I plan to make youtube unboxing videos. Motherboard, new power supply, 32GB of 3200 RAM, and 12-core 3900x remain in the plain cardboard set on the the living room floor. Window 10 installer awaits ready on a USB stick. My workstation files are backed up. By dawn, I will deactivate my invaluable Adobe perpetual products.
Daily, I have felt my resolve not to rip open the packages–weaken. Visions of plastic-wrap and packaging cast asunder must be forced from my mind.
Through the plastic window on the box, the processor stares at me. It’s diminutive size belittles the performance and financial debt it offers.
The nagging questions remains: will all that heat-sink and fan fit under the lid of a 4-space rack-mount case? Will it boot? Will Microsoft fight me tooth-and-nail for activation for the motherboard replacement I dare? Can the RGB lighting be brought under anyone’s control. And lastly, why I have I let the Austrians convince me that brown-and-fleshtone are acceptable colors to make a computer fan?
Only tomorrow will I know, but for now, I wait…