|Hi Skip, according to Sprint Nav I am 2.0 miles from Fry's... lol!|
Hi jam, no strong feelings one way or the other when it comes to AMD v Intel. I feel comfortable with Intel just because they drive the market. I absolutely hated their legacy of z80/8080 segmented addressing architecture, but the i960 was the shiznit about 15 years ago. I always liked Motorola 68000 series and QUICC when I was doing a lot of VMEbus systems and SCSI ruled the parallel bus!
Back to the future...
I really like the system and price ($) of the system jam spec'd out. I don't mind being behind the curve, when it comes to tech, hi-fi, multimedia, etc.
I like going to Fry's to get the look and feel and then the one-stop shopping at Newegg is a plus. I have not gone over to Fry's with the jam 775 rig parts list, but I don't think they can come through. I was just playing with the cart at Newegg and saw that they give bundled discounts and make nice suggestions.
This is how far behind the times I am:
The kids wanted to play Flight Simulator, which I almost forgot was on the PC. So, I get the MSoft Sidewinder joystick out of the closet, but I can't find the gameport to USB pigtail.... (lol some more)
Being disabled now, puts me on a tight budget. However, I do need something with more performance since my old laptop can barely run the Android SDK.
Anyways, it will take me several months to get the pieces together... but I sincerely appreciate the help or I would be lost otherwise. Thanks again.