The jubilations of a new computer

My new computer parts came in yesterday from NewEgg. I got an Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 processor, an nVidia GeForce 7950GT graphics card, 2x1GB Corsair PC800 DDR2 RAM, a 965P chipset mobo, modular ATX12V power supply, Audigy 2 ZS Platinum sound card, and all of it goes into a sweet new whisper-quiet Antec case, which exclusively uses 120mm fans. Anyway, now that I’ve spent over $1,000 on a new computer, I’m definitely going to be spending some time getting my money’s worth.

I did run into one minor snafu. This Antec case has a separate heat isolation zone at the bottom of the case for the power supply, and the auxiliary 12V 2×2 power connection on the mobo is all the way at the top above the CPU. The cord wasn’t long enough, so I haven’t been able to start gaming on my new rig just yet. I’ve just returned from CompUSA and Hytec Exchange. CompUSA didn’t have what I needed (damn chain stores), but Hytec, a local hobby-ish computer store, had the appropriate cable.

Gaming goodness, here I come!

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