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ProfClayton
July 8th, 2003, 20:47
His name is MUTT!

I've been searching for deals for the last 6 months and finally got everything together.

http://www.onagain-offagain.com/mutt/muttsm.jpg


AMD Athalon XP 2000+ (1.67 Ghz)
Geforce 4 440MX 64 MB AGP Video Card
20 G Maxtor HD
Floppy Drive
Sony 16x DVD Drive
USB Card-- 2 Ports (2.0) + 2 on MoBo
Firewire -- 3 Ports
Gigabyte MoBo (ATX Form Factor)
Black Case w/ side window
Running Windows XP Home Edition


In the end it cost me $482.53.

I got an IOGear 2-port KVMP to share my mouse, keyboard, 19" monitor, scanner and printer.

My Mac is still my #1 machine, but this makes checking my Flash and other web stuff a little easier.

BigPoppaPump
July 9th, 2003, 14:17
That is a pretty ugly looking PC, but hey itís not the looks that matter but the countless time it is goanna crash on you. Hehe j/k Anyways I am surprised that you did not strip or mirrored it, because it would have made it much faster. Though it would not equal the speed of a standard G4 Desktop. Ok so you went with a PC, but man you should have stayed with Win2000, because it is far superior to WinXP. I believe when XP came out, it had some 100 or more fixes, and that was even before it hit the street. I personally donít like the look and feel of XP, and especially if big brother is over your shoulder looking at everything you have on HD. And above all things you got a AMD chipset, man hope you have a life preserver, because your goanna need it. Anyway good luck on the PC, and may the G4orce be with you.

ProfClayton
July 9th, 2003, 14:42
Originally posted by BigPoppaPump
That is a pretty ugly looking PC, but hey itís not the looks that matter but the countless time it is goanna crash on you... Anyway good luck on the PC, and may the G4orce be with you.
Spoken like a true Mac User! ;)

It's been operationaly for three weeks and it hasn't crashed on me once.

All I have on it are the Macromedia and Adobe Web suites... heck I don't even have any file sharing programs besides Hotline. I've got it networked to my other machines and its working fine.

You're just jealous Larry...

So you wanna go see Pirates or LXG (http://www.cgauiw.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=239) this weekend?

BigPoppaPump
July 9th, 2003, 15:09
You see right through MC, but honestly I really like the Mac, (especially the recent release of the G5). Though I can work a lot faster on my PC, the Mac is a well structure computer that is geared for computer designer. The PC is more geared to the hard nose bookkeeper that only cares that the accounting software is up to speed. That he can add and subtract Burger Kingís yearly accounts with a click of the button. A Mac is geared more to the designer who loves to mix and match color, and who like to digital alter images with thousands of buttons. Am I jealous? Not really I have been working in an Accounting Firm for almost 5 years, and I am tired of my PC. I really like the G4, and the way it performs. Now that I can link to PCs, I might just bring it to work so that I can master the <b><i>G4orce</i></b>. I can understand and relate to owning and operating a PC, because one must design for multi platforms. This is just part of the business and one that I can understand.

<b>Of course, LXG!</b>

<i>I have a question MC about the IOGear 2-port KVMP that you mention. Can I connect the UIW laptop with the IOGear 2-port KVMP? Does it have two USB connection?, and did you buy it in a store near you? Ok so I had three questions; please donít turn me in to the question police.</i>

Thomas Monberg Thompson
July 9th, 2003, 20:07
I have to say though that Nvidia has me a bit worried. Theyre starting to be as agressive as microsoft within the Game world. I mean, the whole dispute on the 3d mark app is a big show of how immature some companies can be. Not to mention there trying to start to make games Nvidia complatible only. My next card for shure is going to be an ATI. My PC is only my arcade machine. I just love my mac to death (Pets titainium g4 in hands)

ProfClayton
July 9th, 2003, 20:17
Originally posted by BigPoppaPump
<i>I have a question MC about the IOGear 2-port KVMP that you mention. Can I connect the UIW laptop with the IOGear 2-port KVMP? Does it have two USB connection?, and did you buy it in a store near you? Ok so I had three questions; please donít turn me in to the question police.</i>

Yes, the KVM cable is a combo cable with a Monitor Jack and a USB connection. The mouse and keyboard that are shared are plugged into the front of the KVM hub itself. So the one port on the back of your laptop will be plenty.

Product link... (http://www.iogear.com/products/product.php?Item=GCS1712)

I got it from Buy.com for $70 after rebate. They run about $100. $120+ for the 4-port version.