I'd buy a deck!
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@SlickWillyJJ: I may not know a lot about upgrading PCs, but I'm fully aware of what a gigabyte is ;) It sounds like you really know how to make the best use out of what you have.
@HitmanAgent47: I just wanted to make sure I understood correctly :o) That's the most affordable and practical route for us right now it seems - as far as overclocking (which, in the interest of full disclosure, I had to look up because I didn't know precisely what it was) goes, it seems to me that if you aren't very careful you could burn out your processor. If I'm gonna have to replace it sooner (or immediately if it fails) then why not just upgrade in the first place? I'm sure it's got immediate cost benefits & if you're diligent about cooling it could last longer. Don't know much about it otherwise.
Concerning external drives, I actually have one (a WD 1TB) I inherited from a friend and my only complaint is that it takes a long time to move a lot of files (although if I used it on a daily basis, I would only be moving a few files back & forth at a time), and I'm scared of keeping all of our files solely on an external drive. For some reason, I don't feel like they're as "safe" as they are on the internal drive, although I could be completely wrong; it may not even matter.
I read the tested article (will watch the video soon) - it said that a copy of Windows 7 was $100. That seems pretty dang cheap, do you know if that's supposed to be the upgrade price? And with no serious complaints about our current PC (just slight annoyances at the moment) I'm hard pressed to even say spending a grand is worth it right now unless something goes wrong, ya know? Justifying spending a lot of money on this is becoming a bit more challenging, although my husband has been talking about upgrading for a few months now. Maybe it's just time. Thanks again, you're awesome.
@HitmanAgent47: Whoops, guess I should have included what I've got now. It's just an HP desktop that runs Windows Vista (model a6755y), 500 GB hard drive, 6 GB RAM, AMD 9550 Quad Core Processor 2.20 GHz - I added a new power supply & graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 5700 series with 1 GB dedicated RAM). You said we shouldn't run on a graphics card that has dedicated memory? You prefer integrated? Also, I guess I hadn't thought about adding a new internal hard drive, which is probably a good short-term fix, but I'll admit... I'd like to have new(er) components & software.
@yorro: I didn't realize there was a PC forum - didn't even think to look for one! I'm kinda new here, please forgive me :) (Although I don't mind just this handful of helpful responses - I'd probably be eaten alive by enthusiasts because I'm not even half as knowledgeable.)
@cookiesforbreakfast: Thanks for the link to the article - checking it out now!
Sneak preview of GLaDOS's lines in Portal 3:Haha, thanks for the laugh!"Oh, you're adopted, just like my last test subject! Nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it should be a source of pride! You're special, and I am rooting for you.""I must say, you are looking wonderful today! We can test if you want, but only if you're up to it.""This test chamber was going to be lined with turrets, but that's far too dangerous. So I lined it with unicorn murals instead."Ending song: "You're Adopted (And That's Okay)"
My opinion is that we should all use common sense in everything to reduce our amount of energy consumption - not just for the environment, but for our pockets!
Here's the truth: recycling is garbage. The recycling industry creates pollution, has to be subsidized by the government because it's cost ineffective, and is completely unnecessary. Contrary to popular belief, our landfills are not running out of space — we have enough room to last for thousands of years! So how did the bullshit of recycling get started?
What he should have done is to have played the game through first before letting his daughter play, and if he didn't like it... then don't let her play it (although I am glad that he was playing through it with her, as time these days is a precious commodity - that he cared enough to play with her and pay attention - he sounds like a great dad). Also, I don't understand how the game was "billed as educational" - I mean, I do understand why he feels the way he feels but, not all puzzle games are meant to be educational. I don't remember any advertisements claiming the game would be a great learning tool for kids - maybe I missed it?
I understand why he feels that way, but if you look at the big picture... you (Chel the orphan) ultimately win the game, no? So... why complain when the character is triumphing through such adversity? Shouldn't that be commended? He says that they like the rest of the game - well, Wheatly is a moron (stated often in the game) - perhaps he should be offended that someone is essentially being called retarded? Or maybe he should be offended that the character/player is being called a fatty? Why not be offended that to Cave, homeless people = guinea pigs? Where are the people up in arms about Glados' mean spirit in general - I mean, she's trying to murder you! That's way worse than being taunted by a mentally handicapped robot.
Also, @slightconfuse: The word is 'travesty,' and it's really not that bad. Yeah, she didn't do her research, but it is what it is. They're still getting hits, no?