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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #135 on: December 17, 2007, 10:34:29 pm »
Yeah, dual core of course.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #136 on: December 17, 2007, 10:48:53 pm »
Yeah, As much as I hate to admit it, I think we can't delay Vista much longer.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #137 on: December 17, 2007, 11:31:16 pm »
You know I've been under the impression since I was quite young that computers were always custom built (until I found out they weren't all)... I guess when you have a dad that's put every computer you've ever had together from scratch it kind of makes you think that that's the way it is. Despite that fact this computer is horribly outdated.

Custom building FTW!

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #138 on: December 18, 2007, 12:21:39 pm »
Well, I can't speak for the whole of the world, but I can speak for Korea. I noticed when I was over there, that its damned hard to find a prebuilt computer. It seems that everyone over there custom builds there computer. I had a lot of fun down in the electronics market, shopping for parts. Its absolutely HUGE! I imagine if I still lived there, upgrading would be no problem, I could pick up the parts as they became available, like shopping for groceries. :)



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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #139 on: December 18, 2007, 12:59:06 pm »
Just to be doubly sure, what is it you can't update on a computer?
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #140 on: December 19, 2007, 01:32:19 am »
Technically, you can update everything. But if you update for instance your motherboard, there's a chance you have to update you CPU too, because the old one doesn't work with the new motherboard.
So you can update everything, but there's a chance you end up updating everything :P

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #141 on: December 19, 2007, 07:13:46 am »
Very good.

Another question - Will also this fit on a 60GB hard drive comfortably?

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #142 on: December 19, 2007, 07:21:02 am »
Yes, it will. I'm not entirely sure how much space Vista takes, but I'm positive it'll all easily fit in 60GB.
But harddrives aren't too expensive these days, I don't think a larger disc costs that much more. And you can never have too much harddisk space ;)

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #143 on: December 19, 2007, 07:32:41 am »
I'm too young to get a job... :(
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #144 on: December 19, 2007, 04:00:05 pm »
And my job isn't paying enough at the moment. :(

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #145 on: December 22, 2007, 10:00:23 am »
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So today I was checking out the specs on my mom's computer (it's the exact same as what I'm getting) and... wait... Huh? 160 GB Hard Drive? Wha?

One phone call to my Dad later - He had said 160, not 60! Holy crap!

Plus, I was checking over the other specs, and I've realized the 'puter I'm getting is pretty damn good. It'd prolly run all the Sims 2 EPs and the Oange Box with ease!
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #146 on: December 22, 2007, 07:28:43 pm »
Anyone know of any good graphic cards that are like 250 or less. Any 3rd party ones that are really good.
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #147 on: December 22, 2007, 08:23:29 pm »
Define what you mean by third party, because Nvidia and ATI have a duopoly in the video card market.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #148 on: December 24, 2007, 12:22:52 pm »
Anyone know of any good graphic cards that are like 250 or less. Any 3rd party ones that are really good.
Check out the 8800 GT.  Debuting at between $250-$300 US.

Some benchmarks here, here and, here.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #149 on: December 27, 2007, 12:38:41 am »
Very good.

Another question - Will also this fit on a 60GB hard drive comfortably?

Vista Home Premium
Sims 2 + 3 EPs
The entire Orange Box.

60GB?! That's tiny (incoming, "that's what she said" joke!)... Mines 120 and I'm struggling for room, you can get really cheap 200GB ones nowadays, I'd say invest in one of those.