Weekend Gaming

Well, as you can see from the picture above, I’ll be doing some PC gaming this weekend. I recently built myself a new gaming PC to replace my aging gaming laptop. I have some thoughts about my gaming laptop experience and thoughts about finding myself drifting away from being a console gamer and becoming entrenched in the PC gaming landscape, but those are posts for another day.

This weekend will be all about getting the new PC fully operational and decked out. I documented the progression of putting the system together with my cohorts, but I’ll include you all in the details soon. Needless to say, I am ready to play some games on this bad boy! I have already downloaded Dota 2 (because duh and because I wanted to see it in all its high settings glory), Endless Legend (because it chugged on my old system), Dishonored and The Walking Dead Season 2. The next order of business this afternoon will be to install Origin and download Dragon Age: Inquisition. There are tons of other games I’d like to play, but that’s a good start.

So I’ll be PC gaming this weekend — what are you going to play?


  1. What are the specs and how much did it cost you

    • I’m going to go into more detail in a future post, but the basics: i5 4690K, 8 GB RAM, GTX 970, 500 GB SSD, Corsair 750W Power Supply, Corsair 200R case. All total, I spent about $1250.

  2. Looks like you got it all from microcenter

    • Just about — I had some Amazon credit so I got the video card at Amazon, which also had the best price I could find. But everything else was from Microcenter. I was really impressed with their competitive prices and they had a good motherboard/CPU combo deal going on.

  3. What case is that? I just bought nearly the exact same set up.
    Only difference is I have a
    500wt psu
    Gigabyte R7 260xOC
    240GB SSD
    And nearly the same mobo.
    Corsair spec 01

    Total price w/o OS 730

    I really like the MSI bios

    Good luck with the build.

    • rumin20 – it’s a Corsair R200 case.

      I like the BIOS, as well. Going to start tinkering with overclocking soon.

      Sounds like you got a great price!

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