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paddedhawk

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Tell me what you think

ATX mid case
450 W PSU
GiGabyte Mobo
AMD Phenom quad core (2.4 GHz)
XFX Geforce 8800
3 X 1Gb Ram
750 GB Western Digital HDD
double layer dvd burner with lightsribe
TV tuner and PVR
Vista 32 bit and some version of linux(to be determined)

Sound Good?
 

chevre

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Sounds pretty solid. But get Vista 64-bit.. you are buying a 64-bit CPU!
 

paddedhawk

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I know, but with a student discount i can get the 32 bit version for $12. and i already have copies of several programs including Office for Win32. So, its a huge price swing (about $350). and from what i've heard, the driver support and compatibility isn't quite there yet. Am i right in thinking that a 32 bit OS will be able to use my processor to its fullest extent anyway?
 

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noo.... dont get vista
thats the crappiest os i have ever seen!!!!

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vista still kinda has some stability issues so if i were u i would just get xp and buy somthin like desktop x or windows blinds for a nicer interface

(i know ur probly on a budget but...)
as far as the specs i would go with a more powerful psu maybe 500-600w
also, if your about speed i would ditch that hdd and get a wd 150gb raptor which will be much faster
and finally, be prepared to be able to handle heat with that tv tuner
i had an ati tv tuner and even with a 80mm fan pointed directly at it i still had heat issues!!!!!!!

other than that its pretty sweet!!!
 

paddedhawk

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noo.... dont get vista
thats the crappiest os i have ever seen!!!!

For Real Now:
vista still kinda has some stability issues so if i were u i would just get xp and buy somthin like desktop x or windows blinds for a nicer interface
My two year old laptop has Vista now and the only thing i needed to fix was a new driver for my sound. It's not that bad. I know it had problems earlier on but most of them have been fixed. and as far as the HDD its 7200 RPM i don't need anything faster than that b/c its mostly for multimedia. Im not much of a gamer.
 

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My two year old laptop has Vista now and the only thing i needed to fix was a new driver for my sound. It's not that bad. I know it had problems earlier on but most of them have been fixed. and as far as the HDD its 7200 RPM i don't need anything faster than that b/c its mostly for multimedia. Im not much of a gamer.
Your not a gamer but you buy a 8800?
 
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noo.... dont get vista
thats the crappiest os i have ever seen!!!!

For Real Now:
vista still kinda has some stability issues so if i were u i would just get xp and buy somthin like desktop x or windows blinds for a nicer interface

(i know ur probly on a budget but...)
as far as the specs i would go with a more powerful psu maybe 500-600w
also, if your about speed i would ditch that hdd and get a wd 150gb raptor which will be much faster
and finally, be prepared to be able to handle heat with that tv tuner
i had an ati tv tuner and even with a 80mm fan pointed directly at it i still had heat issues!!!!!!!

other than that its pretty sweet!!!

Have you ever tried to play games on Vista?
 
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