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Well, in preperation for getting Longhorn and Whidbey, I finally got off my rear and am putting together another computer. I've needed to put one together for a while to use as an all-purpose server at home, and what better time than now. I feel like a kid in a candy shop. Here is what I got:

  • CPU: Pentium 4 2.6ghz w/ Hyper Threading
  • HD: Western Digitial 80gb and 7200 rpm
  • Video: Radeon 9000 w/ 64 mb of ram
  • Memory: 512mb of DDR PC2700
  • CD/DVD: Samsung - 16x DVD
  • OS: WinXP Pro (I will be installing Longhorn via VirtualPC)
  • Case: Soyo
  • Motherboard: Soyo
  • Monitor: 17 inch Samsung Flat-Panel LCD
  • 4-port KVM switch (to hook in my current computer stuff)

I know it isn't an UBER-Machine but it's a lot better than anything I have around the house right now. I managed to snag all the above for just under $1000 IIRC. Now just a couple of days 'til I get to put it together :~).

Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2003 2:24 PM | Back to top

Comments on this post: It's all about the Pentiums

# re: It's all about the Pentiums
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Doubled! Thanks!
Left by Jason Olson on Nov 13, 2003 3:32 PM

# re: It's all about the Pentiums
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Hey, nothing wrong with what you're thinkin' on.

Intel i875PBZ motherboard
Intel Pentium 4 3.4 gHz 800 mHz 1MB cache
2.0 gb DDR 400 ECC RAM
WD Caviar 120GB 8MB Buffer boot drive
2x WD Raptor 74GB 10K RPM 8MB Buffer--
--Utilized in a RAID 1 volume
ATI Radeon 9600XT 256MB Graphics
Case: Thermaltake Xaser Highest III
OS: Windows XP Professional SP 2/
Redhat Enterprise Linux WS 3
Left by Keith on Apr 26, 2005 9:47 PM

# re: It's all about the Pentiums
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The pentiums suck! I rule you! AMD's rule all of you.

What y'all wanna do?
Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?
Workin' at a desk with a dumb little placard?
Yeah, payin' the bills with my mad programming skills
Defraggin' my hard drive for thrills
I got me a hundred gigabytes of RAM
I never feed trolls and I don't read spam
Installed a T1 line in my house
Always at my PC, double-clickin' on my mizouse
Upgrade my system at least twice a day
I'm strictly plug-and-play, I ain't afraid of Y2K
I'm down with Bill Gates, I call him "Money" for short
I phone him up at home and I make him do my tech support
It's all about the Pentiums, what?
You've gotta be the dumbest newbie I've ever seen
You've got white-out all over your screen
You think your Commodore 64 is really neato
What kinda chip you got in there, a Dorito?
You're usin' a 286? Don't make me laugh
Your Windows boots up in what, a day and a half?
You could back up your whole hard drive on a floppy diskette
You're the biggest joke on the Internet
Your database is a disaster
You're waxin' your modem, tryin' to make it go faster
Hey fella, I bet you're still livin' in your parents' cellar
Downloadin' pictures of Sarah Michelle Gellar
And postin' "Me too!" like some brain-dead AOL-er
I should do the world a favor and cap you like Old Yeller
You're just about as useless as jpegs to Hellen Keller

Now, what y'all wanna do?
Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?

Uh, uh, loggin' in now
Wanna run wit my crew, hah?
Rule cyberspace and crunch numbers like I do?
They call me the king of the spreadsheets
Got 'em printed out on my bedsheets
My new computer's got the clocks, it rocks
But it was obsolete before I opened the box
You say you've had your desktop for over a week?
Throw that junk away, man, it's an antique
Your laptop is a month old? Well that's great
If you could use a nice, heavy paperweight
My digital media is write-protected
Every file inspected, no viruses detected
I beta tested every operating system
Gave props to some, and others? I dissed 'em
While your computer's crashin', mine's multitaskin'
It does all my work without me even askin'
Got a flat-screen monitor forty inches wide wide
I believe that your says "Etch-A-Sketch" on the side
In a 32-bit world, you're a 2-bit user
You've got your own newsgroup, ""
Your motherboard melts when you try to send a fax
Where'd you get your CPU, in a box of Cracker Jacks?
Play me online? Well, you know that I'll beat you
If I ever meet you I'll control-alt-delete you
Left by AMD rulez u on Jun 04, 2005 11:02 PM

# re: It's all about the Pentiums omg lol
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lol dood tats a werd all song!!!!
Left by werd al on Sep 26, 2005 4:02 PM

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