My hope is to receive all the remaining parts of the computer by this weekend, or the middle of next week. Right now, the only essential parts at the moment are the DVD drives and 3.5 floppy drive, which are most assuredly on their way this time. The store, for some reason, voided my order following a problem with their server. My keyboard has been ordered, as has my monitor.
Processor: AMD Athlon64 3200+ — Not sure of the clock speed, but I’m assured it’s fast.
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon 9800 256 Mb Video Card
Memory: 1 Gb RAM
Hard Drive: 200 Gb hard drive — Large enough for all my pr0n. I mean…
Optical Drive: DVD-RW/DVD-ROM
Floppy Drive: 3.5 floppy
Wireless Network Adapter: D-Link AirPlus 802.11g Wireless LAN PC Card
Display: Hyundai L90D+ 19-inch LCD Monitor — Isn’t this hot? 8ms response time, baby. I also got an extended warranty that kicks in when the manufacturer’s warranty ends. Sweet. Apparently, this is a good choice. US Embassies use this brand in their offices around the world. Also, I discovered that Hyundai uses Samsung’s technology in their monitors.
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse Keyboard — Clearly, this keyboard is the sex.
Chassis: AP107 Computer Case — Not the most whiz-bang case in existence, but I’d have rather spent more money on the inside bits than the outer shell. Haven’t figured out how to get the blue front lights to glow yet. Nor have I got some of the audio thingies on the front panel to work, because I don’t know how the plugs are supposed to fit. I think I have to modify them or something. :-/
Mouse: Logitech Ladybug Mouse — I’ve had this for a while, but I’m including it for completness’ sake. And it’s not “kid sized” because Logitech mice in regular colours also come in this size. You don’t see in the picture, but the red colouring is iridescent and it’s cool as hell. I got it because it was shiny… Yeah, don’t laugh.
The only forseeable hang-up (aside from OS and other installation problems) is me not being able to stave off the flu that seems to have incapacitated one of my family members, and is threatening to do the same to another. I feel it slowly creeping up on me. My voice is a little hoarse, and I think my lungs are becoming congested. If this progresses, I can predict mad coughing fits like that droid, General Grievous, in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. If only I can muster the same echo-y voice. That would be cool.