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01-14-2007, 01:26 AM
Just built and bought my new computer

Here's the specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz
Asus P5B Ai Lifestyle Series Motherboard
1GB DDR2800 GeIL Memory
256MB Leadtek 7300GS Video Card

Cost: $911AU

Tell me your thoughts :)

01-14-2007, 01:36 AM
Heh, that's pretty much what I've got, plus one IDE hard drive, and minus one core (plus the CPU's an Athlon64).

Nice price.

01-14-2007, 01:38 AM
Thanks. Did you build yours?

01-14-2007, 01:49 AM
Pretty nice build and price for it. I only wish I could had the time to build something on my own. Instead I have to settle with prebuilt hardware, Boot and Nuke the HD, then reinstall my OS to my liking (or at least the one that works with my system at work). I will stop rambling on, but very nice setup and price.

01-14-2007, 02:04 AM
Thanks. Did you build yours?Aye. Never pay labour costs when you can do it yourself :) Especially since pre-built machines tend to come with Windows installed, which would be a waste of money.
I only wish I could had the time to build something on my own.It doesn't take long... about an hour for a clutz like myself, but I have a friend who does it all the time, and whose record is half an hour.

01-14-2007, 02:51 AM
It took 45 minutes to build mine, then 3 hours to install all my software :)

01-14-2007, 02:56 AM
Ah, took me three days to install all my software :p Yay Gentoo! xD

But I did just plug in my old hard drive and compile it whilst working on my old installation, so it wasn't too bad.

01-14-2007, 06:09 PM
Nice build tech. Sounds a lot like my new work computer. I had to order it though (tax free and all that) so I couldn't build it myself. But on the bright side I didn't have to pay for it either.

I got the new Dell E521, with some upgrades of course... AMD 64 like Twey has, all SATA interior DVD rw drive, 48X DVD Rom, 13 in 1 media card slot, S-video PCI slot, 2 - 160G HDs, one empty (for Fedora) and the other for Windows.

But I did get the free upgrade option for Vista, if I ever decide to go there.

Mine was only 750(US) but again, no taxes.

I want a new one for home though, this is my first ever 64 bit computer and I like it a lot!

01-15-2007, 04:13 AM
Mine was only 750(US) but again, no taxes.

:eek: That's more expensive than mine.