New Computer Specs/Wish List

I have been doing a lot of research over the past couple of days, and I have some of the final specifications for my new computer all sorted out!

Processor: AMD 64 X2 3800+ – About £40

Motherboard: MSI K9N SLI-2F – £44.25
Its a motherboard using the NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI chipset

Memory: Corsair 2GB PC2-6400 XMS2 (2x1GB) – £49.99
Its just 2GB of memory!

Graphics card: ATi Radeon X1950 PRO 256MB PCI-Express – £69.95
I know it’s not top of the line, but it is going to be way more powerful than what I have at the moment, and what I will b using it for!

Total: £204.19
The price doesn’t include a Hard drive, PSU, CPU cooler, case, or an optical drive (DVD/CD drive), but it is the base system, and gives me an idea of how much it will all come to!

I am stuck on what case to get, I could do with one that puts the motherboard on the opposite side of the, which would mean the motherboard is upside-down!
This is because the computer will be sitting on my right, and the left side (looking at the computer) will be up against the side of the desk
At the very least I don’t want any vents or cooling fans on the left side!

The missing components for my computer will be:

  1. A 200GB SATA hard drive – About £30
  2. A 450W – 500W PSU – About £50
  3. A combo DVDRW and CD-RW SATA drive – About £20
  4. CPU Cooler – About £20
  5. Case – About £50

Total: £170

Total1: £204.19
Total2: £170.00
Total: £374.19
VAT @ 17.5%: £65.48
Total: £439.67

Nearly £450 for a computer, some of the figures are estimates, but post and packaging hasn’t been added to the total, so it could be more!
I don’t think the specifications for the computer are that bad, it will mainly only be used for web browsing, and general home use, I wont be playing games on it!

One thing that is on my wish list that I haven’t added is a TV card, but I’ll add that at a later date!

I will create a separate post when I get more details on pricing for the other components

Until then,
Bye

The prices for the above were taken from the Aria website

Whoops! My mistake!

Whoops, I made a mistake! I brought the wrong memory for my mini server. I brought the Corsair 1GB PC3200 Value Select (2x512MB) memory from Aria, but I should of brought the Kingston 256MB PC133 168 Pin SDRAM CL3!

I’ve brought the right one now, I got it from Amazon, and its the low profile one, so its the same as the one I have at the moment!

I’m going to keep hold of the memory I have for the time being! It might go into my new computer!

In this post I was going to write my specifications for my new computer, but I don’t have any time to as I’m going around my girlfriends in a little while, so I’m going to leave that to a separate post, hopefully tomorrow!

Till then
See you!

I didn’t decide to stay on holiday!

I should start this with a link to my holiday photos on flickr.
I know that its been over a month since i got back off holiday, and i haven’t posted anything on my blog!
But I’m going to now!

I was going to start this post with details of our holiday, but I’ll now leave that for another post!

What has caused the long delay on posting? I don’t know really, but I think its time!
Ive been busy at work, and when I’m not at work I’m with my girlfriend, and I just don’t seem to have the time left to do anything else!
But I have managed to build myself a second computer! I am going to be using as a file-cum-web-cum-print-server.

A couple of years ago I brought a Via EPIA Mini-ITX motherboard from www.mini-itx.com which I was intending to put inside my old radio alarm clock.
I did put it inside the radio alarm clock, but I never got around to actually installing an operating system onto it, and ever using it, so its been sat on my desk gathering dust.

I’ve been wanting to change my main computer for something a little faster, and I thought now would be a good time to do something with the little computer!
So I brought a case, installed Fedora 7 onto it, and now I’m just trying to get file sharing going between it and an aging Intel Celeron (333MHz) via wireless, and two other relatively old computers (both AMD’s, a K6 500MHz and an Athlon 850MHz)

I’ve just brought 1Gb of memory for it, as when I initially got i, I only brought 256Mb for it!

I’ve already got the web server running, and webmin, now I just need to install the printer, and its practically done!

I’m typing this post up using the new computer!

I’ll post more details soon!
Until next time!
Bye!

Edit: I’ve fixed the type of my Mini-ITX motherboard to a VIA EPIA series motherboard, and I have updated the link to point to the correct url (http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/motherboards.jsp?motherboard_id=21)

Room 101!

Well, Ok, not room 101, more like post 101! Lol!
I cant believe that its been more than a month since my last post, doesn’t time fly!?!

Since my last post there has been a few things happen, some I had thought about posting about, but I just haven’t been able to get the time!

The nights are now drawing in, and the past few days has been sunny, unlike May and June!

I am now on a three week rolling rota at work, I am now working one in every three weekends.
Staying with work, one of the warehouse colleagues is cutting back his hours, and I’m taking over his Tuesdays, and will be bringing in deliveries!

Me and my girlfriend are still together, and on Sunday we go off on holiday to Jersey for a week. We will be camping. Its my first holiday on my own, and my girlfriends first out of the country!

One of my other less known websites http://linux.roganty.co.uk/ is being worked on. And I have nearly completed it. I just need to tidy it up, and make it more presentable

The spam count has reached 7,800. That’s 2,800 in just over a month! Thank you Akismet!

I think that’s it, for this post!
And hopefully not for another month!

Sunny Saturday Evening

Well its now Saturday, and I am 22, so that makes this the first post of my 22nd year 🙂 And the second post this week lol!

Thursday went off well, it was nice and sunny when I woke up and it stayed that way all day, in fact I cant remember a year were it has not been sunny on my birthday!

I got a bookcase from my parents, I didn’t know what I wanted for my birthday, so that all I got, and £60!
From my sister I got a pack of beer, and £22!
From my girlfriend I got an MP3 player, a USB aquarium, and two Mr Bean cartoon DVD’s number 1 and 4!

The trip to the zoo lasted all day! We got there about 11:30 am and left just before 5:30 pm
We walked around every where, and I’ve got 59 photos to prove it!

On Friday we went to Cheddar Gorge

The day started off overcast, but it cleared about 2pm
We started off walking up and down the road looking in all the shops then we started walking up the road through the gorge.
Some where up that road we found a path up the hill side so we walked back along the top and back into Cheddar.
We got back to Cheddar about 5:15 pm, and we were walking for about 2 hours!
I’ve also got some photos from Cheddar, mainly of the views on our walk!

I’ve just opened a Flickr account so I’ll upload most of the photos there.
I’ve started with some of the other 200 odd photos I’ve got on my computer.
At the moment I’ve got some of the nicer close ups uploaded, but I will upload more.

Its Saturday evening and Bristol Rovers and Bristol City have both won their matches, and me and my girlfriend are now going out for some dinner!

Till next time.