The last part came in from back order today and they’re running the burn overnight, so it’ll be ready for me to pick up before the weekend.
It’s the most expensive system that I’ve ever bought, but also the most guilt-free. At home, I spend the majority of my time at the computer — I use it to write, manipulate photos, render video, play games, communicate with friends, watch movies, listen to music. I could survive on my current system, but I could also take advantage of an even better setup.
Some of the parts may be a little excessive, but why not go all out? I only know a few people, such as Trolley, who could appreciate a top-of-the-line system in the same way. Ever since Intel announced their lineup of dual-core processors in the first quarter, I’ve been saving my money, keeping track of the parts I’ve wanted. By the time AMD announced their own dual-core architecture, I had a complete list of components for my dream system. Most stores couldn’t even get their hands on the chips, so for two months I would periodically check for availability. Eventually, I ended up going through a corporate contact, who has his own direct contact to AMD. To boot, he gave me a discount (ranging on 15%, which is insane, considering the tiny margin on computer systems) since I’m a business client as well.
The kicker is that my work just happens to need a computer capable of handling some heavy graphics editing. The computer most adequate to handle this usage is mine, since it’s also the fastest in the office, so I get to give up my already adequate system for a better one. I got approval to order the same system that I bought myself personally. The same system that I’ve been dreaming of, planning for, and drooling over since February.