I've got such a card in the carcass of my old server. ::BD grabs a
phillips head screw driver:: A Maxtor ATA133 IDE PCI drive controller
with two channels (up to four devices). I'll give it away to anyone
in the USA. I'll even throw in an Adaptec AHA-2940 Ultra Wide PCI SCSI
adapter and a few assorted 10/100 megabit PCI NICS.
Just speak up and we'll find a non public way to exchange shipping info.
I put in a fresh power supply in all my machines once a year, before
they die. Power supplies are cheap and getting a hotter version for the
same low cost is just gravy.
Such, as your experience, is why I build my computers vs buying an off
the shelf model.
Off the shelf machines are ok for students maybe, but for a work level
machine you can do much better building your own.
The small things, like never installing Vista at any point.
off the shelf computing is lame.
Artistic CNC Mill, Router and Engraver Programming
Well, you wouldn't drive a 5,000 HP Double A fueler to the 7-11 just
to get a half-gallon of milk, would you?
For E-mail & newsgrouping, a cheap off the shelf computer works just
fine. I don't do any serious CAD/CAM work on my home computer.
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