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  1. #16
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    Should be nice to have so many upgradable parts. A year or two down the road, you might even drop a new GPU and some faster disks in and see a pretty big overall performance boost. Is that thing LGA775 by any chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoyle
    Should be nice to have so many upgradable parts. A year or two down the road, you might even drop a new GPU and some faster disks in and see a pretty big overall performance boost. Is that thing LGA775 by any chance?

    Sure is. This is off of the info on the site.



    Intel® 915P PCI-Express Chipset

    Specifications

    CPU Type Intel® Pentium 4 LGA775 Socket

    Memory Type PC4300 DDR2 SDRAM

    Chipset Intel 915P

    System Bus Speed 800MHz

    Memory Capacity 4 GB

    Memory Slots 4

    Mini-PCI Slots 1

    PCMCIA Slots 1

    USB Ports 4

    IEEE1394 Ports 2

    IDE Controllers Ultra ATA/133 / SATA150


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    Nice! I bet you're hoping that Pentium D isn't such a little volcano once they shrink it to 65nm!
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    Angry

    This waiting game ****s. It shipped 10 days ago and still isnt here!!! I am at the mercy of the USPS. This really blows. Typically it takes 7 to 10 days for things to ship over here, but damm, when you are waiting on somthing like this, the wait is HORRIBLE.


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    What? Did they ship it ground
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    Maybe they're sending it via Houston or New Orleans

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    omg harsh lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderinguy34
    Maybe they're sending it via Houston or New Orleans
    Thats not funny! My wife works at FedEx > Postal > Outbound and the slides she works are New Orleans, Mobile, Pensacola and Houston. Their volume has doubled while the load had to be handled via trucks vs planes. They are getting the use of planes back but the load is still double. Their group is shorthanded also. Still FedEx is getting the job done. Use the Tracking Information from the shipper. You should be able to find the location of the jewel and estimated arrival.

    [Edit] FYI, FedEx has a contract with USPS and handles a lot of their load.
    Last edited by Leoslocks; September 30th, 2005 at 12:37 PM.

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    Yeah, the courriers actually do a lot of work for each other. My dad work as a courrier for a local company. They specialize mostly in local same-day delivery, and it's not uncommon for him to to finish some priority deliveries for Fedex. I guess it's better for one company to pay a competitor to finish the job if it means they get to keep their reputation for timely service.
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    No, here is the deal. I am in the USAF stationed in Germany. Because of this, companies like Alienware ship via the USPS. Unfortunately, they obviously did not use priority mail. If they had, I would have had it in 7 to 10 days. Since they didnt, who knows when I will get it. By the way, it shiped 17 days ago now. Still waiting....


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    Yeah, the courriers actually do a lot of work for each other.
    More that the courriers, actually. Back when I was working as an architect, our firm was looking into taking an old USPS sorting center (It was once the central location for the 17--- postal codes) and turning it into a laboratory building. Sadly, there were train tracks on one side (vibration) and it was in a flood plane, so we did not chose it to be the site, but we did get to walk through the NEW 17--- facility (HUGE!). It's half FedEx inside!.

    Since they didnt, who knows when I will get it. By the way, it shiped 17 days ago now. Still waiting....
    That's annoying! They probably stuck it on a BOAT. So it's probably somewhere off greenland right now... and steaming your way at a 11 knots.
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    IsItThereYet, IsItThereYet, IsItThereYet?

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    Just a thought
    You are in USAF stationed in Germany, dont you guys have a faster way to get from US to Germany

    Anyway been there, done that, I know exactly how you feel, hopefully it gets there soon.

    BTW I was always lucky with UPS and DHL.
    Last edited by F_A_L_C_O_N; October 3rd, 2005 at 01:27 PM.

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    Still not here. It shipped 22 days ago now. Hopefully it will arrive soon. I will let everyone know when it gets here. All indications are that it is well worth the wait, but MAN I am getting anxious. If only they had shipped it Priority Mail!!

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    OK... so the Boat they stuck it on only makes 9 Knots (with the gulf stream!). Might be in Liverpool by now. One more quick unload-reload and it'll be on it's way across the channel.
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