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10/13/2003 Archived Entry: "SAD-DC-001"

Something of a milestone happened today: I have assembled my first computer in its entirety. Sure, I've done plenty of upgrading, troubleshooting, and research on computer components before, but no one has ever had enough 1. money and 2. faith in me to let me make an entire computer by myself. That changed within the last week as my friends and I were (and still are) getting hardware in anticipation of the release of FFXI. My friend Anthony has the money for a killer system, but he wants to keep on a budget, so I offered to make him a system and he accepted. After a little research into more recent hardware standards and such, we went out shopping on Sunday. I gotta say, we picked up some mighty decent stuff and, while trying to keep prices to a minimum, we got everything we needed for $560 after rebates. Score! ^_^ Today, we assembled at one of my other friend's, Sataya's, house to assemble it. Things went very smoothly. The only really noticable problem was the fact that the system was refusing to recognize the floppy drive. O_o; Not such a big deal, but still annoying. So yes, my friend is now the proud owner of the SAD-DC-001 system. SAD standing for SAD Industries, an acronym of our names and DC-001 meaning "David Custom Unit One." XD So, what kind of hardware would you find in this computer? Below follows a list of the most important specs:

CPU: Athlon XP Barton 2500+ clocked at 1.83GHz
Memory: 512MB DDR333/DDR2700 SDRAM
Video: RADEON 9600
Hard Drive: 120GB

Man, now I'm envious.... ;_;

But moving onto other things, today I filled out a transfer agreement to transfer to SJSU as an animation major. I came to the councelors' office in the morning slightly before they said they'd start: 7:30 (when it would start). I was the fourth person in line, so it didn't take [i]too[/i] long to see a councelor. OMFG, it takes a [i]long[/i] time to fill one out! X_x It took the better part of one and a half to two hours! ;_; But hey, it was a good thing to do because now I'm guaranteed admission as long as I do everything I said I'd do and, let me tell you, I'll do them. *Sigh* Now it's official and there's no turning back. I've been branded for the rest of my educational career with a four-year institution and a major. I kinda miss the days when I could aimlessly go to school, but I guess all things have to come to an end. Now I'm working towards a career that I'll be doing the rest of my life. Geez, growing up sucks. It doesn't matter if you enjoy your major or not, the very fact that you're essentially stuck with it for the rest of your life is somewhat restricting if you ask me. But hey, what can I do? The system is the system. Just live with it and try to have fun, as I like to say.

Replies: 3 comments

SAD Industries: We make you smile. ^_^

Posted by Sataya @ 10/15/2003 10:32 AM PST

I'm wondering if html can show up here or not. ^_^; Anyways, as I was reading Megatokyo one day I stumbled upon the mechandise and ran into the gaming t-shirts. You prolly seen these already but I'm gonna give you the link to the t-shirts I think will suit you. (Well from what I can tell from reading you blog, I think they will suit you)
URL: http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/gaming/
check it out, cool stuff.

Posted by Hotaru @ 10/14/2003 08:18 PM PST

hehe good job David =P

btw.. use HTML.. not BBcode =P, You've been on the forums a bit too much lately hon =)

Posted by T-Chan @ 10/14/2003 11:27 AM PST

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