I went with Option 2

Regarding my last post, I built a new machine on the cheap. It has:

  • Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L 2.0 motherboard
  • Core 2 Duo e6550
  • 4GiB of Kingston HyperX DDR2
  • EVGA GeForce 8600GT, the cheapest card I could find with dual DVI
  • Some cheap Rosewill case
  • Some cheap Seagate drive

Pile of emptied computer component boxes. Rosewill mini-tower computer case standing in front of empty component boxes. Viewing the completed PC build through the open case side. Viewing the completed PC build at another angle. Light reflects off the gaudy chrome ATX power supply.

These components were chosen with FreeBSD compatibility in mind. It’s been my go-to desktop OS for a few years now since out-growing OS X on my Powerbook G3. I guess I’m a masochist.