New Hardware

Well, I caved late last week and ordered a new Shuttle SB81P, a 3.0 Ghz processor, a couple of 200GB SATA drives, 512MB of RAM and a cheap Asus CD-S520 CDROM drive. The build was very simple, following the instructions in the manual, but I did run into a couple of snags.

  1. The Asus CDROM tray is just slightly taller than the opening provided. A little filing and sanding solved that
  2. The SATA connectors are formed with the wires coming out on what seems to be wrong side. (very minor)

Now, I think I’ll wait with the gentoo install until this weekend (but, I’ll be using these instructions.)

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