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post #11 of 21
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Well, as long as it won't hurt anything by installing 4GB even thought the computer would only use 3.1GB, the price is comparable. What about this:

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
$84.99
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post #12 of 21
Get a Samsung Monitor.

Best to go with a reliable brand. and they certainly fit under that heading.
post #13 of 21
I think you should get a SATA DVD burner instead of an IDE DVD burner.
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post #14 of 21
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IDE, tried and true... LOL
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post #15 of 21
SATA, thiner wire management....lol
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post #16 of 21
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Case closed, airflow difference negligible... lol
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post #18 of 21
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Oh yeah baby. We got it ordered, and with all the peripherals, including speakers, keyboard, mouse and software she managed to jack the price up to $1,800.

My sugar mamma!

But I forgot to get a good CPU cooler, and she already "hinted" that she doesn't want me to overclock it...

But we'll see...
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post #19 of 21
hmm photoshop eh? maybe use dual monitors for more work space?

Edit:
that Acer LCD the colors and picture isn't as clear as a samsung that I am using.
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post #20 of 21
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We ended up going with this for a monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236028

I don't really trust Acer and a couple of other brands and we re-thought our choice. We were seriously considering Samsung, but the reviews weren't really there in some ways. BUT I know it's all pretty much preference/opinion anyway.

We do have an "old", decent, 19" Hanns-G LCD laying around if she needs more space.

We also went with the 3GB memory solution. I hope it works out for the best. 4GB is overkill on 32 bit systems, and like I said, I don't want to confuse the thing. Maybe I'm paranoid, but no harm, no foul.
Edited by 70_Malibu - 5/22/08 at 9:17pm
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