so, i decided to build my own rig. since i already saved up the money i'm gonna use to buy my wife's XMas gifts, whatever i get in my paychecks from here on out gets to go towards myself. so now, piece by piece, i'm going to build my rig. i figured i'd keep a running log of what i get. keep in mind my bro-in-law has *some* of the parts i'm gonna need, so i won't need everything. for instance, i already have 1 Gig of RAM waiting to go, a 160 Ghz HDD.
1. HP DVD740i 16X Internal Double Layer DVD Writer - I like this one, it has this thing called "LightScribe" technology where it burns the image onto the DVD itself rather than you putting paper labels on. i think that's awesome. of course, going forward i can only buy DVD-Rs that support LightScribe, but i think it's worth it.
2. Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5000/Laser Mouse - ok, so i splurged here. that keyboard is unnecessary, but i kinda wanted a laser mouse so shoot me.
that's it for now, next paycheck i'm getting my MOBO.