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February 18, 2006 4:31:05 AM

i am building a computer for a customer and he has no idea about how a computer works.

do you think the average person who doesent know anything about computers not even what aa or aaf is will see the diff between a 6600gt and a 6800gs?

i could add a little 70$ to my pocket if he was satisfied, he mianly plays CS and doom3

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February 18, 2006 5:05:24 AM

well he would notice a small difference thats it but ehh <shrugging shoulders>get the 6800gt he will thank you
February 18, 2006 5:28:58 AM

but he doesent even know what the screen resolution means.
when its on 800x600 he says its a bad game and the graphics are bad but it works magically on my computer which i run it at 1024x768 .
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February 18, 2006 5:47:15 AM

Get the 6800GS and put Linux on the machine too :D 
February 18, 2006 6:17:51 PM

yeah, good idea. it does seem honesty is the best policy, and ill put linux on his machine he wanted ubuntu on a seperate hardrive (40gb) for basci things like papers and internet. thx
February 18, 2006 6:38:57 PM

He likely won't notice the difference. Good luck giving a computer illiterate Linux. Been there, done that, won't ever do it again. Be prepared for endless questions and support.
February 18, 2006 6:44:54 PM

good question....why would you give a noob Linux? he will have a hard enough time not screwing up his windows.....
February 18, 2006 6:47:20 PM

its ubuntu, it looks very similar to windows and has only basic programs like a word processor, mozilla firefox, and AIM. thats all he wants it for. ive made a couple of bucks from people by simply defragmenting there hard drives and deleting the extra startup processes, they think its magic.
February 18, 2006 6:50:41 PM

damm if you are makin $ defraggin peep's hdd.....I want in on that racket....... :p 
February 18, 2006 7:10:44 PM

im guessing you meant i wouldent make sense?
February 18, 2006 7:30:29 PM

The gt and gs are the same layout.
gs 90nm
gt 110nm

The gs clock varies alot from 350 to 490 I think extra cost is for higher factory clock.
February 19, 2006 2:30:00 AM

Quote:
He likely won't notice the difference. Good luck giving a computer illiterate Linux. Been there, done that, won't ever do it again. Be prepared for endless questions and support.



A properly setup Linux box is REALLY hard to break.
February 19, 2006 2:31:30 AM

true and linux is much more stable, but i wish i knew how to use it better.
February 19, 2006 6:09:58 AM

Does your ram have red heatspreaders? If so, have you tried running your ram at Cas 2? I bought 2 gigs of patriot from newegg (cheap as hell too) that was rated at 2.5@200. It will do 2.5 @240 and 2@220 with a little more voltage 2.7-2.8. I have a list I found with the speeds if you're interested.
February 19, 2006 2:23:03 PM

i have the "budget" ones with blue heatspreaders and they are listed aas 3-3-3-6 but on the sticker it says 2.5-3-3-6 so go figure im running them at 2.8 V @230 on my evga board on my old asrock they would only go to 2.5-3-3-6, 2.6v@200
February 19, 2006 2:26:56 PM

I took a chance with Patriot (never heard of them before). I'm glad I did. I've noticed that their prices have been going up ever since.
February 19, 2006 2:43:53 PM

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but he doesent even know what the screen resolution means.
when its on 800x600 he says its a bad game and the graphics are bad but it works magically on my computer which i run it at 1024x768 .

Instead, buy him an Xbox360. He doesn't know anything, so get him a system that shows it.
February 19, 2006 2:51:35 PM

yeah but he wants a "gaming comp"
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