Something I love doing and don’t get to do too often (because of the cost involved) is to build computers from the ground up. Sure, when you know what you’re doing it doesn’t take long at all but it’s nice knowing that your computer is working (and working right) because you made it so!
So this evening, having put away the few pennies for the rainy day, I decided to break open the piggy bank and start ordering my pieces. I’ve added pretty much everything I need except for a new monitor. I’ve got a few 17″ CRTs knocking around which will do for now but I’m looking at a duel monitor setup down the line, or at least moving the home PC over to flat-panel TFT.
So for those of you techie-geeks that are interested, the machine will be housed in a black Chieftec case w/400W psu (firewire, usb 2.0 and audio sockets on the tower), holding a 3.0Ghz chip (EM64T w/2mb cache), 2 gigs of RAM, black issue two drive setup for dvd/cd and dvdÂ±RW (16x dual layer), 200gb HD (SATA2), 13-in-1 multimedia drive bay and a few additional extras.
Should take the load of the machine I’ve got at home which seems to be finding it harder and harder to get up in the morning!