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So it's time for me to get a new PC. My Alienware laptop has served me relatively well for the last 5 years, but it is starting to really show it's age. Unfortunately, I can't afford another $2500 laptop. So the best option for me to get a new PC is to upgrade an old desktop I built in 2007 by replacing the core parts. Back then, I got all my parts from a local PC store, but it has long since closed. (Being located next to Best Buy probably didn't help.) So my best option was newegg.com. I've purchased one or two things from them before.
Anyway, so I ordered about $800 worth of parts, including motherboard, CPU, graphics card, SSD, etc. All of it should make for a decent PC. However, I want this PC to last, and although I don't game on the PC much, I would like to start working with Blender and Unity soon (on top of flash and atfer effects), so I need a PC that can handle 3D animation rendering. I purchased an Intel i3 dual core CPU and a friend of mine who is good at this shit hit me with a baseball bat and said "You idiot! You should have bought AMD!" (Because that's supposedly better for 3d graphics). Of course, to switch to an AMD would require exchanging the motherboard, CPU, and graphics card (the AMD motherboard I liked didn't have PCi 3.0 slots required for the graphics card I bought). So I decided that it would be easier just to get a better Intel CPU ( an i5 quad core this time).
But this is where the problem started. I planned to simply return the i3 and get i5 but it turns out that CPUs are non-refundable on Newegg! Why you ask? I don't know. I asked support and they simply said "it's just how we roll". Yes, this is my fault for not paying attention to the return policy, but wouldn't logic state that you should be able to return anything un-opened? So I went a head and ordered the core i5 anyway, but now I will have to sell the core i3 on Amazon or something. And it takes Amazon over a week to get your money to your bank account after you ship the item, it would be better if they just put it into paypal right away, (but Amazon doesn't put any money you make into Paypal because Paypal is ebay owned I think).
So in the end of all this hullabaloo, I'm going to lose money, and several of my pc parts will arrive at different days. And I'm going out of town next week, I was hoping that I could get all the parts this week ( I spent extra money on faster shipping) but I'm not sure that will happen. So yeah, I guess when you order stuff online, you better make damn sure you get everything right the first time!
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