The Car Lot

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Call of Duty 4

Here are a couple of in-game screenshots of the game "Call of Duty 4" It is the second best graphical game in existence currently, seconded by "Crysis". I would post screenshots of that too, but sadly the demo version of the game won't let me.








Also, I will be making a new blog, that's computer themed, and I'll hopefully update it with how-toos and stuff.

Win.

Well, this computer is win.

Specs:

Intel Core 2 duo E6750 2.66ghz
2 GB DDR2 800 RAM
320 GB Western Digital SATA2 HD
ATI RADEON x1950 Pro 512MB
EVGA nforce2 mobo
Kingwin 520 watt modular power supply
Pioneer DVD+-RW everything drive.

Accesories:

Xclio a86 jet engine case
logitech g5 mouse
saitek gaming keyboard
Cyber acoustics 40 watt 2.1 speakers
Samsung 19" widescreen HD 2000:1 monitor (2ms)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Computer Time!

Well, after several very fun weeks of gaming, I have finally gotten around to telling you about it.

A little background: I have never built a computer before. So in turn, this doubled as my Senior Seminar Experience project.

It started out when I arrived from school. I immediately had to build it. So I sat down, and did it.
I ordered a case from a company called "Xclio" I had never heard of them before, but I researched a bit and found that they are apparently quite good. I love the Jet engine look =D



So, after I got everything unpacked, I started assembling, starting with a kingwin modular power supply. A modular power supply is where you can remove cables you don't need, which makes the case look nicer and have better airflow.




The next step is to put in the motherboard, so I needed to set that up. This means installing the processor first. What's amazing, is that I actually read instructions!.



Trust me though, my manhood has not faltered, and I have remedied the situation by ignoring everything it said. Especially this part:

"ONLY GET INSTALLED BY A PROFESSIONAL!"
bah, stupid manual.



It's amazing. This tiny $200 component, is what makes the biggest difference, and what does the most stuff in the whole computer.
A processor takes commands and inputs down to the simplest form. Binary. For those of you who don't know, binary is made up of 0's and 1's, which means no and yes. It answers questions about what it is doing in series. like 1010010011100100101100100110100101100.

So I attach it to the mobo (How cool people shorten motherboard)


Look how small that thing is....it's crazy. I then put the fan on it, which just clips over-top. A processor uses a huge heatsink and fan to cool it. The heatsink is usually made of copper, since it conducts heat the best. It has lots of little fins fanning out from it, to transfer heat to the air as easily as possible.

The next step is to put the motherboard in the case. This part is tricky, because there is a lot of risk involved. If anything shocks the motherboard at all, it will permanently destroy the motherboard, and the processor. Which is bad. So I have to try as best I can to lower it into the case without touching the sides or anything.



You might be thinking "Well isn't it touching the case when you set it in?"

WRONG

I installed non-conductive risers in the case, to keep the motherboard in the air, off the case. I bet you didn't see that coming!

Anyways, so I installed that, slid in the DvD drive with it's cool tool-less rail mount system. and installed the hard-drive, Graphics card and wiring when you weren't looking. sucker.

So I plugged it all in, and put in Windows XP Home Edition
™.



1 hour later, I found out I messed up everything in the partitions, and had to redo windows, which took 10 hours to reformat the disc.

oops.




Wednesday, January 02, 2008

I haven't posted in a while, because as usual I don't have much to post about.

My warrior is lvl 70 now. yay.

Over the past week or 2, me, jake, and my dad have been watching the mini-series "Band of Brothers" It is a in-depth story about easy company, and the people in it. This is a true story, and it shows interviews with some of the members of the company before each part. There are 10 parts total, and hour each. It's amazing.

I also finally got around to ordering the computer parts for my SSE project. I'll be putting it together the day or the day after I receive the parts. I am looking forward to a new awesome computer, but also am nervous about what happens if the parts don't work right. It is costing me almost exactly $1,200, so I can't afford any screw ups.

I'll post pictures and things when I get the parts, and I'll keep you all updated with it, not that any of you care.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

what to say.

My life pretty much revolves around WoW. I don't mind it, I just wish people understood what i was talking about when I say:

"Hit lvl 69 today, and ran durnholde with some guildies, and then got the first key frag from slabs and am on my way to getting attuned for kara!!!, halfway to 70 as well woot!"

But the fact is, you all don't care. But I do, so eat that suckers. I AM almost attuned.


I feel sick right now. It's 12:32 and I have to get up for church tomorrow, and now I feel sick. This is probably a sign to go to bed, but instead, I feel like blogging about it in hopes it goes away.

------30 minutes break------


Wow, the scilla forums are retarded.

Friday, December 21, 2007

I'm back

Well, after about 5 days of being sick, I am going back to school today. I still am slightly ill, but not very bad at all, and other than a runny nose I've ran out of symptoms.

I took my test yesterday morning, probably getting like a "C" on it or something...who knows, because I sure didn't. However, I realized something again. I always seem to forget this.

I like getting up early.

I know this may sound strange to a lot of you night people. I'm a night person too, that's why I find myself staying up until about 1 in the playing WoW.
But here is the thing:
When I wake up at 10:30, I have 2 hours till the day feels half over. It's time for lunch, the day is there and gone.
When I wake up at 8:00 , I have 4 full hours till lunch. I can get ready for the day, and play WOW for two hours, and it's only 11:00.. It makes my days feel longer and better, and getting up earlier in the first place makes me feel "fresher"

So now that I've thought about this again, let's see if I'll actually do something about it. There will be times when I can't because of raids. Oh well. The times when it'll be MY decision to have the self-control will be when it's something like...."Oh one more level!"

speaking of which.....thelrin is 68 now.
Only two more levels!

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Ok I just wrote this huge article on my new 3v3 team. But then I deleted it...















I joined a guild called "Kids Next Door"
Discuss.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

lol.

Ok, so Jenni was telling me about this weird addon for firefox that takes you to random cool websites, and linked me this one.

http://xkcd.com/

Upon arriving at the website, I saw it was like a comicy sort of thing. After a good like...30 minutes of surfing through it, I found several that I really like.

There were some that I took very personally, including:

| 1 | 2 | 3 |

The sad part is, I do 1 and 2 all the time. I'm seriously worried about myself now.
This next one requires a very sick humor. And by sick I mean perverted. needless to say, I "lol"d at this one

lol


These next two I just thought were funny

| 1 | 2 |

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At the moment I feel better than usual with this sickness, tho the nose drippiness still sucks.

I have exactly 1 hour from now to do/finish my math homework, before the WoW Karazhan raid at 3 'o' clock. I may have to step out however, because I told my mom I'd help her decorate.

I also have to get up and go in before school tomorrow to take a math test I missed today.


ttyl.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Pwned.

Several things got pwned in the past while. The first and foremost is me. Yes, that's right me. I'm sick, and it sucks.

also, Finbarr got pwned. Don't ask

I leveled my warrior to 67? and im in a cool raiding group with dan.

I got [Dory's Embrace]


my life is retarded.

EDIT: I added links for your viewing pleasure