Howdy all! Well, next weekend I'll be building my second system. The first one, which I'm currently using, will get 128 more RAM and will go to the kids after a reformat and reinstall (to clear out junk). The other one will go to their mom. Now, I know AT boards are out, but I had a spare tower with 250W power supply and didn't feel like buying a new one. So....Gigabyte 6VA7+ MB, Maxtor 40GB HD, 2 256 PNY RAM modules, Creative Audigy SC, Cambridge Inspire 5.1 speakers, PNY nVidia GeForce2 MX400 AGP VC, Pentium III 733Mhz 133FSB FCPGA, Logitech Optical Mouse, Win98 KB, Creative 52X CD-ROM, cpu fan, case fan, slot fan (gets hot in summer here in the desert), and, if it's compatible, LS120 floppy drive. So far, I've got the pieces/parts except for the CPU, which should be here Monday, and a second monitor. We're going to look at 17" rebuilds on Friday.
I gotta tell ya, I love doing this stuff, and can't wait till next Saturday. I'm waiting till then so that I can show Pat (kids' mom) how to install components, cables, and jumpers. And, by having her do most of the actual installations, she'll gain confidence for under-the-hood work. When I built her first system in March, she was afraid to even take the cover off.
Thanks for letting me share this, even though I know it's not a hardware question or problem.
Alicat the persnikitty
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most
intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin