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#221 lycan

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:34 PM

lol.

my laptop is rather strange.

if can play both universe at war & rotwk on ultra high but on uaw it runs smoother yet it has better graphics lol.

i need to get a new alienware :\

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Processor:
Intel® Core™2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.7GHz
Memory:
1022MB RAM
Hard Drive:
100 GB
Video Card:
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
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Generic PnP Monitor
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Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
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Keyboard:
USB Root Hub
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:46 PM

Acer Aspire 5670
Intel Core 2 Duo T2250 (1.7+ GHz * 2)
1024 MB RAM
Ati Mobility Radeon X1600
120 GB, 5400 rpm harddisk
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 03:30 PM

Alienware. For those who are willing to pay silly amounts of money for comps only ever so slightly better than their custom-built-off-ebuyer counterparts. Sure they look cool but they ain't wondergod machines...the best alienware can be easily matched with a good 1000 off the pricetag or more...

How much did that rig cost you, elvenfury?

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 05:45 PM

My Laptop (bought Christmas 2004)

Packard Bell EasyNote H3
3.2GHz Processor (Dual Core I think - has two CPU windows in Task Manager)
1024MB RAM (originally 512MB)
40GB Hard-drive
64MB nVidia FX Go5100
Windows XP

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:08 PM

3.2GHz Processor (Dual Core I think - has two CPU windows in Task Manager)

more likely that it has hyperthreading, which will show 2 cpu's in windows. 3.2 GHz dual cores aren't really common for laptops
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:00 PM

Especially given the rest of the specs; if its got a top processor you'd at least expect decent RAM or HD capacity, the age, and the fact its clearly labelled in the specs as a P4 not a Duo. But hey, still works, right? :p

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:21 PM

Alienware. For those who are willing to pay silly amounts of money for comps only ever so slightly better than their custom-built-off-ebuyer counterparts. Sure they look cool but they ain't wondergod machines...the best alienware can be easily matched with a good 1000 off the pricetag or more...


IMHO, Alienware's offerings are weaker than anyone else's. Even Dell (who admittedly own Alienware) offer better and more affordable gaming machines.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:50 PM

sounds like alienware has become like nike, a pricy nametag on equal products :ohmy:
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 01:10 PM

sounds like alienware has become like nike, a pricy nametag on equal products :ohmy:

No kidding, I remember when I compared alienware prices to how much it would cost if I put the equal hardware together myself. I swear I striked off about 1/4 of the price. Alienware is for ignoramuses.

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#230 ambershee

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:30 PM

sounds like alienware has become like nike, a pricy nametag on equal products :ohmy:


It's not even an equal product:

Alienware Basic 'A-51 7500': £799

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8200 2.66GHz 6MB Cache 1333MHz FSB
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8600 GTS
2GB - 2 x 1024MB High Performance 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM
250 GB Serial ATA 3 Gbit/s, 7,200 RPM with 16MB Cache

Dell Basic 'XPS 420': £529

Q6600 Quad Core™ 2.40GHz, 1066Mhz FSB, 8MB cache
SINGLE 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT card
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
640GB Dual Hard Drive Raid 0 Stripe (2x320GB - 7200rpm)

Which one would you pick? Ok, so arguably, the Alienware has faster memory, but for 150 quid, I'm pretty sure I could upgrade my Dell for something better. Dell aren't cheap, we know that as a fact, and they just raped Alienware in the face in terms of value for money.

Edited by ambershee, 25 February 2008 - 02:31 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:33 AM

Windows Vista
2GB DDR2 SDRAM
8800GTS 640MB
Amd Athlon 64 X2 5400+
300GBx3(One portable)
24" LCD screen.

And the Nvidia 7900 series are even better than 8600 series ambershee,so I would pick the Dell Basic one.

Edited by Jonasking, 18 July 2008 - 12:35 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:23 AM

my current PC is:

Intel Celeron D 2.8GHZ
1GB of DDR ram
80GB hard drive
2 dvd burners
Some crappy motherboard
a bad NVIDIA 8500GT

But wait im buying a new PC which is this.

Intel Q6600 overclocked to 3.2GHZ (quad core)
4GB of DDR2 ram
640GB hard drive
card reader
DVD burner
and my favorite feature A Radeon 4870X2!!!! (also known as the fastest single graphics card in the history of mankind W00t)
oh and a motherboard.

so i think im gonna be pretty well off :)

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:18 PM

Q6600s shouldn't be clocked that high. I clock my QX6800s at 3.16Ghz, and that's about as far as I'd really want to push them.

Graphics cards don't need to be fast anyway they need to be efficient :)

Edited by ambershee, 06 January 2009 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:01 AM

Year old Dell Inspiron laptop (yay Dell :p)

Intel T7200 (Core2Duo 2.2Ghz)
2GB RAM
150GB drive (120 for Vista, 20 for Ubuntu playing around, 10 for Dell's "recovery" that I'm too lazy to touch)
nVidia GeForce 8600M GT (for which fully functional, non-crashy drivers specialized for Dell came out last July, almost a year late)

It's good enough to play Portal on the highest graphical setting, which is really all that matters to me. :xd:

This is my first laptop, as I'd never needed anything particularly portable before. I had no idea I'd end up needing to wait for Dell to release their own special modifications of drivers. A perfectly functional driver was out months before Dell released anything I could use. Until then, I had to deal with random crashes of the driver while playing games.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:58 PM

Graphics cards don't need to be fast anyway they need to be efficient

What exactly do you mean? Yes, of course they need to be as efficient as possible (as does everything) but isn't the net speed that which determines how nice your games look (along with the features of the card, but they're mostly all ok anyway)?
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:56 PM

Clock speed means nothing versus things like instruction sets. Take CPUs, as an example. Would you rather have a 3.6Ghz twin Pentium 4 HT, or a 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo? The latter might have the lower clock speed, and both have two cores (more or less), but I doubt you'll want the Pentium 4.

What determines how good your games look, is what your graphics card supports (Shader Model 5, Dx10.1, PhysX etc), and how well it can do things like floating point calculation. One card might be able to process instructions twice as fast as another - but this is all blown out of the water, when it takes three times as many instructions to do the same task.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 04:46 PM

In the end it's still about speed. :)

time to render [seconds] = (tasks * instructions per task) / instructions per second [Hz]

speed [fps] = 1/time to render [seconds]


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Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:28 PM

Hazzah! I can now post on here with a bit of pride :D

- Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 Dual Core AM2 1MB 3.1GHz
- Mother Board: MSI AM2 AMD 790FX DDR2 ATX Audio Lan
- Ram: OCZ Technology 2X2GBKIT (With 2 more slots free to upgrade higher)
- Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4670
- Sound Card: Built in 7.1 Surround
- Hard Drive: Samsung 750GB 7200RPM S300 32MB 3.5"
- Case: BLACK GALAXY3 CASE 450W

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:47 PM

Pavillion DV5 lappy (15.4")
2.53 T9400 Core 2/Centrino 2 Duo
3GB RAM
320 HDD (almost full - very envious of my GF having 1tb in her laptop)
NVIDIA 9600m GT

So at some point I've switched from no graphic-intensive gaming to playing most things on full. Its a sweet change.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:55 AM

Old Specs;
Case: ASUS P5V900
Motherboard: ASUS P5VD2-VM
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Conroe 1.8 GHz
RAM: 2 GB of Kingston DDR2 667
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 7900GS 256MB
Hard Drives: 1 x 200GB Western Digital (primary), 1 x Western Digital 160 GB (secondary/slave)
Media Drives: ASUS DVD/CD Reader/Burner with LightScribe
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (OEM)

New Specs;
Case: ASUS P5V900
Motherboard: ASUS P5VD2-VM
PSU: 550W Antec BP550 ATX
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Conroe 1.8 GHz
RAM: 4GB of G.SKILL DDR2 667
Video Card: PNY Tech GeForce 9600GT 512MB & Zalman VF1000 VGA Cooler
Hard Drives: 200GB Western Digital, 500GB Western Digital MyBook
Media Drives: ASUS DVD/CD Reader/Burner with LightScribe
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (OEM)

yay upgrades.

Edited by Beowulf, 20 February 2009 - 12:56 AM.

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