Whoo! New computer time!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Brendan, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    So, I ordered my new computer. Dell 4600 desktop. Specs:

    Windows XP Pro OS
    512 DDR SDRAM
    2.4 GHz Intel P4
    120 Gig HD
    ATI Radeon 9800 128MB video card
    16x/48x DVD/CD
    48x CD-RW 2nd bay
    3.5(1.4MB) disk drive
    17" CRT Monitor (wanted flatscreen, but those were extra)

    Pretty nice, eh? Already have some bootious speakers, printer, and an optical mouse, as well as a 17" monitor, but hey, why not get the spare one w/ the Dell?

    Should be here on the 21st (ship date is 18th). I'm gonna transfer my media files over to the Dell via serial cable, then I'll be set.

    Spanky little system, eh?
  2. Nice computer considering it's a dell (I got one thats not super great...) Is it the 4600 model custom, or the one they make? I know we have a custom one with a P4 1.6ghz, 1024mb SD RAM (i know...sad) and we switched out our GeForce2 for a Radeon 9200 and we got a 37.2 gb HD, but anyways man, thats pretty damn nice, hope it works well for you! ~ Tyler
  3. lesfleanut

    lesfleanut Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Syracuse N.Y.
    Not bad, you should have looked into building your own though... What games do you play?

    btw whats your 3dmark score? Im 10404 3DMarks @ 4x AA and 4x AF with texture sharpening on.
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    We talking online, or period? I'm not much of a gamer (though my brothers are, so I get most of the latest games anyway). I got large, fast, and powerful system for art purposes.

    I'm heavily into comics, so myself and a few others are going to be making webcomics (and regular paper ones) so I need some booty for photoshop, video editing, and recording.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    thats a nice cpu man, hope it turns out good and all. if i were going to buy a cpu from a company i would definately go with dell, they use high quality parts (unlike most other big companies, who use cheap cheap cheap parts) and dell has some great customer service. i am currently building my own cpu and it has about the same specs as you, heres mine:

    win xp pro
    1024 RD ram
    80 gb hard drive
    2.6 amd athlon xp cpu
    48x crrw drive
    dvd drive (not dvd writer :meh: )
    Nvidia nforce 2 chipset (mobo)
    geforce FX5900 256 mb video card

    as far as monitor mouse and all that im just usin what i already have, which works fine. overall my cpu will cost around 450 by the time i am through. good price on a top of the line cpu if you ask me. oh the joys of a+ certification training :D without it i wouldnt know where to start with cpu building
  6. pfft! who needs a dvd writer when you can just burn svcd's and cut out that whole accessory all together?


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    i dont know s**t about vcds,are they the ones that can play on dvd players? any link to where i can learn more about them and how to burn them?
  8. hmm, i cant remember the exact links, but you need to get a copy of nero burning rom to do it, other then that you just need to search on google. a normal computer can only hold a few movies at a time, and they dont download the fastest, as they are actually a couple gigs, but you just download them burn them then delete them, the only hard part is splitting the files as the whole movie may take from 2 to even 6 cd's, i think one of the links may be http://www.svcdhelp.net could be wrong though
  9. Hey Brendan, just out of curiosity, how much does it cost? I know me and my friends can build computers pretty similar to that ourselves for about $600-$700 and they run really well, and plus you get the great feeling of making it yourself :D But anyways, your computer blows me way out, and lemme know when you get those webcomics goin, I wanna see some ;) ~ Tyler
  10. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Tax and shipping included, before the $50 rebate, it's $1330.19. After, it's gonnabe $1280.19.

    Now, yes, I could build myself, but the thing is, I can't troubleshoot myself. What I'm basically doing is paying for 24 hour tech support. I mean, assembling a machine isn't that hard, but I understand so little about the mechanics of the hardware and software, if something went buggy, I wouldn't be able to figure it out myself, and would have to end up taking it in to a comp. specialist/nerd who could, and that would cost.

    So I went pre-assembled. That simple.

    The webcomics won't appear until sometime next year, because myself and the artist have multiple projects, and I've more than just one comic in the works, so I'm going to be spread thin. I'll be writing for about 2-4 webcomics of the daily variety, and about 3 of the online comic variety (as in full page, 30+ page "issues", just like a paper and ink comic book).

    In short, don't expect them anytime soon.
  11. Good reason to buy the pre-built computer, even though it's prebuilt, still is hella nice :p And about the webcomics, just let me know when they come out :D Those are always fun to read.