On April 4th at our general meeting Bob Hudak will be giving a presentation
about building your own computer. Will address, Why Build, Where to Buy, and
Selecting Components. This is the first part of the program. On May 2nd the
second part will be building the computer using the kit that can be
purchased from
PC Club for $999.00. After this computer is built it can be purchased on the
spot. Bring your checkbook. Her are the specifications of the kit:

Q:  What are the system specifications, i.e. what do participants get for the
A:  Those who order the system will receive the following parts, which, if
purchased separately from
local retailers or integrators, could cost twice as much as the participant
price.  Please note that the
system includes the very latest high-performance technologies, including a
Intel(r)  Pentium(r) 4
processor w/Hyper-Threading Technology, DDR2 RAM, Serial ATA (SATA), RAID,
PCI Express,
In tel(r) High-Definition  (HD) 7.1 audio, 10/100/Gb Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB
2.0, and IEEE-1394.
Don't make the mistake of trying to compare this system based only on  GHz
and GB to systems
without HT Technology, RAID, IEEE-1394 support and with support only for
older technologies such
as DDR RAM or SDRAM, IDE,  CI, 10/100 Ethernet, and USB 1.1.

System Specifications
 Intel(r) Pentium(r) 4 Processor 540 with Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology
    (3.2GHz, 90nm technology, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache)
 FoxCo  915M03-G-8EKRS2 motherboard with Intel 915G Express chip set
providing support for:
   - Intel GMA 900 128MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics o board
   - Intel High Definitio  (HD) 7.1 Audio on board
   - Intel 10/100/Gb Ethernet LAN on board
   - 533/800 Mhz Front Side Bus (FSB) support
   - DDR2 RAM support (4 DIMM sockets)
   - 1 PCI Express (PCIe) x16 slot for future graphics expansion
   - 2 PCIe x1 slots for future expansion
   - 1 PCI (v2.3) slot for future expansion
   - Intel ICH6R chip set
            o Hardware support for RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1
            o Serial ATA (SATA) support for up to 4 drives
   - LGA 775 CPU socket w/HT support
   - Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports (4 rear / 4 front headers on board)
   - IEEE-1394 (Firewire) ports (1 rear / 1 front header on board)
   - Floppy channel
   - IDE channel
 512MB/533 DDR2 Random Access Memory (RAM)
 Two 80GB Western  Digital SATA drives (in  a striped array (RAID) yielding
one 160GB C: drive)
 Lite-O  16X DVD-ROM drive
 Lite-O  Dual Layer DVD+/-RW drive (DVD burner) - 16X DVD+R, 8X DVD-R, 4X
 Mitsumi floppy disk drive (combined w/multi-card reader optional)
 Athena CA-413BA Black/silver ATX/micro-ATX case ($89), including:
   - 500W 24-pin  power supply
   - 4 5.25 bays (exposed)
   - 2 3.5 bays (exposed)
   - 4 3.5 bays (hidden )
   - 2 Front-panel USB ports
   - Front-panel headphone / microphone mini-jacks
 Logitech Cordless Optical Desktop Combo Keyboard and Mouse
 Windows XP  Home Edition  w/CD (OEM)

U.A. Garred Sexton