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    Your Computer?

    What kind of computer do you have and what kind do you want?

    I have 2 Dell Dimension 4200 Desktops with 17 inch flat panel monitors. Both have 80 GB hard drives, 2.8 GHz processors, 512 MB of RAM, and CD burner/DVD Player combo drives.

    If I could afford it I would get a fully customized Dell Dimension XPS Gen 5 with a 1.5 TB hard drive (actually 3 HDDs would be required), 4 GB of RAM, 3.8 GHz processor, 24 inch flat panel LCD screen, Dual Drive 16X DVD-/+RW and 52X CD Burner. This system costs about $5000.

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    I have a Sony Vaio RS630G, with a 19 inch LCD flat panel monitor. It has 1 terabyte of hard drive space, a 3.8 GHZ processor, and a I also got a liquid cooling system installed.

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    I have a 100% Custom Self Built Machine

    Athlon 64 3500+ (2.2ghz stock) @ 3900+ (2.53ghz) stock heatsink/voltage. s939

    nForce 4 motherboard

    1GB Dual-Channel DDR 466 RAM Clocked all the way at 466.

    GeForce 6600 GT (500/1000 stock) @ 585/1210 with ramsinks and massive gpu heatsink.

    200 GB SATA HDD

    16x Dual-Layer DVD+/-RW Burner.


    My DREAM:

    Athlon 64 X2 4800+

    Dual 7800GTX in SLI

    4GB DDR 533 RAM (for overclocking)

    2x 76GB WD Raptors in RAID 0

    2x 500GB Data Drives

    BlueRay Dvd burner

    All water cooled

    Thats about $4000 if i built it myself, $6000 if i had it made by a pc company. And dell doesnt make anything that good :P
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    Compgeek, that’s a duplicate of my dream computer. I know alienware can build a similar system for about $7000 right now. They only have a max of 400GB HDD’s, and they only have 2GB of "low latency" RAM for that set up. And obviously they don't have the blu-ray burner yet. I've got two comps

    2.53 GHz P4
    1GB 133MHz RAM
    Radeon 9600 ~300Mhz 256MB
    120GB HDD
    160GB HDD
    DVD burner

    On number 2:
    2.4GHz Celeron
    768MB 266MHz RAM
    Radeon 9600 ~300MHz 256MB
    40GB HDD
    30GB HDD
    DVD Burner

    I’m looking to upgrade to this in the near future (within a year costs permitting)
    Athlon 64 3700+ 2.4GHz (I’m really looking at an X2 if the prices drop)
    7800GTX (if prices drop below $400)
    2GB DDR-400 (or higher clock rate)
    400GB storage
    146GB 10k for games
    80GB for Linux

    Of course that’s looking at over $1500 right now, so I’ll probably end up splitting the cost with my parents trying to convince them that I need this kind of power strictly for school work



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    riiiiight, lol, even what u have now is overkill for schoolwork
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    I have a system that i built myself
    Athlon XP 3000+ Barton
    Ga-7Va Giga-byte motherboard
    1GB crucial ddr-400 ram
    Ati Radeon 9700 pro 128mb
    80GB Samsung harddrive.

    My build in the process
    Athlon fx-55(have)
    Geforce 6800 ultra 256mb(need to buy)
    A8N Sli-deluxe mobo(have)
    2gb Dual channel Corsair mem(have)
    Creative X-fi sound card(hasnt come out yet)
    this should be a good gaming system

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    You know how much computer power Microsoft Word takes! And you defiantly need a 7800 to cope with the massive amount of graphics in it



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    Quote Originally Posted by ishould
    You know how much computer power Microsoft Word takes! And you defiantly need a 7800 to cope with the massive amount of graphics in it
    OH yeah.. forgot about that, and u need all that speed so u can boot up in 5 seconds and get to doing school faster
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    I have a very weak computer:

    266 MHz Celeron
    32 MB of SDRAM (DIMM)
    8 MB ATI Rage Pro
    FSB speed - 66 MHz
    1 CD-ROM burner and player
    1 floppy drive
    40 GB hard drive (Used to be 1.5 GB)
    Sound Blaster Card
    2 USB ports
    Dial-up Modem

    ^^^
    This Computer needs a upgrade badly!

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    Badly is a bit of an understatement.
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    This Computer needs a upgrade badly!
    Your computer doesn't need any more upgrading. What you need is a NEW computer altogether.
    "The biggest adversary in our life is ourselves. We are what we are, in a sense, because of the dominating thoughts we allow to gather in our head. All concepts of self-improvement, all actions and paths we take, relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves. Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being. A great deal of pure self-knowledge and inner understanding allows us to lay an all-important foundation for the structure of our life from which we can perceive and take the right avenues.”

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    LOL, he should seriously be asking for donations...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoverbike
    I have a very weak computer:

    266 MHz Celeron
    32 MB of SDRAM (DIMM)
    8 MB ATI Rage Pro
    FSB speed - 66 MHz
    1 CD-ROM burner and player
    1 floppy drive
    40 GB hard drive (Used to be 1.5 GB)
    Sound Blaster Card
    2 USB ports
    Dial-up Modem

    ^^^
    This Computer needs a upgrade badly!
    Wow what year did you get that computer? Those specs seem very old, time to invest in a new computer.

    1.5 GB wow, my music files couldn't fit in that.

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    Lol, tell me about it. A hard drive that used to be 1.5GB? Crazy..

    Mine is:
    Intel Pentium 4, 2.5GHz.
    512 MB of DDR-SDRAM
    Integrated Intel Pentium Graphics chip
    1 CD-ROM player/burner and 1 DVD Player
    1 Floppy drive
    120GB Hard Drive
    Built in Sound chip

    Is this good? Cause on quake 3, the most FPS it goes up to is 50. Which is gay, cause I can't do man jumps. And can't play on all the America's Army's levels.
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    Quake III used to be the number 1 game for benchmark tests. But the graphics engine is a little outdated and your computer would be more than fine for it if you bought a new graphics card and upgraded your RAM to at least 1 Gig (you could play most games at good frame rates if you had a high end graphics chips).

    Integrated Intel Pentium Graphics chip
    The graphics chip that comes standard with any computer is always terrible.
    "The biggest adversary in our life is ourselves. We are what we are, in a sense, because of the dominating thoughts we allow to gather in our head. All concepts of self-improvement, all actions and paths we take, relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves. Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being. A great deal of pure self-knowledge and inner understanding allows us to lay an all-important foundation for the structure of our life from which we can perceive and take the right avenues.”

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll keep that in mind till I have the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutButterMunky
    This Computer needs a upgrade badly!
    Your computer doesn't need any more upgrading. What you need is a NEW computer altogether.
    Well yeah! You could upgrade this massively weak computer by replacing the motherboard then every thing else after

    And yes the 1.5 GB hard drive thing was a nightmare to cope with every day something will get deleted because of the space. I now have a 40 GB in its place

    I got this computer for $300 but before the It came with a great moniter (didn't measure it)

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    i just ordered a:

    AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 Processor with HyperTransport Technology
    2GB Corsair™ XMS Extra Low Latency DDR PC-3200 SDRAM at 400MHz - 4 x 512MB
    NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7800 GTX PCX 256MB w/Digital and TV Out
    500 GB Western Digital Caviar SE Serial ATA 7,200 rpm (2x250GB) - RAID
    Plextor PX-716SA 16x DVD±R/W Drive - Black
    Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy 4 7.1 Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by yesmar91
    i just ordered a:

    AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 Processor with HyperTransport Technology
    2GB Corsair™ XMS Extra Low Latency DDR PC-3200 SDRAM at 400MHz - 4 x 512MB
    NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7800 GTX PCX 256MB w/Digital and TV Out
    500 GB Western Digital Caviar SE Serial ATA 7,200 rpm (2x250GB) - RAID
    Plextor PX-716SA 16x DVD±R/W Drive - Black
    Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy 4 7.1 Pro
    How much did you pay for that awesome piece of technological excellence?
    "The biggest adversary in our life is ourselves. We are what we are, in a sense, because of the dominating thoughts we allow to gather in our head. All concepts of self-improvement, all actions and paths we take, relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves. Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being. A great deal of pure self-knowledge and inner understanding allows us to lay an all-important foundation for the structure of our life from which we can perceive and take the right avenues.”

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    We had a post like this A LONG LONG time ago...well here's my PC specs:

    It might have the same specs as the "Factory Model" but my computer is a Alienated Mega Suped Up version of the Aurora.

    Aurora 7500

    AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 Processor with HyperTransport Technology
    3.6GHz, 2000MHz FSB, 1MB full-speed level 2 Cache

    Graphics
    Single PCI Express x16 high-performance graphics
    Up to 256MB DDR3 dedicated video memory
    DVI, VGA, and S-Video outputs with dual-display support
    Dual DVI and S-Video outputs with dual-display support*
    Full DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® 2.0 graphics compatibility
    NVIDIA SLI-Ready* with Geforce 6800 GT.
    (Dual NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 Ultra PCI Express 256MB DDR3 with NVIDIA SLI Technology)

    Memory
    Dual Channel DDR SDRAM at 400MHz
    Four DDR DIMM sockets
    Up to 2GB of system memory
    (2GB Extra Low Latency DDR PC-3200 SDRAM at 400MHz - 4 x 512MB)

    Drive Bays
    Externally accessible:
    Four 5.25" for DVD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD/CD-RW, or DVD±RW drives
    Two 3.5" for floppy drive, 8-in-1 digital media reader / writer, or front accessible 1394
    (NEC® ND-3520 16x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive)

    HD:
    400GB Serial ATA 7,200 RPM w/8MB Cache

    Additional Storage:
    400GB Serial ATA 7,200 RPM w/8MB Cache

    (Pff, I'll bet you I'll use all 800gbs of storage in a month XD Laughing)

    Sound:
    Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS Platinum Pro High Definition 7.1 Surround with Dual Firewire (IEEE® 1394) - Incredible Audio Performance

    Display:
    NEC 30" LCD 3000 Black

    (Thing was 6 grand....paying 203$ a month, yada yada yada)
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    Hey PS Gamer: Have I ever told you that I envy your computer, more so than CompGeek's now? If I had a stable job I might think about upgrading to a 7800 GTX. But I'd need to upgrade my motherboard. And my processor would be holding it back, so I'd need to get it upgraded. Then there would be a bottleneck with my old, slow RAM, so that would need to be upgraded. Then I'd need to get a bigger power supply because mine is only 250W. See how much I'd have to upgrade to get ONE piece of better hardware lol



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    Quote Originally Posted by ishould
    Hey PS Gamer: Have I ever told you that I envy your computer, more so than CompGeek's now? If I had a stable job I might think about upgrading to a 7800 GTX. But I'd need to upgrade my motherboard. And my processor would be holding it back, so I'd need to get it upgraded. Then there would be a bottleneck with my old, slow RAM, so that would need to be upgraded. Then I'd need to get a bigger power supply because mine is only 250W. See how much I'd have to upgrade to get ONE piece of better hardware lol
    I've been thinking of upgrading to a 7800...but its 500$....I think I'll wait till it comes down a bit. I mean I'm still paying off my machine.
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    I'd say once you pay off your machine (in 2 years probably) you should buy it in an SLI set up. By then though they would have the 8800 or 9800 out and it'd be a much better upgrade anyway. Or you could just win the lottery and buy a new, $10000 computer from alienware. Get a 64 X2 4800+ and 7800GTX in SLI and all your worries would be forever lost in the deep depth of the never ending sea…



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    I'd say once you pay off your machine (in 2 years probably) you should buy it in an SLI set up. By then though they would have the 8800 or 9800 out and it'd be a much better upgrade anyway. Or you could just win the lottery and buy a new, $10000 computer from alienware. Get a 64 X2 4800+ and 7800GTX in SLI and all your worries would be forever lost in the deep depth of the never ending sea…
    7800gtx in sli thats just sick, power wise and price wise. Instead of the x2 4800+ have you seen the new FX-57 coming out. That is just one sick gaming cpu.
    http://www.gdhardware.com/hardware/c...4/fx57/001.htm
    Check it out there with benchmarks.

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    I would wait and don't bother with the FX-57, even though it is probably the fastest thing out there, just wait. With the announcement of upgrading to the 2.8GHz clock speed, I'm predicting within 3 months, there will be an Athlon 64 X2 FX-57 clocked at 2.8GHz. Plus, if you have a game made in 64bit and coded to work with dual core, I'm sure the 64 X2 4800+ would be faster than the FX-57. Although it's entirely up to you because it’s your food money you'll be spending.

    edit: Tom's Hardware put up a better benchmark IMO. It compares the game at 1280x1024 instead of 640x480. Depends what game, but sometimes 64 X2 is higher, sometimes the FX-57 is
    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20050627/index.html



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