I’ve suddenly decided that I won’t purchase a new gaming rig. Whaaaaaat!?
After many, many, many hours of research, and a seven post series exploring the ultimate gaming rig, I’m not getting one after all. Not right now, anyway.
I started the giddy process of putting together a list of the parts I wanted, and did a little shopping around for the best prices. Then I suddenly realized – once again – that I don’t need a new gaming rig. My employer-provided Surface Book has 16GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7 CPU, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M GPU. It’s not a massively powerful package, but it’s capable of running the games I play these days. I don’t get a ray-traced graphics or a gazillion frames per seconds, but the laptop is good enough.
And how much do I actually play? According to Steam, I’ve played a grand total of 1.1 hours in the past two weeks1. The game I played? Counter-Strike: Source, a first person shooter that was release back in 2004! It will probably run on your fridge.
Do I sound like someone who need a new gaming rig? No, I don’t.