Jan. 8th, 2017

girlofprey: (R for raygun)
I am posting this from my brand new PC that I built :D

First thoughts: the screen is kind of ugly, and I can't tell if it's because I haven't installed the drivers for the graphics card yet, or because I bought one that was just £200, or because it's so big I can just see all the imperfections in close detail, but. It's a little jaggy. Haven't tried watching any videos or anything on it yet though. Also: the screen is so bright and my keyboard and mouse are both glowing lights at me and I feel like I might be going blind. It's real pretty though. Also: literally every type of software you can have and even some hardware want you to make an account with them and give them all your information and let them track you always. It's actually quite hard and irritating to skip all those steps. Also: I've learned the gaming keyboards have extra keys and even a slightly different layout to most keyboards, so I keep hitting 'M4' instead of shift, and so on.

But overall, I'm pretty happy :)
girlofprey: (R for raygun)
Today I am installing drivers for some of my computer parts. So far, I've had to make a special effort not to let my motherboard install Google Chrome, or Norton Internet Security.

I had a look at the drivers for my monitor, and there was a section where they let you adjust and check the settings, and the part about making sure you have 'crisp, clear images' had an image for what the 'correct' display should be, which did not match what it said my display was doing. But it would not let me change it. Or give me a 'Preferred' button on the screen when it said I should definitely make sure the 'Preferred' button was selected. So there you go. But maybe things will change when I've done the graphics card, maybe that will let me do something. I did to be fair watch a trailer for a game on Steam last night, and that was really clear and beautiful and smooth, so maybe it's just the desktop that's ugly as fuck.

I'm a little concerned that when I look at my hard drives I can only see the SSD I installed, because the guy at my games shop recommended I only get a 250gb SSD, and then a 2TB hard drive as well, since the hard drive's much slower but it doesn't really matter when it just comes to installing and booting up most games. When I first turned the computer on, it had a BIOS screen that showed all of the components that were connected to the computer, and the 2TB hard drive was definitely in there. But I can't seem to see it in any of the software, or install anything to it. And I don't think 250GB is going to last me very long. I may have to go back and ask the games guy about it if I can't figure it out.
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