getting a new computer
I thought my XPS would keep me up and running for the next few years, but sadly that's not the case. I've been trying for a few weeks, but no matter what I do, it won't successfully play my engineering software. My school gave me $20,000+ worth of engineering software, and I have nothing to use it on. So, I decided to get a somewhat cheap, but powerful desktop to run my programs. I'm purchasing from cyberPower, here are the specs...
TURBO X-DREAMER CASE 350 WATT W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display
2 extra fans
600 watt coolmaster
(Socket AM2) AMD Athlon™64 X2 5200+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
Artic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooling Fan (Extreme Silent at 20dBA & Overclock Proof)
(Socket AM2)Asus M2N-E SLI NVIDIA nForce 500 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 SATA RAID PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN,IEEE1394,USB2.0,&7.1Audio
2 gb corsair ram
2x NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express
80GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
and then your basic other stuff
I went with a small hd only because I already have an external 250 gb. Also I already have a 20" monitor I can use with it. i was thinking about going with a single 8800, but the dual 86 are cheaper, and more appealing to me. I'm gonna order this tonight. i'm welcome to changes, but I'm using my own money, so I can't go any higher in price.
The total comes to a mere $762
BTW, I'll be running xp pro on it. i'm tired of vista problems.
Foxconn FlamingBlade, Intel Core i7 920 OC @ 3.63 GHz w/ Asetek 240mm LCLC, 3 x 2GB Mushkin Redline DDR3 1600 @ 1734 6-7-6-18, 2x 150 GB VelociRaptor raid 0, WD Caviar 1 Terabyte, 2x(sli) EVGA GTX 260 core 216 OC'ed, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi titanium, Wireless N, Vista Home Premium 64-bit, 850 watt Corsair psu, Blu-Ray player, DVD/CD player/burner, Acer H233H, Samsung TOC T220HD, 32" Vizio 1080p, HAF 932 case, Bose Companion 3 multimedia system