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*Davies, Bryn
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Small office computer

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12-03-2000 09:42 PM
Next year I'm setting up on my own and will need to buy a computer to run
A2k (possible 3D studio viz later) so any advice on system requirments
would be highly apprciated.
As for my budget ....(ha) I'll have to see what the bank will give me... so
not much!

Thanks for your time

Bryn Davies
*Furman, Paul
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Re: Small office computer

12-04-2000 12:22 PM in reply to: *Davies, Bryn
See if you can get a bare bones dual processor motherboard with one cpu, as
much memory as possible, a 32MB video card, then add stuff every so often. I
upgraded my 10 year old home computer many times...& it still runs small acad
files fine & is being used for typing & internet browsing.

Later, you can get a faster, bigger hard drive and a bigger monitor (which will
be a treat when you get it), A fancy video card, printer/plotter, .

Bryn Davies wrote:

> Next year I'm setting up on my own and will need to buy a computer to run
> A2k (possible 3D studio viz later) so any advice on system requirments
> would be highly apprciated.
> As for my budget ....(ha) I'll have to see what the bank will give me... so
> not much!
>
> Thanks for your time
>
> Bryn Davies
*Atkinson, Jon
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12-05-2000 05:45 AM in reply to: *Davies, Bryn
And if you're not afraid of getting your hands dirty, you can buy each
individual component and put it together yourself. I prefer this, I
always know what I have in my box. It's also cheaper. For instance, my
latest creation was put together a little over a month and a half ago. I
put together a very nice system, for about $1200, from scratch. I threw
in an extra $500 for a nice monitor, and voila... A computer that will
handle everything I can throw at it, for the time being.

CPU: AMD Thunderbird 900
Motherboard: Asus A7V
RAM: PC-133 256 Mb (soon to be 512)
Video: Geforce 2 GTS DDR 32 Mb
Sound: SB Live
Hard Drive: 20.5 Gb, 7200 RPM, ATA 100 (should've gotten a bigger one)
CD-RW: HP 8200 series
Operating System: Windows ME (hey, it was free)

That's the basics, the rest is pretty generic and it doesn't really
matter what you get. And yes, I am proud of it. And, it whoops all over
my machine at work. I'm just waiting for the day AMD comes out with dual
processor support.

Paul Furman wrote:
>
> See if you can get a bare bones dual processor motherboard with one cpu, as
> much memory as possible, a 32MB video card, then add stuff every so often. I
> upgraded my 10 year old home computer many times...& it still runs small acad
> files fine & is being used for typing & internet browsing.
>
> Later, you can get a faster, bigger hard drive and a bigger monitor (which will
> be a treat when you get it), A fancy video card, printer/plotter, .
>
> Bryn Davies wrote:
>
> > Next year I'm setting up on my own and will need to buy a computer to run
> > A2k (possible 3D studio viz later) so any advice on system requirments
> > would be highly apprciated.
> > As for my budget ....(ha) I'll have to see what the bank will give me... so
> > not much!
> >
> > Thanks for your time
> >
> > Bryn Davies

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