Today is my birthday

Posted by Glen on Nov. 14, 2012, 12:15 a.m.

I'm 21 now. Yay, legal to drink in America. Expect me to be on drunken Teamspeak more often. haha. Apparently I have a long night ahead of me. Going out to celebrate with my father and our employees. They have a lot of connections with the bars and clubs around the area, being that we do work for them all.

So this year, I decided I wanted to do some computer upgrades. My girlfriend and step mother decided to buy me three 24" Ben-Q monitors for a triple monitor setup along with another GTX 550 Ti for SLI (Being that I already had one). Can't wait to use the setup on the online games I play. I already ran everything with 0 lag at max settings with 1 GTX 550 Ti and a 50" screen tv, but now I'll have that surround feel with 3 smaller screens. It should be fun. My system now has 4gb vram and 16gb ram. Runs very smooth.

………only problem is, I think my SSD just took a shit and won't start up windows, nor is it deciding to cooperate with a system restore. The BSOD is haunting me on my birthday. How cruel. Now I might have to install windows to my 1 TB Western Digital hard drive that I was planning on using for just storage while I try to fix my SSD. Bleh. Nothing ever works out.

I'm considering upgrading to Windows 8 while I'm in the middle of the hardware upgrade. I have yet to test games on the new operating system. I'm quite happy with the way Windows 7 is working with all of the games I play. If Windows 8 will match or go beyond the performance of Windows 7 both speed and compatibility wise, then I don't see why not.

TL;DR read what's in bold.


Ferret 9 years, 6 months ago


Wow you got lucky with the whole girlfriend and step parent thing..

SSDs scare me, they seem to die a lot.

I'd say stick with 7 but that's just what floats my boat.

Rob 9 years, 6 months ago


Glen 9 years, 6 months ago

I'm going to install 8 and give it a try for about a week. Just to see how it is for myself. I keep reading bad things, but everyone hates every release for the first year and thank you for the birthday wishes.

Alert Games 9 years, 6 months ago

People didn't really hate 7..

KaBob799 9 years, 6 months ago

Only because vista never recovered from its first year hatred

RC 9 years, 6 months ago

Happy birthday.

LAR Games 9 years, 6 months ago


Happy birthday.

Mega 9 years, 6 months ago

This is a deferred birthday message.

Happy birthday.

Cesque 9 years, 6 months ago

*legally drinks Glen in America*

Glen 9 years, 6 months ago

I see what you did there…