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Old 05-14-2004, 07:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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if you could build one PC and one Mac getting all the parts for free, what would you put in it?

1 rule: parts have to be available and not fictitious (not like a 3000GHZ CPU)

I would get a Mac G5 with:
dual PowerPC G5 2.0GHZ 64-bit processors
ATI Radeon x800 - not sure if they have Pro or XT models
2 x 23" Cinema display
Epson EMP-8300 5200 LUMENS, XGA Projector
4 x 250GB ATA100 HDD's
2 x 250GB SATA HDD's
4 x 2GB Corsair Micro PC3200 DDRRAM
Mac OS X 10.3
40GB Ipod
Isight cam
Logitech X-680 speakers
8x DVD+/-R/RW
Final Cut Express 2
Gigabit Ethernet card
108MB/S wireless ethernet card


and for a PC with:
MSI K8T Master2-FAR (dual socket 940)
2 x AMD Athlon 64 FX-53's
2 x Thermaltake A1838 Silent Boost K8 Cooler
2 x 1GB Corsair Micro PC2700
2 x 250GB ATA100 HDD's
2 x 250GB SATA HDD's
Sony Trinitron CPD-G520 21"
Epson EMP-8300 5200 LUMENS, XGA Projector
ATI Radeon x800
Windows XP 64-bit
Windows "Longhorn" voucher
SB Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Logitech X-680 speakers
Thermaltake Damier V6000A
Thermaltake Butterfly 480W silver
D-Link Airplus Extreme 108MB/S wireless ethernet card
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Old 05-14-2004, 10:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My dream Mac: (already a work in progress
APPLE CLASSIC (with 5" B/W screen)
Replaced with:
5" LCD
G4 Cube logic board/chip
slot loading CDRW
It can and will be done!

My Dream PC:
One that has never seen Windows
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Ok, since I dont know as much about PCs as you guys, I wont have ALL parts listed, but the parts that I want most.

Athlon 64-FX Processor
2gb Ram
200gb HD
ATI Radeon x800 XT
BEST SOUND CARD (dont know anything about sound cards...)


And that is it....just as long as it has those parts I would like it!
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your dream PC consists of ATA100 & SATA HDD's and PC2700? You have the most powerful processors in the world in your rig & introduced a huge bottleneck. why not ultra wide scsi raid or whatever the latest & greatest is?

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2 x 1GB Corsair Micro PC2700
2 x 250GB ATA100 HDD's
2 x 250GB SATA HDD's
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your dream PC consists of ATA100 & SATA HDD's and PC2700? You have the most powerful processors in the world in your rig & introduced a huge bottleneck. why not ultra wide scsi raid or whatever the latest & greatest is?
And are Dual FX-53's even possible? And it's Logitech Z-680 speakers, not X-680
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athlon 64 fx-53 OVERCLOCKED to 3 ghz
2 gigs Corsair pc4000 ram
2 10,000 rpm Western Digital 74gb Raptors
4 250 GB Western Digital Caviar (1 TERABYTE!!)
2 22 inch LCDs
radeon X800 XT
audigy 2 zs
vapor phase cooling for the cpu and watercooling for the video and chipset.

i forget anything?
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the Athlon 64 FX-53's are socket 954, and the board I picked was the only dual-socket 954 which was not built only for servers - that is, ones that had like no PCI slots or AGP slots
the board only supported DDR333 (PC2700)
I myself 'd rather sacrifice the ability to hold DDR400 (PC3200) and have dual socket 940 FX-53's
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the Athlon 64 FX-53's are socket 954, and the board I picked was the only dual-socket 954 which was not built only for servers - that is, ones that had like no PCI slots or AGP slots
the board only supported DDR333 (PC2700)
I myself 'd rather sacrifice the ability to hold DDR400 (PC3200) and have dual socket 940 FX-53's
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