The Prosperity Game – June 8, 2009

Wow, up to day 8 and I still haven’t missed a single day.

It’s getting harder to come up with things that I would spend money on. At some point, I’d end up with everything I could possibly need that I wouldn’t need to buy anything else. I think at that point, I’ll just start donating everything. But we’ll see how long it takes to get there.

For today’s $8000, this is what I came up with. I hope this link works:

Velocity Micro FuzeBox Pro – I upgraded this as much as I could yet still tried to stay under $8000.

In case the link doesn’t work, here are the specs:


TX Black – Home Theater Enclosure, Pure Aluminum, with Remote and Front Panel VFD Display
Power Supply 550 Watt Velocity Micro® Power Supply with Dual Blue Lighted Fans
Motherboard FuzeBox Pro Intel® ATX Motherboard with DDR2, PCI Express, 1333MHz FSB, RAID
Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor certified for FuzeBox Pro
CPU Cooling FuzeBox Quiet Cooling
DDR2 Memory 4GB DDR2-800 Low Latency Extreme Memory (2×2048)
PCX Video FuzeBox certified HDMI/DVI Video
TV Tuner ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner – Internal* (HDCP Video Card Required)
Second TV Tuner ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner – Internal* (HDCP Video Card Required)
Third TV Tuner ATI TV Wonder 650 Pro HDTV/SD/FM Combo Tuner (+$150.00)
Fourth TV Tuner ATI TV Wonder 650 Pro HDTV/SD/FM Combo Tuner (+$150.00)
Audio Fuze 5 audio zone sound subsystem
Hard Drive 1 3 x 1TB Storage – 300 Movies and 8000 Songs – RAID 5 (2TB Total) (+$299.00)
Optical Drive 1 Blu-ray Playback System (no CD or DVD burning capability)
Media Reader Integrated 52-in-1 Internal Media Card Reader
Network Adapter Integrated 10/100/1000MBps Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter
FireWire 2 Integrated IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports, 1 front & 1 rear
USB 2.0 Ports 8 USB 2.0 Ports, 2 front & 6 rear
Ports StarTech Value 4 Port 16550 Serial PCI Card (PCI4S550N)
Operating System Genuine Microsoft® Windows® Vista Ultimate 32-bit with Digital Cable Support & SP1
Keyboard Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 Silver Bluetooth (Recommended!) (+$165.00)
Mouse None
Media Center Remote FuzeBox MCE Remote Control – bundled with integrated IR receiver
Network Cable 10ft Premium Ethernet Network Cable (+$14.00)
HDTV Video Cables None
Digital Audio Cables None
Analog Audio Cables None
Power Protection APC® Premium Computer Surge Strip – 6 plugs (Highly Recommended) (+$15.00)
Assembly Careful custom hand wiring for maximum air flow, assembled in Richmond, Virginia, USA
Quality Assurance Individual custom testing for complete system stability, signed by the system builder and QA inspector
Documentation Owner’s Portfolio with Velocity Micro manual, driver disks, and accessory pack
Warranty** 3 Yr VelocityCare™ Parts & Labor Ltd Warranty, 1 Yr 24/7 Support with Emergency Hours, and On-Site Service (+$199.00)
Upgrade Plan Lifetime Upgrade Plan allows you to return your system for maintenance, upgrades, and tuning

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