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Boba Rhett
09-06-2001, 09:01 PM
Finally, after two long years of BSOD, neverending IE errors, and the struggles of getting games to run, I'm getting a new computer! Here are the specs,

1.5 ghz P4
256mb rdram pc800
40 gb hdd
Sony 16x10x40 CD-RW
Samsung DVD rom
SoundBlaster
64mb Radeon "sdram vers."
Windows 98 SE

I'm also having my current harddrive stuck into it also. It's just easier that way. :)

I'll probably be picking it up on Monday but it may even be done tomarrow!! :D

Darth_Rommel
09-06-2001, 09:04 PM
Yay! I'm so happy for you! :D

Lord JayVizIon
09-06-2001, 09:13 PM
hehe boba, i have the exact opposites of you in terms of your drives. i have a sony dvd rom and a samsung CD-RW...

Gamma732
09-06-2001, 09:13 PM
Lucky you! Isn't it always nice to get a new PC? :)

My computer's pretty good but right now I only have an 8gb hard drive :( ....I installed Diablo 2 and it suddenly became 2/3 full :rolleyes: Hopefully a little of your luck will rub off on me and I'll finally get the drive upgraded soon

xwing guy
09-06-2001, 09:15 PM
Whats the video card? Try to get a Nivida Geforce3, its the latest and best.

Tie Guy
09-06-2001, 09:26 PM
You shouldn't have done that Rhett. 100 credits says that by christmas they will have a processor close to double that speed. You could have waited just a little bit longer, and gotten more out of your money, but ohwell. I really want a new computer too. But i'm gonna wait 'til christmas at least.

Boba Rhett
09-06-2001, 09:35 PM
Or I could wait a year and get a 5ghz machine or I could wait two years and get a 10 ghz machine or I could wait ten years and get robot that follows me around and plays games for me! :rolleyes: In the pc world, you just have to jump in and hold on. You can't be constantly waiting for something better.

Besides, I doubt they'll have 3ghz out by christmas, well, maybe. The processor companies are only reconfiguring exsisting technology to get it to run faster and I bet the're going to hit a wall soon.



xwing guy,
That's a little out of my price range. :D The card is a 64mb Radeon. One of the best for it's price. :)

Boba Rhett
09-07-2001, 06:50 PM
Anyone know were I can find a review of my graphics card? "sdram version, not ddr"

darthfergie
09-07-2001, 06:57 PM
possibly ati.com??? I'm not sure though. Actually are you getting the GeForce3 Equivilent??? If so Computer Gaming Magazine gave it 4 stars out of 5.

oninosensi
09-07-2001, 06:59 PM
Well, rhett, guess that means you can join the JK whuppings, I mean games!

xwing guy
09-07-2001, 07:02 PM
About how much to one of those Geforce3 video cards cost? Or a Geforce2 like I have?

Boba Rhett
09-07-2001, 07:04 PM
Pedro better get ready to become my JK whipping boy! :cool:


Fergie, no, it's not the Geforce 3 equivalent. Your thinking of the Radeon 8500 with trufrom, smartshader, and a whole bunch of other things. Kinda out of my price range :D


I'm going to go buy Deus Ex and Max Payne tonight.

*giggles with excitement*

Boba Rhett
09-07-2001, 07:07 PM
Nvidia GF3 is around 399. As for GF2s, It depends what kind and what brand.

General Nilaar
09-07-2001, 07:23 PM
I want a new computer:(

Hmm.... maybe by the end of the year:)

Sometimes I just wish those chip makers would just hit a wall and just be stuck at a certain level for a couple of years;)

I mean, how far can they advance already? And how much further do we really need them to go in the near future? Games are pretty spiffy already, I know I'm good for awhile graphically, let's get back to game play;)

darthfergie
09-07-2001, 07:33 PM
New techs are going to allow Processors to get up to the 500Ghz level in a few years. Also Hard Drives have some good news...they have new technology would take the computer world OUT of the Gb!!!! I forgot what the name of the next -byte is...All I remeber is it is strange. All of this info from PC Gamer.:)

Darth_Rommel
09-07-2001, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
*giggles with excitement*

Excuse me Rhett, but I'm the only giggler in this town- I mean forum... :mad: *giggles*

Tie Guy
09-07-2001, 11:48 PM
Originally posted by darthfergie
New techs are going to allow Processors to get up to the 500Ghz level in a few years. Also Hard Drives have some good news...they have new technology would take the computer world OUT of the Gb!!!! I forgot what the name of the next -byte is...All I remeber is it is strange. All of this info from PC Gamer.:)

The next byte is a terrabyte, or 1000 Gigabytes. I've heard about some of that new technology, but i don't know about 500Ghz, thats an awful lot for a just a few years down the road. Oh well, patience is a virtue after all.

darthfergie
09-07-2001, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by Tie Guy


The next byte is a terrabyte, or 1000 Gigabytes. I've heard about some of that new technology, but i don't know about 500Ghz, thats an awful lot for a just a few years down the road. Oh well, patience is a virtue after all.

A few years down the road for the government and large corparations. It won't be available to the public for at least a decade.:(
(by the way right now they have comps for corparations with 4 pntium3 1.0 Ghz and 2 graphics cards 1.0gb of RAM just $9,999 to RENT for 5 months)

Rogue15
09-08-2001, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
[B]Or I could wait a year and get a 5ghz machine or I could wait two years and get a 10 ghz machine or I could wait ten years and get robot that follows me around and plays games for me! :rolleyes: In the pc world, you just have to jump in and hold on. You can't be constantly waiting for something better.


YOU TELL IT TO HIM, MOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

\/\/00000000000000000000000000000000000000!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

*overhyped from getting Jared (redwing's bro) all mad and leaving the mots game.

heh. I would've been playing for a few more hours if he hadn't left!!!!!!!! :fett: :fett: :fett: :fett: :fett: :fett: :fett:

MANOWARS RULES!!!!!!!! *trips and falls into an anthill

Boba Rhett
09-10-2001, 07:28 PM
Awwwww crap. I was supposed to get it today but they only had one of them done, "the other was for my twin brother" so I don't get it until tomarrow. :( :mad:

At least when I get it I'll have some kickarse games to play on it. Deus Ex, Max Payne and Black & White. :)

Boba Rhett
09-11-2001, 07:19 PM
Woohoo!! I am now behind the wheel of my new computer. I love this thing!