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deathstryke
12-10-2002, 08:37 AM
My networking teacher just got a new play toy that he had to torment us with: a dual xeon server with 4 gig of rambus and a raid 5 hard disk array. Doesn't it just make you drool over the raw power in the thing?

Davros
12-10-2002, 09:22 AM
He must have spent thousands. In a couple of years it will be out of date.

I recall when I got my 486 DX & 4MB of RAM and 110MB hard-disc. It blew anyone elses machine out of the water (for a few weeks).

deathstryke
12-10-2002, 09:31 AM
$6800 (or so he says). Its being used to replace the 700 mhz pc currently used as the faculty server.

ammar
12-10-2002, 03:13 PM
I hate expensive computers especialy if there is no acctual for them, why don't people buy what they need?

Nutshell
12-11-2002, 02:06 AM
You probably need fast computers if you do high-end 3d modelling/rendering etc work.

Polymorphic OOP
12-11-2002, 02:37 AM
Originally posted by Nutshell
You probably need fast computers if you do high-end 3d modelling/rendering etc work.

Or for having a lot of really high quality porn that you want to be able to load really fast!

face_master
12-11-2002, 03:23 AM
>>
I hate expensive computers especialy if there is no acctual for them, why don't people buy what they need?
<<

So they dont become obsolete within the next week :rolleyes:

>>
Or for having a lot of really high quality porn that you want to be able to load really fast!
<<

Yep, that basically sums it all up for me

civix
12-11-2002, 10:06 AM
You lucky dog, all I have is a typing class.

>>Alot of really high quality porn that you want to load really fast
Ugh.

adamviper
12-11-2002, 10:09 AM
thats cool i am progaming with win95 and 486's really old compaq's

deathstryke
12-11-2002, 10:51 AM
I feel your pain, adamviper. I code on a 100 mhz pentium. I know that it's better than a 486, but it still sucks in a big way. Oh well, this spring I get to build one (finally got financial backing).

RoD
12-11-2002, 12:39 PM
I am the porn god, lol. My p3 500mhz is still my porn machine, and its fast enough for it, i mean u want "it" to last right hahaha..


O yea, pg13, got it.

adamviper
12-11-2002, 12:48 PM
but fortunitally i have a 2.5ghz alienware area 51 for home witch i use for progamming and now i have both ends of the speed spectrum

RoD
12-11-2002, 12:51 PM
i was really considering a pentium based alienware for my next pc, are you happy with it?

Shadow12345
12-11-2002, 01:31 PM
why in the hell would you buy from alienware? they are way over priced, build yourself and with the money you've saved you can actually buy a monitor or maybe a few extra hard drives or a book or (the list goes on)...

EDIT: my local computer stores sells the exact same systems (same cases and everything) except they come with a monitor and they end up costing an average of $150 less, and you could do even better if you built it yourself.