Tuesday, January 13, 2009

of cables and such

so I got the new Pioneer DVD burner..this time in SATA interface..less clutter in my case.

I had to order Vista Ultimate X64 edition for $16 because the version I got from Dell is X32..I ain't installing X32 just to write over it later..
I'm currently going through the SATA hard drive that I'm going to be installing it to. I already downloaded the VISTA X64 drivers for my motherboard and graphics card.When VUX64 arrives,I should already have the 9800GTs I'm waiting for..they're coming USPS Priority.
A few people have said "Why'd you get VISTA?" basically..sometimes in not so pretty words..

Well I have Microsoft Flight Simulator X..and I plan on getting some of the newer PC games that have come out,plus I'll have the 9800GTs,4GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 so I'll be set.
Plus I want to see the "new operating system" and try out the Aero interface (yes I know I could use it while I'm using Microsoft.com..but I want the whole experience.

Why wait for Vista Ultimate X64? The Socket AM2 processor is a 64-bit processor and I'd like to take advantage of having more than 2.75GB of RAM available,and a operating system that was designed for a dual core processor.

Why I had originally posted this..
The SATA cables that have come with stuff I have..they are about 2-3 feet long..
granted some people have server size cases,but I don't want to add in a SATA component and have to wrap the cable 3x around the motherboard and then in the SATA port on the motherboard.
A choice would be nice.I could use 8inch or 10inch SATA cables in my case because of the layout of the case (Standard ATX Thermaltake SopranoRS) and the motherboard (MSI K9N SLi Platinum) and the fact that the hard drive brackets are about 2 inches away from where the SATA ports are on the 'board.

by the end of the week,I'll be a owner of Toshiba Satellite A105 laptop.Core2Duo,2GB DDR2-667,DVD-R/RW,etc.
I wondering about the upgrade options..since the RAM is maxed out..I'll look at 2.5" hard drives..WD(Western Digital) brand of course.

I've been pondering what I should do with the 3.0Ghz P4..I'll have a decent 8600GT to put it in it..if I only had a MicroATX case to put the 'board in..I'd let my brother-in-law use it to play games on.


  1. I really have no idea what you are talking about - but it sounds like you are running a pretty serious computer!

  2. You can do a lot of things with that P4, ideally we are using one for a media server here, runs server 2003 just fine, streams movies and music all over the house and never a hiccup


Why So Serious?