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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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polaris_crd
Mortal
posted 14 July 2002 11:10 PM EDT (US)     1 / 46       
I plan on buying a new computer this fall, hint, hint

I've already preordered the game. I got overnight airmail cause I can't wait for snaily mail.

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lief ericson
Mortal
posted 14 July 2002 11:14 PM EDT (US)     2 / 46       
I'm getting a new comp in December. Hopefully AoM can run on my piece of crap until then.
Gilles_de_Laval, how much did it cost. I'd love to have a comp like that.

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Cobra
Mortal
posted 14 July 2002 11:18 PM EDT (US)     3 / 46       
I gotta new Dell in spring, not for AoM though

- Dell
- 2.0GHz
- 64 mb Nvidia GeForce2 w/ TVOUT(will upgrade in fall or winter)
- 256mb RAM(will upgrade late winter or spring)
- 17" 16"viewable
- 80GB ATA hdd


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phantom_rider
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(id: phantom_rider2)
posted 14 July 2002 11:40 PM EDT (US)     4 / 46       

Quote:

I am ready for all 9,999 of you!

what about VIP's?

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LedHead
Mortal
posted 14 July 2002 11:52 PM EDT (US)     5 / 46       

Quote:

what about VIP's?

They're much too important to play with us normal alpha testers.


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Gilles_de_Laval
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 00:01 AM EDT (US)     6 / 46       
Lief - about $3k US; they are probably cheaper now

you get a lot more bang for your buck with a desktop, but then you cant sit outside and play AOM over your wireless card

rocky_923
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 00:03 AM EDT (US)     7 / 46       
I bought a new computer last in october just for AoM!
dustman
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 00:04 AM EDT (US)     8 / 46       
I just bought the same comp as Gilles_de_Laval. I got a desktop though

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alexanderTGII
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 00:11 AM EDT (US)     9 / 46       
how do u play an rts game on a laptop? i mean, the little tiny ball as a mouse, with no right and left click, must be frustrating.

plus the tiny keys.

Engiskhan
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 01:15 AM EDT (US)     10 / 46       
On newegg I priced out the fastest system you could possibly build right now.

p4 2.53 ghz
gigabyte motherboard
512 mb pc800 ram
120 gb hd
Coolermaster aluminum pc case
geforce ti4600

assuming you have the keyboard, mouse and speakers, I recon this goes for around 1600-1700
I might have to go with this in a couple months, but this upgrading every 6 months is getting a bit pricey.

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Knightblade pDM
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 01:30 AM EDT (US)     11 / 46       

Here's what I got:

Sony Vaio
AMD Athlon 4 1.2 GHz
384 MB
8 MB Video(which is what scares me)

EE runs on this but not beautifully, but what about this? Is it doable? I plan on getting a customized CPU in a few months with a top of the line Geoforce in it


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posted 15 July 2002 01:40 AM EDT (US)     12 / 46       
Well...I didn't get the alpha, but I plan on buying a new computer around the same time that AoM comes out. I did the same thing with AoK, and with AoE. The release of one's favorite computer game is always a great time to buy a new computer.

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Newbie
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 02:38 AM EDT (US)     13 / 46       
AMD K7 XP - 1.9 GHZ PR Rating(1.6 GHZ actual clock speed)
512 MB DDR RAM (266 MHZ)
nForce Graphics - GeForce2 (32 MB dedicated video memory)
19" monitor
80 GB Hard Drive
CD-RW
DVD-ROM
Generic everything else(modem, speakers, etc.)

The integrated nForce Graphics seem to be performing along the lines of a GeForce2 MX 200 (32MB) in actual performance. I might upgrade to either a GeForce3 Ti 200 or a Radeon 8500 LE 128 MB eventually, although not just for AOM.

The whole setup cost me $1028. Buying a new video card will take it to a little over $1100.

Yasakani
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 03:42 AM EDT (US)     14 / 46       
I just made a recent upgrade:

- $90: Alluminum Case
- $230: GF4 4400
- $60: 80Gig WD
- $130: 1.7 Ghz AMD XP 1900+ (OC-ed to 2100+)
- $120: Epox Motherboard
- $40: Volcano 7+ CPU Fan
- $80: 512MB PC2100 RAMS

I might forgot others, but it runs around 700-800 dollars. I also have the Klipsch 5.1 speakers ($400). Hopefully AOM supports surround sound; that would be cool.

David
HG Alumnus
posted 15 July 2002 05:59 AM EDT (US)     15 / 46       
I just ordered computer parts yesterday. Should arrive in time for the alpha.

Athlon XP 1900+
256 MB DDR
Geforce 3 Ti200 128 MB DDR
80 GB HD
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The_Avenger772
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 06:09 AM EDT (US)     16 / 46       
i got a new pentium 4 for Neverwinter Nights... but it should overclock AoM.
Questionaire
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 06:14 AM EDT (US)     17 / 46       
I changed to a new PC. Didn't buy it though, it was always there.


Im' Here & there & everywhere...

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EE Talon
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 06:26 AM EDT (US)     18 / 46       
I'm going to build a new system this weekend, when my camp ends.

Athlon XP 2200+
nForce 420D chipset
1024 megs PC2100 DDR SDRAM
GeForce4 Ti-4400
Some random 80 gig, 7200 RPM harddrive

It looks like that will cost me about $800, including a new case, power supply, cooling equipment, and shipping.

Questionaire
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 06:29 AM EDT (US)     19 / 46       
WOW! And your gonna give your old PC to me, right?


Im' Here & there & everywhere...

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Wagamuffin
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 07:26 AM EDT (US)     20 / 46       
Good for you Cherub you are athlon man like me


Psst to the guy with vaio: I think u can run AOM on your laptop if you get that weird nvidia cpu that they say is specialized for graphics, well at least my dad got that and nwn plays like a charm on it (neverwinter nights).

An advantage of me having no alpha: I will have btter comps than u ppl cos i won't upgrade till AOM is out itself which means you comps will be 3 months older than mine GUAHAHAHA


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BiggN
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 07:32 AM EDT (US)     21 / 46       

Quote:

"Thats right - I bought a new comp for AOM Alpha; did you?"

LMAO, god no..
For AOM?
A little RTS game that i'll probably play for the next 3-4 years like AOK... God No


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posted 15 July 2002 07:54 AM EDT (US)     22 / 46       
still begging my parents.
i think ive concinced my mother because of "education purposes".

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Martie
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 08:00 AM EDT (US)     23 / 46       
I need to get a new laptop for school next year. Working away on my parents and trying to convince them a new top of the line comp is better then the broken school ones.

Oh, and you may as well get the best at the time, or it's a waste of money

Matei
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 09:13 AM EDT (US)     24 / 46       
My comp is already good enough for it .

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offfoo
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 09:19 AM EDT (US)     25 / 46       
I don't buy new computers. I upgrade my existing one. It's cheaper and I don't know what kind of computer I got (it was handmade by some computer genius) but with some upgrades it can take anything I can throw at it. ANYTHING!

Common sense isn't so common anymore.
fhertlein
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 09:31 AM EDT (US)     26 / 46       
I just purchased a new one recently as part of my normal upgrade cycle.

I tend to upgrade my existing computer until I can not take it any further. Then I wait until new programs start to run poorly, and purchase a new one.

I will build my next one.


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posted 15 July 2002 09:46 AM EDT (US)     27 / 46       
Just got a new one

don't know all specs(maybe post them later)

but it only costed 600$

phillip
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 09:54 AM EDT (US)     28 / 46       
phillip got new comp also, he took it from his work. it has...

2.7 ghz
633mb ram
1600x1200 monitor
80 gb hard drive
super 8mb video card!!

phillips go gets himself new video card


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TheChimera
Mortal
posted 15 July 2002 10:08 AM EDT (US)     29 / 46       
1400 athlon (runs at 1 ghz)
512mb ram
40gb hd
8mb video card
13 inch monitor

everything but the monitor for under 600, and i got it last october which means i won't be upgrading, well probably the vido card but thats all


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InsaneCow
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posted 15 July 2002 10:08 AM EDT (US)     30 / 46       
I want an upgrade... especially for my CPU

Intel celeron 400 mhz (<---Crap)
192mb ram
40 gig hard drive
19" monitor
16mb ATI rage VR


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