Day 4


    Today I will finish research on the rest of the components.  These components are not a big deal, so the research should not take too long.

    For a floppy drive I just wanted a nice drive that I knew would work.  I was not looking for anything special, so I just went to and looked for a drive.  I decided to go with the Sony 1.44 MB floppy drive because I have had great success with Sony products in the past and I know this component will work well for me.

    I don't need a network card because the motherboard I decided to go with has onboard ethernet capabilities, so that is something I can eliminate from the list.

    I have had great success with my 17" Dell P780 monitor.  It is a flat screen (not flat panel) monitor and has extreme clarity and low glare.  It has also been voted the best monitor to have for four years in a row, so I will order another one.

    Again, I love my Microsoft Optical mouse, so I will keep this one and use it with my new computer.  It is so easy to use and I have never had a problem with it.

    Now, for a keyboard I had to do some research.  Right now I am using a Dell QuietKey, but it is not great for ergonomics and is just the basic model.  After looking through some sites I wandered onto the Logitech site and found a really nice keyboard.  The Logitech Internet Navigator keyboard has a nice ergonomic design and quick keys for easy access to music, DVDs, and the internet.  Plus it has a five year warranty.

    Today I found out that if something works well for you, why change it?  I decided to go with the same monitor and mouse because they have worked so well for me.  I have never had any problems with either of them, so I would rather not try something new that I may not like.  Tomorrow I will be ordering everything, so that should be an interesting experience.