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Gilles_de_Laval
Mortal
posted 14 July 2002 11:06 PM EDT (US)         
Thats right - I bought a new comp for AOM Alpha; did you?

Lets compare notes:

- Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop
- 1.8ghz Pentium 4; 133mhz external clock; 8kb level 1 cache; 512 level 2 cache
- 64 mb Nvidia GeForce4 440 Go
- 512mb RAM
- 1600x1200 Dell "Ultrasharp" UXGA 15" LCD
- 40GB ATA hdd

3dMark2001 score: 5100
PCMark2002 score: CPU - 4370, Mem - 4250, Hdd - 320

I am ready for all 9,999 of you!

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DisturbedRoach
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 11:11 AM EDT (US)     31 / 46       
I bought me a brand spankin new comp last year and it was the best then. Now its there, but not the best.

It was a Sony VAIO 1.7 Ghz
128 MB of RDRAM
Geforce 2
60 GB hard drive
CD and DVD recorder
and the usual stuff


right now I have it upgraded to a geforce 4 128 MB ti 4200
and I will upgrade my memory to 512 too.

I was just readign soemthign above, and someone spent 80 bucks on 512 mb of memory. But it isn't rdram

Well I have to spend almost 250 bucks for 512. which is a bummer for me.

Flavius_Gallus
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 11:32 AM EDT (US)     32 / 46       
I didn't buy it I built it.

Case Edge case (Best case I have seen)
Gigabyte GA-7DXP
AMD Athlon XP 1800
256 MB DDR 2100
40 GB Seagate HDD
56x CDrom
Floppy
3Com 10/100 NIC
Cardex 32 MB GeForce2 mx200

It ran me about 550 - 600.

lief ericson
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 12:08 PM EDT (US)     33 / 46       
Talon, where did you get a nice little comp like that? is that US money? Do you live in Canada?

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Hrolf the Reborn
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 12:13 PM EDT (US)     34 / 46       
Ya well my uncle works for alienware company, so I get there latest and greatest stuff before it hits the market

3.0 Gigahertz
633 mb ram
100gb hard drive
1600x1800 flat screen

Beat that suckerz


Strategist, Age fan, owner of AoM beta, and future game devolper.
InsaneCow
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 12:16 PM EDT (US)     35 / 46       
Who made your 3ghz cpu? what company? I've never heard of anything that high for home users. I am not too techie though...

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CC_Straight_Og
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 01:25 PM EDT (US)     36 / 46       
I'm buying one next week or so...

P4 2.26mhz
512MB DDR RAM
GeForce4 Ti4200
40GB hard drive
DVD-ROM
etc...

Actually, it appears several people are buying new comps for AoM. I'm buying one because I'm leaving for school, but I'll order it early so I'll have it for the alpha.

Gilles_de_Laval
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 01:27 PM EDT (US)     37 / 46       
So here are my conclusions from this topic:

1) You get a lot more bang for your gaming buck with a desktop (vs. a laptop)

2) Particularly if you build it yourself

3) Proud though I am of my new acquisition, a lot of forumers have much better computers than I do

4) Above some minimum computing power bar, additional power, though cool, doesnt likely matter for AOM

4) I am still ready for all 9,999 of you (+ VIPs)


petard_rusher
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 01:35 PM EDT (US)     38 / 46       
I have a brand new comp and it's worse than most of the ones psoted in here .

Conslusion: I will still be ready, willing, and able to take you all at AoM .

PS: Laptops are very expensive compared to desktops, I think that should be obvious. And your comp is about the same as mine except yours has double the RAM.

PPS: And mine is still more than fine for any game I need to play now or in the near future, so I almost laugh at people who spend tons of money to have new comps every year .

Stone_Giant
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 02:00 PM EDT (US)     39 / 46       
While your admiring your lovely 100,000,000 pixel textures, I'll be busy laying down the smack

Stone_Giant

[This message has been edited by Stone_Giant (edited 07-15-2002 @ 02:00 PM).]

David
HG Alumnus
posted 15 July 2002 02:27 PM EDT (US)     40 / 46       

Quote:

Actually, it appears several people are buying new comps for AoM. I'm buying one because I'm leaving for school, but I'll order it early so I'll have it for the alpha.


Heey, that' my reason exactly!

And at elast you get cheep-o hardware! My parts costed me ~$1300. *cries*

eM1_p
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 02:47 PM EDT (US)     41 / 46       
hey i got this tell me if its good please...

im gonna update it but this cost me $1499 including intellimouse, surround sound speakers, good printer, 6 months of AOL/ DellNet and a network card.

-------------------------------------------------------
p4 2.26 GHz with 533 MHz system bus

256MB rdram [does this suck for aom?]

40GB hard drive

64MB DDR NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card with tv-out [is this good?]

17" flat screen moniter

DVD-ROM Drive; 40x10x40x CD-RW with CD creater [2nd bay]
-------------------------------------------------------

and btw i didnt buy this just for AoM. i bought it for making graphics/ school/ and other games...

i dont have money of my own so ill just sell drugs to get money for things i need...

what should i update on this p/c to make it play AoM better?

[This message has been edited by eM1_p (edited 07-15-2002 @ 02:51 PM).]

Hrolf the Reborn
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 03:22 PM EDT (US)     42 / 46       
I know this is kinda off topic but since it seeems you guys know alot about comps, does anyone know if I can upgrade gigabytes from a 95 packard bell. Now its like 2 gigabytes of hard drive, can I upgrade that to like 20gigas with someting from circut city, or would I have to special order it ??

Strategist, Age fan, owner of AoM beta, and future game devolper.
shelper
HG Alumnus
(id: Smileyshelper)
posted 15 July 2002 03:24 PM EDT (US)     43 / 46       

Quote:

i dont have money of my own so ill just sell drugs to get money for things i need...


im just no good at telling sarcasm so...
please tell me youre kidding?

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AzN
Forumer
(id: AznKnightmare)
posted 15 July 2002 03:40 PM EDT (US)     44 / 46       
Eh well, my comp is already good enuf for AoM, but I should buy one later anyways, just for the heck of it.

PIII 1ghz
320RAM
GeForce 2 MX400

eM1_p
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 04:15 PM EDT (US)     45 / 46       
im desperate for money, i need it badly for school clothes, shoes, ect.
petard_rusher
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 04:26 PM EDT (US)     46 / 46       
"im desperate for money, i need it badly for school clothes, shoes, ect. "

Clothes? Shoes? Do these even compare in importance to a new computer? (yes school does ).

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