Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New Puter

Well, I took the plunge. My old desktop at home was nearing the end of it's lifespan - nearly 6 years old (that's like 70 in computer years). I built my old desktop back in 2002 at college and I decided that I'd once again build a Frankenstein creation.

So my new computer is here, and I'm getting used to *shivers* Window's Vista. So far, it hasn't been nearly as bad as I've heard about it. Aside from a few minor hiccups, it runs way better than my old XP system.

We'll see how it goes... it's not a Mac, but it's still pretty and nice. We'll see if it wow's me.


  1. Vista? *shudder* best of luck with that... =P I want details about this new system of yours! I know you got something good considering that you built your old must know your stuff. =)

  2. Ok, details:

    - Shuttle XPC Bare bones kit includes integrated Intel GMA 3100 Video Chipset, capable enough for Vista, can expand to a PCI Express Graphics card eventually
    - Intel Core Due 2.66GHZ (conroe) 64bit processor
    - 4GB of 800mhz DDR2 Ram
    - 250GB SATA 300 Hard Drive
    - 22inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
    - Windows Vista 64bit Home Premium

    - Salvaged my DVD-RW drive, Keyboard, Mouse, and Webcam

    Total Cost: about $920 (includes the $230 monitor)

    Not bad huh?

  3. Wow! That's one awesome rig! It meets my approval ;)