I’ve started ordering the parts to build my new computer. So far, after a long struggle with Newegg’s refusal to accept either Paypal or the credit card they have on file for me, I’ve ordered the following:
- 2 Maxtor Diamond 500Gb 15Mb Cache SATA-II drives
- A Rosewill R5604-TBK mid-tower case with lots and lots of drive bays
- A Cooler Master eXtreme RP-500-PCAR 500W power supply
Next step is to buy a motherboard/cpu/memory bundle from JNCS. I’ve bought at least three bundles from them in the past, and it’s one way to make sure the components all work together. They’ve got one bundle that I’m leaning towards right now – it has an Intel Core 2 Duo, and 6 SATA II ports on the motherboard. It also has built in video and audio as well as a PCI-E slot, which means I can save some money and then upgrade the video if I need to.