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Old 11-09-2007, 11:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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When i get home i full give full specifications.

I am planning to get a video card on Boxing Day Sales so i can get them for even cheaper.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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order one online mehn, buying a video card from a place like Best Buy on Boxing Day is like buying a video card online at regular price, lol, or you can even wait until boxing day specials on an online e-tailer, like Newegg.


Although, I have to admit, I have been surprised before. Future Shop ( = Best Buy Canada, although we also have Best Buy here, both are owned by the same company ) sometimes has great deals that pop out of nowhere and are surprisingly fair. Usually they have stupid prices for video cards, like an 8500GT for $149.99, but once in a while they'll put a price just as good as you would see online. They have an 8800GT on special sale (min 1 per store) for $259.99, and on top of it, it's eVGA, not a dumbarse brand like Foxconn or XFX
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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order one online mehn, buying a video card from a place like Best Buy on Boxing Day is like buying a video card online at regular price, lol, or you can even wait until boxing day specials on an online e-tailer, like Newegg.
I would love to buy from NewEgg but i live in Canada.
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there is nothing wrong with foxconn... they make some of the most quality brand motherboards
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I would love to buy from NewEgg but i live in Canada.
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just to name a few... and prices are getting just as good as in the US of A

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there is nothing wrong with foxconn... they make some of the most quality brand motherboards
I don't like anything else they make and I've never really had any experience with a Foxconn mobo except my old P2/Rage rig, and it was ok
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:58 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Here is a full specification of my computer. Please Recommend me anything that you think would be good.


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Computer
Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11 (IE 7.0)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name MIKAIL
User Name PC
Logon Domain MIKAIL
Date / Time 2007-11-10 / 22:55

Motherboard
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 530, 3100 MHz (15 x 207)
Motherboard Name Asus PTGD1-LA (Puffer) (3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Grantsdale i915P
System Memory 1024 MB
BIOS Type AMI (08/27/04)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter RADEON X300/X550 Series Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON X300/X550 Series (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 (RV370)
Monitor AcerView 77c [17" CRT] (9343697)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter Realtek ALC880(D) @ Intel 82801FB ICH6 - High Definition Audio Controller [B-1]

Storage
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Disk Drive ST3200822AS (200 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4083B (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:4x/2x, DVD-ROM:12x, CD:24x/16x/32x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
Optical Drive SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 184208 MB (12838 MB free)
H: (FAT32) 6550 MB (673 MB free)
Total Size 186.3 GB (13.2 GB free)

Input
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Network
Primary IP Address 192.168.0.146
Primary MAC Address 00-11-2F-8F-4F-41
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (192.168.0.146)
Modem Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem

Peripherals
Printer Brother MFC-210C USB Printer
Printer Brother PC-FAX
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
FireWire Controller VIA VT6307 Fire IIM IEEE1394 Host Controller (PHY: VIA VT6307)
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-1]
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
USB Device WebCam Live!

DMI
DMI BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
DMI BIOS Version 3.06
DMI System Manufacturer HP Pavilion 061
DMI System Product PJ466AA-ABA M1170N
DMI System Version 0qr1114RE101PUFFE00
DMI System Serial Number MXK4400NHB NA440
DMI System UUID 80E87433-A60ED911-A69AC2B7-32CF0B92
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
DMI Motherboard Product Puffer
DMI Motherboard Version 1.xx
DMI Motherboard Serial Number X312345678
DMI Chassis Manufacturer Chassis Manufacture
DMI Chassis Version Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Serial Number Chassis Serial Number
DMI Chassis Asset Tag Asset-1234567890
DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case

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Problem Disk free space is only 7% on drive C:.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:00 AM   #17 (permalink)
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That's weird, my post didnt get bumped up, sorry for repost.
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:00 AM   #18 (permalink)
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For example would this video card work fine? or would i need a new powersupply or heatingfan or more ram.

NCIX.com - Buy EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GT 512MB Ssc Edition 512MB DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out DIRECTX10 Video Card - 512-P3-N806-A1 In Canada.
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yup it says you got a pci e-16 slot.. so yes, that would work just fine

and i thought you had an athlon.. that is clearly a pentium 4...
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That pentium 4 takes around 100 watts on the 12v's and an 8800GT takes around 115 or so...add up everything and i guess you could run everything1 25 amps is the absolute minimum I would go for and your looking more for 28+.
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