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Old 10-07-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default Wife's PC took a dump.

After 7 years of reliable use my Alienware Intel P4 burned up the processor, and MB. Too many years of running it over clocked on a small power supply with a big graphics card. And I am sure it didn't help that the front cooling fans were completely plugged up.

Went up to Fry's picked up a power supply, MSI mother board, an AMD Athalon processor, and 2 gigs of DDR2 for $200. Now my old PC has new guts, and is running like it was new.
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you get a 'lot' for your money anymore with new pcs.

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Still think I ended up with a better deal.

I reused my 16x DVD, DVD +-R burner, 100 gig hard drives setup in raid, a 1 gig nvidia graphics card, and D-link wireless ethernet card. Sure I am running XP, but it is rock solid.

Plus I got to keep my ever so cool red Alienware tower LOL
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haha. im just saying. i was finally approved for a new computer here at work, i couldn't believe what you get out of a machine even staying in the $500 mark. of course im asking for a $1,500 machine.
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haha. im just saying. i was finally approved for a new computer here at work, i couldn't believe what you get out of a machine even staying in the $500 mark. of course im asking for a $1,500 machine.
yeah for cookie cutter machines, you can't beat buying new.

I remember when we got rid of all the IBM XTs and went to Dell Dimensions here at work. Since I was in charge of ordering them, my machine ended up being speced a little higher than the other 6
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Sure I am running XP, which is the sole reason it is rock solid.
Fixed that for you.
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