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Icy
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2nd May 03 at 02:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wana build somethin reasonable fast
currently usin me sis laptop p3 800

main use wil be for photoshop so wil need to be fast wth good graphics card.
not sure much i wana spend jus now jus wana see prices n what il need to buy.
so kinda of tower/case?
processor? il always used pentiums are athlons etc any good?
motherboard? dont have clue bout em learnt a lil at college but i dunno the diffs anymore
grfx card?
not bothered bout monitor/cdr etc alredy got them
DanielJ
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i'll get u spec of mine the now canny gd 4 grphix card runs PS like piss
DanielJ
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amd athlon xp2000+
256 ram
64mb Geforce 2 card
60 gig HD
samsung dvd rom
samsung cd writer

wa else u need no?
Icy
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oops meant to say kind of prices my lookin at too?
had look at local place got deals

amd 2400 (xp) system
575
15" tft flatscreen
ASUS motherboard
60gb hardrive
256 mb ddr ram
geforce2 gfx
3d sound (onboard)
56k modem
cdrw
keyboard
no software

thought sounds no bad
is it?
DanielJ
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ah yeh i got a soundblaster 5.1 soundcard 2
DanielJ
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no bad, think i paid round bout the 700 mark 4 all my shite but its all top bollocks stuff
Icy
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2nd May 03 at 03:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

tescos?
seen that but dint look at spec closely but was quite good deal.

rather build one tho less packagin
n got all software i need
DanielJ
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na i ad mine frm http://www.eclipse-computers.com

pretty cheap
Hintz
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Amd Athlon 1000mhz clocked to 1300mhz
Abit KT7A Raid motherboard
512MB ram
3200rpm HDD (i know, its slow)
Geforce 2 Mx 400 64Mb on board memory
Samsung DVD rom (region Free)
Teac CD-w58E Re-Writer

Do yourself a favour and get a decent HDD, i noticed PS relies on taking stuff from hard drive quickly, and if it cant it slows performance.

Soon to get a 15,000 rpm Scsi drive, Or maybe a 10,000rpm Ide HDD
Dan B
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Athlon XP2600+ (2.08GHz)
Asus A7V-8xAGP (RAID, S-ATA, Firewire, etc etc)
512Mb DDR400 (PC3500) RAM
120Gb IBM HDD (7200rpm, 8Mb cache, 8.5ms)
128Mb GeForce4 Ti4600-750XP (AGP)
CD-rewriter
56x CD-Rom
DVD-Rom
17" flatscreen Iiyama VMPro
SB Live 1024
Keyboard/Mouse
Coolermaster case & cooling system

Picked up everything except the HDD and monitor from Scan (Bolton) for a tidy 900. Thanks to the memory, PS has absolutely no problems opening lots of huge images at once, and doesn't complain at editing any of them (useful for when you have 130Mb of cruise/show pics hosted online).

[Edited on 02/05/2003 by Dan B]
andy hirst
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If ya doin photoshop there is nothing better than an apple mac
Adam
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If your gonna be doing Photoshops you want to get the biggest/highest quality monitor you can afford
Super_si
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Icy, ive just spent 650 on the misses pc.

its not shy

Get one of the Nforce Shuttles. + XP2500. 2* Twinmos 256MB sticks. Good basis then

SI
purple_B
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ive just ordered amesh matrix 2400+
asus a7n8x nforce2 mb
amd athlon xp 2400+ cpu
512mb
120gb 7200rpm 8mb cache hdd
48x16x48 teac cd rw
ati 128mb radeon 9500 tv dvi
nec 15" tpt
logitech keyboard/mouse
16xdvd rom drive
5.1 dolby intergrated sound
56k modem
xp/worksuite 03/game pad/joystick/xtreme games bundle/studio 8 se
creative labs 5300 five point surrond speakers.
all in for 980.
it won best 799 ex vat in pc pro last month.its in there a-list.
Super_si
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you got conned mate!

i built a XP2500 system. Its probably faster!!

Should have built it your self

Si
Icy
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ideas on prices on those kinda parts?
i knw 19" monitor would be best but dont wana spend that much jus now.


many slots do those motherboards u mention have?
much memory do i need?
ive only got 128 feckin slow!
dunno nowt bout these ddr stuff
got some websites i can browse?
cheers
1.0to2.0
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i built mine my self came to about 700,
it is

AMD Athlon 2800+
1gb RAM
128mb G Force 4 Graphics card,
60gb
17'' moniter etc etc
Icy
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mail order the bits?
that sounds not bad
Icy
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those athlons better than pentium4s then?
viera
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i get my bits from... http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/k.asp?ck=1&r=1

Good prices and service.
1.0to2.0
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athlons r about the same as pentiums, but alot cheaper!!!!
Corsa Sport Gav
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goto www.ebuyer.com thts where moist ov my computer has came from
Super_si
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quote:
Originally posted by 1.0to2.0
i built mine my self came to about 700,
it is

AMD Athlon 2800+
1gb RAM
128mb G Force 4 Graphics card,
60gb
17'' moniter etc etc


talking our your arse or youve used the shitest parts around, get some bench marks up.

Si

[Edited on 0303/0505/03030303 by Super_si]
1.0to2.0
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I can get computer parts at factory prices, i am not talking out of my arse, here is what my computer is:-

NVIDIA G-FORCE 4 Ti4200 128MB AGP GRAPHICS CARD

Memory:-
1024MB 168-pin DIMM SDRAM, PC133

CPU:- AMD ATHLON XP 2800+

MAXTOR HARD DRIVE 60GB ATA/100 5400RPM INTERNAL IDE

NEC FE700M+ 17" FLAT SCREEN MONITOR 1280X1024

all other sh!te as well, but cant be arsed going through them!
Tam the diesel man
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3rd May 03 at 14:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

was goin to get my new pc from dell, there comps any good?

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