Turning 19

Yessiree in less than a month I will turn 19 (hint to those who know my birthday via ICQ), and some other things turned 19 recently, like my monitor! (No, it’s not that old. :P) I got myself a Princeton EO950 19″ conventional CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitor (that’s what they call non-flat monitors…)

It is ultimately, SWEEETTT!!! 1600×1200 at 85 Hertz is astonishing. Everything is so small! (In a good way.) I even tire myself moving my cursor from corner to corner!

Now that’s not to say that the monitor is perfect. Being a not-so-branded brand (or at least not well-known) there were some issues. For one, I forgot to check the box and the monitor quality. They sold me a display unit! A crappy one, at that – shadows, occasional diagonal stripes, trace lines to the left and right of icons, patterns and ripples, bright edges, etc… not good. I returned it for a new unit, and this one’s better, but it still had little trace lines and ripples. Though I think the ripples look nice, plus they only come up at anything higher than 1024×768!

There’s another new gadget in my small world – an MSI Geforce 4 Titanium 4200 with 128 Megabytes of DDR RAM!

MSI Geforce 4 TI 4200 with 128 MB box (gf4ti4200128.jpg, 10784 bytes)
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8 thoughts on “Turning 19

  1. paul Post author

    i’d choose my girlfriend over my playstation2 anytime, but heck i don’t have a girlfriend so it’s back to me, my playstation2, and gran turismo 3 😉

  2. dJcs Post author

    i got 5811 using the same 3dmark build but on a p3 733, 512mb and a gf4 ti4400 standard clock rate. i thought your processor should do better than that. anyhoot, sorry couldn’t join you the other day to buy the monitor together with you. i really could use some extra real estate for my screen… 😛

  3. yunnermeier Post author

    Since you’ll be getting by SMS.. well I just couldn’t resist telling you all! I am so excited! I passed so it’s off to Japan! 🙂

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