I bought a new computer (well, all the parts for one) a few days ago from
newegg.com (a great company
to buy computer parts from), it just arrived today. Here's what I got:
The case is OK. It isn't a top quality case, but the blue lights and front
temperature display are great. I'll be adding three more fans and modding the
case a bit to allow for more air flow. I cheaped out on the RAM a bit and didn't
get the top line video card, but at least I got a decent one. I'll be throwing
in my SoundBlaster Audigy card and hooking up my Klipsch 5.1 speakers to it.
Total cost was $666.66 (!), but I already had the hard drive (about $110).
I have a DVD RW in it that I already had and will be adding another DVD-ROM to
it for disk to disk copying. The front of the case has panels that hide the
optical drive colors with drop down doors, pretty cool design. Setting it
up was not too hard. It took a few phone calls to Nils to make sure I wasn't
fucking anything up. I'm typing this on the new machine, so I guess it's set up
correctly. The video card has an over clocking utility, how cool is that?!
I bought two of those Dell 17" LCD flat screens that I mentioned the other
day for $200 each, so I'll have a dual monitor setup. They should arrive next
It's been a while since I put together a new machine, so I'm pretty psyched
about this! It seems pretty fast compared to my old machines; it boots in about
20 seconds and installed office XP Pro in under one minute! I can't wait to try
a few games on this box!