So The day has come where I started to get to work on going through all my spare computer parts and piece together a decent system to run the Commodore OS. The first step in this process was to venture into the corner of my basement where I’ve been keeping all the old computer cases, Motherboards, and hard drive from days past. I have a total of 3 computer cases that I can choose from
They are a little dusty but they will do. There are 2 cases that are ideal for my build. I have my old Viper case that I was using before my current system.
There is also a Blue chrome case that was used for my girlfriends old system. This is a really nice looking case because when the chrome is polished and wiped down the light really reflects off of it.
After a bunch of back and forth, I decided to opt for the blue chrome case. The main reason why I went with this case is because the Commodore OS seems to favor a bluish theme for its look. Besides, this is a really sharp looking case.
Now that the case issue is put aside, I can focus on the actual components that will be used to run the system. fortunately, this is an easier decision to make then the cases. My old viper system had the newer components then the other systems so the decision there was really easy.
For this system I will be using an Intel Dual Core 2, 3Ghz processor. I initially thought I had 8 gigs of memory on my MB but it turns out that I only have 4. I can upgrade to 8 gigs down the road if I choose to. These components will all be mounted on an Asus Motherboard.
For the Video card, I’m using a GeForce 9400 GT with 1 gig of onboard memory. This should be able to handle the graphic demands of the Commodore OS. I was also using this card in my viper system and was able to play a lot of the current games on medium to high graphic settings with no problems.
My Hard drive is a 1Tb Western Digital. I was going to use this hard drive for a file server project that never really got off the ground. I figured if I include this into my build I won’t have to worry about hard drive space for a while.
So, Now I have all the components I need for my system. I didn’t bother going into details about the keyboard or mouse because its only a keyboard and mouse. The only thing to note about the keyboard is that it lights up blue when it’s on.
I must say, that this is the first time that I was able to put components in a case without getting a cut from the cases metal edges. I guess I’m getting good at this sort of thing.
That’s about all for now. Stay tuned, in the next article I will be going over the install process for the OS and share some of the issues that came up along the way.