[sf-lug] the build-a-machine project
jim at well.com
Fri Aug 25 14:00:48 PDT 2006
i gotta CPU, i gotta power supply, i gotta CD-ROM and
DVD combo burner, floppy, 80GB hard drive, two 512MB
RAM sticks, a motherboard, a case, even a flat-panel
display and keyboard and mouse. The whole works,
everything we need to put together a pretty nice box.
I don't know what subsystems are on the motherboard--
NIC, sound, video.... Doesn't matter to me, it'll work okay,
I'll buy whatever else is needed.
I like features on expansion cards rather than built into
the motherboard--more flexible, though less cheap.
The exercise is to get comfortable putting all this stuff
together, that and talk things out as we go.
On Aug 25, 2006, at 1:30 PM, vincent polite wrote:
> I was thinking of the things i would want to add to my setup. What do
> you have waiting in the box?
> jim stockford <jim at well.com> wrote:
> no need for money on this end--you gotta
> pay your own rent, of course--but all the
> stuff is waiting here in a box, i even have
> the screwdrivers and grounding straps.
> just show up and start screwing, so to
> On Aug 25, 2006, at 11:38 AM, vincent polite wrote:
> > I think this could be fun. I'm ready to do some work. Have to work
> > my budget though as to what I can do. How about the middle or end of
> > Sept?
> > jim stockford wrote:
> > Someone at the last meeting came up with the
> > prospect of building a computer. others chimed
> > in with offers to help or otherwise participate.
> > The subsequent discussion included fears of
> > spending money, breaking things, trodding
> > unknown paths, the need for groundstraps, and
> > so on.
> > I went to ActNet (whom I love and adore) and
> > bought a box of parts. Now many of the concerns
> > are addressed--the money is spent, it's not your
> > stuff so who cares if we break it....
> > There are issues remaining: such as actually
> > getting off butts and going to some place where
> > the box of parts is, putting up with the other
> > people who may appear and have opinions
> > (and maybe break things before we have a
> > chance)....
> > Who's up for it? Wanna build a computer for
> > the fun of it, or for the education?
> > lemme know,
> > jim
> > ps: By default it will remain my computer, though
> > anyone is welcome to buy it for parts cost.
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