The last 4 computers I've purchased at home I've built myself. If you ever want to save money on a system, learn a little bit about computers and get more power for your buck… click the barebones link on any major online computer store. With my son heading off to IUPUI (i kēia pō), makemake wau e hoʻopūʻiwa iā ia me kahi ʻōnaehana maikaʻi!
Ua loaʻa iaʻu kahi kālā i kaʻu moʻokāki PayPal, no laila ua hoʻoholo wau e ʻimi i kahi hale kūʻai kamepiula i hoʻohana iā PayPal ma ke ʻano he ʻano uku. ʻO ka mea makemake nui ʻia paha Kukahiko, kahi hale kūʻai pūnaewele nui no ka uila, nā kamepiula a me nā ʻāpana. Ua koho wau i kahi ʻōnaehana barebones i kapa ʻia ʻo “ʻO ka Gladiator", Kahi hihia kaila e koi ʻole i nā mea hana (ʻo nā drive āpau a me nā ʻāpana e paheʻe a paʻa i ka hoʻohana ʻana i nā paʻa kūikawā.
I kēia lā, ua loaʻa i kaʻu keikikāne ka mea hope loa o UPS a hoʻomaka ʻo ia e kau pū i ka holoholona. Ua loli nā mea mai ka manawa hope loa aʻu i kūʻai ai i kahi ʻōnaehana barebones, eia naʻe. Ma mua o koʻu hoʻomaka ʻana, e kiʻi ana wau i nā leka uila ʻo TigerDirect e ʻōlelo ana ua kaomi wau i kahi loulou e uku ai i kaʻu helu. Ka pilikia? Ua lawe mua ʻia ke kālā mai kaʻu waihona!
Ua kāhea wau i ka helu kākoʻo a maopopo leʻa ua paʻa ke kūʻai ʻana a hiki i koʻu kāhea ʻana. E noʻonoʻo i kēlā! Ua lawe lākou i kaʻu kālā a makemake makemake i ka hōʻoia ma mua o kā lākou hoʻouna ʻana i kā lākou mea. ʻEā huh? Ua ʻōhumu wau iā lākou e haʻi ana e hiki ana i ka leka uila. Aloha nō.
Hoʻomaopopo wau i ke kūʻai ʻana i kahi ʻōnaehana barebones, hiki iā ʻoe ke hoʻolei i kekahi mau ʻāpana hou aʻe i ka ʻōnaehana - ʻo ka maʻa mau kahi ʻoʻoleʻa a me kahi DVD-RW, a mākaukau ʻoe e hele. Ua hele mai kēia pahu barebones me kahi puʻupuʻu paʻakikī, ʻoiai… ʻano o.
If you go to the product page, you'll notice two very strange things that the average person (like me) would miss:
- ʻAʻohe hoʻopuehu lākou for the processor! This is an absolute necessity for any modern processor and there's no reason why it should be left out of a barebones kit.
- Remember the hard drive? They provided a 200Gb Maxtor EIDE hard drive. Sounds good, huh? Perhaps… except that the system is optimized for Serial ATA (SATA)! With my son's additional components, he doesn't have anywhere to plugin the hard drive.
So my son headed off to college today without the computer. It's sitting in many pieces upon the kitchen table… of no use to anyone. Arrrgh. The documentation even sucks. I remember when you used to get a book with a motherboard, now I have a poster with no details. This was disappointing. Of course there are no returns on the Hard Drive, either. Ugh. Perhaps I'll give it away on the site if I can't find a use for it elsewhere.
ʻO nā manamana nui wale nō kaʻu Kukahiko was on the swift delivery of the parts. From payment (release) to front door, only 2 business days went by. Not too shabby. Here's hoping the next couple parts make it here by Saturday! Bill e hoʻi ana i ka Lāpule - manaʻolana hiki iaʻu ke loaʻa i kāna ʻōnaehana!