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    shiftfallout.com Shiftfallout's Avatar
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    Right on. Pcs are not that expensive, especially now with quad cores on the horizon.

    Is there anyone else that has a PC wroth showing? Or hell, even a pc you want.

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    lol....current is crap.

    If I got one, I'd like to build.

    Since I'm a wuss, and poor. I'd just get this:
    http://www.emachines.com/products/pr...tml?prod=T5226
    or something. Then add video and ram.

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    shiftfallout.com Shiftfallout's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brawny
    lol....current is crap.

    If I got one, I'd like to build.

    Since I'm a wuss, and poor. I'd just get this:
    http://www.emachines.com/products/pr...tml?prod=T5226
    or something. Then add video and ram.
    For around 400 bucks thats not bad. For those too lazy to click on the link the system was:

    CPU: Intel® Pentium® D Processor 925 (Dual-Core)1
    64-bit processor with Intel® EM64T Technology
    (Each core operates at 3.0GHz | 2 x 2MB L2 Cache | 800MHz FSB)
    Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium2
    Chipset: Intel® 945G
    Memory: 1024MB DDR2 Memory, Dual-Channel Capable
    (2 × 512MB), 533MHz (PC4200)
    Expandable to 2GB
    2 DDR2 Slots (Total), 0 DDR2 Slot (Available)
    Hard Drive: 250GB SATA II (7200rpm, 8MB Cache) 3
    Optical Drives: DVD±RW 16x Multiformat Dual-Layer Optical Drive
    Up to 8.5GB with Dual-Layer Media
    Write max: 16x DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD+R DL, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW
    Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROM
    Video: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Up to 224MB Shared Video Memory
    PCI-Express® (PCI-E x16) slot available for upgrade
    Sound: 6-Channel (5.1) High-Definition Audio
    Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB-Powered)
    Communications: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port)
    Intel® 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
    Peripherals: Premium multifunction keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse (PS/2)
    Ports/Other: 6 - USB 2.0 Ports (2 Front, 4 Rear)
    1 - VGA
    1 - Parallel port
    1 - Serial port
    2 - PS/2 ports (keyboard and mouse)
    3 - Audio (rear): Line-in/Side (Stereo), Front/Headphone (Stereo), Microphone
    2 - Audio (Front): Microphone, Front/Headphone (Stereo)
    1 - RJ-45 Ethernet port
    1 - RJ-11 Modem port


    Like all emachines it looks like crap. BUT, the processor is damn nice. The ram sucks, which is why you would want to replace it and my guess the mother board as well.

    Personally though, I am agaist brand build PCs like emachines. They are not very friendly to non emachine things and they fill the pc up with junk. However, the good side it is that they become more accessable to even the most unskillful consumer. Mac people dont seem to understand how or why prices can be so low for the PC. They say you get what you pay for, in the PC world thats not true. Same with macs, your not getting what you pay for, rather you are paying too much.

    hey Brawny check this set up out starting at 420$
    http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/store/c...r.aspx?mid=182

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftfallout
    For those too lazy to click on the link the system was:
    Thats a good one.
    But yeah, my computer also sucks, so I am not even going to compete with you guys. But then again, I have never been much of a PC gamer, so I think its all good.
    Great setup by the way, both Mitch2025 and Shiftfallout.
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    just about to go out, but when i get back and tidy my desk i will show you my set up, only just moved back into this room, so only got one computer atm, planning on getting back my old PC (got scrapped and the case used as a server :@, just gotta find the parts and place em in a new case and possibly get a new MB) maybe set up a 6 monitor display hmmm...
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    I'd like to build.....if someone could recommend a good chip/mother set?

    That's the part that ultimately stops me from building. I could do the rest easily.

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    I think cases and such look rather sexy, though I wouldn't ever get one, just 'cause of spending money for something to look good (except myself) doesn't appeal to me :] need a new laptop though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiired
    I think cases and such look rather sexy, though I wouldn't ever get one, just 'cause of spending money for something to look good (except myself) doesn't appeal to me :] need a new laptop though..
    nah, cases arnt that expensive anymore. Its actually more expensive to get a laptop set up than a desktop setup.

    As for the laptops though, I would definately check out Sager. I wouldnt buy directly from them but from another website that sells them. Great laptops.

    But if you need something cheaper, Ibuypower.com has some decent choices for little money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brawny
    I'd like to build.....if someone could recommend a good chip/mother set?

    That's the part that ultimately stops me from building. I could do the rest easily.

    [Socket-AM2] AMD Athlon™64 X2 5000+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

    and
    Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe nForce 590-SLI MCP Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Dual Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E MB

    is a great combo.

    If you want to save some moneys then:

    [Socket-AM2] AMD Athlon™64 X2 4800+ Dual-Core

    and
    GigaByte GA-M55SLI-S4 nForce4 SLI chipset w/7.1 Audio, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E MB


    I believe AMD is the say to go. Intel is good but overpriced and honestly AMD delivers a superior product in my opinion.

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