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ok nerds... compare these computers

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by <KEY3>, May 11, 2004.

  1. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    I turn to the 12oz think tank to tell me which one of these computers is better.
    (well a better value I suppose) clearly one is a bit cheaper, but it also seems to have more goods)
    Obviously one has a dvd and the other does not... but really get down to the nitty gritty ok?
    ever heard of this make before?
    A - B
     
  2. LaCosaNostra

    LaCosaNostra Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2004 Messages: 2,191 Likes Received: 0
  3. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    Now that's out of the way.... anyone serious?
     
  4. Specifications

    * Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    * Intel® Pentium® 4 2.66GHz Processor Learn More
    * 533MHz Front Side Bus
    * 512KB L2 Cache
    * 256MB PC2100 DDR266 Memory Learn More
    * 120GB 7200RPM Seagate® Hard Drive
    * High-Speed CD-RW Drive
    * 16x DVD-ROM Drive
    * Floppy Drive Not Included
    * 10/100Mbps Onboard Ethernet Adapter
    * 56K PCI Modem
    * 128MB NVIDIA® GeForce4 Ti4200 Video
    * AC '97 6-Channel Surround Sound
    * Flash/Memory Card Reader
    * IEEE 1394 FireWire Interface Learn More

    769$




    Specifications:

    * Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
    * Intel® Pentium 4 2.5GHz Processor Learn More
    * 512MB DDR Memory Learn More
    * 120GB† Hard Drive
    * DVD-RW Drive
    * DVD-ROM Drive
    * Floppy Drive
    * Medion Geforce 4 MX 440-SE
    * Realtek AC'97 Audio
    * Creatix V.9X DSP Data/fax Modem
    * Integrated SIS 900-based PCI fast Ethernet
    * 5-in-1 Media Card Reader
    * USB 2.0 Interface Learn More
    * IEEE1394 Firewire Learn More

    $881.97





    Both are good i supose, however none of these supports hyperthreading on the cpu which kinda sucks....heres my offer

    Hardisk
    PER.30374: WESTERN DIGITAL 120GB WD1200JB 7200rpm ATA100

    CD-DVDROM
    PER.33307: SONY DVD 16x DDU1612 BULK

    DVD BURNER
    PER.330529: LG DVD -R/-RW GSA-4082B BULK

    CPU-hyperthreading ON
    PER.558075: INTEL PENTIUM 4 PRESCOTT 2,80GHz - 800 - BOX

    Motherboard
    PER.522383: ASUS P4P800-E DELUXE

    *This motherboard has everything on, 8 usb2.0...firewire, ethernet card and a dope 5.1 dolby built in sound card.

    DDR RAM
    PER.554757: KINGSTON KVR400X64C3 512MB PC3200 400MHz VALUE RAM
    x2=1GB

    Graphics Card
    PER.519394: NVIDIA GEFORCE FX5200 128MB DDR TVOUT RETAIL

    I'm on that as we speak and it cost me 835 euros.
     
  5. oh, and fuck xp home...i can send you xp pro for free.
     
  6. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    keep in it's mostly going to be a media center for video and audio, as opposed to a working cpu.

    but wow ninja... that setup seems pretty hot.
     
  7. video renders and multimedia stuff sucks the best out of hyperthreading...uncrashable...trust me man, for 1 month i was researching and i'm 100% satisfied
     
  8. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    yeah... pretty much any OS we have at work. but thanks!

    oh... prices are CDN so the first option is actualy 467 Euros.
     
  9. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    In all seriousness.. build your own.

    Its not really that hard and a helluva lot cheaper.
     
  10. Fugazi

    Fugazi Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 17, 2001 Messages: 1,298 Likes Received: 1
    The cheapest computers for the best price I've ever seen are from Dell. Watch www.gotapex.com for GREAT deals. They had a computer with a 15" flat screen monitor ($400 value) with free shipping for like $500 and something a few weeks back...
    Keep watching that website. Dell rocks...
     
  11. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    ive had nothing but problems with my dell. ill be building my own computer in the coming months.
     
  12. CAPiTA

    CAPiTA Member

    Joined: Apr 13, 2003 Messages: 667 Likes Received: 0
    Your best bet would be to build your own. So easy, so much cheaper, and you know exactly whats going into your computer. If you're really opposed to that, go with B over A. Your going to be kicking yourself in the balls for getting 256mb of ram, as found in A. Also, stay the hell away from Dells. Terrible customer service and overpriced computers = terrible+1. My job is selling computers...listen to me/tesser/glik since we're all very, very big nerds
     
  13. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    like an angry crippled man, don't push me
     
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