At first, I was a little skeptical to buy with EVGA at all... I wanted to build a premium gaming rig, and all I could think about was Asus, Asus, Asus, and XFX. Sure, having a reknown brand is great, but they, with their notoriety in the market, make you pay for that. I was just going to buy and XFX 680i LT SLI (LT version is the economy version with less features) for something like 40 more dollars, then I got this board suggested by forum member at Dreamincode.net, which just happened to know a couple of people who had built monster system with this as a base. According to him, this board was beastly... and now having owned it for close to a month, and having built a friends system with the same thing, I can testify that this thing is a monster indeed.
There’s been lots of progress lately relatively to the identity of geeks: more and more, we’re affirming our dedication to the nerdy world in several ways, namely through how we dress, with those Thinkgeek t-shirts that mere mortals cannot understand but also by the way we decorate our rooms and homes, how we talk, and even what music we listen to.
For the past two weeks, Fr0stbyte has begun to take the shape of something that is begging to look like a working computer. Thanks to my job, and the many holiday shifts that I worked in the last month, I was able to buy the last pieces necessary for Fr0stbyte’s first boot: amongst which an LG DVD burner with LightScribe, the much awaited Intel Core 2 Duo e6750 with it’s heatsink, and a 320 gig Seagate 7200.10 16 mb buffer running off SATA.
In the begging, there was only Alienware and the other few couple merchants that offered customizable gaming PCs. Then came Dell with the XPS gaming line, and now, PC maker HP is climbing aboard the bandwagon, with its new Blackbird gaming system.