Our PCs have served us well, but it’s about time for a new one. I would normally just buy some parts to upgrade, but the problem is we bought our PCs at a very awkward time – so they don’t have far to go. I could buy a crappy old Athlon64 chip and shove it in there, and some more RAM… but at the end of the day it’s not really worth it.
I’d still be stuck with a crappy SiS chipset, and an AGP slot which means I get to spend well over a hundred bucks for even yesterday’s piece of junk graphics card. The most RAM these boards support is 2GB – hardly good enough for anything. With the amount it would cost us to upgrade both our desktops, we could probably buy a couple new desktops for a little more and still have lots more cheap upgrades ahead – instead of spending the same amount to max-out 3 year old PCs.
Our laptop is awesome, but unfortunately it’s sick. I wrote about it ages ago, apparently laptops are allergic to caffeine – I think I can fix it, but I’m scared to break it worse. We’re probably going to buy the parts shortly, but I’ve been scouting through laptop deals for a new one just in case the worst happens.
But I’d really like to be able to play things like Left4Dead, which won’t run at all. Team Fortress 2 runs, but lags like crazy – I get to look like the noob medic who stands there to get sniped, when in actual fact I’m gettin an average of 5fps for about the first 15 minutes.