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I got a new computer a few days ago. This is my first try at building one myself from scratch. I got everything from newegg. I HIGHLY recommend them. I paid for 3-day shipping, and had it in 2 days. All parts work great. Very good updates on order status etc. And the prices are very good.

  • CPU AMD|A64 X2 3800+ 2.0G 939 1M R - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$297.00)
  • MEM 1Gx2|CORSAIR Twinx2048-3200c2pt - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$188.00)
  • MB ASUS A8N-SLI NF4SLI 939 - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$106.99)
  • VGA XFX|GF6800XT 256M PVT42EUDE3 RT - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$129.99)
  • HD 300G|ST 7K 8M SATA2 ST3300822AS - OEM (Qty=1, Price=$99.99)
  • PSU ASUS | A-50GA 500W RT - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$99.99)
  • xCASE COOLERMAS|CAC-T05-UW BLK RT - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$44.99)
  • SATA II CABLE |SILVERSTONE CP02 RT - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$5.99)

Total: $992.53

Not a bad deal at all. There's $100 in mail-in rebates too. When I take into account selling my old computer(s) it'll be maybe $500-$600.

The ASUS A8N-SLI motherboard works very well with Linux. I finally get a computer that supports lm_sensors! I'm in geek heaven. (I now can tell that CPU fan is currently running at 1739 RPM!) Dual core goodness makes Gentoo-compiling things a breeze.

I've taken some pictures of the computer. *is a geek* *enjoys being a geek*

One,Two, Three, Four, and a screenshot.

May 28, 2006 @ 2:54 PM PDT
Cateogory: Hardware

4 Comments

Hussam
Quoth Hussam on May 28, 2006 @ 3:39 PM PDT

Yay! It always cheers me up when I look at new computer purchases of people. I know you might not be interested but do applications in Wine run any faster :-?

Also, what monitor are you using (CRT/LCD)? Is your cat excited about the new computer?

Hussam
Quoth Hussam on May 28, 2006 @ 3:41 PM PDT

Oh forgot to mention, your gfx card is a monstor.

Are you going to use it for anything else but xfce goodness? (Ragnarok online if I remember correctly).

Hussam
Quoth Hussam on May 28, 2006 @ 3:44 PM PDT

Sorry but I'm kind of over excited here. Is your gfx card pci-e or agp?

Brian
Quoth Brian on May 28, 2006 @ 3:47 PM PDT

I have one of these monitors (20 inch): http://www.macworld.com/photos/20inchcinemadisplay20inchapplelcd/

I've played a few games, but not many. Neverwinter Nights etc. I may get some new games now that I can. I haven't played RO in a long time. I don't plan to install WINE any time soon, but I imagine everything runs faster. Cat knows to stay away from the computer.

It's pci-e.