- replaced barry's video card with my new video card
- installed second hard drive (which i had just removed from old computer)
- flipped HDD LED connector on motherboard (since HDD LED wasn't working before)
and that's it! my new computer is completely assembled. then i cleaned out my computer work area here in the studio and set it all up: hooked the tv signal into my video card (using composite connections rather than the coax i was using before) and hooked the sound card into my rig and my stereo.
the case i picked is so handsome... sleek and black with cute little blue LEDs.
i still have a lot of software to install, so i'm not done just yet, but a major milestone has been reached and the rest is cake.