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#42333 - 03/02/07 10:53 PM New desktop
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I need to upgrade my computer. I have only 30gig and am constantly running out of room and burning onto cd.
So what do you guys think of the following approx specs:

250 gig HD
2 gig ddr ram
512mb graphics
dvd RW
3 1/2 disk reader
multiple memory card reader thing

I have no idea on the motherboard or if I should get a dual core processor or just 'normal'? processor. Or AMD or intel. Any help in the new Orbital Desktop would help.


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#42334 - 03/03/07 12:09 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Artic Warrior]
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I personally like the 500gb drives ;)...

sounds good, though floppies are worthless now ;\)

I say an AMD processor, prices will vary; lemme dig up my specs i drew up


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#42335 - 03/03/07 12:14 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Gremelin]
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AM2 system is what i'd recommend.

Motherboard
AMD Dual Core 2.2ghz Processor
500gb HD

mmm, crispy...


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#42336 - 03/03/07 12:45 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Gremelin]
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"And with NVIDIA SLI technology, you can potentially double your graphics horsepower with 2 identical NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards!" I like the sound of that. It has one IDE channel, what are IDE channels used for?

Processor
AMD vs Intel, do we have a disscussion about this topic here somewhere? I get the feeling the conclusion would be on the lines of "But AMD is cheaper"?. I like the sound of dual core, yet its 2.2ghz and I have seen processors at 2.6ghz.

500gb
lol meh why not.. I was thinking 900gb at one stage. A comment on newegg mentioned heating. I think I might need extra fans. Meanwhile I need to read some more.

Gizmo have you ordered from newegg before?

I will be using this comp for a bit of everything, but my current desktop is in its 5th year and Im thinking I get the best I can so it lasts 5 years too.


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#42337 - 03/03/07 12:48 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Artic Warrior]
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IDE is a dying technology, SATA is much faster.

You know the flat ribbon cable that connects your hard drives? Each IDE channel can support 2 hard drives (or CDRW's).

Basically, it's only good for use on cdrw/dvd drives; i'd go with 2 dvdrw's (only like $30 or so each) and then a couple of SATA hard drives.

lol we have a lot of discussions, it's in the eyes of the beholder; I myself like the AMD's because more manufacturers build better tech for them; this is the best motherboard for the money, and it supports a dual core amd processor which is quite affordable.

lol buy 2 500gb hard drives, they'd probably still be less in cost to the one 750+ gb hard drive.

Yes, I am ordering from NewEgg constantly; low prices, great reviews on both services and they list customer reviews on products.


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#42338 - 03/03/07 01:37 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Gremelin]
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I cant find an international mailing system. I want to order shipments to Australia. Hopefully they do that. Ill check it out later, right now Im watching that new series here called Heroes. Thanks for the help.


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#42339 - 03/03/07 02:01 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Artic Warrior]
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lol new? it's been on for a while here in the US ;)...

And I'm not sure, I'm in the US and they have a shipping centre in the next state (Cali).


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#42341 - 03/03/07 04:05 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Gremelin]
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Newegg doesn't ship internationally (excet to Puerto Rico), so I was thinking I would order the parts from dealers within Aus. When I cite the names of your reccomendations, what short version of the name should I give. Like would the motherboard be: NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard?

I figured that your suggestions would be much better then the ones I would get from retail.


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#42342 - 03/03/07 04:22 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Artic Warrior]
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puerto rico is a us territory, so no suprise there lol...

just print out what youw ant and bring it to them; I bet it'll be more expensive though from them, you know, being in BFE and all lol


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#42343 - 03/03/07 01:50 PM Re: New desktop [Re: Gremelin]
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What is BFE? I googled it and found bum freak egypt. Which Im not familiar with. But I will go over to the store on monday and check out the prices and tell you guys.


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#42344 - 03/03/07 09:52 PM Re: New desktop [Re: Artic Warrior]
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#42345 - 03/04/07 02:30 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Gremelin]
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thats so strange, I wonder how that originated. I think Australia is gonna be ok in price range, since everything is "made in tawain".


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#42346 - 03/04/07 05:41 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Artic Warrior]
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Just because it's made about the same distance means nothing; US recieves discounts because:
A. It's designed here.
B. We order a SHITLOAD to cover the various regions.

Wheras you have Austrailia, which, no offense, is much smaller and has had less experiance screwing with the technology ;)...

Not to mention, I use newegg due to the prices, at most other places, that $150 500gb hard drive would be $300+


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#42348 - 03/04/07 02:59 PM Re: New desktop [Re: Gremelin]
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#42875 - 05/25/07 07:57 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Artic Warrior]
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#42881 - 05/26/07 06:10 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Artic Warrior]
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What proc did you end up getting/ What capacity hdd? how much ram in your gforce8800? ho wmnay gb/mb memory?

Decent mobo, quadcore ready :drool;


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#42915 - 06/24/07 06:58 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Gremelin]
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duo core 2.3 (intel)/320GB/320mb 8800/2gb ram.


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#42916 - 06/24/07 07:12 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Artic Warrior]
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Not too shabby; we're still waiting on your ugn donation ;)...


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#42965 - 07/04/07 02:32 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Gremelin]
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yes you blood sucking leeches.... all of you *picks up a stick and points it at the zombies* "don't come any closer, Im warning you"

... yeah let me know if you got the payment, its my first time m using that thing so confirmation would be nice.


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#42968 - 07/04/07 06:56 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Artic Warrior]
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lol so that was you :x...


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#42999 - 07/07/07 05:25 AM Re: New desktop [Re: Gremelin]
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I need a monitor. I saw one with DVI Contrast of 2000:1 19", but what is DVI contrast and is it good? The ratio is more then double of the others.
The other ones seem to all be around 700:1 contrast ratio.
I just want a good monitor since they can be so expensive. I was thinking about going with LG 19" non wide screen.


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#43000 - 07/07/07 02:43 PM Re: New desktop [Re: Artic Warrior]
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I like the widescreen monitors myself, it's all up to personal choice; and DVI are much higher quality than DSUB...

In regards to the DVI Contrast Ratio, I believe that the higher the better...


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