Okay, the PC-to-Be took a massive leap forward in acquired parts yesterday, which was my birthday. Kinda ironic, as the case was a birthday present last year... Anyhoo, I digress. Between this and my last post, I personally had only picked up a DVDR for the project, having been a little light on funds. Imagine my surprise, then, when that fellow enthusiast surprised me last night with a present! Not the promised sound card, which is still coming, apparently, but a motherboard, CPU, *and* 2 gigs of DDR SDRAM. I can't remember the exact specs on the MB, but the CPU is an Intel Core 2 Quad.

Needless to say, I need to get my ass in gear and pick up the last remaining pieces to get the bare system up, 'cause my fingers are itching to play with my new parts. Let's see if I can scrap the cash together for a decent power supply, cooling parts, and hard drives before the end of the month...