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So where have I been these past few days?
Where are more of the mysterious pictures?

The answer is, I am Re-Tooling. When I started working on this next game I found that my computer... is just damn slow.

Now, I have been meaning to get a new one for QUITE a while, as it is my current one is somewhere between 5 to 6 years old.

(AMD Athalon 950MHZ 256MB RAM Radeon 9500)

I prommised myself that I would not get a computer until MW was done (didin't want to get distracted), and then I realized. MW IS DONE!

So, it is computer time:

Above is the work in progress of my totaly new computer (lower pic is my horribly cluttered current setup (yes that is the whiteboard that I used for keeping track of MW development =D)

The window is custom, I did the cutting myself, not fun I will assure you, but at least now it is one-of-a-kind =D

As far as some basic specs:

ABIT KN8 Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 2GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor
x2 - CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory
SAPPHIRE 100600L-Red Radeon X800PRO 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
Logitech MX510 931162-0403 Blue 8 Buttons 1x Wheel USB + PS/2 Optical Mouse
Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard
CTX S761A Black 17" 16ms LCD Monitor
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used vinyl(sp) lettering to do it,

cost of doing the window was about 10 bucks, the labor was a bit of a pain (tin-snips and good amount of dremel work)

but it's definetly nice for the price =)
and it's not another 'biohazard or radioactive' case decal [grin] =D

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I would love to get something like that done on the side of my case. I'll upload a picture to my journal sometime soon.

And may I ask... what are those CDs you've got hanging on the wall of your workspace?

Otherwise, I love your work area. Mine would be just like that, but I wouldn't be able to deal with all that clutter on the desk. Love the whiteboard!


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1) I want a work area like yours. Mine is ok but very cluttered.

2) That computer is a lot like the one I hope to be building in a few months. May ask I a question though? Why did you go with the x800 over something like the 6800GT (of course, if you don't mind me asking :))?

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I currently have a Radeon 8500 and I like it alot.

So I decided to go with an x800PRO, just to keep with ATI, could have gone either way I guess.

I wont be doing any serious gaming on this machine, it is being made _strictly_ for game development, and it is game development of a 2D nature (though using 3D as a rendering API), so I wont need any of the crazy new features. All I really need are blending, lighting, modulating, texturing, of triangles (couple thousand), and as much Fill-Rate and Memory as I can get =)

The real importance of this machine was the fast CPU and the 2GB of RAM, which are essential to the amount of modeling and rendering I am likely to be doing (unless we can find a dedicated artist).

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