Dragon -V- (dragonvpm) wrote,
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The New Moya...

Well after searching around a bit, I settled on a new configuration for Moya. The parts have been ordered and with a little luck they should arrive in time to be assembled this weekend....

The new parts are:

  • Gigabyte GA-7DX+ motherboard (on-board sound)
  • AMD Athlon XP 1900+ (1.6Ghz)
  • 512 Mb PC2100 DDR RAM


which gets added to Moya's original

  • 64Mb Diamond graphics card
  • Video capture and TV-tuner card
  • 80Gb Maxtor H/D
  • basic 3-Com network adaptor
  • 16x CR-RW
  • true 74X CD-Rom
  • NEC DVD


I think that'll make for a very respectable computer. The cool thing being that I resisted the urge to go overboard with a dual processor system, and I'm postponing the purchase of a 100+ Gb hard drive and a 24X burn proof CD-RW for a few weeks until I get most of the machines sorted out. I also decided to bite the bullet and order a 1.7Gb hard drive (for all of $20.00) for sado in order to replace it's dying one and hopefully get another 8 or so years of use out of a P60 :).... I also picked up some random computer bits that I'd bee meaning to buy...

Plans for the future:

  • Move Moya's old PIII CPU and M/b into a small case (possibly salvaged from one of the Packard Hells) and put in the Soundblaster soundcard that used to be on Moya. That has the full surround sound options and a I/R remote sensor and control which mounts into a 5 1/4" drive bay. Move that into position in the living room and pipe it's output to the big TV and main stereo. Put in the 100+ Gb hard drive and use that as the house's dedicated MP3 server. Oh, and paint it purple or something...
  • big maybe: use the other Tyan motherboard and PIII CPU (bought in the hopes of figuring out why Moya was being so flaky) to put together the Linux/X-Mame arcade machine... probably a random summer project once we're in heavy construction mode and there is lots of plywood and assorted building stuff lying around.
  • Convert office machines to Linux, StarOffice 6.0
  • get a life... :-p=


Ok, I'm done geeking for now :)
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