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post #16 of 46
Desktops are much nicer for power/cost, also since I build my desktops it makes it much cheaper and easier to upgrade or customize. However, laptops are always going to be king for convenience and portability, even bigger 17"+ ones.

I've built and loved desktops in the past, but I'm on a laptop right now and my school is going to make me get a MacBook Pro with a lot of preinstalled software (CAD, Adobe Suite, etc.) on it. Looks like I'll stay a laptop guy for a while.
post #17 of 46
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Originally Posted by mr56k View Post
WOW!! That Mac Pro has to rock! Why did you get 4 graphics cards? I need to work where you do
Yes, the Mac Pro is fantastic. I only ordered two video cards to run dual monitors a bit more efficiently than one card but for some reason Apple gave me two extra ones. Maybe some day I will run a crazy array of 8 30" monitors and use my computer from the next room.
post #18 of 46
Desktop

72 GB of RAM
Dual ATI Radeon T-1000 SLI video cards
Six trillion terabyte 3.5" HDD
Mr. Smith aka Super Mega Awesome (t) Processor
Cold Fusion Cooling Unit
4" CRT
Bad Wolf ATX tower
post #19 of 46
One Macbook Pro. Another HP Business laptop in the fall for school. That equals 2 laptops. I am a laptop man.
post #20 of 46
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Originally Posted by vpivinylspinner View Post
Yes, the Mac Pro is fantastic. I only ordered two video cards to run dual monitors a bit more efficiently than one card but for some reason Apple gave me two extra ones. Maybe some day I will run a crazy array of 8 30" monitors and use my computer from the next room.
I surely hope they didn't charge you double for 4 instead of 2...
post #21 of 46
XPS M1210

12.1" LCD
1.83GHz dual core
2GB RAM
120GB 7200RPM HDD
100GB External

When I start a full time job, I'll probably build a desktop.
post #22 of 46
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Originally Posted by aaron313 View Post
XPS M1210

12.1" LCD
1.83GHz dual core
2GB RAM
120GB 7200RPM HDD
100GB External

When I start a full time job, I'll probably build a desktop.
How you liking the xps? I thought the small ones like you got look really nice. Anything you don't like ?
post #23 of 46
It's pretty sweet, except the graphics card fried, and I had to have the motherboard replaced. This was after 10 months. But other than that problem everything has been perfect.
post #24 of 46
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Originally Posted by aaron313 View Post
It's pretty sweet, except the graphics card fried, and I had to have the motherboard replaced. This was after 10 months. But other than that problem everything has been perfect.
Those sound like some major problems to only have in 10 months, especially for a laptop (something you can't repair yourself).
post #25 of 46
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Originally Posted by Mrvile View Post
Those sound like some major problems to only have in 10 months, especially for a laptop (something you can't repair yourself).
Yes, it was basically a fatal injury. If it happens again, heads will roll.
post #26 of 46
Current
Dell 3000
2.8ghz Pentium 4
1.25GB 333mhz DDR Ram
ATI Radeon 9250 PCI 256mb
80GB Samsung - 160GB Western Digital
Creative Soundblaster Live!
Dell E173FP (17" LCD)
Gateway EV700 (17" CRT which occasionally applies a bluish tint to everything)

Future
Macbook Pro lower model or new T-Series (15.4")
Core 2 Duo Montevina
Wireless N
4GB RAM
250-320GB 5400RPM Harddrive
Whatever graphics card is available (highest option for T-Series, or whatever MBP has)
--WUXGA external Display (1920x1200, potentially a 24"-28" depends on price and quality) sometime after laptop

Far Future
Probably about 1 year from now, whatever desktop I can build for about 1200 bucks, will inherit laptops external display.
post #27 of 46
What's rocking in my dorm right now:


Gateway 17" Gaming Laptop with T5500, 8800M GTS, 4GB RAM. Currently moving around every 4 months, so laptop's the way to go for me till the end of university for me.
post #28 of 46
New PC finally arrived, a few specs:

3GHz dual core
4GB RAM
8800GT overclocked
huge screen

Wow, assassin's creed on full specs runs so smooth, race driver grid the same. This is so cool!

My laptop's been fine for the past two years. Its specs are
1.8Ghz
2GB RAM
X700

Decent for gaming, except the latest games such as the ones mentioned above.
post #29 of 46
Okay I am thoroughly impressed by this new PC we've got.

I just saw a Youtube vid of this guy benchmarking Crysis with four (!) 9800GX2s (!) in Quad SLi configuration with all settings on Very High (no AA). He's happy he can finally play smoothly at 1920x1200 (first he tests 1680x1050).

I have one 8800GT 512MB OC, and I can play Crysis smoothly with all settings on Very High (no AA)!! Good stuff! This game is quality stuff, really realistic. I played it for a few hours, then started Doom3: fugly compared to Crysis.
post #30 of 46
4 Graphics cards, if you're not using them, is a waste of both energy and system resources.. I'd take out the unused ones pronto.

That was for the mac pro guy btw
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