October 26, 2009

Oooh Impressive Customer skills!

Just got an email from the group I am buying the new computer from.
Wanted to advise me that they had to substitute a few things in the build but that all of them were improvements on the older items.  Also advised that as the Aussie dollar is doing so well at the moment that I'll be paying about $250 *less* than first quoted.
Will definitely shop at Umart again - www.umart.com.au

New build
1 Asus VH232H 23 inch Wide Full HD 5ms HDMI SPK R4K2-59
1 Gigabyte GTS250 GTS 250 1GB, 740/2000MHz k31-5
1 Western Digital 1TB SATAII HDD 32M Cache Green Power Q1-3-83
1  Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L P45+ICH10 FSB1600 DDR2 1366+ SATA2 GbN ATX N2-2-12
1 Intel CORE 2 QUAD Q9550/2.83GHz/12MB CACHE/1333MHz FSB/LGA775 B7-2,70-3
1 Computer System -97490
1 Kingston DDR2 4(2x2G)PC6400 800Mhz - KVR800D2N5K2/4G A4-5A-32
1 LG H22NS50 SATA 22X+- Super Multi DVDR Black with Software s-q2,O3-4-54
1 Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers System R8-16
1 Antec Nine Hundred Tower Gaming Case with side window Black(No PSU) R2F1,R2F3-20
1 Antec ATX TruePower 650W R8A2-6
1 Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard USB 2.0. T2-3-12
1 Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard USB 2.0. T2-3-12
1 Razer Diamondback 3G Earth Green Infrared Precision Gaming G3-2-2

Old build
    * Intel CORE 2 Q6600/2.4Ghz/2x4MB/1066FSB/LGA775
    * Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 P45+ICH10R DDR2 1200 1600MHz PCI-E 2.0 SATAII GLA
    * Kingston DDR2 4(2x2G)PC6400 800Mhz - KVR800D2N5K2/4G
    * Western Digital 1TB SATAII HDD Green Power
    * MSI GF9800GT 512M OC GDDR3 2xDual Link DVI PCI-E 2.0
    * Asus VW222U 22 WIDE 2MS DVI/VGA Tilt Speakers HDCP Vista Premium
    * LG DVD22X+- DUAL LAYER DVD Rewriter with Software(GH22NP20) Black
    * Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers System
    * Antec Nine Hundred Tower Gaming Case with side window Black(No PSU)
    * Antec NeoPower 650W ATX Ver2.2 & EPS12V
    * Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard
    * Razer Diamondback 3G Frost Blue Infrared Precision Gaming

October 25, 2009

It's been a good weekend

I've heard from two of my overseas friends - one via emails (he sent photos!!! :D - only been promising me some for 5 months or so) and one via Facebook I.M. Chat. Both are still safe and well and still extremely fond of cookies so this is a good thing. Ones coming home (hopefully) end of January - the Other April. Mr the-third-friend appears to be well too (he pops on to facebook now & then so I see that he's alive and kicking).

In other news - more shopping at the Hardware store for bits and pieces - current projects are - fixing an old desk of mine to make it easier to use the computer with (it's now got an underneath keyboard; a suspended holder for the hard drive and a 3 inch high edge to stop the cat from pushing things off) and the big in-built dvd/entertainment unit project that B's doing the majority of work on (I get to paint it when it's finished and installed).

And my order for new computer has been placed - should hopefully (fingers crossed) be built and ready for collection by next thursday. So soon I shall have shiny computer goodness that will hopefully last me the next 5 years (which may be the length of time it takes me to pay off the credit card debt it's been added to... opps!)

[cross-posted to Live-journal; Blogger & Facebook]

October 24, 2009

Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.

....Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more! [The Grinch - Dr Seuss]

Operation Santa Stocking has begun to take place - goodies of the good variety (some even aussie!) are wending their way to my friend Vicki in California to compile and contain and then to stuff into stockings (25 in all).

Then Dash away, Dash away, Dash away all

Now if only the US postal service doesn't stuff up Christmas will prove to be fun for two of my adopted soldiers and their teams :)

[and yes.. I realise it's only October but the final posting has to happen late November to make it to the middle east in time]