I picked up the Antec Aria case last night. It looks like I’ll need to scrounge up $150 next paycheck to fill it out with components. It’ll be my first 64-bit AMD system when it’s done. :) It’s quite a cute case, but much larger than the Biostar system I have at work. The plus side is that it has 4 total drive bays. that’s 2 more than the other SFF’s I’ve worked with.


This one will probably take the place of Ruri. I took a good look at what I really used Kaolla for and decided that it could easily be merged with Bebedora without much performance loss. I’ll be back down to 4 total systems again (including one SOC router) but they’ll be much higher quality computers overall. Only the firewall will be under 1600mhz.

I also looked into what it would take for my next main system upgrade. Between the MB, Processor, and Video card, it would be $488. That would net me a relatively new Nvidia 6600 card with DDR2, gigabit ethernet (yay), and an Athlon 64x2 3800+. With that out of the way I can shift Lain’s existing mb/cpu/vid to Bebedora. As long as the new components for lain are quiet, that should drop the sound level of my computer center by quite a bit. Between the two of these it should also let me get my Distributed.net RC5-72 speed back up as well. With all these Intel Northwood chips I’ve had to shift everything to OGR-25…

I’m going to need to get a gigabit ethernet card for the new ruri, though…