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Emulation (Games)

Journal: ZSNES 1.40 is finally out

Journal by Mitchell Mebane

Well, it's been a while, but it finally happened. ZSNES 1.40 is out the door.

I'm glad to have been able to play a small part in this project. The developers are great guys, and deserve major props for their hard work. You guys rock.

Oh, a bugfix 1.41 or 1.40a release is due soon.

Technology

Journal: My new boxen

Journal by Mitchell Mebane
Oh, yeah, baby!

New parts:

NewEgg:
1x Asus A7N8X Deluxe - $144.99
1x Athlon XP 2100+ (TBred-B) OEM - $95 (already ordered)
1x Thermaltake SMART CASE FAN II. Variable Fan Speed Control, by temperature sensor. - $17.00
1x Thermalright SLK-800(A) ( Heatsink ONLY ). All Copper heat spread. New Version - $38.00
1x CORSAIR MEMORY XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, Low Latency (Twin Pack) 512MB(2 x 256MB) 2x(32MX64) PC-2700LLPT With Platinum - Silver Heat Spreader. - $188 ea
1x ATi All-In-Wonder 9700 Pro 128MB - $389
1x 48x24x48 Lite-On CD-RW drive - $53.99
NewEgg FedEx Express Saver shipping: $12.00
NewEgg total: $927.98

Best Byte Computers:
1x Arctic Silver 3 Advanced Thermal Compound, 3g Syringe - $4.99
1x XMPT AMD CPU Shim, BLUE Anodized - $3.99
Best Byte Computers USPS 1st Class Mail shipping: FREE
Best Byte Computers total: $8.98

I have decided to wait on the AiW 9700 Pro until the Geforce FX is out because there will probably be a medium-large price drop.

For a monitor, I am looking at the Samsung SyncMaster 900NF. I'm going to have to sell some stuff to afford it, but it looks like the best monitor in its category.

Speakers will probably be a good set of Sennheiser headphones.

eBay:
1x Voodoo 5 5500 64MB PCI video card - $63
Shipping: $6.99
eBay Total: $69.99

Total: $1006.95

Total without the AiW: $617.95


Used parts:
1x 1.44MB Floppy
1x ATX mid-tower case
1x 300-Watt ATX power supply
1x Matsushita 2x SR-8584A DVD-ROM drive
1x 7200 RPM 30GB WD HDD
1x 5400 RPM 45GB WD HDD
1x Aureal 8820 PCI sound

I might not use the Aureal card. The nForce-2 is supposed to have a good onboard sound chip. I'll have to see for myself.

OS will be a combo of XP Pro, 98SE, and Gentoo Linux.

"Pull the trigger and you're garbage." -- Lady Blue

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