Thursday, June 03, 2004

PC Story 

"Looks like this time I've done it. I've finally gone over the edge."

4 hours of deciding components and pricing, 1 hour ride back home, 3 hours of setting up the PC (*more on this later), 1 minute of painful anguish when I realised that the WinXp CD was in office, 30 minutes of jubiliation after I find an old Win98 CD, 1 minute of painful anguish when I realise I don't have the CD key, 4 hours of blissful sleep when I leave the problem for the next day, 12 hours of trying to focus on work while desperately wanting to go home, 1 minute of putting the WinXp CD in my bag (followed by 15-20 times of 10 second glances into the bag every 10-15 minutes to ensure it's there), 1.5 hours of getting home, 2 hours to set up the speakers and install WinXp, 2 minutes of finding the Dire Straits CD and putting it in, and the next 6 hours of being enveloped in sound, movies and effects!

Paisa Vasool!!!

The Config:

Intel Celeron 2.4
Intel 845 GBV motherboard
512 MB RAM
56x CD-ROM
17" Samsung monitor
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600 with 256 MB VRAM video card
Creative Audigy LS sound card
Creative Inspire 5200 5.1 speakers
Dell Keyboard
Logitech Optical mouse
and Lite-On DVD writer (after Venks is thru with it)

Reasons for choosing Celeron (over P4) and Creative 5.1 (over Altec Lansing 5.1) will be revealed in this blog soon (read: someday when I am not rushing thru work to get home fast :D )



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