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Old 10-08-2002, 12:35 AM   #1
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Dear Enthusiasts,
I know we have had differences in opinions before, however, I was wondering if you could help with a computer problem we have. I know that some of you are in the computer field, so here goes:
My dad bought two computers for work and had the outdated home come computer networked at work. Today, his computer, the main one, blew up.
The hard drive was okay, but all info will have to be transferred.
(the following is the quote of what we will need from the manufacturer)
1 replacement pack pro Intel
1 PC133 32x64 256MB SDRAM
1 ECS P4S5A/DX + SIS 645 478 PIN w/533 FSB 2DDR-333/2SDR, LAN,USB 2.0
1 *NO OS
1 3.5 floppy
1 Integrated 10/100 NIC
1 Conexant V.90 56K PCI Fax/Modem
1 AC97 Stereo Audio
1 Pentium 4 2.40 B GHz/478pin w/512K cache533MHz FSB
1 40GB 5400rpm HDD
1 Linkworld B312 case w/250w PS
1 nVidia GeForce2 MX-400 64MB SDR AGP
1 Aopen 40x12x48 CRW4048 OEM w/Justlink

I need to know - Is this a good setup? Are these good components? If not, what are good components? Also, what are good Surge protecters/UPS, etc.
Finally, What are good computers in general?

I'm sorry, I don't much about computers so I can't say what'* what?

Thanks.
Sachin Sam SHah
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Dear Enthusiasts,
I know we have had differences in opinions before, however, I was wondering if you could help with a computer problem we have. I know that some of you are in the computer field, so here goes:
My dad bought two computers for work and had the outdated home come computer networked at work. Today, his computer, the main one, blew up.
The hard drive was okay, but all info will have to be transferred.
(the following is the quote of what we will need from the manufacturer)
1 replacement pack pro Intel
1 PC133 32x64 256MB SDRAM
1 ECS P4S5A/DX + SIS 645 478 PIN w/533 FSB 2DDR-333/2SDR, LAN,USB 2.0
1 *NO OS
1 3.5 floppy
1 Integrated 10/100 NIC
1 Conexant V.90 56K PCI Fax/Modem
1 AC97 Stereo Audio
1 Pentium 4 2.40 B GHz/478pin w/512K cache533MHz FSB
1 40GB 5400rpm HDD
1 Linkworld B312 case w/250w PS
1 nVidia GeForce2 MX-400 64MB SDR AGP
1 Aopen 40x12x48 CRW4048 OEM w/Justlink

I need to know - Is this a good setup? Are these good components? If not, what are good components? Also, what are good Surge protecters/UPS, etc.
Finally, What are good computers in general?

I'm sorry, I don't much about computers so I can't say what'* what?

Thanks.
Sachin Sam SHah
Yes, that seems like a pretty good set up. Pentium 4 is the best pentium on the market, currently. However, did the computer have the 56k modem originally?? I didn't really understand your question...is the computer being rebuilt, or is it a new one?? because depending on how much you are paying, most new computers come witha cable modem and a cd burner too.

hope it all works out...
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I appreciate your input - Actually, after I posted this message, I talked to a friend of mine, and he told me what components to request. - They are building a brand new computer and these were the components that were quoted. Thanks again for the quick assistance.
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Glad you got it worked out. I kept my mouth shut due to my biased opinion.....I work for the #2 PC maker. Didn't want you to be pressured by my sales pitch, as it'* irresistable. I'm that good.
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Yes, that seems like a pretty good set up. Pentium 4 is the best pentium on the market, currently. However, did the computer have the 56k modem originally?? I didn't really understand your question...is the computer being rebuilt, or is it a new one?? because depending on how much you are paying, most new computers come witha cable modem and a cd burner too.

hope it all works out...
Among the list of components he quoted was a CD-RW drive. And cable modem'* come with your cable service, you usually don't buy them separately.

In answer to the original question though, yes, those are fine for a home user such as yourself. If you were a big gamer I'd recommend some more powerful stuff, but for you they should do just fine.

The best surge/UPS manufacturer is APC. They guarantee all their products so if you fry equipment, they'll replace it.
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I need computer help on here so I can post a website for actual facts like you all do so I can show visual proof.
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Do not buy an ECS motherboard. They make the cheapest boards around. Also, I don't know why you would get sdram with a p4. Pentium 4'* are made to run with DDR ram or even better RDRAM.
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because depending on how much you are paying, most new computers come witha cable modem and a cd burner too.

hope it all works out...

Uhhhh, really? I don't know of any new computers that come with cable modems......
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...because depending on how much you are paying, most new computers come witha cable modem...
I think you mean a Network Interface card. The cable modem comes from the cable company.
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Uhhhh, really? I don't know of any new computers that come with cable modems......
I wonder why 3 people felt the need to point this out after it had already been said.
I didn't see the CD-RW drive listed in his list

Regardless, my dad just bought a new computer, and, yes, it came with a cable modem because we had to exchange it for a regular phone line modem (can't get cable in the area i live :( ) So I figured most come with one now. Then again maybe Canadians are the only lucky ones who do.
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