Still love Skyrim after nearly three years. I thought Oblivion would be a tough one to top, but IMO they pulled it off.
I can totally understand the cash flow issue. I cannot imagine your laptop was going cheap... ever. Believe me, if I laid out the innards of my most recent build here a couple months back you would definitely comprehend my current lack of discretionary funds as well.
The worst part about that... it's not even finished. I have a decent chunk of cash dropped into the cooling loop and custom wiring mod. It has all been here for a month or more, but I know it is going to be a good six+ hour project. That kind of open time rarely comes up unless I bypass sleep for a day or three!
Anyway, here's what I have thus far. Perhaps you will appreciate it:
The closed loop cooler is coming out, and a full custom loop is going in its place. That will also remove the GPU fan/heatsinks in place of blocks. The cold cathodes are also going to be moved to the opposite side of the chassis and hidden as part of the wiring/sleeving mod. I'm stoked, nervous, and in a ton of trouble with my wife for the whole cost... apparently she has this crazy notion that paying rent is somehow more important than my rig (**and yeah, that's sarcasm since it is often lost in translation**).
When it comes to FF games... never played one... even though I own the original games up to VIII. Everytime I think I'll start one I find another game that sucks me in for long enough to forget the JRPG. Ever since F.E.A.R. kicked out back in 2004(?) I've also been hunting for respectable horror games. Probably why I am thinking Alien: Isolation is my next game... but there is the new DA Inquisition calling my name as well... FWP!
Enjoy it here mang, the communities great and the staff are not out of reach either... well, except Nevermore... he's a ninja that is in and out before you know it
[Edited by AdmiralP, 12/6/2014 3:12:14 AM]