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#1 irishgodfather

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:02 PM

I will need one with a very fast processor, a large hard drive, plenty of ram and a DVD burner.
Any suggestions?
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 03:23 PM

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 03:38 PM

Going to look now.
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:22 PM

If you're willing to do a bit of reading and some research you could build one yourself. For the same price as the Sony posted earlier you could a much better performing pc for the same price or less. It's up to you though.
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:33 PM

If you're willing to do a bit of reading and some research you could build one yourself. For the same price as the Sony posted earlier you could a much better performing pc for the same price or less. It's up to you though.

I'm thinking of that to. I built this one.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 06:38 PM

Building your own will probably be a slightly worse deal than buying one simply because of all the software a PC comes bundled with.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 06:45 PM

You would be better off with several drives instead of one huge drive.

Option 1

1-200 GB drive

Option 2

1-120 GB, 2-40 gb
C:\Windows (40 GB)
D:\DATA, MP3, AVI (120 GB)
E:\Windows Backup (40 gb)

Option 3

1-160 GB, 1-40 GB
C:\Windows (40 GB)
D:\DATA, MP3 (160 GB Drive with 120 GB Partition)
E:\Winows Backup (Second Partition on 160 GB Drive)

I prefer a Windows back to a data back up drive so I can get my C:\ drive back quicker. I keep all my data backed up to CD, soon to be dual layer DVD-RW. But one more drive to backup the DATA would be cool too.
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:21 PM

Building your own will probably be a slightly worse deal than buying one simply because of all the software a PC comes bundled with.



Not really... most of the software bundled with is only demo or trial version and generally you can find some software that functions the same if not better for free. Plus I think that software they give is just annoying. Anyway a $1200 computer should not have a X300, that's just sad. For that price you could build a way better machine. Here's what I'd recommend:

ASUS KN8 Ultra $105
AMD Opteron 148 $250 (amazing at overclocking) -or- AMD Athlon 3700+ $230
1GB Crucial Ballistix RAM $120
eVGA 6800GS $209 ( 6800gt hardly performs any better than this and it's cheaper.)
WD Caviar 200GB $100
Antec TPII 430w $70
Total: $830-850

Take that add a case, a couple fans, your DVD drive and burner and you have a much better rig for less. Also, you could just partition your hard drive. OS: 10GB; Backup OS: partition 10GB; Rest for media and apps.
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Posted 08 December 2005 - 10:33 PM

Dear Irish,

You really can't buy a new computer with all the quality you want without spending a fortune. Even then, you will have a gripe or two.

So, what kind of computer do you want? I see you want a big drive, Ram, CPU, and sorts. But what do you want to use it for?

Are you a gamer? Are you a burner? Are you a smiley :thumbsup: ?

Ok the last is a funny.

Here's something to keep in mind when you are buying. A power supply! This is the least appreciated device in the computer but the most important. You should buy a 550 watt or better and by a good brand.

The next is a case. This is very important. Do you want to go air or liquid cooling? Most of us can't afford an efficient liquid cooling system so we go air. Does ok until summer and then you will see all kinds of bleepes.

So with that in mind, we need answers?! :flowers:

Let us know,

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 10:39 PM


Building your own will probably be a slightly worse deal than buying one simply because of all the software a PC comes bundled with.



Not really... most of the software bundled with is only demo or trial version and generally you can find some software that functions the same if not better for free. Plus I think that software they give is just annoying. Anyway a $1200 computer should not have a X300, that's just sad. For that price you could build a way better machine. Here's what I'd recommend:

ASUS KN8 Ultra $105
AMD Opteron 148 $250 (amazing at overclocking) -or- AMD Athlon 3700+ $230
1GB Crucial Ballistix RAM $120
eVGA 6800GS $209 ( 6800gt hardly performs any better than this and it's cheaper.)
WD Caviar 200GB $100
Antec TPII 430w $70
Total: $830-850

Take that add a case, a couple fans, your DVD drive and burner and you have a much better rig for less. Also, you could just partition your hard drive. OS: 10GB; Backup OS: partition 10GB; Rest for media and apps.

All of the above plus I build web sites.
I really want to copy some VHS movies to DVD disks.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 11:01 PM

Dear Irish,

I hope you mean home movies and not theater movies. In my experience, moving analog to digital movies brings all kinds of imperfections. I just buy the cheap DVD version.


Let us know,

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