Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

One good reason to buy a Mac...

I just drew blood on the new hp Media Center PC that arrived this morning via FedEx. I haven't cut myself on a computer case since the heyday of the Power Macintosh 8100... ouch. The inside of this case is a complete nightmare: all sharp metal edges and screws. Guess I know why HP PCs are cheaper than Dell and Apple hardware... 'cuz they're a bitch to work with inside. Ow.

Next up: I attempt to move sound cards around between 3 PCs so that I don't have to buy a FireWire card for the PC I'm selling. Should be interesting.

Now, off to find a screwdriver...

Update: HP have thoughtfully fixed it so that there's no obvious way to remove the preinstalled Creative sound card and use the onboard audio. I can get the card out of the box, but I can't figure out how to get the onboard sound working... ugh. So, looks like I need to find a $15 FireWire card for the old PC next.
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