nuggets wrote:Rkiivs wrote:If you got money to burn then go for it.
Otherwise, why do you need 64-bit computing? Unless you do corporate sized database crunching or heavy duty video editing (like on a Hollywood level) then it's really just a waste of money right now. The market is very new and prices will eventually drop.
Driver and software support is not up to snuff yet on a wide scale. So, any problems you have will be very dicey in resolving. Last I checked Logitech drivers and Dell monitors were a no-show for compatibility.
I'm just your average joe, so I'm waiting it out at least for a year to let the industry catch up to 64-bit and to let everyone else work out all the bugs for me.
But it's only one man's opinion.
I seemed like a really good deal. $550 for:
3200+ AMD 64 processor
A bunch of good software
160 GB Hard drive
DVD+/- RE 16x burner
512 MB DDR "dual channel" memory (RAM I think)
Basic Printer and Monitor
and some other stuff, I you want to know so you can go to a store and get a comparable deal or for any other reason, PM me and I will give you receipts and details
I was looking toward the future. The next Windows OS will be 64 bit based. I haven't had problems yet but I'm sure I don't use my computer for all the things you guys do.
I bought some expensive graphics card that allows me to do the dual monitors So clutch for player comparisons .Rkiivs wrote:p.s. for what it's worth, Win98SE will always have a warm place in my heart as the uber gaming platform. Used it for years.
Me too. I hope my new stuff works out.
Sounds like an eMachines...
I like eMachines for stock computers. They really have done a good job of making a good product over the last couple of years.
As to being prepared for the next windows, you may want to think about it a lil bit. It may still be a couple of years off, people still don't know when it will really be ready, but even when it comes out you don't want to be one of the first people to try it. I would suggest for most computer software its good to wait it out and see what people think.
Especially with a Micro$oft product, they may very well allow themselves really easy access to your computer with their new Windows program. I think they will pretty much make a program that won't allow you to do the things you are used to on the current windows. Such as what you have on your computer