New Computer

I’ve been drooling over computer parts recently. Well, I usually do, but I mean more than normal. The problem is that I am a computer snob, so I cannot settle with just a regular computer, and therefore it gets quite expensive. If I were to buy today, here is what I’ve got lined up:

1 Athlon 64 X2 3800+
1 ABIT KN8 SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
2 CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
1 Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150
1 MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E Geforce 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16
2 NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540
1 Lian Li PC-6070BPLUS Black Computer Case
1 SeaSonic S12-600 ATX12V 600W Power Supply
Total cost: $1837.98 before shipping and tax.

Yeah, so that is a lot of money, and I should really hold off, although I’d be selling my laptop to raise about half of that money. I figure I should squeeze at least a couple more months out of my laptop. I think a good way to enforce this for myself is to plan a wild case-mod that I don’t have time to do right now.

This post motivated by this case mod.

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  • Nice. Just built a similar system, and used: Asus A8N SLI Premium Mobo, AMD 64 4000+, BFG 7800 GTX OC vid card, Seasonic S-12 600 PSU, and Corsair XMS (2x512MB) low latency (2-2-2-5) DDR RAM, with the AeroCool Magic 3D case.

    Only problem that I’m having is the Maxtor Diamondmax 10 drive that I have seems to be bad (lockups/booting problems/failure to recognize).

    I may just swap it out w/ a WD drive, as I am not alone in this matter (many a post have the failed drive).