Making of MACzeane - March 2005
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NO - NOT A MAC!!! Middle-Aged-Crazy Machine
Specs and Price (in $$$$ order - - -all from NewEgg, unless otherwise
Hyundai L90D 19" LCD (8ms response,
CR, Tom's Hardware Choice) - $381.99
3500+ - $267
PowerColor X700PRO 256MB Video Card - $199
ASUS A8V-E Deluxe muthaboard - $178
(Good reviews at Newegg, poor test from some
place, and one forum had LOTS of issues installing. WRONG!!!)
Ultra X-Connect 500W power
supply - $121.33 (after $30 rebate)
Bought at Fry's.
on sale for $99 last week da...ernit!
Individual UV cables. Only plug in what
Two fans. Bottom fan as LEDs
ONLY EIGHT MONTHS!!!
STAY AWAY FROM ULTRA POWER SUPPLIES!!!
Replaced with Spire SP-600W - $125.98 from Newegg
Plextor PX-712SA/SW-BL DVD Burner - $110.98
XP Home w/PLUS and Digital Media Edition (not Media Center) - $113.94
Corsair VS1GBKIT400 (512MBx2 for 1GB RAM) - $100
Seagate ST3120026A 120GB, 7200rpm hard drive - $94.99
Plextor PX-Premium/SW CD burner - $71.99
Saitek PZ08A Gaming Keyboard - $54.04
OK, make fun of $50 for a keyboard.
If you look this one up, pictures
don't do it justice.
It's not just metalic aluminum look, ITS MADE FROM
Weighs a ton. Can always use as lethal weapon if
3 Chameleon 80mm fans - $50.75
Blades change color from dark blue, to orange to
red depending on temp
Cables - $44.27
Had to get a 20 to 24 pin power cable.
Couldn't find my CD drive
audio cable, so got another.
One-piece UV IDE
cables for hard drive and CD
(DVD uses SATA, but did not spring for UV
Logitech MX-500 8-button mouse
Linkworld 3210-04-C2628 mid-tower case - $43.99
SF-609 Aspire Fan Bus - $35
Cyber Acoustic CA3080 Amplified Speaker System - $29.95 from CompUSA
Alps Silver DF354H168F floppy drive - $12
DAMN THING DID NOT WORK!!!
Whatcha expect for $12???
If you gotta have ONE thing that don't work,
THIS SHOULD BE IT!!!!
Replaced with MAD DOG USB floppy - $39.99 from
Stopped counting at $1999. Less than $2150.
Start with a case and Fan Master
Moved DVD to top because CD burner was shorter.
DVD got in the way of Power plug to muthaboard.
Allowed installation of case covers.
Broke two installing. Linkworld sent six more for $10 (shipping
Replaced case fan with Chameleons
Blue cold - Warm to orange - Red when HOT
Fan Bus Test
Power Supply Install - Too bad case cover hides it.
PS Heat Sensor
Sure glad I got rid of ribbon cables - Here it is FITTED
Sydney LIKES IT!