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My Brand-Spankin New 3.2 GHZ System

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June 25, 2003 6:17:31 PM

Just got my new system. Read em and weep!

Gateway 700X
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Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 3.2GHz with hyper-threading technology and 800MHz FSB
Memory: 2048MB 400MHz DDR SDRAM (4-512MB modules)
Hard Drive: 250GB Ultra ATA100 7200rpm hard drive w/ 8MB performance enhancing cache
Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44MB diskette drive ** **
Additional Media Drive: IOMEGA 750MB Internal ZIP Drive w/1 Zip Disk
Optical Drive: DVD-R/-RW/CD-RW Recorder and 48x/24x/48x CD-RW/DVD combo with Movie Creator VCD/DVD
Case: NEW Gateway Tower Case
Controller: Integrated Ultra ATA Controller
Expansion Slots: 5 PCI and 1 AGP
External Ports: (8) USB 2.0 (2 in front and 6 in back) Parallel, Serial and (2) PS/2
Certification: Energy Star Compliant
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Application Software: Microsoft® Office XP Small Business and Quicken New User Edition ** added: US $130.00 **
AntiVirus Software: Norton AntiVirus 90 day Introductory Offer
AntiVirus Utilities: Norton Internet Security(tm) 2003 and Free Belkin® Surge Kit ** added: US $70.00 **
Monitors: Monitor Not Selected ** subtracted: US $210.00 **
Video: 128MB ATI Radeon 9800G PRO AGP graphics accelerator with TV out and DVI ** added: US $240.00 **
Keyboard and Mouse: Multifunction Keyboard and Logitech USB Optical Wheel Mouse
Sound System: SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Audio w/ IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Speaker System: Not Selected ** subtracted: US $35.00 **
Modem: 56K PCI voice modem ** added: US $20.00 **
Network Adapter: Integrated Intel® 10/100/1000 Ethernet (Gigabit) with communication streaming architecture (CSA)
Internet Service Provider: One year America Online® Internet Access
High-Speed Internet Service: Not Selected
Limited Warranty Program: Value Service Plan-3Yr Parts/Labor/No Onsite/3 Yr Technical Support
Promotion Software: The Sims(tm) (Limited Time Promotion - a $49.95 value)
Gateway Music VaultSM: Gateway Music Vault
June 25, 2003 6:32:15 PM

Hey I'm psyched, what can I say! I also got the 22" Viewsonic LCD, VP201MB
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June 25, 2003 6:50:12 PM

so what mobo does it use?

"Don't question it!!!" - Err
June 25, 2003 6:55:48 PM

Everything is so cool, except: "Internet Service Provider: One year America Online® Internet Access"
June 25, 2003 7:44:51 PM

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Everything is so cool, except: "Internet Service Provider: One year America Online® Internet Access"

**ROFL** I was going to say the same thing, only include WinXP Home as well. For that much money I'd have gone WinXP Pro without even so much as a half of a second thought.

"<i>Yeah, if you treat them like equals, it'll only encourage them to think they <b>ARE</b> your equals.</i>" - Thief from <A HREF="http://www.nuklearpower.com/daily.php?date=030603" target="_new">8-Bit Theater</A>
June 25, 2003 7:46:59 PM

robertdavis, it sounds like a great rig. I think the question that is probably on most people's minds right now is ...


What speakers are you using?


Wait ... no ... that's not right. Oh, I have the question now.

How much did the whole thing cost in the end?!

"<i>Yeah, if you treat them like equals, it'll only encourage them to think they <b>ARE</b> your equals.</i>" - Thief from <A HREF="http://www.nuklearpower.com/daily.php?date=030603" target="_new">8-Bit Theater</A>
June 25, 2003 9:39:10 PM

Thank you for your supportive yet sarcastic remark! I bought the Logitech z-680 speakers, and the whole rig with the 22" Viewsonic LCD was $5700 with tax...and a complimentary b _ _ w job!
June 25, 2003 10:29:45 PM

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$5700 with tax

*gasp*...well, that is truly a killer rig.


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"<i>I'm seriously you guys.</i>" - Cartman
June 25, 2003 10:34:59 PM

Better be a Job well done for that $$$!
June 25, 2003 11:00:38 PM

Nice system. I don't think I would've gone through Gateway though. Other places could build that for you for less.
June 25, 2003 11:47:59 PM

This is my third Gateway. I am replacing my existing (barely) 500MHZ, which works very slowly. The system itself without the Viewsonic Monitor and Logitech speaker set cost $3600 plus tax. The 22" Viewsonic LCD (VP201mb ViewPanel) cost $1379 plus tax. I know I could have paid a LITTLE less if I shopped it to some less wellknown brand, but at least I know Gateway will be there at the beginning, middle and end of my 3-year parts and labor warranty. Peace of mind has a value. All in all, I'm ecstatic with the purchase. The monitor and speakers came in today's UPS. Gateway advises the computer was built and shipped today (2 days to build my baby). All I am waiting for then is the LOGITECH MX DUO cordless mouse and keyboard. That mouse looks killer!

Thanks. Best wishes, Rob
June 26, 2003 2:44:06 AM

An OEM mobo
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June 26, 2003 2:53:13 AM

Gateway gets a bad reputation mainly based on their Essentials PC series, which are essentially an Emachines system...

But they do offer high end models as well, and those use standard ATX parts (except the power supply, which is usually narrower). And high quality parts at that!

Most of the Gateway PCs I've got used have had geniune Intel motherboards, Intel CPUs, name brand memory, WD hard drives, name brand CD devices, USR modems, and 3-com network cards!

<font color=blue>Watts mean squat if you don't have quality!</font color=blue>
June 26, 2003 3:11:05 AM

Are those Crock tears?
June 26, 2003 3:34:40 AM

Not too shabby - I got the Dell 4600 to $2830 but the disk was 200GB, no Zip drive and need to add a CR-RW. Not sure if the extra is $800 or not...

-* <font color=red> !! S O L D !! </font color=red> *-
To the gentleman in the pink Tutu
June 26, 2003 5:33:26 AM

Prometeia Aluminum Conversion Kit - 160
Prometeia Mach II Vapor Cooler -1000
Lian Li PC-75 Elite Blue - 400
Innovatek Chipset/Graphics Cooler - 80
Innovatek WaterCooling Kit - 300
Highpoint IDE - SATA Adapters - 100
Antec 550 Watt TruePower - 125
Intel P4 3.2C - 760
ASUS P4C800 Deluxe - 180
Corsair PC3700 2gb 4x512 - 720
Western Digital Raptors x2 - 300
Western Digital 250gb x2 - 880
1gb USB Drive - 350
Sony DRU-510A DVD+RW/CD-RW - 350
Pioneer DVR-A05 DVD-RW - 250
Microsoft Optical Bluetooth - 150
NEC MultiSync LCD2080UX -1500
Microsoft XP Pro/Office Pro - 300
Notron Internet Sec 2003 - 70
APC BackUps 650 - 130
Nvidia 5900Fx Ultra - 500
Creative Audigy2 PlatEx - 220
Creative MegaWorks 550 - 280
Linksys 8port Gigabit Switch - 180
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TOTAL = $9,500
June 26, 2003 5:42:18 AM

So what do you want us to say, Rob? "Oh wow....that guy is really cool for buying that! He sure did do a good job!"

<font color=red>Proudly supporting the AMD/Nvidia minority</font color=red>
June 26, 2003 5:55:18 AM

Enjoy it. Allthough I am wondering, but am too lazy to research it, what it would cost if we built the same rig.

<A HREF="http://forums.btvillarin.com/index.php?act=ST&f=41&t=38..." target="_new"><font color=red>dhlucke's system</font color=red></A>

<font color=blue>GOD</font color=blue> <font color=red>BLESS</font color=red> <font color=blue>AMERICA</font color=blue>
June 26, 2003 6:13:34 AM

*gasp*
i just bout fell off my chair when i read the price.

i like gateways though, would rather build my own, but gateways are still top notch. they have beyond awesome tech support. get to your prob right away and if its the comp thats wrong they send ya a new part or piece. in my case it was a new monitor. they sent me the same size but newest model.

and probably bout $1500 cheaper if we built it.
*snickers* foolish *snickers*
j/k man. looks like a killer rig. hf with it for me, untill i upgrade mine!!



The customer is not always right.
If they were, they would do my job.
June 26, 2003 6:39:26 AM

I just realized that you bought a Viewsonic 22" LCD. Did it cost you your left testicle? It must be fantastic. Which model is it? I found this one and nearly fell out of my chair.

$7500
<A HREF="http://www.viewsonic.com/products/lcd_vp2290b.htm" target="_new">http://www.viewsonic.com/products/lcd_vp2290b.htm&lt;/A>

I doubt you got that one but it was the only 22" I could find. I'm curious which one you went with.

<A HREF="http://forums.btvillarin.com/index.php?act=ST&f=41&t=38..." target="_new"><font color=red>dhlucke's system</font color=red></A>

<font color=blue>GOD</font color=blue> <font color=red>BLESS</font color=red> <font color=blue>AMERICA</font color=blue>
June 26, 2003 6:44:15 AM

Oh!

<font color=red><i>Doctor Hooter</i></font color=red> <A HREF="http://www.page3.com/" target="_new"><b>(·Y·)</b></A>
June 26, 2003 8:02:07 AM

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The system itself without the Viewsonic Monitor and Logitech speaker set cost $3600 plus tax. The 22" Viewsonic LCD (VP201mb ViewPanel) cost $1379 plus tax.


That's much better. I missed this before. All I can say is "drool".

<A HREF="http://forums.btvillarin.com/index.php?act=ST&f=41&t=38..." target="_new"><font color=red>dhlucke's system</font color=red></A>

<font color=blue>GOD</font color=blue> <font color=red>BLESS</font color=red> <font color=blue>AMERICA</font color=blue>
June 26, 2003 12:04:18 PM

What I want you to say Ryan is congratulations, use your new toy in good health. Save the sarcasm for those in your life who enjoy you for it! Therapy helps that btw.
June 26, 2003 2:54:18 PM

First of all:
-What in the world are you gonna do with 2GB of memory?
-Since when do Radeon 9800 PROs cost 240$, I am astonished.
-I give you 6 months and that thing will cost 2850$

Were you gonna use this comp for real intensive purposes or did you go all-out without even considering some of the choices you took, such as 2GB of memory?
The monitor and the video card impress me the most, but the whole Gateway thing, nah...prefer clone over any OEM any day.

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If I could see the Matrix, I'd tell you I am only seeing 0s inside your head! :tongue:
June 26, 2003 8:42:30 PM

So are you gonna post some benchies? Maybe 3dmark2001 and 03?

Is it running liquid smooth?

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"<i>I'm seriously you guys.</i>" - Cartman
June 27, 2003 3:07:13 AM

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-Since when do Radeon 9800 PROs cost 240$, I am astonished.
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It should just be the price difference you pay for the upgrade from the default card that comes with that model.

Compaq and Dell got the same price tag for the same configuration

Anyway,
Intel® Pentium® 4 ProcessorHT 3.2GHz 800MHz FSB - $0725.00 or $0750.00
4 X 512MB 400MHz DDR PC3200 DIMM (Kingston) - (KVR400X64C3512) - $0320.00 or $0600.00 I've doubt tis
Caviar 250GB w/ 8MB Cache (EIDE, Ultra ATA/100, 7200 RPM) (WD2500JB) - $0263.00 or $0280.00
Floppy drive - $0007.00 or $0010.00
Zip 750MB ATAPI Internal 20 PK White Bezel (Iomega) - (32329) - $0090.00 or $0090.00
Dual DVD+RW/+R DVD-RW/-R (16x/10x/40x CDRW) (NEC) - (ND1300A) - $0200.00 or $0225.00
48x24x48/16x Internal CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive (Lite-On) - (LTC48161H) - $0060.00 or $0065.00
RADEON 9800 Pro 128MB DDR (ATI) - (100435002) - $0335.00 or $0350.00
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum (SB0240P) (Creative Labs) - (70sb024000005) - $0160.00 or $0175.00
Monitor - Same brand - $1300.00 or $1300.00
Modem - $0020.00 or $0020.00
875P NEO-FIS2R P4,Socket478,800MHz FSB (Microstar/MSI) - (875PNEOFIS2R) - $0175.00 or $0175.00
Thermaltake Highest Xaser III V2000A Super Tower - $0250.00 or $0250.00
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition - $0085.00 or $0085.00
Power Supply - $0085.00 or $0085.00
Microsoft® Office XP Small Business and Quicken - $0150.00 or $0150.00
LOGITECH MX DUO - $0100.00 or $0100.00
Logitech z-680 speakers - $0300.00 or $0300.00
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Total w/o warramty and the other s/w - $4625.00 or $5010.00
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Compare the above config with the Gateway 700X and see the difference between both the systems. I didn't include at-home service or the minor s/w.
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