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Re: New future build, comments, OCable quadcore, many questions.

Post by martini161 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:26 am

you might want to see if you can flip that psu around so that the part where the cables come out is closest to the mobo tray. it helps alot for cable management

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Re: New future build, comments, OCable quadcore, many questions.

Post by DaIceMan » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:49 pm

martini161 wrote:you might want to see if you can flip that psu around so that the part where the cables come out is closest to the mobo tray. it helps alot for cable management
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Re: New future build, comments, OCable quadcore, many questions.

Post by InsolenceAndHeresy » Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:47 pm

XP Now I'm split between a laptop/tablet and a desktop, because so many of my friends say a laptop is handy for school.

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Re: New future build, comments, OCable quadcore, many questions.

Post by DaddyRabbit » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:42 pm

InsolenceAndHeresy wrote:XP Now I'm split between a laptop/tablet and a desktop, because so many of my friends say a laptop is handy for school.

D:
And after ALL we've done for you! Sir, you are full of Insolence and Heresy (well the Heresy part will come in when you say you're getting a Macbook Air "because it's just so [email protected]#^d cool") #-o

OK here we go again, lets meet in the middle ground...

One example http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834220306

And another http://www.dell.com/content/products/pr ... l=en&s=dhs

I'm outta' my league with laptop chipsets, cpu's, and GPUs but a friend has an XPS and it's big, hot, and hungry (but fast). The Asus M50 and M70 series seems to be getting excellent reviews as well and are pretty popular.

If I were shopping for a "go to class" primary laptop though I'd go with a slower 15.4" screen laptop with good battery life and get a spare battery.
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Re: New future build, comments, OCable quadcore, many questions.

Post by InsolenceAndHeresy » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:45 pm

XD Sorry man, I'm just really really pissed because my family's piss pooooorr and I'm lucky even getting one of these and getting two is akin to a wild sexual fantasy involving Jessica Alba.

I was thinking...
By the time I go to college (I'm a rising junior), there'll probably be multi-touch tablets available standard, so maybe I should just get a gaming desktop right now and go for portable once I go into college?

How useful is a portable at school? The two I've been looking at were the Sony Vaio SR (released early next month), and the Toshiba M700 Tablet. Both can be specced to similar levels around $1900.

(Will the desktop rig I specced out be able to run Crysis @ Very High 1600x1200?)

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Re: New future build, comments, OCable quadcore, many questions.

Post by hnzw_rui » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:08 pm

Get the desktop now. Delay buying a laptop until you actually get accepted into whatever course you want in college. My cousin was a Business major and they had a specific list of laptops for class. He couldn't just buy any laptop he wanted. By the time you get into college, there'll be better technology and who knows if the laptop you buy now would be powerful enough in case you need to install course-specific applications.

On a sidenote, if you can afford to buy $1700 computers or $1900 laptops, I wouldn't say you're piss poor...
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Re: New future build, comments, OCable quadcore, many questions.

Post by InsolenceAndHeresy » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:23 pm

Well my parents think all I'm gonna do with a desktop is play games - which is pretty much true, that'd be the main purpose of a OCed quadcore and dual graphics processors, no?

At least the laptops have academic focus.

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Re: New future buil- TOPIC CHANGE! Tablet vs Laptop (see pg 2)

Post by Alathald » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:56 pm

Check out some ODMs when looking for a laptop, you can usually get a nicer computer for cheaper...I'm tired so the only brands I can think off the top is Clevo, Compal, ASUS and MSI (I know there are tons more). Plus a nice Clevo guide I still happen to have in my bookmarks [link]
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Re: New future build, comments, OCable quadcore, many questions.

Post by DaddyRabbit » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:02 pm

InsolenceAndHeresy wrote:Well my parents think all I'm gonna do with a desktop is play games - which is pretty much true, that'd be the main purpose of a OCed quadcore and dual graphics processors, no?

At least the laptops have academic focus.
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1) Jessica is definitly HOT! (I feel so dirty now, OK not really :supz: )

2) To quote hnzw_rui, "On a sidenote, if you can afford to buy $1700 computers or $1900 laptops, I wouldn't say you're piss poor..." OK I won't go there, I'm in six figures and still have to beg for an upgrade (the battle is between a GPU that rocks and a basket that has "cute soap" in it) . Dude, you have a way to go (no diss intended ;) )

3) Yes that would be the "main purpose" for the above referenced desktop system, prove to them that you are going to write games, REALLY do homework, or otherwise do something remotely constructive with the sytem. Dad will be an easy sell, Mom on the other hand...
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Re: New future buil- TOPIC CHANGE! Tablet vs Laptop (see pg 2)

Post by InsolenceAndHeresy » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:58 am

Well, I can't carry a desktop around. . .

This is sssseeevreeeeely pissing me off because I'd kill to see Crysis running maxed out, yet the sound of a mobile workstation sounds so enticing.

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Re: New future buil- TOPIC CHANGE! Tablet vs Laptop (see pg 2)

Post by martini161 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:03 am

well if you have the money and you want a compromise...
http://www.dell.com/content/products/pr ... s&ref=lthp

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Re: New future buil- TOPIC CHANGE! Tablet vs Laptop (see pg 2)

Post by InsolenceAndHeresy » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:02 am

XP That's not exactly discreet carry to school either.

Well the two arguments I've been getting are

Pro-Desktop/Anti-Laptop:
Laptop will be completely obsolete in two years, and I'll near 100% have to get another at the end of high school/before college.
High school's easy without laptop
Computers all over the school
Play awesome latest games

Pro-Laptop/Anti-Desktop:
Can't carry around a desktop
Work anywhere - do whatever you want (type papers, compose, edit a/v,anywhere)
Stylish (Sony SR)
Can still play light games - e.g. original Ghost Recon, Half Life 2 (HD 3470).

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Re: New future buil- TOPIC CHANGE! Tablet vs Laptop (see pg 2)

Post by DMB2000uk » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:22 am

I bought a laptop 2 years before I went to uni and i wish I hadn't. It was a complete behemoth and too heavy to carry around to be practical at uni.

By the time I got to uni I was so fed up of having to use the hot; slow; and outdated laptop that I bought a decent desktop system to give me space to have decent cooling and some power for gaming.

Now laptops have come a long way since i bought mine, and it could be that you will be happy with the general performance from it when it comes time for college (if you don't game on any new games :axe: ), but personally I would recommend to not make the same mistake I did and either get a laptop when you start college or get a desktop that you can upgrade if you need to.

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Re: New future buil- TOPIC CHANGE! Tablet vs Laptop (see pg 2)

Post by InsolenceAndHeresy » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:06 am

So chances are if I get a laptop, by college it'll be:
Outdated
Slow
May not fit requirements of major?

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Re: New future build, comments, OCable quadcore, many questions.

Post by duplo83 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:49 pm

InsolenceAndHeresy wrote:It seems that the Antec Nine Hundred has its drive bays pretty much built in, and the fan bracket inside further lessens space, so D: - P180 for me I suppose?

I had an 8800GT in an Antec 900 and it was pretty dang tight. I wouldn't try to squeeze a 10.5" card it there, it most likely won't fit.
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Re: New future build, comments, OCable quadcore, many questions.

Post by DaIceMan » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:11 pm

duplo83 wrote:
InsolenceAndHeresy wrote:It seems that the Antec Nine Hundred has its drive bays pretty much built in, and the fan bracket inside further lessens space, so D: - P180 for me I suppose?

I had an 8800GT in an Antec 900 and it was pretty dang tight. I wouldn't try to squeeze a 10.5" card it there, it most likely won't fit.
The image I posted was of an 8800GTX in an Antec 900 WITH cage rear fan housing in place.
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Re: New future build, comments, OCable quadcore, many questions.

Post by duplo83 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:33 am

DaIceMan wrote:The image I posted was of an 8800GTX in an Antec 900 WITH cage rear fan housing in place.
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Re: New future buil- TOPIC CHANGE! Tablet vs Laptop (see pg 2)

Post by hnzw_rui » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:28 am

InsolenceAndHeresy wrote:So chances are if I get a laptop, by college it'll be:
Outdated
Slow
May not fit requirements of major?
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.
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