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    your ideal machine

    i'm doing a project at school where i design the advertising for an (imaginary) range of really high-end linux-based computers. for part of this i need to do 'market research'. And thus, i need to ask people (you) questions. So here thay are:

    what would you mailny use the machine for? (gaming/development/multimedia/3D, etc)

    how much would you spend on a new machine?

    are CRT of TFT screens better (quite obvious, really)

    would you like 2 monitors, or is this too expensive / pointless

    which processor would you like (P4, athlon64, dual Opteron, Dual Xeon, etc)

    prefered linux distro (or whatever other syetem you use if your a windows person...)

    Please answer whith what you could actually afford to buy, not just what you want...

    thanks

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    1: Gaming primarily, but CAD design & development too
    2: £1200+ for a decent rig
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    If you're talking "reall high-end" then....

    1: Gaming, surfing the internet, imaging processing, development.
    2: £2000 for a high-end machine
    3: A large TFT, preferably widescreen
    4: A single 23" widescreen TFT would suffice, I guess
    5: Dual Opterons, ideally. If that's too expensive for the budget then A64.
    6: Hmmm... I guess SuSe for Linux.

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    Whats a CTR?

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    1: Gaming and hosting games...and Movie Maker stuff...
    2: If starting from scratch to build what I wanted, and all my current stuff was gone, probably £1500 to £1700
    3: TFT for space...but if space was no issue at all, a 21" CRT no doubt for real quality and speed. TFT are superb now, but a really really good 21" is best by miles...but HUGE
    4: Never ever felt the need for 2 monitors....when I need two PC's I use a KV switch
    5: Athlon 64. No doubt. Extreme Edition P4 tempts but sooo soo much dough. Dual Processors no good for me at all. Would simply build a second PC instead
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    1. Gaming, surfing the net, college work (grapics, programming, word proceesing).

    2. £2000

    3. TFT

    4. Too expensive but would like if I cold afford

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    Gaming, Surfing and Movie Editing

    £1500

    No dual monitors: - too pricey for benefit - not physically enough space

    TFT (19in)

    Athlon64 (3500+)

    Windows XP Pro
    P4C 2.4Ghz | Asus P4P800 Deluxe | 2x512Mb GeiL Ultra DDR500 CL2-3-3-6 | Sapphire Radeon 9700 128Mb | Soundblaster 128 | Western Digital 120Gb 7200rpm 8Mb cache
    CoolerMaster Centurion w 2x120mm | Thermaltake 420W PSU
    Iiyama Prolite E435S 17" TFT | Logitech MX510 and Cordless Keyboard | Pioneer DVR109XL (Black) | Labtec Spin 60

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