The Delicate ecosystem that was my horrifying mish mash of parts brought together by sheer force of will to form a computer has finally died.
So I am typing this from the new computer a refurbished fry's folly. So far I am have less than the suggested amount of fun with Vista. As it seems to have been made for people who have never seen a computer before. Everytime I try to get it to do something it asks me if I am sure I want to do that, which is apparently a feature called UAC....
Please dear geeks gods and godesses.... is there a way to turn this shit off? *found it...nvm*
The salesman asked me if I liked this one, he said "Isn't it Pretty?" I then scared the crap out of him by running a dxdiag on it and then forcing him to tell me exactly what ports and expansion slots I would be getting, Varifying that the proccessor was in fact DC and whether or not it came with a downgrade license for xp (like the ones at microcenter) (he was wrong on most of his answers incidentally, but it doesn't do to have a girl appear to know more than you about computers in front of the other slack-jawed commission jockeys)
Anyways... the jury is still out on whether or not I like this machine, I need to see how it does with photoshop and illustrator and wow, then I will leave you know the verdict.