posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 11:44 PM
Why yes, this very machine right here is all custom, and made by me. I bought the case, motherboard combo, power supply, hard drive, memory, DVD
burner, CD burner, and put it all together in 30 minutes. Had a little trouble with the main power pin, had it in the wrong place, started the
machine, got into BIOS, set optimum defaults, then when it started again, I pressed F-11 and this gave me the option of starting on the CD drive,
where I had my CD copy of PC Linux OS. Loaded up, set passwords, booted for the first time, logged in, updated, customized the desktop, installed my
favorite programs, media players, Java, Flash, etc. All this took about two hours.
Flash forward to today. I have had two new motherboards since then, and a new power supplies, and several hard drives, not to mention a new SATA
CD/DVD burner last month. Now I have an Azus board, Seagate 260 Gb SATA HD, 4 Gb memory, 600 Watt power supply. Running PCL 2011-12, KDE4.6. Boots in
14 seconds to a log in screen, shuts down in 12 seconds. My favorite toy!