February 29th, 2012

Macbeth the Usurper

Kicking the PC

I've started playing Fallout:New Vegas, and the PC is still acting up. It's over three years old, and I could replace it, but I'm just not up to that right now. In all honesty, if I get a new laptop, I'll get a docking port for it. I just don't spend enough time on the PC to justify it as anything other than a game box. Mind you, it's OK that it's a game box. I'm just not convinced that I want to go there.

The PC does do some work. It acts as a backup for my laptop and music collection. However, I don't NEED it for that. That's just a fringe benefit. Likewise, I do my photo editing on it, but I could run Ubuntu in a virtual machine on a big monitor and achieve the same end.

If I rebuild the PC, I have lots of salvage. I could keep the power supply and case, keyboard, and monitor. A new motherboard + memory + CPU combo would be around $300. I'd have to keep the power requirements down, so I've have to pick a dual core, or otherwise redo the wattage. I'm sure that I left wiggle room, I just don't know how much.