new computer(need help)

Discussion in 'Computers & Servers' started by nightreaper999, December 16, 2007.

  1. nightreaper999

    nightreaper999 Bringing Sexy Back!!

    the comp i wanna buy has these specs.

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    Intel® Core™2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB)

    Operating System
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    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium with Digital Cable Support

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    3GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 4 DIMMs

    Video Cards
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    512MB2 Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT

    Hard Drive
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    320GB3 - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache

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    20 inch SP2008WFP Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor

    Adobe Elements Studio
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    Adobe Elements Studio for XPS™ 420

    Optical Drive
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    Dual Drives: 48x Combo + 16x DVD+/-RW w/ dbl layer write capable

    Warranty & Service
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    1Yr In-Home Service,5 Parts + Labor,24x7 Phone Support

    has some minor details to it that i didnt include.

    total is $1,479

    is it worth it?
  2. FSOwner

    FSOwner FS Owner

    Nope go and build your own lol. Fuck Dell.
  3. sounds pretty good but i'd downgrade from vista to xp .....there's a lot of stuff that apparently doesn't work for vista
  4. WorldWarIII

    WorldWarIII Guest

  5. drammen

    drammen New Member

    Wewh,USA got cheap computer's.If in Norway a computer cost $1199
    You will get this:
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS

    Intel Core Duo
    1,46 Ghz
    High Definition-Azalia
    1 024 RAM
  6. Reflector

    Reflector Full Member

    If you get ANY computer, don't bother with 3gbs ram, get the full 4gbs working in dual channel. Even though windows XP only supports about 3.36gbs, WHEN/IF you get vista, you'll be ready. No point getting 3gbs. You see real performance increases in the doubled amount of RAM you have previous to your upgrade.


    Performance increase from 512mb - 1gb
    1gb - 2gb
  7. skoop_steam

    skoop_steam New Member

    are you a gamer or worker? if you is a work get xp but vista have directx 10 and xp have directx 9 and omfg directx 10 is so much better then 9 so if you love gaming in good graphic take vista
    and 320gb hardrive i have one too and i need more space so get a bigger one ;)

    dirext 9 vs directx 10
  8. skoop_steam

    skoop_steam New Member

  9. skoop_steam

    skoop_steam New Member

    are your video card a 32 bit or a 64 bit?
  10. Etheco

    Etheco FS Member

    Build your own and save a ton lol.
  11. BlinkY

    BlinkY Pork is not a Verb

    I always build my own that way you can get the best motherboard (which then if you choose a good one you wnt have a problem updating in the future) were as if you brought a shop pc, they can be limiting on upgrading.
  12. Ganan

    Ganan In Good Standing

    Ya, buy your own computer componet by componet is best option if you want a great pc with the best complementation and ofcourse if you have in mind update the pc with the time and you can have a quality/price computer better than a "default" computer.
    I ever buy my computers in components with a good quality/price im very satisfied.
  13. grantizzio

    grantizzio New Member

    yes if you want a good computer at good price there is the way
  14. Deride

    Deride Full Member

    Dude, no one even manufactures 32-bit and 64-bit video cards anymore. 128-bit minimum; higher end cards use 320-bit infrastructure (Something like an 8800GT)
  15. Deride

    Deride Full Member

    I think you're somewhat misinformed. Firstly, yes, 3GB of RAM isn't good considering all MOBOs nowadays utilize dual-channel memory to gain noticeable performance. Secondly, you're wrong... the actual OS doesn't make any difference, it's the architecture it uses. Windows Vista x86 maxes at 2GB just as x86 WinXP; Windows Vista x64 maxes at 32GB (speculated) as does WinXP Professional x64 Edition.
  16. Deride

    Deride Full Member

    WinXP has DX10 now... look it up.
  17. BlinkY

    BlinkY Pork is not a Verb

    winxp does not have dx10 lol, ive heard of dx9.L which is dx10 equvilant, but not dx10.
    And if there is a dx10 for xp it cant be offcial, the reason for MS to release dx10 for vista only is to scam everyone to buy vista
  18. Etheco

    Etheco FS Member

    dont buy vista then lmao :p, sry im sittin on phone to them now :(
  19. Reflector

    Reflector Full Member

    LoL who would buy vista anyway? If I wanted to see how bad a product ran on my computer first, I wouldn't support them straight away, I'd want to make sure I get my money's worth first :D
  20. Lordkil

    Lordkil FS Member

    This is me

    Intel Core 2 Quad Overclocked to 4.1ghz - Originally 3.8Ghz
    3.5GB RAM
    Window Vista Home Premium - Custom Tweaked
    500GB Internal Hard Drive
    500GB External Hard Drive
    Nvidia Xpertvision GeForce 8800 GT
    Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick
    Logitech Subwoofer Setup w\ 4 Speakers
    Customized Alienware Case
    Logitech G15 Keyboard
    5! Yes 5 Fans!!
    Realtek HDAD Sound Card
  21. trckdck

    trckdck FS Member

    Knows. Norway is expensive. Just used 1860 USD on:

    Abit IX38 QuadGT
    Antec Twelve Hundred
    Corsair TX 750W 1
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
    OCZ DDR2-1000 ReaperX 4096 MB (2 x 2048)
    Samsung SH-S203D
    Samsung Spinpoint F1 750 GB
    Sapphire Radeon HD 4870
    Roccat Kone Gaming Mouse
    Random Samsung 24" LCD-screen

  22. .ISO

    .ISO FS Member

    How about stop bumping?
  23. trckdck

    trckdck FS Member

    How about reducing the limit for acces to the GCF/NCF's so I could post useful posts? :)
  24. .ISO

    .ISO FS Member

    How about no?
  25. trckdck

    trckdck FS Member

    Hummmm, ok :(
  26. hot_wired13

    hot_wired13 FS Member

    if you're considering the high-end stuff, perhaps take into consideration a Dual Xeon 3XXX. those are quad cores, and 2 pieces of those can match one piece of a Core2Duo quad. plus performance rocks too :)

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