May 23rd, 2001
My computer fucking died tonight.
First I tripped over the CD caddy what was sticking out of the drive, neatly busting up my CDR.
In tearing out the now useless scsi adapter for said drive I sliced my finger open on a sharp pin.
my only other CD drive has been broken for a few months.
So I currently have a computer running at 333mhz with a floppy drive that has issues, it's booting off an ancient 800 MB drive, and has an 18 Gig-er as it's D drive.
So I threw together a quick LAN around here, backed up all my docs and MP3s to our NT server (well, dads NT server), and i'm now low level formating my 18 gig-er with the hopes of being able to boot off of it when I'm done here. It'll be going for about another hour. I think I'm going to bed first. I'm really freakin pissed right now.
I think the best way to go would be to get myself a new barebones (assuming that this low-level format works) and swap in my hard drive, vid card, etc. And I don't like not having a computer, so it may be happening soon.
I'm making lots of money this summer, I can afford it. Right? *crosses fingers*
I'll try to wait 2 more weeks, there's a computer show coming to the area, maybe I can get a good deal there. They usually have great prices.
E-bay has some good prices too, but the motherboards are often seriously sketchy. 2 pci slots and an AMR? gimme a break.
MUST NOT IMPULSE BUY! MUST NOT!
Must wait and get good deal! Must not pay 60 bucks for shipping from e-bay!
Must control anger.
mood: pissed off
music: none. i'm too pissed to listen to anything I own.
You wanna be careful low-level formatting an IDE drive. That can be BAD.
You can usually meet or beat most 'puter show prices on stuff from Pricewatch. And with Pricewatch you know where to find the company you got it from again....
Very few things are as annoying as driving 60 miles to a show, getting some stuff, driving home, finding out it's broken, and then having to drive back the next day.
Even if it isn't 60 miles, I still hate leaving my house.
it's an EIDE, and I used the utility from Western Digital, so it went nice and smoothly. :o)
Yeah, I was checking out pricewatch last night. No one seems to have t-bird 1+ ghz on there yet. That's what I'd really like to get. That way I don't have to upgrade again for another few years. At least that's the theory. ;o) my 333 lasted me 3 years, that's a pretty good life for a processor.
Only issue with Pricewatch is that you end up paying shipping and handling charges to like 20 different places. It's great if you're just getting one thing, but for a MB, case, power supply, processor, new CD drive *grumble grumble* and RAM, I'm looking at like $75 in shipping alone, and I think I might be able to beat that at a show. *shrug* We'll see.
I'll make a list of best pricewatch totals and compare it to the show prices. Plus the show is about 15 miles from my house, so it's not a long haul. And I don't mind leaving my home. *pokes the couch potatoe.