time has come to build my homebrew PC. All the parts are here, except for
the Millenium Glaciator cooler, which got lost somewhere in UPS-land. I'm not
going to overclock, and I missed out on getting the Athlon stepping that
overclocks well anyway, so I'm just going to use the cooler that came with my
Athlon. The In-Win Q500 case I got from Directron.com came damaged, so I RMA'ed
it, and got another one from Newegg.com. It arrived today, intact. I've pulled
the GeForce2 from my HTPC, and installed a Radeon LE instead. (BTW, after
installing the Radeon I can confirm what others have reported, that Radeons
r0x0r for home theatre apps. Seriously. More on this later, maybe.)
Everything is sitting out on the kitchen table, in a 'passion of patience'.
It's 2:01 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, August 30, 2001. I've used PC's for 15
years, but never built a scratch one before. My adventure is about to begin.
I'll keep you posted.