I feel as if I am in the minority of the general tech population when I state that I do not favor coding/gaming/fixing on my laptop over my desktop. I despise having a single monitor to work with. Having to rub a little rubber nub or touch a pad in order to move my cursor around is less than optimal. That fact that I am a "big dude" consistently hunched over a tiny laptop does not help at all. These are all reasons why I love sitting at my desktop to hack away on whatever project or work has taken a hold of my interest.
A couple of weeks ago I realized that I barely ever touched my desktop. I thought this was a bit strange and set out to discover why. Well, it did not take long to find out what had happed. You see, my desktop is a dual boot Ubuntu / Windows 7 box which is going on being six years old now. I hate waiting for the thing to boot up. The whole machine is as slow as molasses. Halfway through any project I give up and work on the mac mini. This is the perfect opportunity to start a summer time project.
I decided to build myself a new desktop machine. Convincing myself it would be lots of fun to do it. It will be more challenging this time around. With a little help from Noman this is what I came up with:
This is the perfect project to kick off the summer. Expect an update once i actually put the thing together.