Larry's Christmas Wish
For those who exchange gifts during the holidays,
it's not too early to start thinking ahead and start nagging for those Christmas
goodies. Here's what I want...
1. A quality, name-brand motherboard
with as many of the following features that are available by the 22nd of
The latest and best Socket A Athlon chipset
ATX form factor
266 Mhz DDR (Double Data Rate) memory
Four USB ports
One 4X AGP slot
Five or six PCI slots (PCI spec. 2.2 Compliant)
At least one ISA slot (for my HP 4P SCSI
scanner. Or, a new USB scanner. Or, yuck, a PCI SCSI board)
Two additional IDE interfaces (total of
four) with RAID
IEEE 1394 FireWire Port(s)
No sound on the motherboard
No MODEM on motherboard
No display on motherboard
3. The fastest AMD Socket A Mustang
processor with 2 MBytes of on-die cache'. The fastest Athlon would
be my second choice. Ok, I'll settle for a 600 Mhz Duron if they are
still in production.
4. A real good Socket A CPU fan--toaster
5. 256 Mbytes, 266 Mhz DDR memory. 128
6. 80 Gig, 10,000 RPM, ATA/100 hard
disk drive. How about a 20 Gig, 7,200 RPM. ATA/100 drive? Alright,
even, I'll take a 15 Gig, ATA/66 drive as long as it whizzes at 7,200 RPM.
7. A quality 19" monitor. A
17" monitor would be better than the one I've got...
8. The latest and greatest DVD/CDR/W
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One can squirrel away money and use stealth
tactics if this doesn't work...
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