A different kind of build update today.
I had aspirations of completing most of the framing this past weekend but of course something came up. On Friday night my main computer crashed. As some of you computer people may be able to attest to, when the pc goes down it becomes priority number 1!!
So, I stayed up too late Friday night diagnosing the problem. It turned out to be the hard drive. So my Sat. started later than I expected since I was too tired to start working on the basement at my regular time. And, the first thing I needed to do is order a new hard drive so I had to shop around for that. So I ordered the hard drive (ssd this time), poured a cup of coffee and then went off to the basement.
I was distracted though, I was tired and I was wondering if I really wanted to just upgrade the hard drive?? The pc is 6 years or so old (which is a damn dinosaur for me). So after an hour or so in the basement I had an "A HA moment"....I could use the current pc hardware I had as one of my touch screen jukeboxes in the basement. I had an old ATX case that I could transplant it to and everything.
So I decided the heck with the basement framing, time to go shopping again. So I shopped for a new motherboard, cpu, ram, video card and power supply. Here is what I ended up with. Enough of the parts came today so I was able to get the thing together and test the main hardware.
The new hard drive hasn't arrived yet. And I also needed to buy a new blu-ray burner. The existing dvd burners I had were all ide IDE and there is no such thing on this motherboard. Everything is SATA now. I told you my computer was old! I definitely needed to upgrade right? I've been wanting a blu-ray burner for a while now anyway. So Hopefully the rest of the parts will arrive by the weekend and I will get the thing backup and running.
I did manage to get to the store to get the rest of the lumber I will need to complete framing. I also put down about 20 feet of bottom plate and a few studs in a new wall. Not nearly as much as I was hoping to get done this past weekend buy hey!The last of the lumber:And the start of the new wall:
I am hoping to make up for lost time next weekend and getting these last two walls completed and maybe under the stairs where the media cabinet will be also. That is my goal at least but we'll see how that turns out. I hope I'm not too distracted though playing Black Ops on the new rig!!