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    OH Just informed me hes bought a new pc...

    OH reckons this is a good spec pc.... Just for the tower isnt this a little expensive!
    Barebone Bundle Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2048MB 800Mhz DDR2 Heatsink And Fan Intel P45 Motherboard 6 Bay ATX Case And Branded 530w PSU



    The main specifications of this barebones are: -


    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
    2 X 1GB 240 PIN 1.8V 800MHZ DDR2
    Black ATX Tower Case
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
    P45+ICH10R
    Form Factor ATX Tower
    Socket Type Intel Core 2 Quad
    Chipset P45+ICH10R
    Max FSB 1600MhZ
    IDE Type 6 x SATA
    1 x IDE
    Max Bus Speed 1600MhZ
    Graphics 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
    2 x PCIe x1
    3 x PCI
    Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
    2 x PCIe x1
    3 x PCI
    Memory 4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR2 1200 / 1066 / 800 / 667 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    Audio Realtek ALC1200, 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    LAN PCIe Gb LAN controller featuring AI NET2
    Firewire IEEE 1394 LSI3227 controller supports 2 x 1394a ports
    USB Max. 12 USB2.0/1.1 ports(6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
    IO 1 x PS/2 Keyboard (Purple)
    1 x PS/2 mouse port (Green)
    1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
    1 x IEEE1394a
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1
    8-channel Audio I/O port

    Supplied Memory
    Installed Memory 2 X 1GB 240 PIN 1.8V 800MHZ DDR2

    Processor
    Interface Type LGA775
    Clock Speed 4 x 2.83Ghz
    Cache Level 2 Size 2 x 6mb
    Architecture Features 45nm-process Technology with various Core technology improvements
    Performance Index 2.83Ghz

    Heatsink & Fan
    Interface Type ATX
    Material Alloy Copper Dot
    Maximum CPU Support Intel Socket 775 Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Duo/Pentium Extreme/Pentium D/Pentium 4 Processors Compatible with Intel 05B/05A/06 processors Support Intel next generation 45nm CPU


    He reckons hes putting in another 2g ram & Hardrive.
    750g samsung HD
    In total its coming to nearly 600 quid! for just the barebones & extras!

    omg tell me its worth it....

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    omg tell me its worth it....


    bout tree fiddy

    Sounds nice.. but £600..? I'd want it to do the washing and ironing.

    :lazy:

    black gerbil1;3296644

    bout tree fiddy



    :lazy::lazy:

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    VanDutch;3296651

    Sounds nice.. but £600..? I'd want it to do the washing and ironing.



    I AGREE!!! but that includes extras apparently.........
    i am hoping that extras ARE it does the blooming housework for that!

    I think that it seems a fair price for the specs

    Does he know about computers? if so it will probli be a good price.

    >Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550

    Well the processor alone costs over £200

    You say he plans to put an extra 2Gb into to bring it up to 4Gb.

    To be honest this may not be worth it.

    For most users 2Gb is enough, and If he is running 32 bit Windows (the version most of us run) then it will not recognize 4Gb (if the graphics card memory is included)

    Windows will only use 2 cores anyway. I don't see he need for anything more than that if its gonna be wasted.

    Seems a bit steep for a barebones:? do you need a q9550:w00t:

    Done and dusted.
    Never check on the price after you've bought something.
    Never let on what you paid for a holiday.
    Never admit to your parents what you really got up to on Saturday nghts.
    These are the rules.

    t0mm;3296745

    Windows will only use 2 cores anyway. I don't see he need for anything … Windows will only use 2 cores anyway. I don't see he need for anything more than that if its gonna be wasted.



    What? Nonsense.

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    guilbert53;3296732

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550Well the processor alone costs over £200You say he … >Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550Well the processor alone costs over £200You say he plans to put an extra 2Gb into to bring it up to 4Gb.To be honest this may not be worth it.For most users 2Gb is enough, and If he is running 32 bit Windows (the version most of us run) then it will not recognize 4Gb (if the graphics card memory is included)





    He said hes getting a 64bit version of vista.,,,
    means nothing to me mind!

    fox2020;3296748

    Seems a bit steep for a barebones:? do you need a q9550:w00t:



    Sorry nutta, didn't realize you had already bought it:oops:

    Original Poster

    chesso;3296751

    Done and dusted. Never check on the price after you've bought something. … Done and dusted. Never check on the price after you've bought something. Never let on what you paid for a holiday. Never admit to your parents what you really got up to on Saturday nghts. These are the rules.



    LOL true,
    Im trying to find out of hes wasted the money.... or if it was worth it...
    Hes gonna tell me its worth it aint he cos i would go nuts!

    Who make the PC and what are the 'extras'?

    Original Poster

    fox2020;3296766

    Sorry nutta, didn't realize you had already bought it:oops:



    lol, no he has, now hes on about having the pc we got as a server!

    Ohhh to be living with a geek!

    Original Poster

    Nova tech... They put it all together for you and test it.

    Should be a decent computer, its a nice CPU - you haven't mentioned the graphics which can also be one of the main cost factors. With PCs its always a case of diminishing returns - a £600 PC isn't really twice as good as a £300 PC as generally they can do the same things, but £600 is by no means an 'excessive' amount to spend..

    Original Poster

    Theres onboard graffix, then hes gonna do benchmarks ??? wtf! tests apparently... find the base level??!!
    He said something like a HD 3870

    t0mm;3296745

    Windows will only use 2 cores anyway. I don't see he need for anything … Windows will only use 2 cores anyway. I don't see he need for anything more than that if its gonna be wasted.



    lol ... wrong wrong wrong!!!

    pcnutta;3296773

    LOL true, Im trying to find out of hes wasted the money.... or if it was … LOL true, Im trying to find out of hes wasted the money.... or if it was worth it... Hes gonna tell me its worth it aint he cos i would go nuts!


    Yes - let it go!!
    You know he's worth it!!:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    chesso;3297022

    Yes - let it go!!You know he's worth it!!:thumbsup:



    hhahaah funny that , he would agree with you! hahah

    xx

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    pcnutta;3296872

    Theres onboard graffix, then hes gonna do benchmarks ??? wtf! tests … Theres onboard graffix, then hes gonna do benchmarks ??? wtf! tests apparently... find the base level??!!He said something like a HD 3870



    he's buying an expensive graphics card then

    ebuyer.com/pro…605 £100+

    hard drive will be up to another £100

    Original Poster

    im soo glad hes paying for it all!

    DVS_Dee;3296911

    lol ... wrong wrong wrong!!!



    jah128;3296754

    What? Nonsense.


    XP can only handle 2 procesors.

    XP can only handle 2 physical processors.

    Novatech are generally priced competatively so i'd say its a good price.

    2 processors yes, but he's spec only has one processor, with 4 cores:

    Microsoft states officially:

    “Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Microsoft Windows XP Home are not affected by this policy as they are licensed per installation and not per processor. Windows XP Professional can support up to two processors regardless of the number of cores on the processor. Microsoft Windows XP Home supports one processor. “

    i've got a quad core and xp works ok with it (but i use other os's now anyway), it depends on wether or not the apps he's using will be written to utilise all 4 cores.

    Original Poster

    I guess he was right in saying we need a new pc... the one we got ( which he was gonna use as a server) has just died! Seriously we booted it up and it went off, wont boot nothing now! ( maybe he fixed this to happen!, though his peeeeeeed off face would suggest other wise)
    Hes currently trying other power supplies.................. LOL and as im writing this,,,,,,, its now working.......hahah changed power lead, so i guess it was a fuse.......
    right im talking to myself now......
    morning all

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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