I Did It

30 10 2009
Cooler Master HAF 932

Cooler Master HAF 932

I spoke about it in a recent post, and I ordered the new computer.  I was pretty much geared up to go on the 22nd, when Windows 7 came out, but got cold feet for a while.  It’s probably just as well I did, because I saved a hundred bucks on the final price.  Damn, hardware prices fluctuate so much that you can wait a week and some whole new product is out.  Do you wait?  Do you buy now and be disappointed?  It’s a bit of a toss-up.

 

So it’s done anyway. I sent away the order early this afternoon and it’s sitting at Scorptec waiting for review.  It’ll cost me a little over budget, but not much. Over all I’m pretty happy.  I also bought a gadget which will let me plug-in my old hard disks externally into the new PC so backing up all my crap from the current computer shouldn’t be a problem. I’ve got a couple of external disks anyway, so it should all be good.  I guarantee I’ll forget to back up SOMETHING, I always do, even if I make a checklist.  The ability to plug-in the old drives should make anything I’ve forgotten easily recoverable.

The only thing that bothers me is that I’m at a bit of a loss with what to do with the old computer.  It’s a giant silver Lian-Li case, so not many people would want it, even though it’s pretty kick arse. It has a window panel etc.  If I had room (and the power) I could run it as a networked storage computer or something, but I don’t really need to.  It’ll probably go out with the rubbish.  Sad.

Anyway, the new one should be here in a week or so, and the whole process of loading up my software will begin.   The pic I’ve put up is the actual case.  I’m not really into blinky lights and so on, but it’s apparently a really cool (as in temperature) case, which is critical to the longevity of any good fast computer.

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30 10 2009
Catie

Nice! I love your blog layout too – spiffy 🙂

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