Whoo-hoo new computer!

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  1. Primal

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    Finally got a new system setup today after having problems with my old one since April (random freezing, more RAM, multiple HD reformat and OS changing didn't help)

    This time it's a custom built. Here are my specs:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33GHz 1333MHz FSB
    ASUS P5K Motherboard
    Kingston 2GB DDR2 800MHz (2 1GB sticks)
    Western Digital 250GB SATA2 Hard Drive
    Sapphire Radeon HD2600 Pro PCI-E 512MB Video Card
    LG 16x DVD
    Liteon DVD+RW 20X DL 8X SATA
    Panasonic Floppy Drive
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32Bit
    Cooler Master Elite 330 Case with 350W Power Supply and additional 12CM Ultra Silent Case Fan
    Microsoft Comfort Curve USB Keyboard and Mouse Combo
    I-Rocks 5400 All-in-One Media Card Reader
    Logitech X-240 2.1 Speakers
    Samsung SyncMaster 931BW 19" Widescreen Monitor (1280 x 1024 Resolution)

    I also got a new printer this week, an HP Photosmart C6180 with additional HP Bluetooth 2.0 USB dongle... wireless is great, no cables!

    So fast compared to my P3 667MHz system which I purchased back in 2000. I can finally play games. Yay!
     
  2. MegaPrime33

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    Pretty sweet system, although it still boggles the mind why anyone wants to have a floppy drive on their computer. Let alone a brand new one!
     
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    Nice! How do you like Vista so far?
     
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    Very nice.

    I'm not a system specs kind of guy, but it sounds good! :eek: 
     
  5. Primal

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    Hehe I was debating on if I should get it or not, but it's good to have just incase. Are BIOS flashing done by floppies still?
    Vista is pretty cool. Compared to Windows 2000 its awesome (visually). No complaints so far. I get those popup warnings when I install things, but thats not a bother to me. It's there for security.

    Oh and I can actually visit sites with flash content and not have it play digustingly slow!
     
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    The last BIOS I flashed (about 4 years ago) was done off of the HDD while windows was up and running.

    I was amazed it was possible, the floppy is truly dead.
     
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    Not only is the floppy dead, but so is the Zip. The zips were cool when I was in college. I got store lots of files on it and such, but a 256MB disc is not even in the same league as a 2gb USB drive I carry around on my keychain.
     
  8. Cloud Strife

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    congrtats man!! sounds great

    ain't it the truth. an i thought i was cool, noone i knew had even heard of a zip disk, now they aren't even used anymore.
     
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    sounds fast.

    is the multiplier locked on the 6550?
     

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