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 Post subject: November 2004 Issue: 3 Computers for Any Budget
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:57 am 
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Where can you get Windows XP Professional OEM for $90.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 10:08 am 
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www.pricewatch.com vendors usually have XP OEM disks for about $90.


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Go to New egg, you'll have to buy a piece of hardware, but it's usually a $3 cable.


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Blondie wrote:
Go to New egg, you'll have to buy a piece of hardware, but it's usually a $3 cable.


See, that's just it - I checked newegg, zipzoomfly & mwave. The OEM version sells for $142.00 - I'm looking into some of the vendors listed in pricewatch as per Will Smith.

Thanks for your input.

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Shit, sorry, :oops: didn't see the Pro. I did go to pricewatch & found it for $90. I'll have to remember to use that site, we usually use price grabber.

Thanks Will :D


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IIRC the PSU was missing from the latter two rigs :lol:


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MoboMoFo wrote:
IIRC the PSU was missing from the latter two rigs :lol:


Huh?????? :roll: :lol:


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Brvhrt wrote:
MoboMoFo wrote:
IIRC the PSU was missing from the latter two rigs :lol:


Huh?????? :roll: :lol:


The performance machine featured a PSU from PCPowerCooling... the others (mid-range and budget) didn't list a PSU.

I guess they IMPLIED that there was an included PSU... but using stock power is kinda stupid... especially with high-power items like the A64 and the GeForce 6800 Ultra. But, then again, they did go with a P4 as the "high-end" processor... explains a lot :roll:

...and I like how they claim the P4 has "great overclocking potential"... good luck overclocking it with stock cooling, guys. And, I suppose the A64 doesn't overclock for shit? Please...


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We've had pretty poor luck overclocking the A64s because the memory never seems to go as far as the processor. Even when we do manage to get them cranked up, the performance gain is pretty disappointing. Contrast that with 3.4 and 3.6GHz Prescotts that are really nice overclockers.

I guess I could have gone with an Athlon XP for the low-end system, but in my eyes that processor is end-of-life and not worth fooling with. We hadn't gotten any of the low end Athlon 64s that use Socket 939 in at the time I built those machines. Hence, the P4 recommendation for the low end.

We didn't list a specific PSU for the mid-range and low-end systems because they aren't top of the line, and the cases we used included decent power supplies. I tested them all myself and everything worked ok.


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MoboMoFo wrote:
Brvhrt wrote:
MoboMoFo wrote:
IIRC the PSU was missing from the latter two rigs :lol:


Huh?????? :roll: :lol:


The performance machine featured a PSU from PCPowerCooling... the others (mid-range and budget) didn't list a PSU.

I guess they IMPLIED that there was an included PSU... but using stock power is kinda stupid... especially with high-power items like the A64 and the GeForce 6800 Ultra. But, then again, they did go with a P4 as the "high-end" processor... explains a lot :roll:

...and I like how they claim the P4 has "great overclocking potential"... good luck overclocking it with stock cooling, guys. And, I suppose the A64 doesn't overclock for shit? Please...


well yeah thats cool...but I thought the question was where you could get XP pro for $90..... :roll: ^^^^^^^^^^

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We've had pretty poor luck overclocking the A64s because the memory never seems to go as far as the processor. Even when we do manage to get them cranked up, the performance gain is pretty disappointing. Contrast that with 3.4 and 3.6GHz Prescotts that are really nice overclockers.

I guess I could have gone with an Athlon XP for the low-end system, but in my eyes that processor is end-of-life and not worth fooling with. We hadn't gotten any of the low end Athlon 64s that use Socket 939 in at the time I built those machines. Hence, the P4 recommendation for the low end.

We didn't list a specific PSU for the mid-range and low-end systems because they aren't top of the line, and the cases we used included decent power supplies. I tested them all myself and everything worked ok.


Hey Will, you guys actually overclock? I must have missed that article....I didnt know that you actually try to tweak your systems. I thought you guys just got $7,300 rigs that 99% of your readers will never be able to afford to play with and thats what made you MAXIMUMPC
My bad....



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Brvhrt wrote:
MoboMoFo wrote:
Brvhrt wrote:
MoboMoFo wrote:
IIRC the PSU was missing from the latter two rigs :lol:


Huh?????? :roll: :lol:


The performance machine featured a PSU from PCPowerCooling... the others (mid-range and budget) didn't list a PSU.

I guess they IMPLIED that there was an included PSU... but using stock power is kinda stupid... especially with high-power items like the A64 and the GeForce 6800 Ultra. But, then again, they did go with a P4 as the "high-end" processor... explains a lot :roll:

...and I like how they claim the P4 has "great overclocking potential"... good luck overclocking it with stock cooling, guys. And, I suppose the A64 doesn't overclock for shit? Please...


well yeah thats cool...but I thought the question was where you could get XP pro for $90..... :roll: ^^^^^^^^^^

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Welcome to the thread entitled "November 2004 Issue: 3 Computers for Any Budget"

I'm on-topic.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:35 am 
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WillSmith wrote:
We've had pretty poor luck overclocking the A64s because the memory never seems to go as far as the processor. Even when we do manage to get them cranked up, the performance gain is pretty disappointing. Contrast that with 3.4 and 3.6GHz Prescotts that are really nice overclockers.

I guess I could have gone with an Athlon XP for the low-end system, but in my eyes that processor is end-of-life and not worth fooling with. We hadn't gotten any of the low end Athlon 64s that use Socket 939 in at the time I built those machines. Hence, the P4 recommendation for the low end.

We didn't list a specific PSU for the mid-range and low-end systems because they aren't top of the line, and the cases we used included decent power supplies. I tested them all myself and everything worked ok.


You guys should have noted this in the article.

Honestly, I'm not sure who your audience is, because anybody who is a novice would be left with a LOT of questions... and anybody who is well-versed in hardware wouldn't need to read that article in the first place.

It seems to me you guys need to sit down as a group, take a direction, pick an audience, and stick with the outcome. As it stands, this magazine is a bit of a mish-mash of information.


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There's a post about the article, it can be found here


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WillSmith wrote:
I guess I could have gone with an Athlon XP for the low-end system, but in my eyes that processor is end-of-life and not worth fooling with. We hadn't gotten any of the low end Athlon 64s that use Socket 939 in at the time I built those machines. Hence, the P4 recommendation for the low end.


What's your feeling on the Socket 754 Athlon 64s for the low-end system? That would seem to fit in that space OK.


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 Post subject: 3 BYO Systems (Nov 2004 issue)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:27 am 
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WillSmith wrote:
www.pricewatch.com vendors usually have XP OEM disks for about $90.


Not to beat a dead horse, Will, but did you use a Dell or Compaq disk for your Win XP Pro 'cause I still can't find Win XP Pro OEM at $90 without the "For use only with (insert vendor here)..." label. :cry:

I want a clean, unencumbered disk I can install on my A8V. Help.


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If you don't mind installing your current version of Windows first and are a student, http://www.pccdepot.com/305106.html


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 Post subject: Re: 3 BYO Systems (Nov 2004 issue)
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tarkus3101 wrote:
WillSmith wrote:
www.pricewatch.com vendors usually have XP OEM disks for about $90.


Not to beat a dead horse, Will, but did you use a Dell or Compaq disk for your Win XP Pro 'cause I still can't find Win XP Pro OEM at $90 without the "For use only with (insert vendor here)..." label. :cry:

I want a clean, unencumbered disk I can install on my A8V. Help.

Ewin


Will is a moron. You can't just say "Pricewatch." Anybody who's anybody checks Resellerratings.com.

The only place I'd grab WinXP for cheaper than $90 is here... http://store.viosoftware.biz/wixphoedoem.html

$82, shipped-- best reliable deal I've found, yet.


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I sense a beating from MoboMoFo but he wanted pro.

That student link looks cool...

And will aint a moron!


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ATI4EVER! wrote:
I sense a beating from MoboMoFo but he wanted pro.


Pro???

Good fucking luck...

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And will aint a moron!


He certainly doesn't seem to know what he's doing and/or talking about.


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