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i have a cheesy emachine..
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A brick of a laptop, but it doesn't go anywhere because it's truly a desktop replacement...and I do mean brick, weighing in @ over ten pounds. Think I'm kidding?::::

http://laptopmag.com/Review/Gateway-M675X

...and this is why I wish woot would do a laptop woot-off, again. I want a laptop that doesn't crush my lap.

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The one I'm on now is self-built (actually, all my pc's are). It's got 1.5 gb of ram, an AMD 2500 (1.8 ghz) processor, and 4 hard drives: 2 80's, a 200, and a 20 GB that's a holdover from a long time ago that I've been too lazy to replace. The video card is an Nvidea GeForce FX 5200, and the motherboard is an ASUS A7N8X. Oh, and the ram is Corsair, with nice shiny silver heatspreaders. I love my case, its the Antec P160. Going to newegg should get you nice pictures of all this stuff, as that's where I picked it up at. Did I mention that Newegg probably gets even more of my "disposable" income than woot?

Edit: How could I forget optical drives?! There're two, a dvd +- r/rw drive (4x, waiting to be swapped w/ the one I bought from woot a couple weeks ago), and a 16x dvd-rom drive.

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I wish I was geeky enough to build my own, but I need a laptop, anyway.

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I wish I was geeky enough to build my own, but I need a laptop, anyway.


You know there are coupons on dell laptops that expire today Wink You know where to find them.. hehe...

Back OT...

5 PC's in the house.. all self-build ranging from Athlon 2400 to p4 3.0 ghz.

vid cards range from on board to ti-4600

dvd-rw 16X in all

cd-RW's

Hard drives ranging from 40 gig to 250 gig..

standard other junk Wink

And Gimma.. don' let anyone fool ya.. it's not that hard to build a PC. My 11 year old has built his own and m 4 years old pretty much put together his own (under my watchful eye). Well he put all the hardware in, I did the os install. Really, it isn' that hard... and before you say you can't do it... I bet you can! Smile


Honestly, the longest and "hardest" part is the OS install and making sure everything has installed properly.

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Lol...yeah, I know exactly where to go; lots of moneysaving going on...I know.

I know I could build one, just prefer a laptop and this one has more capabilities than I even know how to how to use, hehe.

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right now i'm on an HP zd7000 laptop. nice little machine all in all. much nicer since i took some lysol wet wipes and cleaned the 9 months of Iraqi crap, dust and grime off the keyboard that had accumulated. I feel like i'm on a new computer!! *lol*

i just bought an HP desktop off of woot, so once i get home i'll have that going. and i've got a personally built Athlon 1 GHz running at home, overclocked to 1.2 or 1.3 GHz, i forget which. Raid 0, all the good stuff for the time it was built. it's kind of dated now, but it's still a nice little computer.
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it's not that hard to build a PC. My 11 year old has built his own and m 4 years old pretty much put together his own (under my watchful eye). Well he put all the hardware in, I did the os install. Really, it isn' that hard... and before you say you can't do it... I bet you can! Smile


I've supervised (via telephone) my dad building pc's. It took some convincing, but now I have no doubt that I could ship him a box of parts and he'd be able to put it together. He'd probably agree with you about the os install being the most time consuming part.

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it's not that hard to build a PC. My 11 year old has built his own and m 4 years old pretty much put together his own (under my watchful eye). Well he put all the hardware in, I did the os install. Really, it isn' that hard... and before you say you can't do it... I bet you can! Smile


I've supervised (via telephone) my dad building pc's. It took some convincing, but now I have no doubt that I could ship him a box of parts and he'd be able to put it together. He'd probably agree with you about the os install being the most time consuming part.


That part I'm good at, lol. I've corrupted my os enough times that I'm an old hand at that. Wink

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My system is custom built, and usually runs decently. It has 256 MB of RAM, but 32 have been stolen by the onboard video card. I just got the Xtasy9200 from the Woot!-off, so that will be fixed. I am running WinXP Home, with an 80 GB hard drive. I also just ordered an Inspiron 2200 for school.

www.belarc.com/free_download.html has a free program that gives you a .html file with everything conceivable about your system.


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whatsyourdeal.com wrote:
it's not that hard to build a PC. My 11 year old has built his own and m 4 years old pretty much put together his own (under my watchful eye). Well he put all the hardware in, I did the os install. Really, it isn' that hard... and before you say you can't do it... I bet you can! Smile


I've supervised (via telephone) my dad building pc's. It took some convincing, but now I have no doubt that I could ship him a box of parts and he'd be able to put it together. He'd probably agree with you about the os install being the most time consuming part.


That part I'm good at, lol. I've corrupted my os enough times that I'm an old hand at that. Wink


Are you on PC or Mac? If PC, then I am sure you have done the Microsoft registration over the phone at least once, right? I am on another group that is having the discussion about how bad their computer is with voice recognition on the registration keys.


By saying you have corrupted it multiple times, I am going to guess you are using WinXP.

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Binaural wrote:
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it's not that hard to build a PC. My 11 year old has built his own and m 4 years old pretty much put together his own (under my watchful eye). Well he put all the hardware in, I did the os install. Really, it isn' that hard... and before you say you can't do it... I bet you can! Smile


I've supervised (via telephone) my dad building pc's. It took some convincing, but now I have no doubt that I could ship him a box of parts and he'd be able to put it together. He'd probably agree with you about the os install being the most time consuming part.


That part I'm good at, lol. I've corrupted my os enough times that I'm an old hand at that. Wink


Are you on PC or Mac? If PC, then I am sure you have done the Microsoft registration over the phone at least once, right? I am on another group that is having the discussion about how bad their computer is with voice recognition on the registration keys.


By saying you have corrupted it multiple times, I am going to guess you are using WinXP.


Well, okay, twice and ding ding ding, XP.

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here is what I have: except I am about to add the VisionTek Xtasy graphics card from the Woot-off.

www.belarc.com/free_download.html to get the program that makes that info page.


I don't really think it's a good idea to go posting your registration keys for stuff like ms office and windows. That's a little more towards the stupid rather than brave side. Embarassed

Oh, and good thing you're putting in a video card, onboard video sucks. Don't forget to disable it in the bios.

edit: or your mac address.


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The worst part about an onboard video card is that it cuts down on the amount of visible memory in the system. My 256 always shows up as 224.

Thanks for letting me know about the licencing thing. I didn't realise all of the keys were listed there. I removed the link to my results. Can you please remove it from yours? Thanks!

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My system is custom built, and usually runs decently. It has 256 MB of RAM, but 32 have been stolen by the onboard video card. I just got the Xtasy9200 from the Woot!-off, so that will be fixed. I am running WinXP Home, with an 80 GB hard drive. I also just ordered an Inspiron 2200 for school.

www.belarc.com/free_download.html to get the program that makes that info page.


I don't really think it's a good idea to go posting your registration keys for stuff like ms office and windows. That's a little more towards the stupid rather than brave side. Embarassed

Oh, and good thing you're putting in a video card, onboard video sucks. Don't forget to disable it in the bios.

edit: or your mac address.


EEEEK! TMI! ccanni, maybe you should photoshop some of that info out...or I can just delete the links from the quotes, if you'd prefer.


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yes please, gimmaroon!

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The worst part about an onboard video card is that it cuts down on the amount of visible memory in the system. My 256 always shows up as 224.

Thanks for letting me know about the licencing thing. I didn't realise all of the keys were listed there. I removed the link to my results. Can you please remove it from yours? Thanks!


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Are you on PC or Mac? If PC, then I am sure you have done the Microsoft registration over the phone at least once, right? I am on another group that is having the discussion about how bad their computer is with voice recognition on the registration keys.


By saying you have corrupted it multiple times, I am going to guess you are using WinXP.


i don't have those problems with microsoft phone support. i refuse to call them or play their little "anti-piracy" games.
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The worst part about an onboard video card is that it cuts down on the amount of visible memory in the system. My 256 always shows up as 224.

Thanks for letting me know about the licencing thing. I didn't realise all of the keys were listed there. I removed the link to my results. Can you please remove it from yours? Thanks!


done.

Wow, nicely done Binaural...took me 3 times to get it right.

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The worst part about an onboard video card is that it cuts down on the amount of visible memory in the system. My 256 always shows up as 224.

Thanks for letting me know about the licencing thing. I didn't realise all of the keys were listed there. I removed the link to my results. Can you please remove it from yours? Thanks!


done.

Wow, nicely done Binaural...took me 3 times to get it right.


heh... Guess I have more practice editing posts. Embarassed

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