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If You Had 4000 Dollars You Had To Spend On A Computer..what Would You Buy?


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:20 PM

If you had 4000 dollars you had to spend on a new computer..what would you buy?

Changed to 4000

Edited by Grinler, 04 April 2006 - 11:08 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:44 PM

I changed the topic to 4000...2000 doesnt get you to far these days.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:34 PM

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:54 AM

A new car! :thumbsup:

Lol im still waiting for the day when I have $4000. :flowers:

I just got done with the one Im going to use at home, a 2.0ghz Athlon Xp based, (which is alright for what I use it for), everything is new parts, and I still havent gone over 500$ yet.

But what I would do if I had 4000$ is buy a really nice laptop, and get a docking station for it, and leave the ds at home with everything I need plugged into it, (printer, scanner, sound system, mouse, etc) so I could just come home and set it in the ds and it everything would already be set up, and when I needed to go somewhere just take it out of the ds and go. The plus side is you are only using one computer, so you dont have to keep swapping files between your main computer and laptop.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 09:22 AM

I'm with Nick.
Only a nice used 20' fiberglass I\O.
Lookout Canada here I come! :thumbsup:

2000 doesnt get you to far these days.


You can build a nice system for that much, throw in a decent stereo speaker set, monitor and a new printer too. Don't get me wrong, I could blow the 4K on a build but most of us don't need a $600.00 video card, $300.00 mobo, etc.
It's really the software that gets ya in the long run. :flowers:

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 09:32 AM

20' fiberglass I\O


Not familiar with that... Video connector? Or is that a new screen technology?

Btw, Nick, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your profile.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 11:01 AM

ok ok, heres my dream system


AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Processor
Abit Fatal1ty AN8 SLI nForce4 SLI Athlon 64(FX) Mobo
2x Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR400 w/Black Heat Spreader
2x Hitachi Deskstar 500GB Serial ATA II 7200RPM Hard Drive w/16MB Buffer (RAID 5)
2x LG 16X Dual Layer DVD±RW Drive (Black)
2x PNY Verto GeForce 7900 GTX PCI Express 512MB DDR3 Video Card w/Dual DVI & HDTV/S-Video Outputs
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Sound Card
Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 7.1 Speaker System
Acer AL1916AB 19in LCD Monitor (Black)
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Razer Copperhead Gaming Mouse (Tempest Blue)
And then, I'm going to make a custom case pretty soon. It's gonna have a highly theoritical cooling system in it.

That's mine.

Edited by legoman786, 04 April 2006 - 11:29 AM.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 11:07 AM

Your all wimps. This topic is to build the dream machine. So use all the money! I am rephrasing the topic to If you had 4000 dollars you HAD to spend on a computer..

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 11:20 AM

Last time I "built" my dream machine it went over €20 000. €2000 I spent on upgrades last summer.
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 11:56 AM

Grinler Said...

Not familiar with that... Video connector? Or is that a new screen technology?


Uh, that's Inboard\Outboard.

Grinler Said

Your all wimps. This topic is to build the dream machine. So use all the money!


No, were just all cheap. :thumbsup: If you read my post I said..

Don't get me wrong, I could blow the 4K on a build


I am rephrasing the topic to If you had 4000 dollars you HAD to spend on a computer.


There ya go!
Sorry Grinler, just having a little fun.
I usually stay out of opinion posts like these as they sometimes get long and confusing for the person looking for suggestions. I wish you luck though and have fun spending the $$$$$$$$.

Edited by HitSquad, 04 April 2006 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:04 PM

I am not spending the money...this is just a theoretical dream machine topic. I sure as hell aint spending 4k on a system right now. I need to save for my twins college ... hehe :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:07 PM

HitSquad:

I still not sure Grinler will understand the "Inboard\Outboard" reference.

Grinler:

A "used 20' fiberglass I\O" is a used 20' fiberglass boat with an inboard motor and an outboard drive.

I sorry, but your out of my league. I'm to cheap to put four grand into a computer. Last year I lost HDD and the only one on sale locally at the time was a Western Digital 80gig for $30 (after rebates). That bothered me because it only carries a one year warranty unless you pay $15 to extend it to two years. That was followed a month and a half later with my power supply going. That cost me $25.

Since then I've picked up an 80gig Samsung (three year warranty) for $10 (after rebates) and a Master Power 350 watt power supply for $10 (after rebates), both as spares.

The point is that if you shop around and build your PC over time there are a lot of bargains out there and you should be able to bring a system in for a lot less than four grand.

Edited by just me, 04 April 2006 - 12:08 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:58 PM

I am not buying anything (especially that much) ..but if I was (and I went a bit over the budget) it would be similar specs to this:

Alienware Aurora™ 7500
AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-60
XP PRO
Black Alienware® Full-Tower Chassis
Alienware® Liquid Cooling with AlienIce™ 2.0 Video Cooling
Alienware® NVidia nForce™4 SLI™ X16 Motherboard
Dual 256MB PCI-Express x16 NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7900 GT - SLI Enabled
2GB Dual Channel Low-Latency DDR PC-3200 at 400MHz
160GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache
16x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive
Creative Inspire® T5400 5.1 74-Watt Speakers
Samsung SyncMaster 930BF 19" 4ms LCD - Black

$4,336.00

I could prob get cheaper if I was going to buy the parts individually but I would never trust myself with liquid cooling.

Thanks for the clarification on the boat...had no idea.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 01:08 PM

$4000.00 USD build to your own?

I build new cottage first.
Then maybe buy 4 mini-macs or two good Toshiba lappy's... or ?
Who's got the time to design a custom build just now?

Joke....

I waiting just a bit for the 64 bit systems to settle out. Then?
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 02:42 PM

Pffffft! Whimps! Go big or go home! $4k? Anyone got an extra 3.32k I can borrow to order THIS system here?

BTW, it's got 4, that's right, 4 nvidia 7900 512mb cards SLI'd together! Yep, that's right, 4 top of the line cards that have 512 mb of gddr3 ram SLI'd together for a grand total of 2gb memory for your video cards! Man, that's gotta be fast! Oh, and I uped the RAM to 4gb's (again, go big or go home). And to run those beautiful cards, it comes with a 850 watt PSU. The cpu is a Athlon 64 fx-60 w/dual hyper threading and dual core.....2000mhz fsb and 2x1mb L2 cache (AKA the fastest gaming processor in the world)! Not to mention that this system does not include a monitor. Does that mean that I have to run this monster of a machine on my crappy HP 17 inch CTR?

Of course, I could save $699 if I got it with no speakers....but I'd like to enjoy the 5.1 home theater system on my computer (that would be in my laundry room!!!!!)!

Alright, who wants to buy me one? :Just kidding......I'll take 2!!!!! :thumbsup:


EDIT: It didn't save the link with the 4gb of ram added into the price, so that's where the price difference is. I guess I could suffer and drop down to ONLY 2 gb of ram :flowers:

Edited by stevealmighty, 04 April 2006 - 02:45 PM.

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