My First Gaming PC

I have pushed every piece of hardware to its limit. I have a bag full of hard drives from the laptops alone and they were all brand-new machines when I got my hands on them. I’ve been through my share of PC’s in 15 years too. I won’t dare add up the cost because it’s wasteful. I decided that I need a more economical approach.

Gaming Rig Inbound

Today I ordered my first PC built for gaming. This build will allow me to play Star Citizen without worrying about a bottleneck, especially during the development of the game. Graphics will barely reach mid-level bt for this game that is visually appealing all the same.

My main specs…

  • Intel i7
  • 16gb RAM
  • 1050 GTX Ti
  • 1 TB HDD
  • 240 SSD

Entry level stuff but it is bought and inbound by special courier.

Economical Work and Play

My plan is to avoid buying an entire PC for many years now. Component upgrades all the way, until the motherboard is no longer suitable.

Star Citizen will encourage me to upgrade graphics. I might do that during festive sales and add a Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070.

My need to multitask within a development environment will not push this build at all. I worked comfortably on my late 8gb HP laptop (RIP) and hit memory limits on very large projects. 16gb ram will have me covered now and no more annoying memory warnings in PhpEd.

On Arrival Looking Good

I was happy to get a well-packaged tower and some extras that saved me a little money.

I got a surprise when I saw Black & Red ticked!

Why Snow White?

Yes, it is all very white but it makes sense. Although I plan to stream I don’t want to get ahead of myself on the live stream visuals i.e. a colour theme that matches a brand.

So I have compromised with my girl to set up a desk that looks good in our white and grey bedroom.

Now you see why I went white and very clinical. Just need a good desktop wallpaper…

There we go a nice white background and my rig is ready to use. Just needs some random stuff now and maybe a bit more blue LED.

Overall: Chinese and Happy

What you are looking at is my idea of an entry-level rig for under £1000. The desk and chair are from Argos. The curved Acer screen new from PC World. The tower was bought brand new on eBay from Kelsus IT who built it per my specifications. I spent £40 on networking the house and improving then LAN.

Overall most items are made in China. Considering it all built well runs perfectly and is very quiet for four fans. I am happy and looking forward to what sort of life I can get out of the whole setup.

New Discord for theHunter

I was surprised to find a keen interest in cyber hunting last month and I’ve been enjoying the game enough to join it’s Discord – well I would if it had one.

Here’s one I made earlier!

I’ve gone and done it again. The first to create a discord for a game that has millions of registered players. I just wonder why the Discord hadn’t been made already, the game is always busy enough and the most recent addition to the series (on Steam) is still very new.

New Discord for theHunter

Anyway, it’s here and you are welcome to join. Come and find out more about theHunter or find seasoned hunters to play with if you’ve already got your hands wet from spraying Elk piss. Oh! do me a favor and comment to let me know you discovered theHunter through this post, I’ll appreciate it.


Facebook page “Star Citizen Giveaways” reaches 500 Followers

I’m the original author of the Star Citizen Giveaways page on Facebook which has just reached 500 Followers! Through this page, I have shared every Star Citizen giveaway I can find without getting too spammy, meaning I gave to miss one here and there.

My effort has attracted popular Twitch streamers to become authors on the page. Meaning they have limited publishing permission but they do get to publish full posts and not just visitor posts.

Next Goal

The next goal is to reach 500 Likes and that will happen very soon. Nothing will change on reaching the goal because I still don’t have a source of funds. Reaching 500 likes will give the page some weight and an excuse to blog about it more. That will do for now and I will continue to enjoy curating giveaways.

My Reward

So at the moment, I nothing from running this page. I do have my Star Citizen referral link on the “Play Game” button but anyone who uses their referral code will know that it takes thousands of visitors to make a difference on the rewards ladder.

I estimate around one in twenty new Star Citizens will buy a package. The majority of people visiting my page already have an account. So the number of clicks on the play game button is very low, about 10% of people who click will register, and you get the point. I’m not moving up the referral ladder on the Roberts Space Industries (the games official site) website through this Facebook page and I didn’t expect to either.

My Hopes

Twitch Banner

I do hope to run my own giveaways from the page and my reward would be traffic being sent to my other gaming pages. I would do this by setting giveaway requirements i.e. Follow me on Twitch, share my Tweet, comment on my YouTube video to win and so on. But none of this will happen without funds and I’m years away from a situation where gaming provides a revenue.

This Facebook page is just one of my many moves to eventually generate a revenue and put the money back into the community because it’s all for fun! I’ll continue to build up trust and enjoy myself.