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I'm very happy with my new computer and want to share.

submitted on April 26, 2010 by Solstice in "Member's Lounge"
- AMD Phenom II 3.0GHZ Quad-Core Processor
- Radeon HD 4870 512MB DDR5 Video Card (1080p Capable)
- Mushkin 4GB Memory (2x2GB) / Expandable to 8GB
- 640GB SATA Hard Drive + 500GB SATA Hard Drive
- Samsung Super-Writemaster DVD+RW Drive w/ Lightscribe (Two of Them)
- K982 Platinum MSI Motherboard
- 650 Watt Power Supply
- Windows Vista 32-Bit



My old computer went into a new case to make it look cooler.
- AMD 1.8GHZ Single-Core Processor
- 256MB DDR2 Video Card
- 2.5GB Memory / Expandable to 3GB
- 160GB IDE Hard Drive + 40GB IDE Hard Drive
- Plextor DVD+RW Drive w/ Lightscribe
- M7NCG 400 Biostar Motherboard
- 400 Watt Power Supply
- Windows XP 32-Bit



The case may look oddly familiar to some of you.
http://www.buxr.com/deal/modte.....pply_33153

Also, you won't believe what I paid for the new one... $400
     

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  • 60287
    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on April 26, 2010
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    This also means I retired my oldest computer from service... for good reason. Smile
    - AMD 1.3GHZ Single-Core Processor
    - 128MB DDR Video Card
    - 1GB Memory / Maxed Out
    - 40GB IDE Hard Drive (Two of Them)
    - DVD-RW Drive
    - 350 Watt Power Supply
    - Windows XP 32-Bit
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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on April 26, 2010
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    Your new computer is a monster. Eeek You should now be even more so masterful at moderating at Buxr with this marvelous new machine. Smile
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    • tiny2009
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      Posted by tiny2009 on April 26, 2010
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      Agreed! Eeek
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    MrCheap
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    Posted by MrCheap on April 26, 2010
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    It is... BIG! Eeek What monitor do you have?
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on April 26, 2010
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      Dell 19" widescreen LCD. Sadly, its not rated for HD viewing. I was not fully anticipating making a computer purchase at this point, only debating it, but when I saw the offer I jumped at it.
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on April 27, 2010
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      Only a 19" -I imagined you using a computer encompassed by monitors and making good use of a swivel chair. Smile
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on April 27, 2010
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      Believe me, next time I buy a monitor I'm getting two of them to dual-link. Both of my computer video cards are able to handle dual-linked monitors.

      They even have video cards that can handle three monitors linked at the same time.

      At least I have the swivel chair, so I'm getting there. Smile
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    onkarkulkarni
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    Posted by onkarkulkarni on April 26, 2010
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    That's a decent configuration. Any reason you chose AMD over Intel core i3/i7 and Windows Vista over Windows 7 64-bit? Windows Vista would slowly begin to phase out once windows 7 gains popularity.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on April 26, 2010
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      Private offer, and it came pre-configured. However, you will find that all though the specs are not as nice on a AMD processor with the FSB and general performance, the bang you get for the buck with its lowered cost is well worth considering and more than sufficient in 95% of cases.

      The only option left open to me to choose was XP or Vista install, and support for XP from Microsoft will be withdrawn in 2014. (I got to take the original and legal OS install disc home too.)

      I've not yet looked into motherboard/driver compatibility with Windows 7, but at some point I'll get to it when I have more time on my hands and want to spend the money.
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    • onkarkulkarni
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      Posted by onkarkulkarni on April 27, 2010
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      Sounds good. Enjoy your new PC and have fun!
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on April 27, 2010
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    AMD just unveiled a six-core chip that costs less then Intel's offering

    AMD is shipping two X6 processors that are substantially less pricey than Intel's latest six-core Core i7-980XM desktop processor, which was announced last month. The Phenom II X6 1090T processor runs at 3.2GHz and is priced at $295, while the 1055T, which runs at 2.8GHz, is priced at $199. Intel's Core i7-980XM desktop processor is priced at $999, according to a price list on Intel's Web site.


    http://www.computerworld.com/s.....with_Intel

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