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The Official Budget-Conscious Dream Machine!

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Praetor, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    I rarred an 8GB file once to rematch it to a torrent I was seeding. It took AGES. I'd pay a substantial proportion of the cost of a Quad just to avoid the tedium of waiting hours for that.
     
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    What are you guys talking about. I winrar for fuN!
     
  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    In the same way you live with a scabby old laptop for fun? heh
     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    It's still just disk thrashing though, but there's nothing a Quad can do that's way over and above anything else where rar/unrar is concerned..
     
  5. abuzar1

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    It's a pretty decent laptop...
     
  6. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    As a gamer, I take offense to that statement... :p
     
  7. abuzar1

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    lol ok

    1.5Ghz Core 2 Duo
    2GB of RAM
    250GB HDD
    15.4 inch screen, and it's a nice one too
    Memory card readers, etc.

    It cant play games, but it's decent with everything else. Especially since I took Vista off. Vista is good on newer systems, but Xp FTW on the older ones.
     
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    Linux for the lower end systems, or 98SE or OS lepord/tiger
     
  9. abuzar1

    abuzar1 Senior member

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    Lol

    Not Tiger. That's a mess.
     
  10. Estuansis

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    I'd consider that a decently fast laptop. You should have no problems with it apart from games. And, in all honesty, it's not meant for games to begin with :p I bet that thing flies with XP.

    No, admittedly, winRAR is the least of my concerns. But it'll be darn cool to see my quad unRAR a 12GB file in half the time :D

    Either way, I think my E6750 is going to keep doing most of my torrent/unRAR related things. It's still fast enough for any games out there and is MORE than up to the task of handling a few RAR files and some folding@home. Though, I think the quad will see some folding as well XP

     
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    I use my laptop for torrenting. I figure it uses less energy?
     
  12. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Now that is true,
     
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    Savin the world... one torrent at a time.
     
  14. Sophocles

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    When Praetor first started this thread back in July of 2004 he sent me a PM and prodded me into joining this thread (I didn't need a lot of prodding) although at the time I was working a One click Transcoder thread. Over time we began to get just a bit off topic although we were still discussing PC hardware, and then we would remind each other to keep the value of thread intact. The point was to create an archive of knowledge that would weather and even prove a resource over time. Most of the current discussions now however have little to do with piecing parts together to build a high powered budget rig. I suppose that having it remain active for the purpose of a general chatroom has its merits, but discussions of WinRAR and torrent downloads just seem out of place.
     
  15. sammorris

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    Bored Soph? :p
     
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    You're something else????
     
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    RARs are easier to fix if they are corrupted than the original file in many cases actually. If you store digital media, store it as RAR if you can.
     
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    I will post a budget build today, for the sake of sticking with the thread.
     
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    Missing Case Fans and Externals:

    Good comp, with fast 4GB of memory, GTX 260, 1TB, Quad core, 750W, you get what you pay for.

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    Reasonable build, but I'd swap the GTX260 for an HD4870 any time. The 4870, apart from being faster than the GTX260 is free from pretty much all of ATI's past driver woes, I'm willing to bet that it's a more stable card as well.
     

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