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 :)