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Old 30th October 2002, 09:45   #1
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well, finally we convinced our dad buying a new computer... but it had to be 'his' way... with a flatscreen and laserprinter AND in a local shop AND it had to be bought right now

we're getting this:
P4 2.4ghz
this gigabyte mobo
256MB RIMM 32bit (ev. Kingston)
80Gb HD maxtor ( i asked for fluid bearing)
i also asked for such a nice superflower case (aluminium, 350W, for only 100€)
MSI ti 4200
general stuff
15" LCD samsung
Brother laserprinter

this for 2000€ without VAT:wtf:

well, should I be happy or not....
if i bought it @loveno/tones/forcom/.. it would be much cheaper
if i waited till december it would be MUCH more powerful (granite bay, nv30)

so if I did it 'my' way i would get a monster pc for the same money

give me yer thoughts
 
Old 30th October 2002, 11:59   #2
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it's a great setup, mobo roxx, rimms will give ya extreme bandwith, and you can pump that cpu up a little.

ti4200 still roxx



cpu : 275 euro
ti4200 : 150 euro
rimms 250 euro
gigabyte 200 euro
case 100 euro
hdd 160 euro
some general stuff : 200 euro
laserprinter 250 euro
lcd 170 euro
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Old 30th October 2002, 12:00   #3
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If your dad pays everything, I think you should be happy (never look a given horse in the mouth), but if you pay part of it, you'd better convince your dad to wait a month or two.

and like calantac said, that's a nice setup
 
Old 30th October 2002, 12:29   #4
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thx,
you can call me 'ondankbaar', but we pay 500€ ourselves, better HD/case/cpu not included

i didn't manage to convince my dad nor bro' either; I certainly hope it's that type gigabyte, all I need then is a good hs/fan
 
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buy yourself a pal 8492+ fan, and that 2.4 will do 145-150 fsb (ram will have to run that normally), that's 2.7 ghz, but you need to keep your ram quadpimped
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Old 30th October 2002, 12:48   #6
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thx, some more questions

a) kingston or apacer ram?
b) upgrade to 2.53: 70€ (vat inclu), worth it?

alu case costs 62€ (vat inclu) more, transport from colorcase included...rip-off:
stock case is worth 100€, and the alu 80-90€

and yes, it's a 8IHXP worth 260€
 
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lcd 170 euro
where did you find an lcd for 170 euro??
 
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@Teus, I've got a great tip for ya. 15" TFT's are incredebly expensive in Belgium, unlike in Germany. I bought a 17" Samsung TFT this week @ funcomputer.de for 530 eur incl transport.

Superb desing, quality samsung TFT panel (wiseview) and 0 dead pixels! I would highly recommend it. My dad is against buying online or abroad like your dad, but when he saw my screen he wanted to order one right away too! €530 for a 17" quality TFT is as cheap as it gets! Go buy one now!!

http://www.xelo.net/

http://www.funcomputer.de/default.ph...&a rtnr=09629


By the way, the other components seem A-OK. If your dad wants to spend 2000+ eur on it, let him, it's his money and I'd be greatful he chose such a kickass pc. You're not going to tell me that ti4200 is for him.
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Old 3rd November 2002, 19:15   #9
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hehe
I first had a talk with the dude that sold the pc's to let him know which type of mobo/cpu/graca we wanted. he mailed it to my dad: "this is my proposal" and dad didn't notice anything

'bout that tft: he just doesn't want it (i've just ****ed up my norsk-it "bestelling" as you know. they've got teh cash, but as the ordering system is fully automated and they don't answer the mails i've got some probs)

well... i could take a 17" CRT of low quality and let a made order a 17" TFT... i'll think about it
 
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'bout that tft: he just doesn't want it (i've just ****ed up my norsk-it "bestelling" as you know. they've got teh cash, but as the ordering system is fully automated and they don't answer the mails i've got some probs)
Tell me the part I missed plz
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