Well, seems to anyways. I did not actually install it, just ran Ubuntu on the live cd and it runs just fine. I did not try to setup the video or anything, or even check it. I was just happy that it booted right up. Not that it really matters, I doubt I will be running Linux on my Game machine any time soon.
I was sort of disgusted. The prices of Video cards have dropped about $80 since I ordered my card.. rather annoying. Not that it really matters, I am still thrilled with my system, I just think we could have used that money for other things. Ah well. This system is still awesome!
Ok, so I realized I have been posting about my new system, but I did not even bother to post pictures of it, which just some how seems wrong. So I thought I would post a couple pics that Emmy got right after I finished putting it together, and right on the first boot into Bios.
It was rather funny, Emmy was surprised at me for putting all the screws and everything in the case without even a test boot, but she was very impressed that it came right up and worked first boot. Which is probably why she took a picture!
Age of Conan is incredible now on my new computer! I can not believe how much better it is! I can actually play with my virus scanner and pretty much anything else I want running, and it does not even phase it. This system is very impressive so far! I am thrilled!
I am not sure what I am more impressed with, the system or the monitor. Maybe it is just the entire system as a whole? Heh! I am really loving it though.
Woo! My system is built, and it is awesome! I love it! We even took the time to make sure all the cables were out of the way inside. Air Flow is actually cool in the system, and to top it all off, it is quiet! So I highly recommend this system. I did update the bios and remove all but 2 gig of memory to get it setup, but as soon as I had the 64bit Vista installed, I dropped in the other 6gig of memory, and it all runs perfectly. I would rather be running Linux, but this is my game system, so I will just set up my old system at my desk to continue to run Linux for me. It can be my old reliable.
The system scores in the Windows System Experience are all 5.9 except one, which is 5.7, which makes my system score a 5.7. Not bad, not great. Of course, that is with everything on my system running during the test. I had the web browser open, the virus scanner working, and pretty much everything else happening just like usual. So I am very happy with my system!
So I got my new 24″ Monitor today. Man, it is awesome! I never dreamed this would be so good. There is one pixel with a problem, but it is in the top edge, so not really a problem. NewEgg seems to have a 9 dead pixel policy, so I could not return it even if I wanted to, which I don’t!
I played Conan a little bit in it, and it is just freaking awesome! I can not wait until I have the faster system and faster and better Video Card. This thing will be jaw dropping. I can not wait! Well, obviously I *have* to wait, but I do not want to. 😉 It really is impressive how different it is at a 1920×1200. So much real estate in the game and out. I can have two windows open at once side by side and it has plenty of room. Really cool! I never really thought how much better it would be, but after seeing this, Emmy is thinking how nice it looks… We will have her one as soon as we can afford it probably, and I would not blame her a bit! Knowing me, I will be encouraging her to start. Heh.
So we decided we had a bit of spare money, so finally got around to updating my 6 year old computer system.. It was so old, we just replaced it. Although, it is still working well, so I am going to keep it around to run Linux on. The new system I will start out running mainly Vista 64 for gaming. Everything important will stay on my old system and Linux. Here is the new system.