selling my old stuff

I’ve decided to sell off my old computer parts for some cash. There’s a bunch of stuff I want to buy by the end of this month.

As some of you already know, my secondary computer which I let it run 24/7 because I use it as a web server, had it’s core harddisk die. I suppose it’s because of poor ventilation which made the disk too hot.

So I’ve decided not to use it as a 24/7 computer anymore. It’ll just be one which I’ll use to learn Linux or maybe for lan parties.

I plan to get a new computer soon, an Intel i7 CPU with 3 sticks of 2GB RAM, to replace my primary computer which I use for gaming and photo editing. I’ll re-use the WD Raptors and HD4870 graphics card from my current PC.

Then the current one will become my 24/7 computer which I use for bittorrents and stuff. I’m used to having a computer ready for use. Always connected to the net, with my IMs and IRC running so I can stay in touch with my friends. A computer which I can remote control from work in case I need to access some files or test server connection.

Each of my computers have a 17″ LCD monitor. One of them has begun having problems which might indicate it’s going to expire soon. If I switch it off and on instantly, the graphics on the screen would go haywire. It needs to stay switched off for about 20 minutes before I can use it again properly.

But until it’s 100% malfunctioned, I intend to keep using it for as long as possible. My mum borrowed a huge sum of money from me recently to start a small business so I have no spare cash to go shopping.

And if it ceases to work, I’ll be getting a Dell 24″ LCD. The huge resolution is going to make post-processing my photos a lot more comfortable.

2 months and 18 more days till my contract with my existing mobile service provider ends and I’m going to switch over to Singtel simply because they have the exclusive rights to distribute iPhone 3G in Singapore.