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November 14th, 2005

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04:30 pm
So I had a long, calm, nice weekend.
First off, didn't get to go to the cambridge brewing company's brewers dinner. That made me mad. Apparently they were booked up 2.5 weeks ahead of time, whereas last time we just walked in without reservations. The one week lead time I called in with just wasn't enough to secure us seats. *heavy sigh*
I will NOT make that mistake again.
So instead we went to the red house in harvard sq. for dinner. It was VERY TASTY! And we had CHAMPAGNE! So take that CBC. =P I ordered rabbit wrapped in bacon, stuffed with fancy sausage. It was so, freakin, tasty. My first time having rabbit, and I approved veddy muchos. prosicated looked stunning, and had a disgustingly good Lobster Risotto. We were both happily full of tastiness with wonderful appetizers and dessert, and took the T home.
Sunday after a tasty brunch at Christopher's, I went with some old friends to play Frisbee Golf way up north at the tip of Massachusetts. It was a beautiful day, I wore a T-shirt in November, and played ok once I warmed up.
All in all, a quite good weekend.

Now I'm working on building a new computer without adding any of my own money to the system. Aka., selling and trading stuff I own to build my new machine. So far I've sold a Nintendo DS (gameboy-thingy) and a hard drive, and just bought a motherboard. I now have $25 in my paypal account, so I need to sell something else before I can purchase my next part.
  • Motherboard - $105 DFI NF4 Ultra (non-sli but modable)
  • Processor - $90 Athlon64 3000+ Venice, should hit 2.7ghz on air cooling
  • Heat Sink & Fan - $60 (probably have to get this retail) scythe ninja
  • Video Card - 6800gs $200 || 6600gt $100
  • Case/PSU :: Antec Sonata2 $90
  • 2 SATA hard drives - $150 Got a good deal on a pair of 200gb barracudas. To RAID or not to RAID...

Sale worthy parts of replacing machine:
AthlonXP 2500+, $70+
Mobo - NF7-s 2.0, $40ish
Antec Sonata Case, $50ish
Radeon 9800pro 128mb, $100
So i can recoup at least $250 once I replace my current box. That'll cover the heatsink that I'll have to get retail, and most of the video card depending on which route I go.

I may run out of sellable/tradable items before I finish the machine, in which case I'll be forced to add some cash to the deal, but I'll at least offset the cost by half (minimum) before I hit that point.

mood: cheerfulcheerful

(3 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)


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Date:November 15th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
Ooooo... I love me some seagate barracudas!
definitely interested in the drive.

I've got 2x 512mb ram sticks that I'll be running dual channel, so I'm ok there, and the athlon chipsets aren't supporting ddr2 yet. Going athlon64 for proc, and I'm super picky about my heatsinks. Also need a PCIe vid card. heh.

Interested in a 40gb laptop drive perchance? I've got a few seagate momentus drives floating around, 5400rpm.
Check out my forum post here: http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=45&threadid=1732308
Let me know if anything catches your eye.
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Date:November 15th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's a 400gb, that's huge! Newegg says $220+ for those drives, I think that might be too much for me to rationalize, especially since I'm currently not even filling up a 120gb drive with both winxp and Ubuntu on it...
Guess I'll pass, but thanks!
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Date:November 15th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
hah! will do.
I need to look into the legality of shipping out of state.
So I had a long, calm, nice weekend. First off, didn't get to go to… - another LJ. or: how i learned to stop worrying and love this life-thingy

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