Unlike other bloggers who apparently sat in corners with their laptops, rocking back and forth and hitting refresh over and over again, Sci only did that a FEW times (and it’s really only because she’s sadly addicted to things like her email). More importantly, Sci spent her weekend with Mr. SiT, building her very first computer! Yes, even my weekends AWAY from the blog are geeky.
Because it’s my very first computer I’ve built, it’s a baby, not suitable for gaming, but plenty good for Word Processing, surfing the internets, and other functions of people who only have minor computer-related obsessions. The specs:
Putting the specs in the “extended” thing to see if that in fact makes thing post under the cut..
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 Dual-Core Processor
- Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA Hard Drive
- Cooler Master Elite RC-330-KKR1 Black ATX Mid Tower Case with 350W Power Supply
- Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 Micro ATX Motherboard
- 2x Kingston 1GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) RAM
- ASUS Black DVD Burner with LightScribe
Right now it’s running Unbuntu 8.10 (my next lesson will probably include finding out what Ubuntu IS…). I’m rather proud of myself, Mr. SiT had to tell me what to do, but I did all the putting in and stuff myself (I do wish there had been more tool use, one of the best things about bench science is doing things like surgery and playing around with tools and your instruments). Until we get around to selling it (anyone interested in a nice simply machine should email me and I can pass it on), we’ll probably run it on Protein Folding, a program that runs simulations of protein folding to benefit teh scienz.
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