Meaningless Entry (again)
So…for the first time in about two years, I assembled a new computer again.
My parents were going to give my sister a PC for Christmas, and I got the task of buying it. Naturally, I apted for buying parts and assembling it – to get the best value/performance ratio (and the coolest computer…)
Anyway, when I started looking for parts etc. I realized that being out of the computer business for nearly two years REALLY makes you lose touch with what is cutting edge technology etc. When I buily my own computer early in 2003, it was fairly high-end with a 2.4 GHz P4, 333 MHz DDR memory, UATA/133 harddrive, DVD-R drive and an ATI Radeon 9200 AGP card.
Well, the computer I assembled for Christmas cost slightly less than mine (excluding the Samsung 172X monitor) but definately kicks its ass.
It is a 2.66 GHz Celeron J, 400 MHz DDR memory, SATA harddrive, DVD+/-RW DL drive and an ATI Radeon X600 Pro PCI-X card.
All this built into this sweet box, with the latest Intel i915 chipset: