Brewtown Politico

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1.05.2006

Whee, new computer

Having limped along on my overclocked Pentium II desktop for too long now, I've finally upgraded my system. My new CPU arrived yesterday, and I spent most of last evening building my box and installing software.

I'm now operating on an AMD Sempron 3100+ processor with my new Asus motherboard. Sure it's not one of those fancy new Athlon 64s, but I'm also not a hardcore gamer.

It is amazing how much more you get for your dollar these days. I remember paying around $1300 in college for a Pentium 200.

8 Comments:

At 1/05/2006 07:29:00 PM, Blogger Scott D. Feldstein said...

New toys all around: I'm charging the battery on my new Nikon D50!

 
At 1/06/2006 08:53:00 AM, Blogger Jeremy said...

Geez, it's about time.
(Congrats!)

 
At 1/06/2006 09:07:00 AM, Blogger Craig said...

Awesome! By the power of grayskull. You have the power!

 
At 1/06/2006 09:15:00 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

Can you do a post listing the parts you used to build the PC and their costs?

I am contemplating buying/building a PC, but I am also waiting until Macworld Expo happens, as their are rumors of the first Intel Macs appearing. The prospect of a high(er) powered Mac Mini seems appealing.

 
At 1/06/2006 09:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a vibrating toothbrush.

 
At 1/06/2006 09:45:00 AM, Blogger cambridgeJason said...

I so want a Nikon D50. (sigh)

For those who don’t necessarily have the skillz to ensemble their own computers, Micro Center has a fully built PowerSpec PC with the AMD Sempron 3100 processor on sale for $299. Now, that’s dirt cheap!

 
At 1/08/2006 02:56:00 AM, Blogger Scott said...

Blue,

Some of the parts I recycled since I'm using the same case, monitor, drives, nVidia video card, etc. Here's what's new:

AMD Sempron 3100+ CPU $94 from Mwave
Asus K8V-X SE motherboard $70 from TigerDirect
Kingston 512MB DDR400 RAM $43 from TigerDirect
A-Power 400W 12V power supply $20

 
At 1/08/2006 02:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last night I upgraded from a Pabst to a Harp!

 

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