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New computers is c00l

Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:14 pm
by Thoraudio
got a new comp at work today. Besides being a pain in the @$$ to set it up the way I like, new gears is cool. E6400 (Dual core 2.13 mhz), gig of ram, etc...

It's got a gigabyte lan connection. And apparently, we've got a killer connection at work.

I went to download FF 2.0, and it said 'done' almost instantly. I thought I'd pulled one of those moves where you accidentally download a link, instead of the file. But when I looked again, it said download 5.72 mb/s.

:cwm16:

So, went and downloaded WMP11. averaged 4 mb/s over a 25 meg download.

:cwm16:

went and did a download test, and it peaked at ~9000 kb/s

:cwm16:

ohhhhh I wish I had this connection at home. :)


And it's got a decent video card too, X1300.

I don't usually game at work, but it's a step up from the onboard video it used to have, and from my ancient 9600XT at home, so I dug around in my desk and found Unreal Tournament (not 2k4.... the original).

Popped that in there, maxed every setting, and smiled. Just imagined it was 2002, and I had the *****inest computer on the block. :cwm11:

Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:55 pm
by flak_monkey
I do that with quake 2. Of course, with quake 4, I'm damn close to maxing out every setting anyhow.

Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:56 pm
by TalNLnky
i wouldn't exactly call x1300 a decent video card....1 step up from onboard i guess, and if its running vista... you'll prolly want 2 gigs in that computer pretty soon.

Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 9:35 pm
by flak_monkey
Better than nothing though. And certainly decent for a run-of-the-mill office computer.

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 10:12 am
by Jakezor
Swap your parts for parts from work!

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 10:16 am
by Luda
my work computer is a Core 2 Duo 2.0ghz w/ 2GB of DDR2 667MHZ and a 7950GTX... with a 17" 1920x1200 screen... and its only 10.5LBS


:-D

ive maxed out every game on the market so far... :-D

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 10:19 am
by Thoraudio
Jakezor wrote:Swap your parts for parts from work!


I've been so tempted in the past, it's not even funny....

"hey.... when did you get this cheap no-name monitor? I thought we got you a nice HP?.... and I swore you had a Pentium 6400.... not a celeron D."

:cwm10:

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 10:48 am
by Big Mack
Or you could bump it up to this and get the really funny looks from people as you make air traffic control noises and laugh.

Image

Big Mack

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 12:46 pm
by flak_monkey
Luda wrote:my work computer is a Core 2 Duo 2.0ghz w/ 2GB of DDR2 667MHZ and a 7950GTX... with a 17" 1920x1200 screen... and its only 10.5LBS


:-D

ive maxed out every game on the market so far... :-D


I gots two opteron 250's, two BFG 7800gtxOC's, four gigs of ram and all 15k SCSI drives. I'm selling the whole thing as soon as I can afford two quad core or two dual core Opterons, an 8800GTX, another four gigs, and liquid/pelt cooling. I love my new 26" 1900x1200 tho.

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 12:49 pm
by Luda
damn.... thats pretty ridonkulous.

mine is a dell though... inspiron 9400 w/ a 7950GTX swap