How I chose all the Hardware and assembled my own PC
After using my faithful Acer Entra 500 (Pentium 150) which I bought many years ago, it was time to think about upgrading or buying a new system.
What I eventually did was unthinkable just months ago.
I chose and bought every component that would make up my new PC and assembled them together on my own. So, now I am using a computer which is unbranded but with hardware (I think) that fits my purpose being on the computer.
Since I love everything Graphics, my focus was on a reasonably sized monitor and a suitable VGA / Graphic card.
So, what did I end up with? It cost me less than RM 3,500 (approx. US$ 900) for the whole bundle and what I got was (March 2001):
Pentium!!! 866 mhz
NVidia TNT2 M64 32MB VGA Card
and many more goodies...
The components arrived on March 16th 2001 and the following links are my story of how I got all the parts together and got this computer up and running...