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Offline Llhweiir

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Ain't gonna build a computer...
« on: Oct 07, 2004, 12:38 AM »
... since I do not have the skills for it.

However, I am thinking of getting myself a new retail computer, and perhaps exchange a few parts. I am currently running a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P3 1000 Mhz, and I am very pleased with it, so I thin kI?ll stick with Fujitsu Siemens.

This is what I have in mind - please have in mind that the technical terms have been translated directly from swedish so it may not be fully correct.

Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo T P4 530
 
Intel Pentium 4 HT 530 (3000 MHz)
512 MB internal memory
200 GB hardrive
17 inches CRT-screen
10/100 Mbit network-card
DVD-burner +R/+RW/-R/-RW double layer
56K V90 modem  
VGA X600 Pro-4 graphic-card with 256 MB memory
6-in-1 memory-card-reader
PCI TV-tuner card and remote
Windows XP HE


Is there anything of this that you would exchange right away - or does it seem to be a reasonable good computer?

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Re:Ain't gonna build a computer...
« Reply #1 on: Oct 07, 2004, 02:35 PM »
Looks like a great system for almost any task.
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Re:Ain't gonna build a computer...
« Reply #2 on: Oct 08, 2004, 01:59 AM »
Perhaps I should point out that am mostly curious about the graphic card - is it OK, or should I exchange it?

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Re:Ain't gonna build a computer...
« Reply #3 on: Oct 08, 2004, 02:53 AM »
The graphics card is OK.

I believe that the X600 is a PCI Express card.  There aren't that many PCI Express cards out there a the moment as the PCIe interface is a bit ahead of it's time and none of the current software/applications can use it to it's full potential.  In a benchmark test at the moment, the card would perform somewhere just above that of a 9600 Pro.  However, the X600 is going to be pretty future-proof (hardware-wise) and there is not much else out there that you could swap it with anyway.  You could go for a X800, but that would be about $200 extra.

It's up to you really - pay extra now for something that you don't really need yet or wait and upgrade later when there is greater choice.  NVidia are producing PCIe cards as well now and I wouldn't be surprised to see prices coming down a little more soon.

There is a review here http://reviews.pimprig.com/video_cards/sapphiretech_x600_pro_vivo.php
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Re:Ain't gonna build a computer...
« Reply #4 on: Oct 08, 2004, 04:40 AM »
as much  as i hate spaming, wait for the 6600gt
youll prolly get twice a smuch performence

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Re:Ain't gonna build a computer...
« Reply #5 on: Oct 08, 2004, 05:36 PM »
Looks like a great system.  

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Re:Ain't gonna build a computer...
« Reply #6 on: Oct 08, 2004, 05:44 PM »
The graphics card is a newer generation card from the 9800 pro and should perform fine.
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Re:Ain't gonna build a computer...
« Reply #7 on: Oct 11, 2004, 02:43 AM »
Thanks a lot for your answers!  :)