Went shopping today with Anshul (thanks!) and bought parts for the new PC. Here’s what I got:
- Intel Pentium D 940 3.2 GHz
- MSI 945P Neo2-F motherboard
- Corsair DDR2 667 512MB*2
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB*2 (to be used in RAID-0)
- Leadtek 7600GS 256MB graphics card
- BenQ 16X DVD writer
- Case and a basic Logitech keyboard.
Also ordered the Dell 2007WFP 20” widescreen. They say it’ll ship in five to seven days. So now we wait!
Meanwhile, this post is brought to you by Puppy Linux running on a thinkpad without a hard drive! Having a pure RAM system is wonderful. It seems almost magical when you see applications opening instantly. I currently have a graphical desktop, a terminal and Opera with several tabs open - all running out of a pure RAM system - with 100MB of the total 384MB still free!
Update: The new PC, named cellar (I get bonus creativity points), is up and running and humming quite nicely! Check Flickr for some pictures with notes.