I’ve been impatiently waiting for a Mac mini (or mini Mac Pro) that I can use with my choice of monitors. Lisa has a Dell 49" monitor that I’m totally jealous of.
Apple’s never going to do something like that!
I finally lost my patience and pulled the trigger on something completely different. (I mean who knows how long it will be before Apple offers a really high-end desktop that’s not an iMac?)
So I just bought this…
Maxed out with a Ryzen 7 5800X, nVidia GTX 3080, 128GB RAM, and dual 2TB drives (1 m.2, 1 spinning). I know I could save money and probably get something better by building my own or going to a custom gaming PC maker, but these components are hard to get and I figure Dell can get them faster than anyone else. Even so this rig doesn’t ship 'til May.
And as long as I’m going for a power rig, I might as well go all out with a monster monitor.
A 55-inch OLED monitor that’s absurdly expensive. (It’s basically a hi-res TV but it costs a lot more.)
I rationalize this crazy purchase because
I believe in open source, and like Linux as much as I like macOS. Dell supports Linux pretty well. (No I don’t plan on using Windows. Ick.)
I really need to get to know the new PC hardware. Specifically The AMD Ryzen and the new nVidia ray-tracing GPUs.
I can’t get an Xbox Series X or Playstation 5 to save my life, but I really want to play something new.
Valheim (it runs on Linux!)
I’ve been saving up for something like this for some time. It’s kind of the Ultimate Gaming Machine for 2021.
OK tell me I’m a fool. I’m ready to be roasted. Or you can come over and watch me play Valheim this May.