Okay, every year or two, I build brand new machines for Sam and myself. Last time around, we ended up with generic ATX cases, Intel 815EEAL motherboards with Intel PIII-800 CPUs and 256 MB of RAM, each system costing around $600 a piece, if I recall. This was back in 2001, I believe.
Coming to the end of 2003, it’s amazing how fast technology has improved, and how far prices have dropped. It’s coming close to Christmas time and thus, time for me to start assembilng the list of parts that I’ll be using to build out our new machines. Read on to see what I’m planning and what factors were involved in the decision-making process.