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Old 08-06-2008, 03:01 AM   #11
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You better buy a copy now then.

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It means that once the stock rooms are clear of PCs running XP, customers will have to turn to Microsoft's newest -- and much-maligned -- operating system, Vista.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/product...osoft-xp_N.htm
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/claudin...ing_windows_xp
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:04 AM   #12
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Vista is like really good if you know how to turn off the annoying permission thing that pops up when you do something, and if you got a computer good enough to run it flawlessly (not really flawlessly, there will always be bugs....)
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:28 AM   #13
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JK! You guys are cool, just one thing Superworms, no need to restate what's been stated.

@OP: Although out of hand, I would like to suggest you use WinXP. I assume this will be a media PC correct? Now, I don't know much about Vista, other than it looks pretty cool, but I think XP would suit your needs. To me, it looks simpler than Vista. With this said, you can get 2GB of RAM, which should be enough, and buy a Q6600 (Quad-core clocked @ 2.4GHz). For the decent graphics card, you could use a 8800GT. It's still pretty high-end and new-egg is having a sale on it =p.
who are you to tell others they aren't gurus? you don't even know how ram latencies work.
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Eek, since that guide is for new builds of gaming PCs, I don't think it'd be too useful in this situation.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:00 AM   #15
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who are you to tell others they aren't gurus? you don't even know how ram latencies work.
i dont think he mentioned anything about ram latencies, even on the other forum where he asked a question, i was the one that said something about latencies, unless i missed something.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:36 AM   #16
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The 780G and 790GX have great encoding and HD playback capabilities, they would be perfect for a media PC.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:35 AM   #17
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I just saw this today, this would also be a great starting point for a build, throw in a 4850 and a hdd and he's set for under $500...

wow, great deal on a core2quad barebones kit

especially for a non gamer who wouldn't have to buy a video card, hdmi onboard video...
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:49 AM   #18
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wow, thats a great deal, comes with an XFX mobo, and a quad core!
i would get it in a heartbeat if i got money for a new build
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