Lockdown geeking

Earlier this year I sold my gaming PC.

I was not expecting to be in lockdown for a month or else I would have held onto the PC.

I purchased an Arrma Granite RC truck to keep me entertained after I sold the PC, however right before lockdown, a part on it failed – so thats out of action.

Its not meant to be that low.

Also work advised that we would be working from home as we are an essential service (IT provider).

But I did not have a PC to work from apart from my Lenovo X230 – grat machine but going from a 28″ 4k screen to 12″ was going to be a bit hard. So I was sent a 28″ 1080P screen and a thin client.

Thin client has remained in its box as its not running Windows, which I required.

So I looked around and found that I still had my Pentium G3258 setup (in parts) – so threw that into a cardboard box (literally) and thankfully found 8GB of RAM and a decent PSU.

Stole the SSD from the X230 and I was away.

Cardboard PC

It’s been working perfectly except for when I want to play some Overwatch with mates – I’ll just say its playable but not pretty.

But due to the lockdown, I’ve been unable to source a 2nd hand video card.

Until NME mentioned he still had an old 6970HD floating around. Score!

That’s on its way courtesy of work’s courier company – hey, its an essential item and I’m an essential employee.

So in the mean time, my gaming has been limited to classics such as Sid Mier’s Pirates!, UFO Enemy Unknown, Team Fortress 2, and real classic such as Police Quest, Leisure Suit Larry and Kings Quest.

Love those last three games. Lot of memories from my Amiga days.

So I sit here now waiting for the courier to deliver the video card.

Some day, I’ll be able to order my RC parts, and maybe even get a case for this PC.

And hopefully stop wearing stupid things on my head.

Rah, Im a Polar geek.

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