEXY GRAPHICS.
I modded my favorite game ever, Fallout: New Vegas, to upgrade its graphics more to today’s standards. I don’t normally care for graphics (I love Morrowind and The Sims 2), but I modded it because now I just can.
Here’s a normal screenshot of the Strip North Gate to compare. SWEET SUNSET SARSAPARILLA THAT IS SEXY. It took me a whole day and a lot of headaches to get all of the texture packs working together but it is so so worth. It’s beautiful. :’)
I made a Tumblr post about the texture mods I used in case anyone here is interested. But even without mods, I highly recommend the Fallout series if you enjoys RPGs. They’re amazing games, and New Vegas is the best one in my opinion. I’m not just saying that because I live in Vegas, although I love that they have a lot of real life locations in the game. I’m a bit sad that they’re being overshadowed by the Elder Scrolls right now, most likely because of Skyrim’s popularity. Give me Fallout 4 already!
Here’s another screenshot because eyegasm.
Here’s a screenshot (taken before heavy mods) of my main Courier. I didn’t put any effort in her character creation, but she turned out looking so pretty that I fangirl her anyway. I have three Couriers in FNV: my main who uses rifles, my alternate who uses hand-to-hand combat and occasionally explosives, and Michael Scott.
Sorry this turned into an FNV post but it is seriously my favorite game ever and I can talk about it for days. I also ran The Sims 2 on my new rig and it works awesomely! I would post screenshots but Fraps suddenly stopped working, so there goes 20+ images. Next up on my list is import my Dragon Age: Origins saves and mods! I have a lot of mods for it on my laptop, so it’s gonna be a pain. Worth it though for the sexy visuals, worth it.