I decided to finally replace my old computer. It has been limping along for quite a while now, and I finally scratched together enough money to replace it, and replace it RIGHT.
My roommate and I ordered computer parts from the newegg.com website, and have constructed it:
Athlon 64 939P RT with 2.4 Ghz processor
2 Gigs DDR RAM (gonna have to improve that... only 2 gigs. sheesh.)
A 300 and a 120 Gig Hard drive. Gonna have to improve that, too. My goal: to have a Terabyte of storage space.
a DVD burner and ROM, both
NVIDIA GeForce NX6800 GPU video card with 256 MB DDR
Other features that I am too lazy to list here... only the ultra-geeks would be interested in that stuff, anyway.
Zoom. Not the best possible computer in the world, but very nice, in my opinion. Only 2 problems so far:
The case we ordered came with a 400 watt power supply, which isn't enough. The video card takes 120 watts by itself. I ordered a new power supply and I am waiting for that. The computer works, but I can't do anything graphically intensive that will suck too much power until the new power supply gets here.
I don't have XP-64 yet, to handle the processor. I am still trying to figure out what to do about that... I am thinking I will limp along with regular XP and wait for Vista to come out next year, but then, I don't really want to wait that long either. It has to be Microsoft Win-blows (errr, windows) so that I can play all those groovy games out there that I have been wanting to play... Otherwise, I would slap on Fedora and go. Maybe I will anyway. Nothing wrong with two Operating systems...