Boys and their Toys

Ok… I’m not talking about Narayan’s toys… but the big boys toys.

I have to say recently my blog posts have been quite random and different. Less spiritual in nature and more random happenings. It takes a lot of time and energy to write and post inspirational stuff. I guess this is just part of my cycle with the blog.

Speaking of more random things, yesterday I was up well into the early morning researching a replacement computer for myself at home. I am currently using a computer that I put together with spare parts 4.5 years ago (Pentium III 1Ghz)….and now that I am using it a lot and for many things I can justify the expense for buying a new one.

I was originally looking at pre-built computers but wanted to keep it under $1,000 and couldn’t quite get the mix of specs/price that I wanted. So, Guruka Singh made some suggestions for hardware and off I went to price out all the hardware parts to put it together myself. It’s exciting! I spent the most time trying to find reviews on a good quality 19″ LCD monitor (the jury is still out).

I can’t wait to order the stuff! It’s going to be a nice and fast computer. Arjan is the CFO (“Chief Financial Officer”) in the family and she said that I have to sell the beautiful oil paintings that we got painted and framed before I can buy it. Grrrrr…..! Once you get excited…it’s hart to wait. Patience…Patience pays.

4 Responses to “Boys and their Toys”

  1. For those techies out there…here is the hardware I’m looking at getting:

    * AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Processor (ClawHammer) Socket 939 Retail
    * Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra Athlon 64(FX) Skt939 DDR ATX Motherboard w/Audio, Gigabit LAN, RAID/Serial ATA Retail
    * Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2 1GB DDR400 XMS3200 Dual-Channel Memory w/Heat Spreader
    * Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer
    * Asus Extreme N6600 GeForce 6600 PCI Express 128MB DDR Video Card w/TV-Out & DVI
    * Antec P160 Anodized Aluminum Super Mid Tower Case Retail
    * NEC ND-3540A 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Bare Drive
    * Antec TruePower 2.0 TP-II 480 Blue 480W Power Supply Retail
    * Antec 120mm Trilight LED Fan

  2. Anonymous says:

    Khalsa ji, You are doin awsome work for the Panth, your services cant be paid in dollers, i do enjoy everyday sikhnet and itz my homepage , i wish i could buy you the new pc, let me see what can be done, i have to talk to my CFO, keep up the awsome work .

  3. The pc specs you’ve chosen are really good ji.

    and if you decide to make it yourself you should be able to get it at a good price – pc parts are very cheap compared to what they used to be.

    with that pc you can do pretty much anything, and I bet it’ll be one heck of alot faster than your current one :) (less time on your pc but more seva!!! :D)

    All the best.

  4. Anonymous says:

    sweet specs. I am sure it would be fun to assemble and power it up.
    I just assembled my dream machine two days ago, AMD Athlon 3800 x2, Asus A8N premium motherboard, OCZ platinum 2GB memory, Raptor 75GB hard drive (10,000rpm), Leadtek 6800GT video card (PCI express), OCZ power stream 550watt power supply, sony dvd-rw, liteon DVD rom, Lian Li which has 4 fans in the case. I bought almost everything from newegg and the processor and memory from monarch computers.