Just bought a new PC, How did I make out?

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  1. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Hey Folks,

    I know that I have not exactly been "active" in the past few

    weeks and months. My PC at home died (Bios went south) and

    rather than replace a $30.00 Bios in a PC worth $10.00 I decided

    it was time to purchase a new machine.

    Since I have all new peripherals I decided to forgo buying any

    new periphs at all and instead I invested every dime into the

    actual box and it's guts.

    Here is what I custom ordered from Micron:

    Mini ATX Tower Case (300w Power Supply)

    2 Front Side USB Ports

    4 Rear Side USB Ports

    Nvidea MX400 G-Force III AGP w/ 64 Megs DRAM, DVDI,TV-Out

    Sound Blaster Live!

    Intel Pentium IIII 1.8Ghz (256K L2 Cache)

    400Mhz Front Side Bus

    256 Megabytes DDR SDRAM (2 DIMM's) Upgradeable to 2.0 Gig

    60 Gig 7200 RPM Super ATA-100 Hard Drive

    3.5 Floppie (well Duh..)

    DVD-ROM 16x48 Speed

    CD-RW 24x10x40 Speed

    Windows XP (Yuck)
     
  2. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    Sweet!

    Didn't you have a 486?

    Well, at least I don't have to worry about you catching up with me post wise seeing as you were gone...
     
  3. Brett_H

    Brett_H Second Unit

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    Brett,

     
  4. Duncan Barth

    Duncan Barth Stunt Coordinator

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    I agree, XP isn't a very compelling upgrade from win2000pro IMHO. But if you're running 95/98/Me, its a no-brainer.

    I gave up on the 9x series of operating systems when NT 4.0 came out. The NT/2000/XP series is superior in just about every way.
     
  5. Scott McGillivray

    Scott McGillivray Supporting Actor

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    Sounds to me like you got a great system there at a good price. I would look at the Klipsch 5.1 speakers though when you upgrade. They are generally regarded as the best 5.1 computer system out there.

    Windows XP is fantastic. I have rolled out almost 100 PC's in my network with it and I use it at home. It is stable, fast and more enjoyable to work with than any previous version.
     
  6. KevinW

    KevinW Stunt Coordinator

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    Great system Brett! Just curious, are these the specs from a pre-assembled system or did you purchase parts and build it yourself? Either way, $1200 is a good price for what you got, but those parts purchased seperately would have totalled about $700-$750. I was just pricing parts last night for a very similar system (with the ATI Radeon 32mb AGP card and 20gb hard drive) I'm about to build and that's what it totalled.
    Anyway, enjoy your new computer. [​IMG] I can't wait to get a new one up and running.
     
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    Nice system. Prices are great for PC's these days. I wish I was in the market for one. By the way, I love XP. I got if for X-Mas and it has not crashed (blue screen) yet. Of course this is my machine at home that is used for basically e-mail but when I had WinME on it crashed at least once a day.

    -Andre F
     
  8. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Thanks for the replies all.

    Kevin,

    This is a preassembled PC from Micron PC. Yes I might have

    been able to save a few hundred dollars building it myself

    but I did not want to hunt down parts seperately and go

    through the hassle of building and installing everything.

    I beleive if you price out the components you will spend

    more than $750.00 to build this system. The DDR Ram is more

    pricey than reguar SDRAM and both the MB and the Video Card

    have DDR Ram.
     
  9. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Nathan,
    No I had a P5 Pentium 133Mhz but at any rate.. It's going
    to feel like I upgraded from a Tandy 8088 to a Cray Super
    Computer! [​IMG]
     

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