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22 August 2006 @ 09:14 am
It was a good weekend - though quite a lazy one. Friday night was Furry (and thus the cause of most of the laziness) and Saturday we were barely up for 12 hours. We did manage to do some gardening - J weeded the gravel in the front garden & I chopped back most of the leylandii at the back. There's still quite a bit of leylandii to chop & the forsythia & the two catoniasters. But still, some gardening was done which is better than none ;)

Sunday I ordered all my new computer bits - Athlon 64 4600+ dualcore CPU, MSI K9N Platinum motherboard, 2Gb RAM, Leadtek Extreme GeForce 7600GT, 160Gb SATA drive & a new, more heavyduty PSU. Graphics card arrives today, but the rest doesn't arrive till Friday (I'm out for too much of Weds or Thurs to risk having it delivered then). So I know what I'm doing this bank holiday weekend while J's out at his karate course ... installing everything, and probably playing some games just to see how fast it goes ;)

And yesterday was a normal Monday, I can't actually remember anything worth noting - did chores, read book, bought groceries, played Quake4 ... normal stuff, really.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on August 22nd, 2006 08:42 am (UTC)
Oooh, shiny:)
Robdreema on August 22nd, 2006 09:01 am (UTC)
nice spec. puts my ath64 3200 with 6800GT card to shame :)
Natalie Currie: Not listeningrubymurray on August 22nd, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC)
Cor wow
That sounds great.

My colleague bought a new PC today too. Now I am really really tempted to buy a new one on the credit card instead of waiting for my bonus.

Must.... resist....
hatter on August 23rd, 2006 11:12 am (UTC)
As you'd expect with such things, http://woot.com/ serves up the newest and best just after you order.

the hatter
Natalie Currie: Hang on a minuterubymurray on August 23rd, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
That looks suspiciously cheap to me
Or is it just because it is in Merkinland.

Anyway I always think it is better to go with the "not quite state of the art" stuff. It's half the price and generally better supported on various levels.
Natalie Currie: Jeff the God of Biscuitsrubymurray on August 23rd, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
As I said, that machine Pling's ordered (including the graphics card) seriously rocks.

Something along those lines will be ordered by me in the not too distant future
hatter on August 23rd, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC)
Re: That looks suspiciously cheap to me
woot.com is invariably suspiciously cheap - very occasionally they offer some non-current low-cost consumer tech that you can match/marginally beat elsewhere, but otherwise it's all about clearing out their warehouse again.

the hatter
Natalie Currie: Cake or Deathrubymurray on August 23rd, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
Well Ok,
How are they selling a seriously beautiful graphics card at half the price it costs over here?
the hatter: faviconhatter on August 23rd, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Well Ok,
That's not half the price it's available here for - it's not available here, it's not available anywhere yet. Because woot have been doing what they do for so long, sometimes they get an exclusive deal shipping something before it even hits the shelf, either from the manufacturers as a promotional tool, or just because they get in at the right part of the distribution chain.
Natalie Currierubymurray on August 24th, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
I've just tried to reply to you about 3 times and each time LJ is doing something crazy. It wouldn't accept perfectly valid HTML in my post and then I typed a great load and it just posted nothing!

I give up!

(but you can get those cards in this country as I have seen them. I was going to supply links but LJ is being crap.)
hatter on August 24th, 2006 09:03 am (UTC)
Re: ARG!
The links you were trying to post are to the GT, what was being offered was the GS.

the hatter
Natalie Currierubymurray on August 29th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
Proprietary differences only. Infact the cards on Dabs etc are better.