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GT98
1st December 2004, 09:51
I'm currently working on a White box P3-700mhz with 256mb ram running Windows 2000. Heres the replacement I spec'ed out and suprizingly was approved for! I don't care for Dell PC's that much but I'm not paying for it so...


Dimension 8400 Series
Intel Pentium 4 Processor 540 (3.2GHz) w/HT Technology and 1MB cache (221-5705)
1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 400MHz
17 in (17 in viewable) E173FPB
256MB PCI Express x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon X800 XT
80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows XP Professional,Service Pack 2, English
Intel Pro 1000 Integrated PCI NIC Card
16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW

Hmm might need to sneak in some games to play during down time ;)

Wombat
1st December 2004, 10:03
How did you get an x800 and not an x300?

GT98
1st December 2004, 10:04
Originally posted by Wombat
How did you get an x800 and not an x300?

I asked for it :D

Dr Mordrid
1st December 2004, 10:21
Now....gsneak some cheaper parts into it and do a transplant into your home system :D :D

Dr. Mordrid

High_Jumbllama
1st December 2004, 10:27
Why not go for the 533 mhz RAM? There's barely a price difference.

Fat Tone
1st December 2004, 11:15
Originally posted by Dr Mordrid
Now....gsneak some cheaper parts into it and do a transplant into your home system :D :D

Dr. Mordrid

As if any murcer would ever, ever do that :eek: :D

GT98
1st December 2004, 11:35
Originally posted by High_Jumbllama
Why not go for the 533 mhz RAM? There's barely a price difference.

Didnt even notice...and I doubt I'll see a huge impact with it when I'm running Firefox or outlook on it 99% of the time :)

GT98
1st December 2004, 11:35
Originally posted by Dr Mordrid
Now....gsneak some cheaper parts into it and do a transplant into your home system :D :D

Dr. Mordrid

Good idea but I'll wait till the summer when I'll get an Althon 64 System

Kooldino
1st December 2004, 13:52
Two things that bug me here....

-17 in (17 in viewable) E173FPB

17"? I'd take no less than 19".

-80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
Only 80G? That's a bit small...

Fluff
1st December 2004, 15:00
Have a 19" monitor and there will be office politics. :)

Nice system though. Does it make much of a racket.

Wombat
1st December 2004, 15:15
I'm using about 25GB of my 60GB work drive, and I'm on a 17" CRT. He's doing fine.

GT98
1st December 2004, 17:35
Originally posted by Kooldino
Two things that bug me here....

-17 in (17 in viewable) E173FPB

17"? I'd take no less than 19".

-80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
Only 80G? That's a bit small...

I have a 21inch monitor on my desk right now...overkill

I have a 8GB hard drive with 5-6GB on it that I've acculuated over 3 1/2 yr period ;)

The 80 will be fine.

Fluff
3rd December 2004, 05:08
GT98 if you are on your break try running this demo...

http://www.ati.com/gitg/promotions/crytek/index.html

it is for x800xt and it looks very cool.

Your sig will need and update soon. ;)

Mcollector
4th December 2004, 20:23
80G should be way more than adequate, unless you are doing a huge amount of video/audio editing.

533 DIMMs over 400's, 800's if possible (or am I getting this confused and there is no 800 DDR2 yet?).

19" CRT monitor minimum. 17" LCD might be OK, but 19" better if both LCDs have the same native resolution. Just pick one with a model number that doesn't give the size away, say nothing, or tell nosey office-politiking pond scum that it is just newer technology, so just looks bigger.

Mehen
8th December 2004, 23:07
Is that, or can you get, a dual layer burner?

GT98
13th December 2004, 07:41
Well I got the PC Friday and set it up today. its pretty nice...I dont care for the monitor though...its cheap...doesnt even have a DVI imput on it. The mouse blows also..its a ball type so I kept my MS optical mouse I had on my old PC that I brought in from home.