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Building a Monster (well at least a baby one)


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vladamere

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Hey next year (i have 9 months to decide) i am moving off to school. Now what i want basicly is a laptop.(lol) and here are some (very basic requirements)-
~60-80gig
~526mb RAM
~* (some nifty graphics card that is relitivly cheap and efficiant)

Now my cunnin plan is to buy an external hard drive so i can put heaps of music and downloads and pictures of pigs... and everything this side of nam on it (320gig one) and when i get back from school just use it for mucking around and save all the games and whatnot onto it and just use the main portable hardisk as free as possib;e . (as to keep the prectious laptop fast).

I also have some questions.

Q1: if i revamp the hardrive (take the old one out and put a new one in) do i have to install windows xp again?

Also what graphics card will i need to play games like Quake 4 and Sims2 nothing special but just enough to keep me off the streets at night?
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Hi, for you're first question I would say yes, you have to install windows Xp again since the files will be gone. 2nd question You should go with a 7000 GeForce series graphics card. And the specs you listed are pretty cheap thsese days. I don't know if you want to buy a really good brand or just anything that works.

Here try THESE dell laptops they are pretty good and have just what you need, I don't know about gaming though, should be fine. You can play around with it and make the best you can afford. I would suggest getting a Amd Turion X2 for the processor for that one.
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Acer Aspire 5100 is on the cheaper side, but comes with some nice hardware inside. Something to consider anyway,..and has TurionX2.

Specs:

The Acer 5100 has the dual-core AMD Turion 64, along with up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM (upgradeable to 4GB). This kind of power, combined with 120GB of hard disk space, a 15.4-inch widescreen LCD, Radeon Xpress 1100 graphics card, and an 8X DVD dual-layer burner makes this quite a steal.


798.00 at Wally world.

http://www.laptopica...spire-5100.html
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Thanks for the idears. i looked at building a dell and compared to the acer it costs a bloody fortune.
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