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Old 29th October 2008, 17:53   #976
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...you can get the 2.4 / 20" for about 57K and the 2.6 for 70K. there is no looking back after you do that.
Thanks, Johnda! That answers my question.
No point looking at a mini!
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Old 29th October 2008, 17:59   #977
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My current comp.

Intel C2D E8400
Asus P5Q Deluxe
4GB Transcend DDR2 800 Powerchip on Brainpower PCB
1.78TB of data (2x250 GB Seagate st3250310AS and 2xWD 640)
500 GB external Verbatim hdd
Sapphire HD 4870 GPU
Audigy 2 ZS
Cambridge Megaworks 5.1 550 (currently not working properly ).
Logitech Momo Force Feedback steering wheel
Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback for the Flight sims
Corsair HX 620.
MX 518 and Logitech G7
Dell E248 WFP


I forgot to mention my screen, so I reposted
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Old 29th October 2008, 18:22   #978
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Current setup:
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40 GHz, 3MB L2 Cache)
  • 250 GB SATA 5400rpm
  • 2GB DDR3 SDRAM - 1066(max. 4GB)*
  • 13.1″ Wide (WXGA++:1600×900)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS 256 MB Notebook GPU (Speed Mode) / Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (Stamina Mode)
  • DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM Drive
  • Wireless - 2.4GHz(802.11b/g/n)
  • Ethernet Network 1000
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Bluetooth® Standard V2.0+EDR
  • i.Link (IEEE 1394) 4-pin (S400) port
  • Hi-Speed USB (USB2) port x2
  • Memory Stick slot (Standard/Duo size, pro compatible, MagicGate)
  • SD memory card slot (SDHC compatible)
  • ExpressCard/34 slot
  • HDMI port
  • Carbon body - weighs in at 1.48 Kg with standard battery (which is good for 5+ hours on Stamina mode)
Came with a Belkin carrybag + Z Series laptop case + 2 GB additional RAM + Office 2007 Home & Student Edition + Dhs.500 off the price.

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Old 29th October 2008, 22:00   #979
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Current Laptop:

CPU - Intel Core 2Duo Processor T9300 2.50GHz with Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Tech
Memory - 4GB DDR2 SDRAM
HDD - 500GB (Raid0, 2x250GB)
Screen - 17.0" WXGA+ (1440x900)
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT GPU
HDMI Output, S-Video Out, Screen Out, Optical Sound Out, S400 out.
Optical - Blue-ray Disc Drive, BD-R/-RE/-ROM/ DVD+- RW/+-DL/Ram Drive
Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluthooth
USB Port x 3
SD Card Slot/ Memory Stick Slot

Running Vista Home Premium, Office 2007

Vista System Rating - Processor 5.4; Memory 5.1; Graphics 5.9; Gaming Graphics 5.4; Hard Disk 5.9.

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Old 29th October 2008, 22:50   #980
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Current setup:
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40 GHz, 3MB L2 Cache)
  • 250 GB SATA 5400rpm
  • 2GB DDR3 SDRAM - 1066(max. 4GB)*
  • 13.1″ Wide (WXGA++:1600×900)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS 256 MB Notebook GPU (Speed Mode) / Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (Stamina Mode)
  • DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM Drive
  • Wireless - 2.4GHz(802.11b/g/n)
  • Ethernet Network 1000
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Bluetooth® Standard V2.0+EDR
  • i.Link (IEEE 1394) 4-pin (S400) port
  • Hi-Speed USB (USB2) port x2
  • Memory Stick slot (Standard/Duo size, pro compatible, MagicGate)
  • SD memory card slot (SDHC compatible)
  • ExpressCard/34 slot
  • HDMI port
  • Carbon body - weighs in at 1.48 Kg with standard battery (which is good for 5+ hours on Stamina mode)
Came with a Belkin carrybag + Z Series laptop case + 2 GB additional RAM + Office 2007 Home & Student Edition + Dhs.500 off the price.
Which lap?

  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS 256 MB Notebook GPU (Speed Mode) / Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (Stamina Mode)
This part is interesting.
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processor :Intel Core2Duo 2.66Ghz

motherboard :ASUS P5GC-MX/1333

graphics card :Nvidia Geforce 7300GT dual dvi o/p.

memory : 1GB x 2 = 2GB DDR-II @ 800mhz

DVD-RW :Samsung octoedge SH-182F(IIRC)

modem-router: Dlink GLB-802C (successor of GLB-502T ,first piece sold out by digicom ernakulam)

Operating System :GNU/Linux - Debian Sid apt-pinned with testing and experimental currently running for almost 2 years ,Ubuntu Gutsy 64-bit ,Fedora 9 for experimentation and no sorry - NO window$ for me .

Miscellaneous :Logitech webcam ,logitech optical mouse(4 yrs old) ,logitech(linux friendly) deluxe keyboard ,mercury speakers ,samtron 56V crt monitor ,5 fans in different areas ,450W PSU from Zebronics .

Pending Upgrade : Dell 19" LCD monitor. not employed.so have to save money for this.saved money was used to buy bullet electra 4S.haha !
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Old 30th October 2008, 11:18   #982
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Just upgraded to...

Phenom 9550 4 core (I am a amd fanboy)
Ati 4870
Gskill 4 GB 1066 mhz ram
Gigabyte 790GX chipset MB
hdd 500 gb + 160 gb + 160+160 (in raid 0)gb + 120 gb
Externals 500 gb + 250 gb
Cooler Master 700 watts modular power supply
Cooler master 590 centurion cabinet
Samsung wide screen 19 inch monitor
Logitech Mx 518 mouse.
Iball Keyboard
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Old 30th October 2008, 11:32   #983
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Which lap?
Sorry - Vaio Z12

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  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS 256 MB Notebook GPU (Speed Mode) / Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (Stamina Mode)
This part is interesting.
It is, isnt it? Great graphics and stuff when you use "Speed" mode (which also keeps the optical drive "hot" and some other peripherals on all the time and generally consumes more power). The laptop originally came with Vista where you could dynamically change between Speed and Stamina modes - the screen would go blank for a while as the change is happening.

I downgraded to XP Prof (Sony thoughtfully provided an XP Downgrade CD), but the downside is that you can no longer do a hot-swap between the two graphic modes. You have to restart after moving the button from one mode to the other. I'm not complaining - I use "stamina" mode mostly and it lasts forever on one charge. Have to use the other mode only when I'm moving photographs from my camera and for basic editing (I'm not into PS or other heavy-duty editing software).

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Hi need some help. I am currently running the following setup:

1. AMD 4500 Dual core (Would prefer to go the AMD way only)
2. 2Gb 800 mhz Ram
3. 160 GB HDD
4. 512 MB 8500GT Nvidia
5. 17" widescreen, Viewsonic

I use my PC mainly for gaming, and have not upgraded in more than a year. What in your opinion would be the best upgrade to improve gaming, specially games like crysis etc. I was thinking of going in for an 8800GTS and leaving the rest the same. Do you guys have a better alternative in the same budget?
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Old 3rd November 2008, 17:15   #985
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You can go for ATI 4850, 4830 in the same or close budget.
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You can go for ATI 4850, 4830 in the same or close budget.
Does not the 4870 superseed these two?
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Does not the 4870 superseed these two?
Yes but budget will also superseed
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I use my PC mainly for gaming, and have not upgraded in more than a year. What in your opinion would be the best upgrade to improve gaming, specially games like crysis etc. I was thinking of going in for an 8800GTS and leaving the rest the same. Do you guys have a better alternative in the same budget?

Can you mention your budget that you can allocate for this card ?
Considering your budget to be max 10-12K,
There are three options:

1) ATi 4830.
2) ATi 4850.
3) ATi 4870.

I suggest that you go for ATi 4850. This card will cost you 10-10.5K from any make. But if you are not ready to spend this much money, then go for ATi 4830. Now even if the that is not afforadable, then go for 4670.
Palit 4670 will cost you around 5700 to 6000 rs., for 512 MB 256 bit card.
And if the budget is higher go for 4870.
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But do I have to change my Motherboard for that, or will it go into the same slot as the nvidia? Thanks for the help guys. How much does a 4870, 50 and 30 cost by the way.
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assuming you have a PCI E slot, you shouldnt. if you are planning to install an ATI card, you will have to uninstall the Nvidia drivers ( preferebly using driver cleaner pro) , then install the ATI drivers. For best results, a clean XP reinstall would be the best .

4830 should cost ~7k onwards(not widely available yet)
4850~10k onwards
4870~17k onwards
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