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Posted: 6/24/2003 9:35:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2003 10:23:22 PM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
GOT A NEW DELL ON THE WAY !!! Order detail - order placed 6/24/2003 11:26:48 PM Pentium® 4 Processor at 2.40GHz with 533MHz front side bus Qty: 1 Floppy Drive and Additional Storage Devices 3.5 in Floppy Drive Mouse Dell® 2-button scroll mouse CD or DVD Burner for 2nd bay SAVE $79! (savings included in price) 48x CD-RW/ DVD Combo Drive Sound SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 Digital Sound Card with Dolby Digital 5.1 capability Multi-Media Players RealOne™ Player, with 14 day SuperPass trial Security Software Dell SecurityCenter by McAfee, 90-day introductory offer Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options SAVE $50 (system price shown before rebate) 3 Yr Ltd Warr plus 3 Yr At-Home Bundled Software WordPerfect® Productivity Pack with Quicken New User Edition Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition¹² Memory FREE UPGRADE! 512MB Dual Channel DDR SDRAM at 333MHz Monitor 17 in (16.0 in viewable,.27dp) E772 CRT Monitor Keyboard Dell® Quietkey® Keyboard Digital Music Dell Jukebox powered by MUSICMATCH Speakers Altec Lansing® ADA215 Speakers Hard Drive 60GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive Network Card New Dell Gigabit Ethernet CD or DVD Drive 48x CD-ROM Drive Digital Photography Dell Picture Studio, Image Expert Standard Modem 56K PCI Data Fax Modem Mail-In Rebate Offer Save $100 with mail-in rebate. Price shown before rebate. Video Card 64MB DDR NVIDIA­ GeForce4 MX™ Graphics Card with TV-Out Internet Access Services 6 Months of America Online Membership Included
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 9:54:07 PM EDT
Cool.how much? Sgtar15
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 9:57:32 PM EDT
Hehe... FREE.
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 10:27:25 PM EDT
Um, how?
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 10:32:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2003 10:34:52 PM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
Well... The old Packard Bell I'm on right now is a "hand-me-down" from my kid brother... I guess he decided it was time to upgrade my stuff, and got me an early Christmas present... He's a good kid...[:D] The order details in my first post were a "copy-n-paste" from a surprise email I got from him... Looks like he will be getting a new AR15 from me for Christmas...
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 10:41:33 PM EDT
Congrats! i thought all Packard Bell's had been destroyed long ago [:p]
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 10:48:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By -Absolut-: Congrats! i thought all Packard Bell's had been destroyed long ago [:p]
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I've got a REALLY good excuse to bring it to Bulletfest now ! [:D]
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 10:50:46 PM EDT
You mean Packard-Hell???
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 10:58:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheKill: You mean Packard-Hell???
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Yep... That sounds about right. This friggin thing has put me through hell ever since I plugged it in... Hopefully the Dell is more "user friendly" [:D] BTW... Can ANYONE tell me what the hell I've got on the way ??? I don't understand ANY of that mumbo-jumbo in the description... I assume it will be faster than what I've got ?
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 11:02:13 PM EDT
MUCH faster than what you've got. Dell makes a decent machine, you'll be happy with it.
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 11:09:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2003 11:10:21 PM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
Here's a link to what he bought me... [url]www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/products/model_dimen_dimen_4600.htm[/url] He did say he "souped it up a bit" [:D]
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 12:21:31 AM EDT
I have a friend who works at dell, you know what that means :) insanely cheap computers
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 12:22:09 AM EDT
With Windows XP already loaded, you won't have to go through the activation hassle.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 12:25:29 AM EDT
You might have to tie that puter to the roof there Art. Don't waste critical ammo room.... [:)]
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 12:51:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Medic08: You might have to tie that puter to the roof there Art. Don't waste critical ammo room.... [:)]
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I think instead of tying it to the roof, I'd rather drag it from a chain behind the truck... I hope Dell sends me rescue/start-up disks so I can "start over" when I screw something up...[:D]
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 1:04:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 2:00:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Helldog40:
Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
Originally Posted By Medic08: You might have to tie that puter to the roof there Art. Don't waste critical ammo room.... [:)]
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I think instead of tying it to the roof, I'd rather drag it from a chain behind the truck... [red]I hope Dell sends me rescue/start-up disks so I can "start over" when I screw something up...[/red][:D]
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Two words: System Restore......use it early, use it often. XP is very forgiving to the average user. Congratulations Art.
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XP may be forgiving (I have corrupted it multiple time...) but it does not offer freedom. Install linux and have freedom.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 2:07:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2003 2:07:57 AM EDT by gus]
Originally Posted By fearlessrogue: XP may be forgiving (I have corrupted it multiple time...) but it does not offer freedom. Install linux and have freedom.
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Art isn't a computer geek. Linux would simply make another target out of his new box. Bad advice. Edited to add: Congrats on the new PC Art! Sounds like you have a cool brother like I do!
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 4:03:23 AM EDT
Wow...thats a pretty kick ass system there Art! I'm sure you will be very impressed with the performance differences over your old machine.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 12:37:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 1:20:03 PM EDT
Hey Art, I cant make it to Bulletfest, and I also have an old dead Packard Bell. If you want to take it with you, you can have it. All I want is some pics!
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 1:27:20 PM EDT
[b][size=4][blue]YOU'RE GETTING A DELL, DUDE![/b][/size=4][/blue] [img]http://www.whotokill.com/Marks/steven_main.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 2:10:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 2:27:22 PM EDT
What the hell happens in three years to a computer that changes it from a flaming sports car of a machine to one that just limps along ...
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O comn, you know the answer to this one, software. That's why I believe the 3 year lifespan is gone, and a new 5 year life span has started. The hardware is too far ahead of the software nowadays. Games and photo/video stuff seem to be the only thing 99% of the users do that actually tax these new computers.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 2:32:25 PM EDT
Your new goal is to try your damndest to fill it up with porn to the point it will no longer function at a speed considered acceptable.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 2:37:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art: I hope Dell sends me rescue/start-up disks so I can "start over" when I screw something up...[:D]
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Come to think of it, get a CD with a full, none-Dell-ified version of XP pro. That way you can restore your system without losing any of your stuff.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 9:47:52 AM EDT
congrats. I just built mine last week 2.5 ghz AMD barton 512m 333 FSB Asus's best m-board. cdrw w/ dvd rom getting a 128mb ddr nvidia 5200 vid card this week Should do better than the 900 mhz amd I had TXL
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:34:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Helldog40: I've blown my share of XP machines too, but like Gus said, Art's a "user", not a geek. Linux would probably drive him to computacide.
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I couldn't have said it better myself... For those that don't know me personally... I'm 36yrs old, and only started fooling with a computer this last year or so... Prior to that, I was a WebTV junkie. [:D] So far, I've been able to stumble through the learning curve on my own... I'll NEVER be able to use a computer to it's full potential... Anything more complicated than flipping a switch to turn it on, and I'm lost... I need something basic, simple, powerfull and reliable... This goes for cars, trucks, and guns too. [:D]
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