BioShock Infinite, which was the first game that I ran on said machine.
Anyway, I dumped this pile of computer parts out onto the dining room table and started doing what a person does with a pile of computer parts: assembling them! It took me a little while to get used to handling the seemingly delicate components after having not built a computer in half a decade, but the muscle memory returned very quickly. The whole time, I was texting Grandpa Herman. We joked about how I was going to use the computer for "lesson planning." It made for quite an enjoyable evening. Within a couple of hours, I had turned my pile of parts into this.
I'll say that I'm rather pleased with the experience of building my new computer. I appreciate the relative simplicity of the case, as I have a strong distaste for aesthetic sensibilities represented by those gaming rigs that are inspired by heavily modified street cars. Besides, it's what's under the hood that counts, and my machine is sufficiently powerful... for the time being.
Here are some technical specifications for you uber-nerds:
|Case:||Rosewill R536-BK (500 watt power supply included)|
|Motherboard:||ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance|
|Processor:||Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell 3.0GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core|
|RAM:||Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB DDR3 1600|
|Graphics:||MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16|
|Optical Drive:||Pioneer 15X Internal Blu-ray Burner SATA BDR-208DBK|
|Hard Drive:||Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM|
|Wireless:||Rosewill RNX-N250PCe (RNWD-11005) PCI Express 300/300Mbps Transfer/Receive Rate 2T2R Wireless Adapter|
|Monitor:||Samsung 32" LCD TV (LN32A550P3FXZA)|