Ladies and Gentlemen…. Meet… The Beast.
The beast is the result of one angry Saturday morning of constantly getting disconnecting from Diablo 3.
You see I’ve always wanted to have one super powerful gaming PC even as a student. But my parents made sure not to spoil me with one. So most of the computers I had growing up were hand-me-downs from my elder brothers. Then when I joined the work force and started earning money I had the means to buy my own gaming PC. I decided to fulfill my dream when Starcraft 2 first came out a couple of years ago.
I excitedly went over to a computer store in Low Yat and stood in front of the counter. When the sales person came over to attend to me I loudly pronounced
“Okay! I want the best most powerful gaming PC you can think of. Money is no object!”
He then pulled out a spec sheet and started showing me all the parts he would put in the computer. The total quote came up to something like RM8K or so. A bit intimidated by the price I said
“Haha.. uhh.. uhh… actually money is object ah.”.
So I settled on buying a much cheaper version that cost about RM3.8K in total. Good enough to play Starcraft 2… but with medium settings.
Over the next two years though I started seeing a lot of the gaming PCs my friends had. They would spend RM7-8K on a gaming PC. An amount I thought was obscene. So one day I asked one of them how they could justify buying such an expensive PC. They said that buying a gaming PC was actually a much cheaper investment than going out. They worked out the math. Say you spend RM8K on a gaming PC which would typically last at least 3 years. If you play it every day (which many people do), then it would cost you about RM222 a month. Or RM7.4 a day. You would spend a lot more if you went out instead of play games at home (of course they didn’t account for the cost of games but that typically isn’t too outrageous). Doesn’t this argument sound familiar? Breaking down the cost to a day? That’s how your insurance agent sold you your insurance right?
“Can’t you afford RM3 a day just to make sure your medical bills are taken care of if anything happens to you?”
Haha nevertheless, I was sold on the idea of buying a good expensive gaming PC then but not many people could understand that. One of my friends who has been working for many years bought his for about RM7K but he told his mum he only got it for RM3K (eventhough he spent his own hard earned money on that). He told me that even at RM3K his mum gave him a bit of a lecture for spending money on that.
So yeah I decided that the next time I bought a new computer I would make sure I got a good one. But I had no excuse to. My 2 year old PC I bought before was still working just fine and this year is a year of saving money for me. Already I’ve had to spend so much on our wedding stuff so far this year.
Then last Saturday morning came and I got so frustrated with how my game kept crashing (Googled the reason and found out that it was because of my graphics card), that I just decided to go to Low Yat in the afternoon to buy a new gaming PC. Hence… the beast.
The inside of the beast is a monster. Whenever it’s running I hear its roars like I have a nuclear reactor in my computer room.
I got almost the best specs in everything. I say “almost”… because maxing out the specs from what I already have would probably cost way too much more. When people ask me how much I spent on The Beast… I try to forget. Because yes it was a heavy investment on my end but I’m enjoying every bit of it.
I even went all the way and bought a special Razor mouse and keyboard.
Now… as Razor very well puts in… I am imba