I am pretty much fed up with my dad and our computer. It's a piece of sh*t, plain and simple, and he won't buy another one because hes a cheap ba$terd.
To start off with, my computer is a completely stock Dell Dimension 4100 that we bought in 1999. It worked just fine back then, being a top of the line computer. Now-a-day's it's a different story. It's had a virus or two, and the only updates it's had has been to Windows Me. I don't even have XP. It gives me an error message every time I start it, freezes half of the time on start up, and can't go one full day without freezing once Just today, in a 1 1/2 hour sitting, it has frozen 3 times. Yesterday in the 5+ hours I used it it froze seven times. I am just feed up. It's pissing me off so bad that I want to take a sledge hammer to it.
I have been trying to get my parent's to get a new computer for 2 years now. Everyone we know says we should. I know we should. The problem is my dad, who is the cheapest person on earth. He will do anything to save money, accept stop going to casinos every weekend and blowing 200 bucks on slot machines. Every time I get a new game or anything else, he b*tches and moans about it, but it's nothing for him to go to a casino all day and just p*$$ away money. If he would save his cash for a month or two we could get a new computer, a nice one that would last for a while.
I am at the point right now where I would go and spend my own money on a new one. I found a pretty nice online store called IBuyPower, which builds gaming PC's. They give you a list of components and you choose what you want. They offer named brand parts for about the same price it would cost you to build it yourself. I pieced together a low to mid level machine for under $800. One that has a AMD 3800 dual core processor, a GB of RAM, a Nvidia 7100GS graphics card, a 160GB hard drive, and speakers and a key board. But my dad refuses to buy one, saying that I will be in college in two years and it's a waste of money.
Well, better go before my computer freezes up again and I have to type all this over again.