So Wayde and I are being irresponsible. We decided that on the Irresponsibility Scale of 1 to 10, it’s about a 5 — not as bad as showing up to work drunk and accidentally breaking the domain controller, but worse than forgetting walk the dog.
We’re both getting new computers. Kick-ass ones at that. With the prices of systems coming down these days, well, we figured we had better get on it right away if we’re going to make any money selling off our old ones. We have four computers, Wayde and I each have one and we have two extra set up in the basement for gaming/learning/etc. We’re selling the two in the basement, plus selling Wayde’s, and putting that money back on the credit card. (Yay, Airmiles!)
Wayde, of course, is keeping his kick-ass video card I got him a few weeks ago. But he needs a new monitor so we’re getting him a 19″ Samsung flat-screen that’s on special. I don’t need a monitor, I’ve got a cool 19″ Viewsonic, but I do need a video card so I’m getting one of those — the same exact one Wayde has, cuz it’s cool.
Both of our systems are basically the same:
NVIDIA Geforce4 – 128M and damn near the best out right now
Asus A7V8X-X motherboard – new nForce chipset that’s supposed to be awesome
Athlon XP CPU – 1.8G, overclockable
40G HD 7200RPM
512M RAM (PC333 DDR SDRAM)
The only real difference is that Wayde is getting a DVD drive and I’m getting a DVD/CDRW. We figure we only need one and I’m selling my old external USB CD-RW (link is to the internal one, but it’s the same model).
My computer is going in the basement. We’ll be using it as a “server” of sorts. I’ve got two 20G hard drives and we already use the second for storage, so we’ll continue to do that but it will now also serve as an extra gaming system and system for learning on.
Speaking of learning… I installed VMWare on my system the other day (after reloading the whole damn thing) and successfully installed RedHat 9 through it. VMWare rocks! If you ever want to test out an OS, but don’t want to go through the hassle of dual-boot, use VMWare. It’s cool. So anyway, I installed RedHat and since it’s basically running at the same time XP is running, I can pop out of it and surf Google for any questions I might have, and believe me, I’ve already had quite a few.
Maybe that geek test was right.