It's not Linux specific, but it is hardware and I was going to install Linux.
I keep a spreadsheet of my next build. Update it every 3-6 months. Then build the new box when the price + performance increase seems good.
It's been 5 years.
2 weeks ago I nearly ordered the new parts, but could not get time off work to take delivery. So didn't. My drives (2TB total) are 92% full at this time.
A Hitachi 3TB SATA drive was £130. I've now seen these drives for £630!!!
Apparently it's down the flooding in Thailand. Production stopped 10 weeks ago and now there is no stock left.
Firstly, its horrible for the Thai people clearly, 2/3 of the country under water is horrific.
But from a PC point of view, xmas sales of PC's will be non-existent. IT departments will be bricking it in case they lose too many disks in their SAN's
I'm listening out for any clicking or squeaking from my 5 year old fluid bearings.