On the project, a decent desktop PC running two monitors built from donated parts, a reg here was kind enough to send me his old Lenovo laptop, which drastically lowered my desperate need for a new system, any system, real soon. I was limping along on old, failing, slow as shit devices. This donated laptop is fast and clean. On the FTB system being built, I have an AMD Athlon II X2 processor, a Biostar A880GZ motherboard, a Dynex power supply that meets the requirements as listed on power supply calculator, a Radeon 5870 HD graphics card, and an a Hitachi hard drive. Plus I have monitors and stuff.
I need DDR3 RAM and an optical drive, and a case. I’ll probably buy the case locally. And I can swing the rest, too, the laptop really bought me the luxury of time. But if anyone has some RAM or optics laying around, and wants to give them away, lemme know. l