Mood: :neutral:

Next year I’ll have graduated 20 years ago.  Feeling old…
At least I skipped grade 1, so most everyone else in the class is older.

On the topic of work, several employees left the company so I’m back to doing high-level support for the credit card program we interface with.  Whee…

I’m pricing out a new computer for myself using our tax refund.  Here’s where it is right now (I already have a keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, etc.):

Cost Name and URL
$133.40 Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 ATX AM2 NFORCE4 SLI DDR2 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 GBLAN 1394 Motherboard
$141.65 AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Processor Socket AM2 Orleans 2.2GHZ 2000FSB 512KB L2 Cache 62W 90NM Retail Box
$105.91 Corsair Value Select PC2-5300 1X1024MB DDR2-667 240PIN DIMM 
$129.40 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive
$214.39 XFX GeForce 7600 GT 570MHZ 256MB 1.45GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I TV-OUT SLI Ready Video Card
$58.88 Logisys CS-51WBK 51W Black 450W ATX Tower Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT W/ Window
$783.63 Total
$893.34 Total + PST + GST

Because the motherboard and card are SLI-ready, my next upgrade will be another of the same card.  By that time they’ll have come further down in price, and a better CPU too.

Anyone “in the know” have any suggestions/concerns on these choices?  It’s basically a gaming rig.  I’ll probably order it all next week.


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