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Discussion in 'PC Discussion' started by Midknight, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Jangel

    Jangel Earl of Someshit

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    Compaq Presario s4000t which I've had for a few years. I cannibalized ram and and a hard drive from another computer at some point, but it's still mediocre.

    Pentium 4 HT 2.4Ghz
    4x256mb Ram
    80gb + 40gb HDD
    BFG Asylum GeForce FX 5950 Ultra (AGP)

    Can't run much with this, :(. Crysis, CoD4, nope.

    Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion at 800x600 windowed, though.
     
  2. enembee

    enembee The Nicromancer DLP Supporter

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    ThermalTake Soprano (Fuck ATX) :p
    ASUS PL5D2
    E6600@2.40
    BFG 8800GT
    3x1GB (I will occasionally stick an extra 1GB in there when using debain to compile :p)
    USB Soundcard.
    500GB HD

    It's my perpherials that I like most :D

    SteelSound 5H2 w/USB Sound (which is terrible fyi :p)
    MX518
    SteelSeries QCK+
     
  3. ForsakenOne

    ForsakenOne Groundskeeper

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Intel® Core™2 Duo processor:Santa Rosa[/FONT]:PM965 Express Chipset+ ICH8M
    2.4GHz(T7700) w/4M L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]15.4" WSXGA+ (1680x1050) LCD with Quickest Response Time LCD[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] nVidia GeForce 8600M GT w/ 256MB, support GDDR III type VRAM; Turbo Cache 512MB (DX10 Support) HDCP support for DVI port[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] 2x 1.0GB DDR2-667 SODIMM Memory, up to 4.0GB (2x 2.0GB), with 1.0GB Intel Turbo Memory[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] 200GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Disk [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] 8x DVD-RW Dual Layer Super Multi w/ Light Scribe Optical Drive[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Intel/Pro Wireless-N 4965 802.11AGN WiFi LAN Card[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] MS Vista Home Premium Edition included[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Gigabit Ethernet build-in Adapter: 10/100/1000BaseT, FAX Modom[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] 4x USB 2.0, 1x IEEE 1394a port; 1x S-Video (TV-Out);2x Audio jacks: 1x Microphone-in / 1x S/PDIF/1x Express Card[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Intel High Definition Audio: Build in Azalia compliant audio chip[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4-in-1 Card Reader: Secure Digital, MMC, Memory Stick & MS PRO.[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] 6.8 Pounds w/8Cell Battery (2+ hrs); [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] 13.9(H)"x11.2(D)" [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] x1.5"(H).

    And its a laptop, sexy beast it is. Recently switched the shitty vista back to good old XP.

    Basically its Duo 2.4ghz, 3 gigs ram, 200g HD, 8600mgt, runs Crysis on medium.
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  4. Murton

    Murton DJ OEM DLP Supporter

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    That's a very nice laptop. especially the screen and the hard drive. 1680x1050 on a 15.4" screen is very sexy indeed. Also a 7,200RPM hard drive on a laptop is rare to come by these days.

    How much did it set you back?

    Also, I have a feeling it is the Dell XPS M1530 customised. Dell only make two good things. XPS laptops and monitors.

    Did you have any trouble with drivers downgrading from the included Home Premium to XP?
     
  5. ForsakenOne

    ForsakenOne Groundskeeper

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    Eh it was $1700 US, with rebates they said around $1500, still haven't received my rebate check yet though. Ya the drivers were a bitch, luckily they have a Asus-G1S wiki page that included xp drivers. You also had to make XP compatible with the SATA hard drive. The Ethernet needed a driver, when i installed xp, so i had to use a flash drive to get it. God i hate Dell, there stuff is shit, though people have said that the LCD screen for this laptop is shit, i haven't experienced any trouble, except for fingerprint marks.
     
  6. Murton

    Murton DJ OEM DLP Supporter

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    Ah the Asus G1S, I've heard a bit about this laptop. Great price for it's spec's.

    People have said lately that Asus screens are grainy and have heaps of backlight bleed. When you go full screen with a single colour, black, for the colour change near the top and bottom? I.e. lighter like someone is shining a light behind it?

    Not sure how they test for grainyness.

    Did this one have a tv card and fingerprint scanner and face recognition stuff for the log on?
     
  7. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    Since I already have half of the parts for the new PC beside me I can post the list of my new D.E.M PC;

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz) LGA775
    <~ Might be changed for the 9450 if it comes out in time.
    Motherboard: Intel S775 Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS4
    RAM: 2x Geil Ultra PC6400 800MHz 4-4-4-12 (2x1024MB)
    Monitor: 22" Samsung 226BW (2ms/3000:1/DVI) Black
    Video Card: (ATI) PCI-e 3870-X2 1GB HIS (825/900MHz)
    + (ATI) PCI-e 3850 512MB Powercolou
    HDD: 3.5" HDD SATA-300 500GB 16MB Western Digital (WD5000KS)
    Optical Drive: 5.25" ASUS Light Scribe DRW-2014L1T Black
    Keyboard: Wired Keyboard Logitech G15 920-000615 for Gaming
    PSU: CoolerMaster Real Power M850 Modular
    Case: Thermaltake Armor+ Black VH6000BWS
    TV Tuner: Compro VideoMate T750
    CPU Cooler: Tuniq Tower 120 LFB Cooler
    Headphones: SteelSound 5H v2 USB Gaming Headphones
    Fan Controller: SilverStone FP52 Fan Controller
    Mouse Pad: Razer eXactMat Bundle Pack
    UV: 12" Cold Cathode Light - UV
    Fans: 120mm Blue UV Reactive LED Fan, ball bearing x2
    UV Spiral Cable Management Kit - Blue
    Mouse: Cyber Snipa Stinger Mouse
    Speakers: YHT-185B 5.1 Channel Digital Home Theatre Package
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2008
  8. Murton

    Murton DJ OEM DLP Supporter

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    I think you mean the E8400 when there is stock.

    Why would you classify the hard drive and optical drive accessories?
     
  9. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    Replace Classify with 'Remove because they don't really matter' and you'll be on the spot. :D and I may have meant 9450-- but hey since you're that way I'll show off all your work Murton.
     
  10. ForsakenOne

    ForsakenOne Groundskeeper

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    Eh don't know what they mean by grainyness, but if parts of the screen is black, without proper lighting it acts like a mirror, glossyness ftw. This doesn't have any TV cards or fingerprints. I didn't even know there was face recognition out. I personally think those security measures are a waste, you could hack into the computer easily without cracking passwords.

    ^Nice computer, 2 gig ram doing good for your specs?
     
  11. Murton

    Murton DJ OEM DLP Supporter

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    9450 is already out :p It's just kinda expensive. The Xeon model inline with it is much cheaper if you can find it.

    Read carefully, it's two lots of 2GB.
     
  12. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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  13. Midknight

    Midknight Middy is SPAI! DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Case win, PSU win, keyboard win, OMFG EW ATI card!

    Ti clarify, you should of gotten something like this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127328
    And hell lets pull up a random BM, BF2142 maxed out, gets you 20 frames a sec more then the 3850!

    Ati = bad drivers, decent hardware, but they fail at using it.
     
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  14. yak

    yak Moderator DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    If Jon is going to use Vista, then ATI may actually be a better choice.
     
  15. Rahkesh Asmodaeus

    Rahkesh Asmodaeus THUNDAH Bawd Admin DLP Supporter

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    I think he said he was going to dual boot Vista and XP.

    Also, Jon, tell me how that ASUS drive works for you, it won't play DVD's correctly in WMP or GOM player for me, I have to use Nero to play them. ~_~
     
  16. Jangel

    Jangel Earl of Someshit

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    When Crossfire actually works, you get about double the FPS of a single 3870 from the benchmarks I've seen. However, on some games it ignores the Crossfire and sometimes even performs worse than the 3870 at over twice the cost. SLI seems to have a bit more reliable drivers. If I was doing it, I probably would've just bought an 9800GTX. Less performance than a 3870X2, but it works more consistently. Even so, drivers evolve, games get updated, and you probably won't even notice the difference. >_>
     
  17. The Fine Balance

    The Fine Balance Headmaster

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    Hey, I'm looking to build a new PC. My budget is around 20-25k Rs, which translates to 500-600$, but the prices in India due to import duty and shit, are jacked up much more than its American counterparts.

    Anyways, mostly I want the PC for programming and eventually, Adobe Creative studio. And a bit of gaming thrown in on the side. So no need for the top of the line shit, even if I could afford it.

    Due to the budget, I'm thinking I'll buy a reasonable CPU+MotherBoard combo and a cheap Graphic card and upgrade it later to a good one when I have more cash. I have a few combinations in mind, but can you guys give some options?
     
  18. yak

    yak Moderator DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    It's pretty awkward to work out what you can get and at what prices in your particular locale. Especially when you don't have a system already in mind. I take it that you don't need a new monitor, case, psu, etc.?

    On that budget your system won't likely run Vista very well. If you require it, then you should fine tune your component selection with that in mind. It will however run XP with consumate ease. No Vista = No DirectX 10, which is good because DX9 is still excellent and very well supported.

    Anandtech and Tom's Hardware both have guides on budget PC's. Anandtech's is for a $1000 PC but it's from late last year, so hopefully it still has some relevance considering your $5-600 price point. Tom has a guide for a $500 gaming rig from April. This should be right up your alley.

    http://www.anandtech.com/guides/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-graphic-game,1810.html
     
  19. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    PC done minus Murt who never showed up.

    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a100/Dazark/P1010002-1.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a100/Dazark/P1010007.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a100/Dazark/P1010010.jpg

    It is the sex.

    It's not perfectly complete..but yeah I had to pack the stuff up before the parents got home. -amused.- Still pretty good job for my first, eh?

    Oh and Mid; it's just a starter card; I intend my main to be the 3850, i just got this so i could buy the other parts and actually have a computer, lol.
     
  20. The Fine Balance

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    What do you guys Think about the Intel E8200 + the Asus PK5?

    Going to go tomorrow to check up the prices (and see if I can find the damn things in the first place.) But if they aren't jacked up too much, I might be able to afford this. Any thoughts or comments about the combo?

    If the ASus is too much, I'd try for one of the Intel ones... they should be cheaper.

    If I can' find anything...then this is probably what I'd opt for: A little better than crap.

    Any sort of advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2008
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