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Old 11-13-2005, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, after a lot of problems with hard drives and novice-related issues, I got my computer up and running. Here's the specs:

P4 3.0C HT 800 MHz FSB 512K L2 Cache
Abit AS-7 865PE
1 GB Corsair Value PC3200
Windows XP Pro SP2
Western Digital 80 GB SATA-150
Samsung 52x/32x/52x CD-RW/DVD
NVidia GeForce MX420 64 MB
SB Live!
Aspire X-Plorer Case (2x 80mm fans)
2x UV Case Lights
Rosewill 450W PSU

Unlike most of the people on here, I don't use my comp for gaming, I just like everything running FAST and SMOOTH!

So...whadaya think?

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nice how much did it cost?
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Old 11-13-2005, 05:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I sold my processor, motherboard, and RAM from my previous OEM computer so it cost me about $400 after selling those parts. I kept the monitor, video card, sound card, speakers, and OS from my OEM system as well. So if I had purchased each component I have now it would have easily cost me over a grand.

If I had a little more cash, I think I might've sprung for Windows 2000 over XP.

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Why did you not use a dual core processor?
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Why did you not use a dual core processor?
'Cause I'm a college student and I don't have another $200 lying around?

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I feel your pain. Have you seen the tuition for Rockhurst University? WHEW!

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mm looks good almost like my dell
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