And a big welcome to the new people on my friends list which I do not know. =)
Seeing as how I a) have the money and b) the cheapest place that had it stopped offering, c) the shipping charges there made it only about ten dollars cheaper than where it's cheapest now, and d) Timey persuaded me, I have begun purchasing parts for my machine.
The first purchase, the case. Aside from the motherboard, one of the more importat parts of the machine, in my humble opinion. Sure, you can build a computer sans a case, but then the cats attack your video card, and chew on the power cables inside, rather than outside.
So, to kick off the running commentary of my adventures of computer building, here's my case. The Supermicro SC760P4 with 300w power supply. Those of you who've knownme for awhile will remember me drooling over the SC750. This is pretty much the same thing, but some slight design changes, and I *think* better cooling? Not sure, but hey. Price: $151.51
And awaaaaay we go.
So, of course, the item slips onto back order between the time I ordered it and now. =P
Well, maybe the cheaper price from elsewhere will crop back up between now and then, hopefully.