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new stuff 02-14-2003 20:17
I havn't updated in a while but heres the news...I've gotten a few new components since my last post. I got a Logitech MX300 mouse and a Western Digital WD1200JB harddrive. I have an aluminum chieftec case and a harddrive cooler on the way here. I'm not sure which computer I'm going to use the cooler on because I had originally bought it for the cheetah x15, which I'm most likely going to sell. It'd probably be better off on my winbox because that computer runs pretty hot (damn slot A athlons.) Anyhow these are the next steps to building my new computer, which I hope will be athlon 64 based. I've got 3 spare harddrives sitting on my counter now, that's something new. A 10gig maxtor from my winbox, an 8 gig that came with this old compaq 4860, you gotta see this thing it's a 5.25" drive made by quantum called a bigfoot, has got to be the worst drive in the world, then of course I have the cheetah x15. If you had told me a year ago that I would be replacing the x15 with an IDE drive that is faster I probably would have laughed but I benched this wd1200jb and i'm getting 45mb/sec unlike the cheetah which gets around 37mb/sec. The cheetahs seektime is a shitload better then the wd but the wd has an 8mb cache to make up for it, and the cheetahs cache is half that, ranking in at 4mb. Off to ebay with that. Next on my list of things to buy is: 4in/4out usb midi adapter, mousepad, gamepad, keyboard, motherboard, processor, ram, and powersupply. This will all be done by the end of the year I hope. I also forget to mention in the last post that I got a new video card, a ti4200 by gainward. My old card now resides in my winbox, this works out well because now I can play games versus people on my winbox. Anyhow, that's it for now.

new monitor 12-29-2002 19:45
I got a new monitor, it's a 19" and hopefully I'll have some pictures soon. I updated my desktop picture as I now run at 1600x1200 and changed some minor things. All I really did was make gkrellm and xmms a bit taller to fit the now taller screen size. I also added a monitor catagory to the tables in hardware.

updated/new pictures 12-10-2002 16:36
I updated the rack pictures and added "Audio Stuff."

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