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YES! I got my new computer parts!!!

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:58 pm
by {Nathan}

Sempron 2800 64 bit. (1.6 gigaherts, 256k of L2 catch)

120 gb hard drive. (Gonna partition an put MS-DOS, SuSE 64 bit, 98SE, and save space for another distribution) (dad only has 80)

Abit motherboard (nothin too special, the average) (dad's is crap)

512 Megabytes of PC3200 400mhz ram (My dad only has 512 @ 133mhz)

:lol: :lol: :lol:

ALL AT 20% OFF! :twisted:

And may I add that it was only 180 bucks, and I only owe my dad 36 dollars and 22 cents? :shock:

But may I also add that my brother owes me 120 bucks (next time he goes to bank.) :lol:

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:51 pm
by DaveUnit
My Motherboard got backordered and it finally came today.

Intel Celeron 3.06ghz (couldn't afford pentium)
ATI Radeon x600 graphics card
GigaByte PCI-Express Motherboard
Gonna run Windows 2000

Aaaand I got a sweeet case, with lights coming soon. :D

Total cost was $395. hell yes.


Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:49 pm
by r0x0r
are you going to overclock that?

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:03 am
by DaveUnit
Was that question to me of Nathan? If me, no. I know NOTHING about over clocking at all so that's out of the question.


Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:32 am
by Z!re
Got my new stuff about two weeks ago..

AMD Sempron 64, 3400+, 1gb ddr 3200

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:26 am
by Pete
It's weird to me that the computer I built two years ago (January 2004) is *still* way more powerful than the new computers you guys are building now. Whatever happened to Moore's law?

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:40 pm
by DaveUnit
Well I had an extremely strict budget and could only afford so much. I plan on upgrading as I get the cash, but there are some things I really need for my drumset before I think about upgrading the computer, like a new head for one of my toms. I put a hole in it last night at practice and I have a show to play tonight at 9(eastern), and I'm broke. No tengo dinero.
Well at least my computer will be done within the next 2 days. :)


Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:02 pm
by {Nathan}
I am only 12.

I dont have 500 bucks.

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:39 pm
by DaveUnit minus logged in
I'm only 15, I was given 400 from my mom and I had some extra cash to front for the before-rebate prices so i threw that in. I'm getting about 80 bucks back in rebates.

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:39 pm
by Z!re
Pete wrote:It's weird to me that the computer I built two years ago (January 2004) is *still* way more powerful than the new computers you guys are building now. Whatever happened to Moore's law?
Actually, it probably isnt. CPU speed and amount of RAM is far from the things that make up a computer nowadays.
Granted, your computer is badass.. :P

If I got a 5ghz dual core cpu motherboard thing, with dual gpu cards and 4gb ram.. I bet it would be the best for a while too :P

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:16 pm
by {Nathan}


Wow. Oh well, good enough to run C&C:Renagade, so I am happy. Heck, it it more that 1 gh.

My dad's computer is CRAP. 512 megabytes of ram at 133mghz, AMD 2400 32 bit processor, dvd-r/rw/cd-r/w combo drive, 2 80gb HDs (both full)... and no linux.

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:39 pm
by Patz QuickBASIC Creations
OK, ultimate computer. Server-quality.
Total Price: $22497.77 (USA dollars)
    4 AMD Opteron 2.4GHZ Processers (9.6GHZ total, 1000MHZ FSB each)
    32GB PC3200 (400MHZ) DDR-RAM
    1360W Power Supplied (might not be enough)
    4TB Storage (Terrabyte = 1000GB)
Bring your own case :D

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:42 pm
by Rattrapmax6
:lol: I finially got a whole new sys...

AMD 3000+ 1.89ghz
1gb ram
200gb hdd
Nforce4 Mobo w/ sli
6600GT gfx card

(Whatever I'm forgeting here)

Using WinXP w/ Nvidia moddifying it...

Total was 1180USD,. of which I only spent 780USD on,. the rest I asked for, for x-mas... :lol:

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:40 am
by rdc
The question isn't what is the raw CPU power, but what is the effective through-put of the system? I put my system together a year or so ago, and based it on an AMD Athlon 1.1 ghz. However, I opted for a 300mhz bus on the motherboard instead of the standard 100mhz bus. This gives me an effective through-put of about 1.9 ghz. The motherboard costs me slightly more, but not as much as a 2 ghz CPU would have cost, so I got the same computing power (overall) at a substantial savings.