I just picked up Skyrim, Arma II: Operation Arrowhead and Tribes Ascend pack on sale for a total of $50 off of Steam. I saw that Amazon had the games for the same price, which is awesome, but I don’t want to keep track of another service. When I bought a game awhile back I got a steam code but when I got Battlefield 3 I got the direct download. I guess it’s a toss up on how you get the content. Now I can play Day Z and get Steam achievements in Skyrim.
In the end I got awesome games for a great price and love the fact that Amazon is price matching.
PS. Comcast Blast is AWESOME! (7MB/s!)
I might end up getting a few of these for my Lab. For less than $1 a gigabyte its almost crazy not go get.
Wen I get back from vacation I’ll wait for the $200 price range again and get them.
I just got the beta invite for CS:GO Beta!
With Comcast Blast 50 I can get it in 5 minutes.
I just got a HP Laserjet 1022n and used the generic HP driers from their website. When I would print anything it would keep on sending the job to print wasting a lot of paper. After a few days of this and using other XP machines I figured it is an issue with Windows 7.
I found this post and it has the solution. Go to Ports under the printer properties and uncheck “Enable bidirectional support”. Click OK and bam. Issue resolved.
I’m thinking of getting two new computers so I can test out clustering in my home lab. Below I have a list of parts that I’m going to buy in the next few months. My goal is to be a little above $500 but since I want to test new virtualization technologies I might have to up my budget. Hopefully I can make it back with selling my first gen test lab components.
CPU: Intel Xeon X3430 – Has VT-d and VT-x [$233]
Motherboard: SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCL-F-O LGA 1155 – Has dual NIC’s and remote management [$179]
SSD: 128 Samsung 830 SSD – [$129] (Or 256GB [$274]
RAM: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) KVR13E9K2/8I – Cheap and is ECC [$63]
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 – [$44]