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Old 10-14-2004, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my cuz is going to college. she wants to know if she should bring a laptop or a desktop. she does games but doesnt want to be the only one there lugging a desktop around. should she get a cheap laptop for like media and stuff and school papers and then a desktop for games. She needs good gaming gear. plz help. her budget is 3k. and she asked me to build her the desktop if that is what i think is best. plz help soon.
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Old 10-14-2004, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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get an AMD desktop for her dorm is shes staying in a dorm. And a cheap laptop for other stuff.

OR

Get a top of the line Acer laptop. They are bad ***. Amazing reviews and more!

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Get both the laptop and desktop, doesn't hurt to have both. Unless she has very limited space, then she should just get the laptop.
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I would suggest a good PC for games, with a cheap laptop for word processing and stuff
I'll post some specs for them when I get home from school
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for bout 3k shes looking at 3400+, abit 3rd eye, xms 3200XL, 2x 80 sata HD, case, eVGA 6800 GTand all.
And a good laptop like an acer.

Like that she has a VERY good pc, and a very good laptop. That should round out to about 3k
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Try this system

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Socket 939
Abit AV8-3rd Eye
eVGA Nvidia e-GeForce 6800GT 256MB
Corsair TWINX Dual Channel 1024MB PC3200
Western Digital Raptor 36GB S-ATA, 10k RPM
Western Digital 200GB S-ATA, 8MB 7200 RPM
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
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