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#45180 - 03/19/08 07:42 AM hello everybody
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Hello everybody,
I'm new to the forum and I'm also a newbie.
I am about to start school next semester at uat to learn network security. so here is my question. I am trying to build a desktop, and was wandering if there was any specific hardware that I should be running ? as well as software? any advice would be great.

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#45181 - 03/19/08 08:00 AM Re: hello everybody [Re: l4tn3m]
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Dual Core processor at minimum; 2gb ram at minimum; 64mb video card at minimum. Likely, 200gb hd space at minimum...

Not too bad, RAM is dirt cheap now (no $5/mb anymore), HD space is cheap (get yourself a 750gb hd for under $200; which is insane, i bought my 500GB hd for like $500!)...

Processor will vary based on if you want to be AMD or Intel; which will decide a lot more...

Myself, I'd go AM2 processor, Dual Core, 2GHz+, 2-4GB ram based on what you can afford. Some motherboards support up to 8GB ram... I remember when they just started 8MB! lol
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#45185 - 03/19/08 11:20 AM Re: hello everybody [Re: Gremelin]
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Nice any specs for a laptop? for next years defcon?

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#45188 - 03/19/08 03:08 PM Re: hello everybody [Re: l4tn3m]
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When I tell peopel to buy a laptop, i recommend the largest video card, processor, and display they can afford; you can always buy hd's and ram...
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#45197 - 03/20/08 12:02 AM Re: hello everybody [Re: Gremelin]
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wow thanks for the tips...

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#45598 - 05/11/08 01:55 AM Re: hello everybody [Re: l4tn3m]
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Whatever you do make sure you get an NVIDIA gfx card and none of that ATI crap laugh

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#45609 - 05/11/08 04:10 AM Re: hello everybody [Re: Digital Geek]
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Actually, I used to be a really big ATI fanboy... but the latest cards i played with are crap.
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#45745 - 05/31/08 01:33 AM Re: hello everybody [Re: Gremelin]
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NVIDIA has always had decent LINUX support and therefore I have always been a fan. Plus the one driver deal was NICE
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#45746 - 05/31/08 05:35 AM Re: hello everybody [Re: §intå×]
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I don't know, it seems retarded sometimes, the one driver for all crap... Every time I update drivers i have a problem, on my DVR it shows black and white on svideo output; i have to go in and do "restore defaults" on ONE option, which I never remember where it is... lol... so i spend 2 weeks looking for it then eventually i find it lol...
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#45750 - 05/31/08 10:35 AM Re: hello everybody [Re: Gremelin]
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~ehem~ when you find it next time... make a note to yourself in email. Subject... NVIDIA bullshit

Then you can search for it and cut two weeks down to 5 minutes. /me walks away whistling.
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#45759 - 05/31/08 04:03 PM Re: hello everybody [Re: §intå×]
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~ehem~ when you find it next time... make a note to yourself in email. Subject... NVIDIA bullshit

Then you can search for it and cut two weeks down to 5 minutes. /me walks away whistling.
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#45764 - 05/31/08 11:50 PM Re: hello everybody [Re: Gremelin]
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Awe you know you like a good smack on your booty. /me nuzzles up to gizzy.
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#45773 - 06/01/08 07:12 AM Re: hello everybody [Re: §intå×]
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hey dont get too close there sintax. you're encroaching on my territory :P
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#45789 - 06/01/08 07:40 PM Re: hello everybody [Re: IceMyst]
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pssst, shhhh Giz, she don't have to know.
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#45805 - 06/02/08 02:48 AM Re: hello everybody [Re: §intå×]
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wink wink...
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