Sorry all, I've been lacking in updates, but I have a good reason.
It is because I said . . . NO MAS!
Except mine wasn't about being a chihuahua. It was about hair drying my monitor.
So I went a little crazy with the credit card, but my work actually offers this really cool deal where you buy a computer and then spread out the payments over a year interest free. So I ended up buying this orange and black magic of gaming awesomeness machine.
Sure, I could have built it myself (I did that with the last two machines I've owned), but what I was going for here was a number of things. 1) quietness. This machine is nice and silent. I like that. 2) not a bad price yet upgrading my rig. 3) I don't have to call in any favors when I screw up installing the SATA hard drives.
Apparently I bought at the right time and saved myself around 300 bucks.
I also purchased two monitors. One is a small 18.5 inch wide screen for the now second computer, which will be used exclusively for music production. The other is a little bit larger 23 inch wide screen, which will be for GAMING! WOOT!
I've been busying reloading programs and archiving stuff and . . . you know, all that good stuff that goes along with getting a new rig.