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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2003, 06:57:45 pm »
Well, I have the opportunity to get a P4 3.0c and an Intel D865GBF mobo along with Windows XP Pro Full for about $250 Canadian.  Intel is having a promotion for participating retailers to help the people who sell their products get some kind of kick back.  The only thing that I have to do is pass a series of tests about the Intel products, then I am eligible to purchase these things from them.  I am very excited.  One drawback.  There is limited quantities available so I'm worried that I won't be able to get anything, but I'm trying to be optimistic.  If I do end up getting this system, then I may end up selling the majority of my current rig to help pay for it, and the extra parts I'll need.  It doesn't include any RAM, HDD, Optical drives or anything like that.  But if everything works out, I will have a very cheap upgrade.  Unfortunately I will be an Intel person, but only for a little while.
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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2003, 12:28:34 am »
I am running a PIV 3 Ghz on an Intel 875 MB....Very stable but not any faster in the real world than my old XP 1800.
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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #47 on: October 31, 2003, 03:30:55 pm »
I guess it's been a while since I posted some new gear.  Since my last post, I've aquired another 120GB WDJD SATA drive and am now running 240GB of RAID 0.

I also just snagged up a Barton 2600+.  This is one smokin' chip as it is running 2.3GHz at stock voltage.  That works out to be a 3300+ according to AMD screwed up PR system.

I've also in my possession (for a review) a Plextor PX-708A DVD Burner.  It's a dual format burner that burns DVD+R's at 8X.

I think that's about it for now.

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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2003, 02:13:51 am »
Well a few new things to mention. First off a stick of 512MB PC 3200 Samsung Ram. Secondly as Lobb posted before, we both got in on it, on the way is a P4 3.0 HT, Intel D865GBF board (yay dual-channel DDR400 memory support, an AGP 8X slot, 8 USB 2.0 ports, integrated 6-channel audio, a Gigabit Ethernet connection), and Windows XP Pro.  I'm thinkin I may just sell it and pay off some credit card debt. I'll come up with a price and let everyone know if anyone is interested.

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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2003, 09:29:06 am »
I've decided to sell the Intel board that SoltoN is talking about and buy an Asus P4P800 Deluxe, this way I can do some Overclocking, plus it has SATA RAID to I may just end up buying another Raptor drive and run them dually.  I won't even open up the Intel board so if anybody is interested, you can PM me.
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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #50 on: November 02, 2003, 12:44:48 pm »
Well down at the ole Future Shop we are now carrying the Plextor PX-708A DVD burner.  And its at a somewhat resonable price of $399.99.  I think I may have to trade the old LG in for this sucker.  But I think I'll wait till Zeus' review is done just to make sure.
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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2003, 06:07:44 pm »
I picked up a Samsung Digimax V3 digital camera.  I really needed a camera for my web site, and we are really enjoying it for family stuff too.  We have pretty much made the move to all digital as far as photography goes.

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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2003, 02:40:10 pm »
My latest was my PowerColor 9800 pro, it endes up being only $280 after everything was said and done.......long long story but Newegg made everything right.
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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2003, 05:26:23 am »
I got a couple of new toys here.  I've picked up a DigiDoc 5 so as to more effectively monitor different temps in my system.  Currently I'm monitoring Case temp, CPU temp, Graphics card core temp, Graphics card memory temp, DDR Temp, H20 "hot" temp, H20 "cool" temp, and my northbridge.

The other thing I got is a 24Pin Dual Opteron PowerSupply.  It's a 460Watt PSU that came with a 20 pin adapter that I had to mod to work with my board.  It is designed a lot heftier, and it keeps my voltages bang on.  My previous PSU was starting to choke when o/c'ing my CPU to 2.4GHz, and my GPU to 470MHz.

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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #54 on: November 18, 2003, 11:16:07 am »
Got me a Digital Camera Kodak CX6330 Love it so far took over 200 pictures of Florida.  And a 256 card to go with it. ;D

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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #55 on: November 18, 2003, 11:39:19 am »
Picked myself up a new case, my other one just wasn't portable, and the paint is starting to suck on it, its been peeling like crazy

but I went and picked up Aspire X-Dreamer case, it was actually pretty cheap and came without a PS, so I figured I couldn't lose, plus its got a lcd temp moniter built in, so thats a nice bonus

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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2003, 04:07:29 pm »
Got meself a 17" Sharp LCD Dislplay, overall prety impressed with it for gaming, color and text quality, and with a pricetag of $599 reatil not a bad buy .

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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #57 on: December 17, 2003, 05:45:11 am »
I recently picked up a PNY Technologies, 128MB USB 2.0 Flash drive.  I really really like it.  Look for a review coming soon.

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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2003, 08:03:57 am »
I just install a new GPU cooler from Arctic Cooling. I messed up my 1U cooler by brealing the drill bit off in it. I saw a few reviews of this cooler and decided to get one. They cool great and are quiet (silent on low speed). Here's a link if any of you might be interested:
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/en/products/vga_silencer/
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Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2003, 06:42:56 pm »
Have had but havent really used much till now but have a HP2110 All-in-One.  I am very happy with it, prints and scans very well.