So finally after two years of playing Eve on a laptop I have a new desktop to play it on!
I'm hoping to be out here in the desert for a long while, and the laptop has stopped dual boxing as we're into the summer now. It's over 45 degrees Celsius outside and even with the aircon on, the laptop overheats and shuts down when running two Eve Clients.
In the past getting a new Eve box, I mean new PC, has never been an issue. Back in the UK I'd either build my own (I miss my TJ-07 case with self-built watercooling rig) or bought one from somewhere like PC Specialist when I couldn't be bothered to build my own.
Sat back in the UK all lonely :(
In the end I got:-
i5 - 3.1ghz
8gb Kingston Hyper X RAM
Gigabyte GTX 670 2gb
Seagate 1tb HDD
CoolerMaster nVIDEA case
CoolerMaster 850w PSU
Corsair H80 cooler
Not the CPU I would have gone for, but it was best choice that was available. But I think the GFX is a fair beast so should have no issues running several Eve Clients at the same time.
They even assemble it for you for the princely sum of £8! So I paid and then took the wife, who was looking rather bored by then, shopping at a normal mall for a few hours until it was ready to collect.
I got home and I was like a kid with a new toy. Sorry, I WAS a kid with a new toy.
AV and Firewall on first, then comms (TS3), EveMon, EFT, Chrome plus bookmarks to the alliance forums, Fraps. You can tell what this PC is going to be used for can't you!
I'm on limited bandwidth at home so rather than download the Eve Client, I copied over the folders from my laptop. Of course Eve wouldn't start. Launcher popped up, then the Inferno splash screen and then nothing. Bugger! Wait a second, I've been here before!
I also got a new monitor. Going to have my old 21.5" as the second screen, but now have a nice 23" for my main.
So here we have it. My new PC for violencing internet spaceships with extreme prejudice!