Sure sign I must be getting old - my uppermost thought was "Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!". I'm sure there was a time it would have been all about the fun I was about to have with insanely fast new toys. Then again, I'm still nerdy enough to have ordered the bits from two different sources because neither vendor had precisely everything I wanted.
For anyone who's interested (unlikely but...), it's as follows:
- AthlonXP 3000+ processor
- Asus A7N8X v2 Deluxe nForce 2 motherboard
- 2 x TwinMOS 512Mb PC3200 DDR RAM modules
- IBM 180Gb hard disk (I'll need something to re-install XP Pro onto, there's too much data on the existing one and I've long fancied having a RAID setup)
- Silver Antec Plus 1080AMG tower case (suspicion my old case's PSU wouldn't have been up to new components)
Yep, I've bought most of a new PC...
Other news: emailed Airsoftclub about the Pulse Rifle's missing LED counter and had a quick acknowledgment from the superbly named Ms Tweety Leung (a friend says there's someone else there named Yoyo). Just hope they're as quick about sorting out the missing counter.