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For the last four years, every page of Twokinds has been created on a computer I built from scratch. With a 3.0GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, and Geforce 8900GT graphics card, it was a sweet machine for it's time. But times change. Technology has evolved since then, and what was once a decent workstation has slowly succombed to the ravages of progress. Finally, after years of minor tweeks and improvements, last week I decided enough was enough.
Today, I'm proud to announce that the Twokinds Workstation has been completely overhauled! The case and power supply are same, but inside, it's a whole new beast. Sitting atop the new motherboard is a 3.4GHz i7 2600k CPU, 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, and a Geforce gtx 560 ti graphics card. All of these new components set my wallet back quite a bit, but I managed to get some good deals here and there, and they should now last me at least another 3 or 4 years, with any luck.
So, that's all well and good, but what does it mean for Twokinds? Well, it means working on huge projects at ludicrous resolutions are now a reality! And that's good for everyone. I may have been set back quite a bit financially, but I consider this computer a business expensive, and it should pay for itself in time.
(Also, secretly, it's to play Skyrim.)