Series Of Updates

No Shortage Of Birthdays

The Birthday Boy

I’d like to start off this post by saying thank you to each and every one of you who stopped by to wish me a happy 24th birthday. I truly do appreciate it. As you can see from the image above, there was no shortage of birthday wishes to go around. What’s funny though is that, I receive happy birthday emails all year around. I only configure the correct birth date on forums or websites that I take seriously or that I know I will be able to be apart of. So during the year, each website or forum that I signed up to for one reason or another generates a happy birthday message on some of the most unusual days of the year. How many of you guys are reminded by your inbox that it’s your birthday?

New PC Build

Speaking of birthdays, I happen to receive two gifts that will make there presence known in the new computer I will be building for myself. So far, here are my thoughts as to what I’ll be building:

On my birthday, my girlfriend purchased me a Creative X-FI Audigy Gamer card from BestBuy for about 100$. Then, I picked up a 700 Watt, RocketFish power supply via the giftcards I received. Now that those two items are out of the way, here is what I need.

Case – Thinking about getting the CM Stacker case. This thing is big, roomy, not meant for LAN parties and also has a bit of style. 2 Huge 120mm fans for cooling and plenty of bays for expansion.

Ram – I’ve made the choice to purchase DDR2 ram instead of DDR3. Apparently, DDR 3 gives you high clock speeds but with higher latency. DDR3 is also pretty expensive.

SATA Hard Drive – This one won’t be too hard to find. A low storage SATA drive on New Egg. Don’t care who makes it.

Video Card – Still undecided on this one. But it will be an Nvidia based GFX card and I will most likely not be going in the direction of SLI.

Motherboard and CPU – Not sure on this one either except that I’ll be going Intel instead of AMD. Going the AMD route would be like throwing money in the garbage.

If you have any suggestions as to which route I should take as far as single graphics card solutions, motherboards, Ram, and Intel CPUs, I’d be willing to hear them.

Ongoing Forum Discussions

Not to be forgotten, we do have a forum attached to this blog for discussions YOU want to begin. I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a few of the discussions that are currently ongoing:

What happens…? – Mark Lima, a brand new user to Forum2pt0 has brought up the question, “What Happens When Jeffro2pt0 Goes 2.1?

Got Some New Toys – This thread is for my PC Building project. Again, suggestions wanted.

True Life MMO Messes up family – I posted a link to a YouTube video where you can hear a child being scolded at by his parents for being obsessed with his computer. It was funny to me, but you have to wonder how many families are actually struggling with this issue of their children being obsessed with MMORPGS.

My Apologies

I have to take this time to apologize for leaving the blog go post less for a number of days. Apparently I, like so many others, have succumb to the holiday season. I’ve been busy spending time with family members as well as reading books and generally, just doing things other than blogging. I plan to get back on track before the new year. I’m also hoping that I can prepare a new years gift that I really look forward to hearing your feedback on.

Also, I’ve written two posts so far on WeblogToolsCollection which have bother garnered a good amount of positive feedback. I do have a few more posts in mind for WeblogToolsCollection that I hope produces the same amount of feedback, but we’ll have to see.

Conclusion

I’m reading, writing, and coming up with ideas behind the scenes. With the beginning of 2008 around the corner, I am trying to develop a timeline or series of goals that I would like to accomplish in the blogging world for the new year. I started this blog back in May and I can’t believe that at the end of 2007, I have the opportunity to write for one of the biggest blogs pertaining to WordPress.

I wanted to take this time to thank YOU, the people who have subscribed to the blog, the people who visit this site on a daily basis, those who contribute, either by sending me a link via my contact form or by leaving a message in the shoutbox, all the way to those who post messages on the forum. I really appreciate the sense of community you guys and gals provide at this particular blog. I love being around like minded individuals who contribute to conversations. Differences of opinion are welcomed here as well.

I hope each and every one of you had a happy holiday season. I hope you’ll be here with me as we progress through the year of 2008. What will happen to Jeffro2pt0 during 2008? I don’t know, but it sure will be interesting to find out.

4 thoughts on “Series Of Updates

  1. vic says:

    Hi Jeffro,

    Glad to hear about your new build. I too am looking to do the same with an Antec 900 case. I ran across the Rocketfish 700 at best buy, but could not find any reviews on it. It’s manufacturer’s website reports that it’s 12volt lines, four in all, have a total amperage of 42amps. If your going SLI, 24 amps is recommended on each card. I’d like to know how your rig turns out. I decided ultimately to get a pc and cooling psu for $120.00
    Best of luck!

    Vic.

  2. @vic Hey Vic. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

    Rocketfish I guess is BestBuys brand of products. I didn’t know that at the time. I almost went for the BFG Tech PowerSupply but because this RocketFish PSU was 50 watts more and only around 100$ and on Sale, I decided to pick the rocketfish over the BFG Tech.

    I don’t plan on going SLI, at least not in the near future. A single card solution should work out just fine for me for what it is I do on this machine.

    I am having a difficult time deciding on which case I want to use. I’ve checked out a number of cases and the CM Stacker just seems to be the one I want to use. For others, I’ve seen the Cooler Master Cosmos and the Antec P190 but good god, the Antec case is $500.00 I would never pay that much for a PC case.

  3. Jeff, mate – sorry did not know it was your birthday! What date? Must be damn close to Christmas eh?

    Look forward to seeing what you do with a new PC – Go the dual screens mate – you won’t look back. Oh and I agree with the RAM thing – DDR2 is only 40 bucks for a 1 gig stick here – you’d be nuts to get 3.

    Thanks for the update and thanks for all the effort on the GGP blog as well. You rock! Cheers from you know who.

    Oh and never apologize for taking some time – we all have to “check out” for a while. We go mad otherwise!

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