[windows2000] Re: new gateway tower

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 15:53:28 +0200

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 09:46:41 -0400, Martin, Eddie wrote:

>I agree Sorin!  Graphics card prices should come down to coincide with the
>decrease in cost of a computer itself.  It's ludicrous, but they know they
>can get away with it because people like you and myself will go and buy it

I was more into the gfx upgrade circus a few years back. Now I just
can't afford it anymore. 8-/

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
>Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 4:35 AM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: new gateway tower
>I haven't felt any real performance increase since I switched my
>486sx/33 to a p3/500 and went from 64MB ram to 256...
>Recently I bought a new home (gaming) computer - an athlon xp 3000+
>and had a athlon xp 2000+ before for a few years. The main
>performance increase was the ram speed, 266 vs 400. Other than
>that, no real difference. 8-/
>The athlon xp 3000 will probably be the last 32b cpu based computer
>I buy.
>For me, as I do pretty much gaming at home 8-), the graphics card
>is the real bottle neck. The barely one year old ati radeon 9800
>pro just won't cut with games like doom3... 8-( It also stinks, and
>sucks, that you have to pay nearly as much for a good high-end
>graphics card as for the whole computer...
>--Original Message Text---
>From: Mauricio Fernandez
>Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 14:38:25 -0400
>$200 for 0.2 Ghz? Hmmmm, lets see&..  
>Do you think youll be able to feel the difference between those
>two processors? (I am not!)  
>Generally speaking, I just accept processors with 0.5Ghz or more
>difference to justify a price change.  
>But remember that performance is no longer proportioned by
>processors speed. Computers performance depends on RAM amount and
>speed, amount and speed of Cache, HD Speed, FSB speed, kind of
>processor AND&.. Processor speed&.  



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