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Old 02-18-2006, 12:19 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Geeze just get a Sempron 3000+ or something.
1gb of Value Select RAM
Get a $100 to $150 Video Card
What ever kind of hard drive you need. Dont get too caught up with buying an expensive one.
A 400 watt Antec PSU

And yea that should be more then enough. The only reason everyone here is getting 2gb of RAM a geforce 7800GTX and super duper CPUs is because all of these people game. For what you are doing you will not not the highest end system.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:26 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Well - my boss WANTS the best computer that we can get - this is an investment for us, and we'll be using it to present all of our images to the people inside the MRI, now and in the future. So I do want the best one for our purposes, but don't want to go way overkill. I'm trying to find an equlibrium point, projecting into what we'll need in the future also.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:29 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Well what are you doing playing high resolution video games in front of your clients?
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Old 02-18-2006, 04:25 AM   #44 (permalink)
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If your boss says go all out, go all out, but the 7800gtx is a gaming card, maybe a Quadro card will be slightly better, as your company may want to create a 3d presentation in the future. Alot more likley than playing Half Life 2 for a client.
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:16 AM   #45 (permalink)
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She said the best video card, so go with a ATI x1900 XTX.
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Old 02-18-2006, 09:18 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Snick, you say:
you have 2 seperate sticks of ram...you can probably get a 2 gb dual channel kit with heat spreaders already on the ram for less than that...

Could you explain that a bit more?

Thanks.
well, you have 2 of these
which is $205.54
or you could get
Corsair 2gb $179.67
or
OCZ 2gb $184.66
or
Patriot 2gb $188.61
having the heatspreaders on the ram helps keep them from overheating....i know you will probably be running everything at stock, but it's a little extra protection on the investment.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:39 PM   #47 (permalink)
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No no no, images are 2D rendering jobs. Why areyou guys all reccomending VIDEO GAMING CARDS?

What you SHOULD be getting is a Quadro or a FireGL card.
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Old 02-18-2006, 01:01 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Here ya go, built you a great system that'll take care of all your needs.

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No questions asked from the boss wether it will be capable.
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Old 02-18-2006, 09:55 PM   #50 (permalink)
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septoid - why the opteron instead of the athlon?

And to all - what are the main advantages of having two processors over a dual-core processor?

Thanks!
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