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  1. #16
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    You know, I've seen some damn long descriptions of where people live, and I was just wondering how freakin' long of a location they actually allow you to write in here. Looks like it's quite a bit. Oh well, if the space is here I'll use it!!! :)
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    win2k likes 256MB to run smoothly, although 128 will work. I'd recommend 256 minimum for win2k.

    win98 will operate smoothly on 128MB, but at current prices, I'd recommend 256MB for a little speed boost. 384MB is probably the largest amount that will show much performance gain, and win98 doesn't like anything above 512MB without editing registry settings, and it's pointless anyway (for most users)

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    if you have a $2,000 go for 512mb.

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    http://www.alienware.com/x/sector/sy...aming_main.asp



    Need I say anything about this?



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    I see your point Jough, but if the man's got $2000 to spend on a PC and wants something top-notch then he can get it. Seeing as he wants to game, at least a GF3 is a pre-requisite with that budget. And also, why skimp on a cheap keyboard/mouse for $25 or a monitor for $250, get some quality components, especially for the main interface with the machine. It may not give you extra 'performance', but personally I'd trade a few MHz/fps for a better monitor or mouse. It's good that he doesn't have to compromise though. Also, I would have thought SCSI would be a serious option at this price.
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    Bennyboy, I'm just a tightwad

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