Monday, 31 May 2010

[OOC] Please fix it...

There's a thread in the Assembly Hall of the official EVE Online forums that could use your support, if both my regular readers could do so it would mean an extra two thumbs up.

It may be an exercise in futility but you just never know.

[Proposal] CCP, commit to excellence. No features left behind.

In other news, I have given in and ordered some new parts, to get the gaming rig back up and running, against the express wishes of my financial advisor.

So pretty soon my rig will be sporting:

Intel Core i7-860 Quad @2.8GHz, 8MB cache
Asus P7H55D-M EVO motherboard
16GB RAM
1GB ATI Radeon HD 5850
160GB Intel® X25-M 2.5" SSD
800W Quiet Quad Rail PSU

I decided to upgrade a few other bits as the rig was starting to show its age, over four years old, initially built to play Oblivion but I got hooked on EVE shortly after.

Much of the hardware like the DVD writer, X-fi fatality soundcard and storage drives will survive but the heart so to speak is being replaced wholesale.

Hopefully I'll be back in game soon™

Edit: Also a big congratulations to Colonel Kurtz/Laneth, the CEO of Mean Corp on becoming a father.

3 comments:

Dan said...

Jumped out of Capsuleer to sign up to the proposal, if even half the readership of the eve blogging community signed up that would be ... lots O.o Mebbie CCP will see it and do something?

Random question Kane, do you need that much memory? I have a very similar rig but only have 8GB. There was a Tom's hardware article a while back saying that 16GB didn't give much advantage over 8. Very few applications will address more than a 1GB (32 limitation still coming through to 64bit code) so I think that 16GB saw something like a 0.4ms speed increase overall. 8GB means I don't really need a swap disk though.

Also, not that I think you'll have a similar problem with 160GB but I have 2x32GB OCZ SSD in a RAID 0 config and I now have to be really selective about what software I have installed (look up winsxs issues with vista/win7, makes small capacity SSD a PITA). Space concerns have gotten bad enough I'm considering going back to a conventional RAID 0 with mechanical disks. The minister of finance says no to a larger SSD :(

Anonymous said...

Hey!

I was reading your Eve blog and really enjoy it. You've got a wonderful way of writing about the game, Eve.

Anyways, I'm not gonna blabber on too long here, but basically, I am looking for bloggers interested in helping out with my Eve blog: Eve Review (http://evereview.com).

I'd like for it to become a great resource site, as well as a great site to read Eve Online guides, news, reviews, and personal accounts from experienced and even new players.

I know its not much of an incentive for me to say quit writing on your blog and come write for us instead, so I'm trying to lure in writers by paying them per post with in game ISK. I can't pay a lot, but I can pay 5-10m for a good, lengthy guide post. Other posts like news, or personal experience posts (in the pilot blogs section) can make 1-2m each. It's not a lot, but I'm assuming once the blog gets more popular, we can give out a lot more.

Even if you don't want to write with us, we'd appreciate a blog post or mention on your blog telling your readers that we are looking for writes. We have a post set up talking about it here: http://evereview.com/were-hiring-writers/ . We'll pay ya' if we have to! Haha

I appreciate your time!

Have an awesome day and keep hunting them iskies!

KaoLing
contact@evereview.com
www.evereview.com

Ospie said...

Thanks for posting the link to that thread Kane, I wouldn't have come across it myself (although Mynxee did throw it in her latest blog post :P).

Needless to say I've been urging everyone I know to read the thread and post their support.