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Ok so I got to thinkin about it, when I play music on my computer the websites start to get really really choppy. My 6 gig HD has 3.03 gigs used up and my 450 mhz processor is a TAD bit old...5 years or so to be exact. So here´s what I did about 2.5 hours ago. I BOUGHT A NEW COMPUTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I saw Dells magazine come in the mail today so I looked through it, typed out what I wanted, called em up and said here´s what I want:

Dell 4550

~Intel Pentium 4 Processor at 2.66GHz w/ 533MHz front side Bus and 512K L2 Cache
~256MB DDR SDRAM at 333MHz
~60GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
~17" (16.0" v.i.s., .27dp) E772 Monitor
~128MB DDR ATI Radeon 9700 TX Graphics Card with TV-Out and DVI
~48x/24x/48x CD-RW Drive with Roxio´s Easy CD Creator
~Sound Blaster LIve! 5.1 Digital Sound Card
~Dell QuitKey Keyboard; Dell 2-button scroll mouse
~Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition; Wordperfect productivity pack with quicken new user edition
~6-month AOL or EarthLink membership included
~2-Year at home service; 2-Year limited warrenty

~19" (18.0" v.i.s., .24dp) M992 Monitor Upgraded to this...FOR FREE
~128MB DDR ATI Radeon 9700 pro graphics card with TV-Out and DVI

Optional Equipment, which I upgraded to.

~Upgrade from 120GB to 200GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard drive (7200 RPM)
~Upgrade from 512MB to 1GB DDR SDRAM at 333MHz
~Logitech Wireless Keyboard & Optical Mouse

All in all I just spent $1978.78 for this big, freakin KICK ASS system. It´ll take 5 days to build and when it´s shipped to my office my brother will shit his freakin pants to know that I now have a computer thats well over TWICE as fast as his is, along with about 4 times as much ram, not to mention the 200GB HD!! The Sales guy was VERY VERY helpful and if you´re thinking about a new computer, I´ll happily give you his extension. I actually just need to call him back to ask him what my monthly payments will be, because I forgot to ask.

Oh, and Harmon Kardon HK-206 Speakers and a 56K PCI Telephony Modem came with it standard but I don´t need em. :-]

I can´t wait. :-] :-W :p :-W :-] :-D :) ;-) :cool: :p :-W :-]
 

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niiiiice system, you´ll have to tell us when ya get it and hook it up. sounds like a bad ass sytem.
 

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I was about to tell you that you might want to think about upgrading that memory another 256mb to 512mb and that you should have opted for the 9700 Pro instead of the TX.. but then I saw that you´d already taken care of that.

Way to go! w00t!

Dude...

Beaverboy

[ This message was edited by: Beaverboy on 05-03-2003 09:16 ]
 

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Dell = Evil. For the $2000 you spent on that I could build a better system, but it would have to be an AMD based system.
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Only in price.. the Hyperthreaded P4s are killing the top Athlons.. they just cost to darn much.. until the new Warhammer hits the shelves.

I´m looking into building a dual AMD Athlon system in the next 2 months... with Innovatek water cooling. see: Silent and Ice Cold

I´ll need to fight the urges to buy a new suspension for my scort this month.. but the water cooling setups are much cheaper than I had originally feared.
 

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05-03-2003 at 02:34, vipergt662 wrote:
I thought I was a bad impulse buyer. LOL
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LMAO dude...you have NO idea just how bad I can get... hehe :-]
 

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05-03-2003 at 16:32, BlackMx-3 wrote:
my thoghts exactly, AMD owns pentium nowadays...
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and I´m not just saying that because I work for AMD and get to see all the lastest and greatest comming out. Hammer is going to kick major ass! Thats all I have to say about that.
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OR, here´s an idea...we could all just say "cool, I´m happy for ya James, you´re gettin something that will be YOURS and that you want." If you got a new computer, I´d say it for you, really...I would. Too much work I guess. I´m not interested in paying for the latest n greatest. This system cost me 2 grand, and that´s even a little high for me. but f*&k it, I´ll have a nice ass system now that my brother can´t talk shit about and that WORKS...

Thanks for all your thoughts and congrats guys. ;-)
 

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05-03-2003 at 22:02, James92Scort wrote:
OR, here´s an idea...we could all just say "cool, I´m happy for ya James, you´re gettin something that will be YOURS and that you want." If you got a new computer, I´d say it for you, really...I would.
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Cool, I´m happy for ya James, you´re gettin something that will be yours and that you want.
:-] There, I said it!!!
Yeah, it sounds like a fast system. Have fun!
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It showed up today at work and I got it home and installed within an hour and a half this 18" viewing area is pretty damned tight. lol it´s as big as my tv...haha :-o :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-]
 

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you should build a custom system because you will get way more out of your money.

Anyway, just a tought

hey and you know that dell dude got caught smoking pot!?
ah well, a little joint once in a while won´t hurt anyone

[ This message was edited by: FourDiceS04 on 10-03-2003 18:46 ]
 

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I don´t have the time or know-how to build a custom computer system. I´m putting all my time, energy and money into my car....except for all the bills I´m racking up. :cool:
 
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