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Thursday, December 27, 2007

First of all, this is not a typical Christmas gift for us. We spoil each other a little because we both work and we have no children, but we by no means go overboard. That's why it was so surprising.

Matt's been saving to replace his computer. I decided to put it off another year and use some money I came into to pay bills instead. We still have our finances separate. I have my bills, he has his, and we have our joint bills. It works for us. Our paychecks are our own after bills are paid. So it was a huge thing for him to buy me a computer. My computer was older, true, but only by a year and we both have trouble running newer games.

Amazon decided to pay him back by sticking an XBox 360 in with one of his gifts that was shipped to us and arrived just today. It was even wrapped. We're still trying to figure out how that happened. See? If you do good things the FSM will reward you.

Anyway, here are the stats:
Intel Core 2 Dueo E6750 2.66G
Sony DVD RW AW-G170S
Crucial Ballistix 2GB RAM (all I can tell by looking at them)
GeForce 8800 GT
Corsair HX 520W Modular PS
And it looks like the MB is a Gigabyte, but I can't tell much from looking at it in the case. The network and audio are on-board

And, of course, a case to die for - CoolerMaster Cosmos - seriously, I cannot hear it when it's on unless the DVD drive spins up even with all of the fans on. If I open it I can kind of hear it breathing a little.

I got my first wireless mouse (I'm archaic) too - Logitech MX Revolution and I really like it. I'm still shopping for a keyboard. I'll keep my speakers and monitor that I've been using, of course.

Anandtech recently came out with a new buyer's guide for the holidays and that's what made him think of it. So, thank you too Anandtech!

Did I tell you yet what a wonderful husband I have?

P.S. I was a CS major so I know a little about computers, but I'm really more of a software nerd than a hardware nerd (and even that has slipped). My husband is the hardware nerd of the family.

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3 comments: to “ More on New Baby Borg

  • PhillyChief
    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 9:52:00 AM CST  

    Perfect pairing, hardware and software nerds. I work with computers 24/7 for my work but I'm an artist, so I'm at the mercy of what people like you two come up with for me to work with.

    At home here we have our own accounts. Trust me, it saves on tons of headaches. Three primary roots for couples fighting are sex, money, and division of labor. Separate accounts can practically kill 1/3 or the possible causes for arguments.

    I'm curious if Amazon was cool or careless, or perhaps he ordered it for himself and just is playing surprised. ;)

  • Unknown
    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 5:03:00 PM CST  

    I'm curious if Amazon was cool or careless, or perhaps he ordered it for himself and just is playing surprised. ;)

    But he doesn't have to. I wouldn't care if he bought one. That's the nice thing about separate finances. :)

    Or maybe you're saying he was trying to surprise me. He's really good with surprises.

    We called Amazon and they said they had no record of it, so just to keep it. We're going to ship it to his Dad though, because that's who ordered us the gifts from Amazon. He'll get more use out of it anyway. :)

  • Mamacita Chilena
    Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 7:49:00 PM CST  

    I was so impressed by how thoughtful and generous it was of your husband to buy you a new computer that I showed my husband this blog post...

    He was just impressed by the stats on your new machine!

    I don't think the hint about him doing awesome surprises for me for Christmas came through :)


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