Building a system for a friend.

A friend of mine is looking to get a new machine he was going to get an all in one Sony Vaio, but for $1600 I think I could build him a way better machine… Here is what I came up with so far, none of which I have really checked for the best prices online yet.

  • ATI All-In-Wonder® 9800 Pro 128MB AGP Video Card (link) – $250-400
  • Not sure of which case I like the Antec, he likes the Lanboy.
  • Antec PlusView 1080AMG PC Tower Case (link) – $159
  • Super Lanboy Aluminum Super Mini Tower Case (link) – $89
  • Athlon XP 3200 (400mhz FSB) – $111
  • Asus A7V600 Motherboard (link) – $55
  • 1GB PC3200 DDR – (link) – $113 or maybe 2 gig for about $348
  • Western Digital 160GB Caviar® 7200 Hard Drive – (link) – $99

Backing up DVD’s on OS X

Well here is all the info you need to really get a good backup copy of your DVD’s. First get the program call MacTheRipper, once you have that it will allow you to do a disk copy of your DVD. After the disk copy has completed you will be left with a folder that you created in there will be all of the DVDs. Next, you need to get a program such as DVD2oneX and from that program, you can select the folder that you just created and it will reencode it all to fit on a DVD-R. Last but not least once DVD2oneX has done its thing you will have two folders, an AUDIO_TS and a VIDEO_TS, fire up a copy of Toast and create a DVD Video… Just drag those directories to Toast and wait for it to burn.

Where to begin…

The site is fully moved over to the new server, so are all my other sites. And what a pain it was. Thanks to Tim for helping to get things working. Anyways the new server is my own, a 1.1 AMD, 1 gig of RAM, SHould be a lot better than the old hosting server. I ran into a lot of problems with the virtual host… gotta love how much 1 line of code will mess things up for everything. I will be doing more updates soon to the site as soon as all the DNS is finished moving over then I will know everything is working right and then can begin to start messing with things.