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Old 07-18-2004, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What Do You Think of My Setup?

Here are the System Specifications of the PC I built last year:

MSI K7D Master L Mobo
Dual AMD Athlon 2200+ MP (2.0 GHz)
240GB (Totaled) Westernal Digital 8MB Cache HDDs
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Dual 17" CRTs
Liteon CD-RW (52x 32x 52x)
Toshiba DVD-ROM
Liteon DVD+/-RW (8x Write and 4x ReWrite)
Lian-Li PC60 Case
450W Enermax PSU

Planned Upgrades in the Near Future:
Addition 200GB HDD
Replace CPUs with 2800+ MPs
Replace G Card with ATI Radeon 9800 XT

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Old 07-18-2004, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That is a respectable machine for being built last year. How much did it cost?

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Old 07-18-2004, 09:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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once you upgrade your cpu you'll have a bomb machine
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Old 07-19-2004, 12:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah, once you get those upgrades your comp will be a monster. you better keep it in a cage!
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Old 07-19-2004, 03:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It cost me around £2500 - I paid £1000 of that (I was only 17 at the time) and my Dad paid the other £1500
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Old 07-19-2004, 04:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The processors are nice, but unfortunately almost all applications don't utilize multi-processors.
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ThermalTake Volcano 11+ Xaser Edition Air Cooling
1024MB Corsair TwinX XMS 3200 (Dual Channel 2x512) 2-3-2-6
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Old 07-19-2004, 04:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, but I can play UT2004, burn a DVD, download off the net, rip a few DVDs play music all at the same time and you can't - beat that!
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Old 07-19-2004, 06:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah, but you have some slow-as-a-bee-hotch RAM.
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Old 07-19-2004, 06:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Decent, RAM is the crutch though

<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">Desktop: 3.0ghz HT 800fsb P4, Chaintech 9CJS Zenith, 2x 512mb GEIL Dual Channel DDR400, 80gb 7200rpm ATA HD, Sapphire X800 XT Platinum Edition, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 THX Speakers, Turbolink 420watt PSU, Black 19\" Orion Monitor, Logitech MX Duo and Win XP Home</marquee>
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Old 07-19-2004, 07:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally posted by The Merlin
Decent, RAM is the crutch though

Actually, since a crutch supports, the processor would be the crutch, whilst the RAM would be the broken leg.

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