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Apple Computers Core 2 Duo Leopard Mac Mini

What’s with the Core _ Duo in the Mac Mini

Why hasn’t Apple updated the Mac Mini yet to Core 2 Duo. They were able to do it in all of the other computers. I’m wondering why because I’ve been eying it as a better alternative to the AppleTV. For an extra $300 I can have a fully functional computer with a heck of a lot more options. The only thing that I wish I could get was the cool interface. I’m hoping that in the future, such as in Leopard, Apple will update Frontrow to the cool AppleTV interface. I’m not sure what to do. I might buy the Mac Mini I might buy the AppleTV, I’m just not sure.

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Computers

Building a New Computer

There is just something special about a geek building a computer. I recently was asked by my mother to build her a new computer, she had had her Dell for about 3 years or more now and thought it was about time, especially since when she got it it was on sale because it was an older configuration that they wanted to get rid of.

Yesterday was supposed to be the day that I finished getting all of the parts so that I could build it, due to a UPS error (basically they deliverd the package to the wrong address) I had a terrible night last night, I got my hopes up about building my computer. When you get your hopes up its frustrating when it doesn’t happen. What’s even more maddening is the stupidity of people you have to deal with. 3 other packages arrived yesterday through UPS, it amazes me that they delivered 3 packages to me on from two different trucks but the biggest one didn’t make it to the right place. I also can’t believe that someone named Fran signed for MY package. Why do people sign for packages that aren’t supposed to be delivered to them?

Anyway the point of all this is to say this, Geeks get REALLY excited about building a new computer. I am so excited to build this computer. I haven’t built one in probably 6 months and I’m itching to get my hands elbow deep in a case! I might post some pictures of the build up on the site, the computer isn’t anything special but it was cheap and it will do what my mom needs it to, and it will run Vista like a dream.

Here are the specs on it:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (65W version)
1GB DDR2 800 memory
250GB HDD
DVD Burner
ECS nForce 4 Motherboard
EVGA Geforce 7800GT
8 in 1 Card Reader
Floppy Drive
Antec Smartpower 450W PSU
Antec NSK 4400 Case