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Old 08-18-2008, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so I'm a little happy, just got my new system off someone on CL, especially happy since the other system I was gonna buy fell through.

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$1000. =D

Now, to figure out what to do, since no OS... i have a 32bit XP Pro, but, that seems a bit wrong.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you use a 32bit OS you'll only be able to use ~3gb. But besides that it would be fine. Vista is ok but nothing special so if you want to save money while being legit I would stick with xp.
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Vista Home Premium 64-bit is what you need. It's much cheaper than going for XP Pro 64-bit and will utilize everything fully. I wonder why this guy let that system go for so cheap? He could have gotten atleast $100-200 more if he sold it on eBay. Are you sure nothing was wrong with it? i.e. the plagued video corruption of the 700i series boards.
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I think I'll probably end up getting home premium 64, after all.

He needed money for a car. Everything looks legit, he did a great job with the watercooling and I should be getting the step up info shortly as well.

Added up on Newegg, I was at 1700 before even figuring in any of the watercooling.
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That's what makes me think there has to be something wrong with it. Even if he just had to sell it fast to get money for a car, he could have gotten a good $200+ more on eBay. Hopefully everything checks out, though.
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Ya, hopefully it'll check out alright. The upgrade from my old p4 desktop only ran me about $500 after I sell the box/mon and write it off on my next paycheck. =)

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just download server 08. Its free and you'll have it for 240 days before you need to activate it.
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What kind of water cooling?

If it's thermaltake, watch out, that stuff is trash.
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You could probably build that system for near a $1000.

Looks great though! Personally would have got a different power supply if i was building, but that works out great for you as you shouldn't have to upgrade it for anything unless it becomes faulty.
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You could probably build that system for near a $1000.

Not a chance. Especially with that power supply and monitor.
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