The UCC committee is looking to purchase five new PCs to replace some of the aging computers currently in use. As well as being much faster than the current collection of machines, they will also provide us with a clean slate on which to provide better support and standardised configurations, resulting in a better clubroom experience for everyone who uses UCC's computers. Committee has passed approval to spend $3325 on these new machines, of which not less than $2000 shall come from donations and other fundraising activities.


We are already a quarter of the way there, with $500 of promised donations, and any amount you can afford will be greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate, add your name and the amount you would like to donate to the bottom of this page and we'll come hunt you down when we reach the target amount.

The specifications for the new computers we are looking at are as follows (prices gathered from Austin/Netplus):

  • $199 - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
  • $49 - 2GB DDR2-667 RAM
  • $72 - 500GB SATA HDD
  • $200 - ATI Radeon 4850 512MB
  • $50 - Mainboard
  • $70 - Generic case/PSU
  • $25 - DVD Burner

Total - $665

These prices are subject to change and there is some flexibility in choice of brands. The current PCs that don't suck will be relegated to permanent Linux machines and the ones that do suck will be retired if no other use can be found for them.

We are also developing a standard operating environment for building and installing new machines, and seek your input as users! If there is any software that you think should be installed by default on UCC machines, or have an opinion on how something should be configured, come have your say at


  • $200 - Luke Williams
  • $200 - Rowan France
  • $100 - Stuart Paton
  • $25 - Alastair Swanson
  • $100 - Nick Bannon
  • $40 - Byron Pogson
  • $50 - Andrew Shugg [pledge - unpaid]