Itís Friday. You may say a quiet, ďYay,Ē now. ĎCause no one can take that away from you.
I gotta say, ever since I played around with a Dual Core system, my upgrade sense has been tingling something terrible. I NEED a dual core system. I donít care if itís AMD or Intel. I mean, performance wise, itís a minutia, really. But the raw love of seeing a dual core system boot up faster than you can sneeze, or the way it makes everything fasterÖ.sigh.
It really really needs to start raining money from the sky.
So now, half of me wants to buy a system I canít afford Ė but want, because Iím kinda tired of building the damn things. The other half wants me to spend just enough money to upgrade the old one, just to have the dual core.
Another half thinks Iím stupid and need to mellow out for a bit, but he gets outvoted so much I dunno why he bothers.
Oh snap, Iím hearing rumors that AMD is going to totally slash prices come July 23rd, when Conroe launches. Ok, I suppose I need to hold my smoke a bit. I can do it. I think.
Meanwhile, this weekend I need to pray for no rain, because daddy gonna be riding a jetski, and ainít nothing stopping him from doing that.
MBReview starts off our Yay, Friday with the Diablotek 6600GT PCI-E
Techgage takes on the Matrox TripleHead2Go
PCMech helps out with a Laptop Buying Guide
Digital Trends takes a first look at the Dell XPS M2010 Desktop
Think Computers juices up with the Kingwin Absolute Power ABT-600CW PSU
Tech Report finally gets around to Ageia's PhysX physics processing unit
Trusted Reviews takes upskirt shots with the Sony HDR-HC3E - HD Camcorder
CPU3D keeps those cores cool with the Zalman VF700-CU and VF700-ALCU cooler
Hexus plays around long term with the Apple Intel-powered Mac mini
Hardware Secrets blah blah blah don't care Inno3D GeForce 7600 GST
Madshrimp pits Core Duo against Pentium M. Personally, dual cores is pure, pure sweaty love.
Legion Hardware has the battle royal of lowballers with NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT vs ATi Radeon X1300 Pro
Bytesector mugs Bill Gates to get the money for a Samsung HP-S5053 50" Plasma
Finally, Rojak, who uses more exclaimation points in an email than a teenage girl talking about Justine Timberlake, takes us home with the Thermalright SI-120 CPU Cooler
Alright, thatís the stuff. Time to bask in the glory that is Friday.
You go have a day, a weekend, and though Iíve said it before Ė you may put your pants on one leg at a time, but all that means is that at some point in the day, you are half assed.