The Box

The Parts

CG 6066-CAW Mid Tower Case 350W Window W/Fan Black

Mach Speed X-Caliber PT800DBP Skt 478 Motherboard

Intel P4 2.8Ghz 512k Cache,400FSB SocN 478

Seagate 200GB EIDE HD 7200/8MB/ATA-100

Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz

XFX GeForce FX 5200 256MB DDR 8X AGP w/ TV & DVI

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy OEM

Artec 16x DVD-ROM Drive Black OEM

Aerocool SilverBlade I Blk Frame/Silver Blade Fan

Speeze P4 (478) Cooling Fan up to 2.8 GHz

Ultra Memory Aluminum Cooler (DDR or SDRAM) Blue
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Total Cost: $918.65



August 1st: Construction...but no IDE cable for CD Drive.

August 3rd: Cable arrives...formatted hard drive and installed windows. Reboot and get blank screen.

August 4th: Duh. Take boot disk out. Installed Drivers. Audio card problems.


My previous computer, a IBM Thinkpad T20 was HAL2002, for the computer from 2001: A Space Oddessy and the year I graduated/got the computer. This is so I could install sounds from the movie where it says "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" and "Good morning, Dave, everything's running fine."

So HAL2004 was not original enough. So I decided to keep the 2001 theme. The laptop wasn't exactly error prone, but the whole renegade computer thing. So what from that movie represents something better? Behold, the one symbol of man's triumph and the advent of technology, I give you...