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does it make a big differance ?

Postby greg youngken » Sat, Aug 23 2008, 6:39PM

Hi all, I have a question about the recomended system for ecabs. I have been using a budget system, e-machines duo core 2.66 ,500 or so front side buzz, 2 gigs ram, nvidia geo force 7900 256 megs, the ram and processer speeds are sub par compared to the new stuff. during the first few months the system seemed to run good for ecabs, but as I became a more exsperienced user it became obvious that my system was quite underpowered. So for any of you that have made the jump to the recomended system, or similar: I'm a self taught computer user looking at $1500 to $1800 for an upgrade, and I really want to know, does it make a big difference???

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Re: does it make a big differance ?

Postby Kenneth Rychlik » Sun, Aug 24 2008, 10:02AM

Yes it makes a huge difference. I went with a refurbished dell to stay within budget and have been happy with it. If you want to see them it is called the delloutletcenter

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Re: does it make a big differance ?

Postby Glenn Warner » Sun, Aug 24 2008, 11:25AM

The biggest difference is in the video card. Consider a quadro fx 1700 (512 meg) upgrade for your current system if your graphics slot is PCI express. From CompUSA its around $430. Thats about half of the fx 3500 which is Thermwoods's pick. If your motherboard doesn't support at least PCI express, then its days are numbered.

After video, ram makes a difference but you already have 2 gig so should be OK

Processor speed or dual core probably not that much of a big deal.

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Re: does it make a big differance ?

Postby greg youngken » Sun, Aug 24 2008, 11:45AM

Thanks for the replies, still considering all options but need to do something as I am using ecabs more and more and waisting way too much time with my current set-up
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Re: does it make a big differance ?

Postby greg youngken » Wed, Aug 27 2008, 9:42AM

Ok, here is what I'm getting, it sure should do it.

Vision computers Titanium Quadro 4800
intel board DX48B2
Intell Core Duo E8400 3.00 GHz 6M 1333 MHZ
4 GB DDR3 PC3-10600 1333MHz
Nvidia Quadro Fx 1700 512 Mb PCIe
160 GB sata II
XP Pro
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Re: does it make a big differance ?

Postby DanEpps » Wed, Aug 27 2008, 10:52AM

That should kick butt Greg.

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Re: does it make a big differance ?

Postby Glenn Warner » Wed, Aug 27 2008, 1:19PM

That's a great system. The 8400 cpu is fantastic and the nvidia card is superb especially if you can spring for a second monitor. May I ask what your paying for this setup?

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Re: does it make a big differance ?

Postby Rick Palechuk » Wed, Aug 27 2008, 2:32PM

Somebodies going to have an ear to ear grin for a while. :D Can't live without a second monitor. :idea:

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Re: does it make a big differance ?

Postby greg youngken » Thu, Aug 28 2008, 12:51PM

Glenn Warner wrote:That's a great system. The 8400 cpu is fantastic and the nvidia card is superb especially if you can spring for a second monitor. May I ask what your paying for this setup?

Glenn, 2,145.00 includes tax. I looked allot at the dell and HP and if you add a little extra ram your right up there with these guys. I think the mother board is a step up w/ vision. I'm local in atlanta so there is no shipping
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