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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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If you were going to build a desktop PC for surfing the web, playing games, using stuff like photoshop, and downloading music, that doesn't have to be the top of the line but needs to perform what would you use to build it?

I'm talking everything from motherboard, processor, video card, type/amount of ram, hard drive, power supply, cooling system, power supply, and sound card.... and anything else i'm forgetting.

I'm asking because I already have a tower, and a 160gb hard drive, so I can probably get away with keeping those. My video, sound card, processor, and motherboard could be upgraded. I don't know if I would need to uprgrade my power supply if went with a new motherboard and processor.

I'm thinking of some sort of Dual Core processor, or Duo processor, prolly 2 gig of ram, no clue on a mother board, or video card. And dunno about cooling fans or power supply.

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Where the fuck do work during the day!
I'm a concierge for the worlds largest private club company. I work with 22 other people. So when people aren't calling in, I'm not doing a damn thing.

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glord.....Jose if I donate a 8way server to you can I get like 20 free bans?

WTH does that have to do with building a desktop?

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put two and two together.......

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 10:21 PM
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ill sell you a desktop i built last year, i want a new laptop
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 10:24 PM
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amd 4000+ 64 bit processor
2 gb corsair platinum gaming ram
it did have 2 7800gt bfg slr video cards but one is out for warranty
it has a asus motherboard
a hyper slr 700watt psu
lanboy aluminum case and 2 dvd burners


i have more then 2500 in it less then a year ago and ill let it go for about 1200

2000 if you want 2 19in flat panels, 5.1 surround sound, wireless keyboard and mouse
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amd 4000+ 64 bit processor
2 gb corsair platinum gaming ram
it did have 2 7800gt bfg slr video cards but one is out for warranty
it has a asus motherboard
a hyper slr 700watt psu
lanboy aluminum case and 2 dvd burners


i have more then 2500 in it less then a year ago and ill let it go for about 1200

2000 if you want 2 19in flat panels, 5.1 surround sound, wireless keyboard and mouse
Gdamn, I build a PC for around 1,200 that will run circles around that thing.
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Gdamn, I build a PC for around 1,200 that will run circles around that thing.
hell i dont doubt it anymore

it wasnt one of my smartest investments

parts just keep getting cheaper and cheaper
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Gdamn, I build a PC for around 1,200 that will run circles around that thing.

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shit I'm just going to wait until mid-2008 to build a new computer. Intel is currently working to using some materials that UCSB/UMASS (my groups) made and are commercializing it. All these dual core/quad cores are going to be junk compared to them. I'm estimating a 75-100% increase in computing power between now and then.

Y'all have fun building/buying anything that is "top of the line" right now
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Pick up a quad core off of ebay ftw!

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Pick up a quad core off of ebay ftw!
Is a quad core basically 4 processors in 1?

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Is a quad core basically 4 processors in 1?
no, the quad core is a joke from intel. its like their first dual cores. its just 2 dual cores on one. its all shared cache, so its not really any faster than the core 2 duo.

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