I spec’ed out my new desktop a few weeks ago. Every day, a package has arrived and been
stacked on my table.
Finally, today, the UPS website let me know that the last piece was to arrive today- the motherboard.
I raced home through Hurricane Whoever to meet Mr. Brown at the door
before he left me a “Sorry We Missed You” slip and left me in the rain without a computer
to build until Tuesday.
Since my husband is one of these “Never Trust Intel” type guys, we have always built our own machines, and he has very particular rules about where and what to buy. This time, we almost had to seek couples therapy over the video card.
My husband swore that a gamer card would be good enough, but I did my homework and I
decided that in order to be a good member of the Autodesk extended family, and to
prevent any possible issues, I needed one of the Certified Cards Autodesk Certified Cards
Basically, it boils down to this:
Your Graphics Card should cost at least as much as your first car.
In 1996, I paid $400 for a 1983 Mazda GLC with no paint.
My graphics card, an ATI FireGL V5200 set me back $479.99
So I’m good. How about you?