10.28.2007

The New Rig

After our scare of nearly losing our pictures, I decided to build a new system. I wanted to make sure that our data was mirrored (via RAID1) at all times. This will eliminate my bad habit of only backing up a few times a month. This is something that I've been wanting to do for a long time now.

I purchased everything at Frys, also know as the best store EVER! They always have killer deals, especially on the weekends. I chose an ASUS M2N-E motherboard with an NVIDA chipset because it has on-board RAID controllers. I've also heard a lot of good things about ASUS. I can support up to a six disk RAID array (0, 1, 0+1, 5, and JBOD) . I also purchased two 500GB SATA hard drives which were insanely cheap. I don't have a true terabyte of storage because of my RAID1 setup, but still 500GB is a lot of storage space.

I went with an AMD Athlon X2 5600+ dual-core processor along with 2GB of RAM. I can support up to 8GB of RAM (DDR2 800) but with only 2GB this thing is still smokin' ! I'm sure most everyone doesn't care or is asleep by now, but I know Rick can appreciate this tech talk. :)

Needless to say, I'm very happy with my new rig!

8 comments:

hoLLy said...

what language are you speaking? all i hear is $$$ going down the drain....:) j/k i know we will BOTH reap the benefits of your purchases since we are both using this computer. i'm glad our data will be safer now. so, thanks honey!

Little Bo Peepy said...

Yeah, I didn't understand of word of it. But it sounds wonderful, whatever "it" is!

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Jan said...

I don't do tech talk either -- but I love it that the computer issues are gone!

Olive Lucy Kawecki said...

um joey can babelfish translate this for me? kidding really it is so cute to see you so excited about stuff, you were like this about camera when you 1st started taking pictures.Love love you! oh and thanks for calling me today, you know mondays are always bad days. you are a good brother.

Mom said...

You lost me at the beginning but it all sounds efficient. I'm glad you know what you bought and where it goes and that's a good thing. I'm glad you were able to save it all. The money spent will be an investment in the long run. Thanks for all you do for your family it makes me very proud. love mom

RD said...

Paris in the spring is nothing compared to Fry's on a Saturday afternoon.. ahhh the smell of freshly soldered motherboards and the sight of 60 " plasma screens. It just kind of makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

genevieve said...

um, your a nerd. But it sounds like you really are enjoying the new thingy!