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Old 07-20-2004, 10:32 AM   #81
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as far as I'm concerned, (and I know this wont be a popular opinion) but computers come second to life.
There is not much you can't do on a 2Ghz machine.

from my point of view I spent the first year of uni scrapping through with no money, my computer was something a mate chucked my way.
it was damaged in a lightning strick and the PSU onboard USB, sound and graphics had all gone. (the graphics wern't completly gone but the red colout was and there was a refresh problem that left stripes on screen.
I did all my first years coursework booting into DOS 6 on a 100MB hard disk, I used EDIT.COM and saved all the writting to a floppy disk, then when I went to uni all I needed to do was format the text.

I eventually got a video card and sound card sorted out for it (and a bit more RAM -it did only have 32MB) and used it (333MHZ - 312MB RAM) and ran XP pro on it leaving it on permentantly for entire terms at a time, (15 weeks).
I could run just about anything I wanted. (Photoshop dreamweaver, some games, browse the internet, office 2003).
so right now I'm more than happy with my machine, I don't play many games at all, and I can see this machine (and OS) lasting me at least the next ten years.
this is perhaps why I don't understand the mad rush to upgrade each and everytime Intel or AMD squeeze a few extra cycles out of a chip
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I worked in computers long enough to remember when text was all that you could do. Writing applications to run an a 16K multi-tasking multi-user (it's memory had to supply 4 dumb terminals). machine.

But if you Dont play games then of course a machine like Camers will do work related jobs admirally.

But once you get into the gaming world, It's a whole different ballgame.

Whatever you do for a hobby/entertainment. e.g. Getting drunk, paintballing whatever, it all costs. And you should spend whatever spare money you have, on what you enjoy.
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:51 AM   #83
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Hmm, i guess thats right...
I must admit that since I got a decent computer I did start to play more games, and with that does come the temptation to upgrade a lot more!
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I might take that micro direct offer. 512ram, lovely. Also i would just get that and put xp pro on my system. Then at xmas ill get my asus board and work from there. Might get that deal very soon...
 
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Honestly you'll be very impressed with it, Video card should be next on your wish list.

See if you can flog your old setup, root, fancy an upgrade?
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video card may come at xmas. If on a budget a 9800pro if not a 6800XT.
 
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Lol; wow. Are you getting a new motherboard for that then? Lol.
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Whatever you do for a hobby/entertainment. e.g. Getting drunk, paintballing whatever, it all costs. And you should spend whatever spare money you have, on what you enjoy.
A very good take on life
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yeh im getting the asus deluxe w/ the wireless adaptor
 
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Same board as me??
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