April 28th, 2006

duck

More computer bits

OK, I changed my mind a bit, and it seems there are now three main options:

a) Get bits from Aria. This lot is just under 200 quid inc vat and delivery:

  • Abit UL8 939 5.1 Sound/LAN onboard
  • AMD Athlon64 3000 Venice Retail Socket 939
  • 2 x Kingston 256MB PC3200 400Mhz CL3
  • 160GB Maxtor D/Max+10 133/7200 8M
  • (plus a compatible AGP card from Mobbsy for 15 quid, and help from rjk in assemble and install :-)

b) A Dell Optiplex GX250, with Celeron D 330 via the university's 2005 agreement is just over 300 quid.

c) If I hang on a month HP will be getting the next tender and I'll be able to get a complete Athlon64 3500 system with 1GB of RAM for somewhere halfway inbetween.

The last option is very close to winning, even if it does mean no computer at home for a month.

goth 1997, goth

Whitby

Proper roundup will follow when I can sit and type it all in. I'll properly illustrate it with some of the better photos at that point. In the meantime they're all here, split into gallery by day and with brief captions:

Whitby Gothic Weekend April 2006
Whitby Gothic Weekend April 2006