chiimika

Female
from Bellevue, Washington

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    • Computer upgrades.

      14 years ago

      chiimika

      As many of those who are close to me know, I have a minor addiction to upgrading my computer. I'm certain that Fedex has delivered packages to my house at least five times in the last four weeks, and all of them were from Newegg.

      What can I say? Computers are my hobby, and computer parts make me happy. I browse Newegg.com whenever I need a pick-me-up. I frequently price out my dream computer ($2000, tops, not including a sexy plasma display.) The geekiest of my guy friends give me blank stares when I start rattling off clock speeds, motherboard serial numbers, and cache sizes. It's okay though; they know they like it.

      In any case, I know that I'm not going to be doing a major computer upgrade for another year or two. Less than a year ago I got a socket 478 motherboard, more RAM, and a new hard drive. Recently I've upgraded my storage and RAM.

      As much as I really, really want a Socket T motherboard, dual-channel RAM, and a PCI-express video card, I have no reason to upgrade at this point. The technologies utilized by my motherboard are by no means obsolete. Until PCI-express completely replaces AGP, I don't have the financial or functional justification to upgrade.

      Furthermore, I do not have any justification to upgrade my current processor or video card on my current motherboard, because why get a socket 478 processor or an AGP 8x video card when there are new technologies that will soon be replacing the technologies used by my motherboard?

      Le sigh. It's a dilemma, really it is. What I should be saving up for right now is a laptop, but for a power-whore like me, that would mean the best of the best. And the best of the best means shelling out $3000.

      Oh well. For now, I will have to settle. Plus, I can make minor upgrades here and there to tide myself over... because storage never becomes obsolete, riiiight? ;)

      So that leads in to the main topic that I definitely intended on discussing several paragraphs ago. Computer upgrades!

      The Part With Pretty Pictures (Aesthetic Upgrades):

      I got a new, super-tower case to house all of the hard drives I have (and plan on purchasing in the future.) I had a mid-tower before, and it was getting much too cramped.

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      (Specs)

      Also, a keyboard with a laptop specification and blue backlighting:

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      An illuminated mousepad:

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      More Pretty Pictures (Functional and Aesthetic Upgrades):

      New, all copper heatsink:

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      (Specs)

      USB/Firewire External Hard Drive Enclosure (IDE):

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      The Part Without Pretty Pictures (Hardware upgrades):

      - 200 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM Ultra ATA drive (for the external enclosure)

      - 250 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA drive

      - 512 MB Crucial PC-2100 RAM

      - PCI SATA controller card (four extra SATA controllers)

      Ariae's Final Specs:

      - Thermaltake Armor Silver Case
      - Asus P4C800-E Deluxe Motherboard
      - Pentium 4, Socket 478 2.0 GHz processor
      - 1.75 GB Crucial PC-2100 RAM
      - Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 128 MB

      Internal Drives:
      - 80 GB Western Digital Ultra ATA
      - 200 GB Seagate Ultra ATA
      - 2x 200 GB Seagate SATA
      - 250 GB Seagate SATA

      External Drives:
      - 200 GB Seagate Ultra ATA

      (~1050 GB of storage... yum. :D)

      So here's to hoping I can build a new computer in a couple of years with a better processor, video card, and RAM. Then I can turn my current computer into a webserver. But, until then, I'm a happy panda.

    • A journal entry? Hmm...

      14 years ago

      chiimika

      And in that silent parking lot,
      The rain did not fall
      so much as it floated
      against a falsely-cast fluorescent sky.
      And the fine mist seemed not to touch the ground--
      Merely drifting infinitely.
      And I, I drift too
      in this hazy obscuration of my truth;
      I rest upon this false support,
      the deceptive clarity of artificial light.
      And life seems to be nothing
      but a rainy night sky.

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  • Comments (47)

    • thecamba TheCamba

      13 years ago

      wow your pretty tech savy

    • OopsSPC

      13 years ago

      No Dubbed anime? not even Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex that was dubbed rather well?

    • Gomez29

      13 years ago

      Because of your devotion to Star Wars:
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    • batosi

      13 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving awsome computer there

    • audionate

      13 years ago

      Wow. Long time no talk. =P

      Glad to hear about your upgrades, I dunno about you but I get excited when a package comes in general, but, from NewEgg is always a bonus. =)

      A reply is definately welcomed. ;)

    • SenninTakumi

      13 years ago

      Hot. Your awesome Kim, you need to come on more! lol

    • Cortana

      14 years ago

      Hiya Kimmy!

    • cavorca

      14 years ago

      hey kimberly, thats so awsome that you built your own computer! and your computer looks really amazing, is that the one you built, and your profile is kool too. and if you like anime sdtrks. you should check out the final fantasy's sdtrk. really good stuff. whats your screen name? and your pictures are really nice too. nick

    • MysticGohan

      14 years ago

      come on not feeln republic commando

    • Zebranose

      14 years ago

      Dang nice computer im stuck with my piece of junk. :(

    • hyperkid43

      14 years ago

      damnit u gotta meet my frends johny P. and andrew jons a computer luver just like u and drew is an anime+manga freak they're both kinda into starwars and im Ian the jedi of the group star warz vid game not too good actual battle 1 on 1 in reality im out matched for i own a katana but thats just cuz i cullect blades and im trained in the arts of merc and stealth

    • darkwhisp3r

      14 years ago

      wow you have a really nice computer!! i just got mine built... its better on the inside but dont look as nice as yours on the outside

    • Cortana

      14 years ago

      Hey Kimmy, haven't talked to you in a while? smiley2.gif

      How's it been goin' for you?

    • Archinemnon

      14 years ago

      Saw this and thought of you ^__^

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      *meows*

    • Archinemnon

      14 years ago

      In reply to titan_Matrix

      Gus and Burnie have expressed their extreme distaste for the 'Tag' game and I have to concur. Continue playing if you insist, but you've been warned ;-)

    • titan_Matrix

      14 years ago

      TAG YOU ARE IT!


      The Game of Tag
      If I tagged you... HA! You now have to follow the rules of the game:

      -You cannot tag someone who tagged you
      -You should tag at least 5 other people (those with 4 or less will be punished by flogging or any other way I can think of)
      -Random tagging is accepted
      -All tagging should be done in the personal comments section on the homepage of the tag-ee
      -Do not eat a live chicken
      -This game is only fun if people participate
      -The goal is for everyone on the site to get tagged EVENTUALLY
      -If you decide to participate, post the rules in your journal or link them to this journal
      -I have a space monkey in my pics section
      -There is no violence until I change the game to capture the flag
      -When capture the flag breaks out, the teams will cluck like chickens until I am satisfied (....???)

    • Dymaxion

      14 years ago

      Great site all around. Who could want more than a hottie who has her own lightsaber and specializes in computers. Geek on!

    • 6803

      14 years ago

      hotty wanna go out?

    • JL0666

      14 years ago

      You got me beat by 25 Gigs, smoke you in the CPU and Graphics card's areas though- Radeon X850 XT Platinum, and a AMD Athlon 64 FX57....I'm broke now though :( (between that and my car...which is my obsession ;) )

    • no_good_name

      14 years ago

      you've been....
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      ^_^

    • Flyboy44

      14 years ago

      Sweet Computer, I like the blue LED's everywhere, I also build my own systems, I am currently on a P4 2.4Ghz w/ HT, 1.5gb Ram, and about 700GB Storage, I video edit for school. Where did you get your case?

    • Eidolon49er

      14 years ago

      Heh, I got a link to your profile because someone told me to check out your new system. Simply awesome.

    • GrUnT420117

      14 years ago

      Thats hot that u like 2 talk about computers. I 7 now that i am building and have built way over 100 computers for profit to make my own. Started out w/ a gift computer. now i have a pc that is a gamers dream and multimeia dream. I edit videos and pic 4 school and stuff. Could we be possibly friends

    • Archinemnon

      14 years ago

      *sings* To-to-ro, totoro...

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      Just thinking of you ^_^

    • BLinX

      14 years ago

      I like your Jedi pics (and your regular ones). You dont look like a star-wars/computer person, but to each their own. Hope to see action pics of you with your lightsaber soon =p

    • inuyasha8794

      14 years ago

      yes! its all about subs.

      dubs are... badly dubbed ... and they scare me

    • wolfdragon

      14 years ago

      Hey ya

    • Archinemnon

      14 years ago

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      I thought of you and that kitty/fox program where they run all over your desktop. You got such a kick out of that ^_^

    • titan_Matrix

      14 years ago

      Heh, The Kimmy ownzors

    • holpar

      14 years ago

      Awesome profile :)

    • FRAGMONKEY09

      14 years ago

      not that im hitting on you, but what more could a guy want?honestly.

    • SenninTakumi

      14 years ago

      Thanks for accepting and adding me to your friends list ^_^

    • SenninTakumi

      14 years ago

      hmm... you seem pretty cool. Wanna be friends? lol

    • ToolPackinMa

      14 years ago

      Hey why don't you start a journal?

    • ToolPackinMa

      14 years ago

      When are you going to start a journal?

    • gjhowar

      14 years ago

      Are you a member of the 501st?

    • Archinemnon

      14 years ago

      Cute as a bunny ^^

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    • badgerW

      14 years ago

      Wow. You're a geek *and* you're very pretty. If I were, like, 6-8 years younger I'd be messaging you constantly :)

    • chiimika

      14 years ago

      Mmm, information technology.

    • 1up

      14 years ago

      She's IT all right... IT and then some!

    • icoeph

      14 years ago

      TAG! YOU'RE IT!!

    • chiro

      14 years ago

      you have good taste in a lot of things there!

    • titan_Matrix

      14 years ago

      No its not. The small dirt hole i live in is much better than bellevue and deadmond

    • KSpark

      14 years ago

      Pshh...Redmond's better. Besides, we made Halo. And we've got Micro$oft. *cash register sound*

    • RoboEmu

      14 years ago

      Bellevue WA

      rock on

    • chiimika

      14 years ago

      It's where you take a sheet of plastic that has been heated up, and, using suction, vacuum it over a plaster casted mould or other such form. It takes the appropriate shape and you can then cut away excess plastic, ultimately creating Stormtrooper armor or other such replicas.

    • AceFace89

      14 years ago

      Vacuumforming? Please pardon my un-enlightened-ness, but what is that?

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