Snow Day and Provo the New Computer

This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.

What a nice surprise. I woke up today, and I discovered it had snowed a couple of inches last night. So pretty! Snow! I love it so. I wished it snowed more here . . .

Anyway, yesterday was quite an adventure. I went and got the dream computer I’ve been wanting the last six months or so. With the help of my friend, J, we went to Emart. I ended up getting a custom-built computer along with a new monitor. The negotiations with the guy who took my order was amusing and frustrating. The most difficult part was at the end where he spent about ten minutes trying to ask if I wanted them to assemble it together. Anyway, with yesterday’s won rate of $1 to 1355 won, the computer cost me 610,000 won ($450) and the monitor cost me 389,000 won ($287). I also chose to get a free keyboard and mouse, and I did receive an awesome keyboard — that came with a cover that folds into an wrist rest and two USB ports — but instead a mouse, they gave me a desktop fan. I didn’t notice the mistake until I was in the cab coming home. Oh, well!

Thanks to Cat for resizing these pictures for me.

Everyone, meet Provo the computer, Praxis’ successor. Last night, I kept gushing about how it was sexy. J suggested that I name it that, but I didn’t want to name it “sexy”, so I decided to name it Provo, short for “provocative”. Here are Provo’s specifications along with the “monitster”, appropriately named for being so heavy! Actually, both stuff were heavy, but moving right along . . .

Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 2443 BWX 24″
Motherboard: Asus P5KPL-VM
Processor: Intel Pentium E5200 Core 2 Duo 2.5ghz
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 512mb
RAM: 4gb DDR2 RAM (But Windows XP only recognises 3.5gb)
DVD Player/Writer: LG DVD RW Super Multi Drive
Hard Drives: Seagate 250gb (named Palindrome) + 500gb (named Pillar)

Well, that’s Provo the smexy computer! I’m happy to have this as my early birthday present. However, having Microsoft Office 2007 will be a change and so will using this big 24″ monitster. Having the resolution at 1920×1200 is definitely taking some time to get used to!


  1. Now that’s a very slick looking computer! :-)

  2. Yay for nice computers! I love widescreen <3

    I wish it would snow here on a day that I didn’t have to go out so I can enjoy it in the comfort of my own home. This year has been a really warm one though so I doubt we will even get flurries this year unless we have some funky weather in Jan or Feb…

  3. Congrats on the new computer! It is quite teh sexy *hearts* I love 1920×1200 resolution. It gives me so much space!

  4. Ooh I’m so jealous, I want a new computer too! I wanted to upgrade my 22″ to a 24″ but I think I’m going to buy another 19″ monitor instead and so I can have dual monitors. So much more convenient… you should look into that too! ;)

  5. New computer! I’m jealous, too… Provo’s sexy. My computer doesn’t have a name and is already a gramps (about 7 years old… ;o;) but at least still working somehow…

  6. Haha, my computer doesn’t really have a name. If I did give a name, then I certainly don’t remember it anymore. As for my laptop, it’s “MacLover”.

  7. Snow is so pretty! I just hate having to deal with it when I have to go anywhere :P

    It is, indeed, a sexy computer. I wish my laptop was half as sexy.

  8. Don’t know anything about computers other than mine’s really old. In fact, in the computer world I think mine would be sexy if computers had ‘mature’ fetishes.

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