It turns out that the Viewsonic 22inch LCD I ordered had a bad screen. It arrived on via UPS on Friday, December 28th. Unfortunately, there was an entire row out in the middle of the screen. I have returned it to Newegg for RMA replacement, and it’s expected to arrive this coming Wednesday.
I’m finally ordering a new PC. My current machine (Athlon XP 1.5 GHz, 512MB RAM, Abit KA-7 motherboard) has been around for a long time. Sure, I have upgraded certain components of it since 2002 such as the AGP card, added USB2/Firewire, and hard drives, but now it’s time to update the desktop once and for all. I’ll be getting a 2.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (65W) with 2 GB RAM on a Intel G31 chipset motherboard – ASUS P5KPL-VM. All drives (Optical and HD) will be SATA. New case, new power supply – all geared to be quieter than my last desktop. The Antec Solo case will have a 120mm case fan, plus the two fans in the Seasonic S12 II power supply, should make it pretty quiet. My old case is a Antec Performance with 4 80mm fans, two in the Seasonic S12 power supply. And finally, I’ll be updating the 19″ CRT to a 22″ LCD Viewsonic with a 2ms response. It should be a worthwhile upgrade.
Seen at a Target in the Omaha area. Now there is someone who is not in a hurry.
The Nintendo Wii comes out on Sunday, November 19th. The Wii’s unique controller, gameplay, and price make it an attractive choice for the holidays.
The final volume of Home Movies was released on May 16th. The DVD set includes a CD Soundtrack of Brendon Small’s music. Definately worth it to finish your collection. As always, information about Home Movies can be found on the Home Movies Supersite. The entire DVD series was released by Shout Factory.
The Mac Mini is a great looking box. If you haven’t seen it, jump over to apple.com and check it out. The motherboard is a tad smaller than the Mini-ITX form factor and has everything you need to make the jump to the internet, with a low possibility of getting a virus or malicious software. Operating System, Applications, memory, processor, hard drive – just Bring Your Own Display Keyboard and Mouse (byodkm.net).