Happy Birthday, Peter!


Mostly Harmless
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Hey Peter,

Happy birthday on behalf of myself and the forums :grinning: I'm sure everyone else will be along with their best wishes soon!



Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
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And Happy 3rd Anniversary too Peter.


Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
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It's all in his profile Jake.


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Happy birthday, Peter! :smile:

I like that firefox cake.

And... long live the software!
death to viruses!
Cheaper go the hardware! :lol:


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Thank you everybody. I must have been asleep at the wheel not to notice this. Old age gets to a person you know...LOL.
I do tend to nap a lot these days.

68 going on 39 (again). Yikes, where did it all go?
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Mak 2.0

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Sorry i am tardy to the party. But happy Belated Bday mate.


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Hey, no sweat, it took me 8 days to even answer...LOL.

Thanks again.

Mak 2.0

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Hey dont feel bad. I know i will be tardy for my own Bday...


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Well, I decided that I deserved a Birthday present to end all Birthday presents and for some reason I'm quaking in my shoes at the thought of forking out around $250/month for 3 years or so through the financing deal. Maybe they wont approve it and I can stop with the guilt complex.

Alienware....ordered online...

[1] ALX® X58

Processor: Overclocked Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme 3.86 GHz 8MB Cache
Alienware P2 Chassis: Alienware® P2 ALX Chassis with AlienIce™ 3.0 Video Cooling - Space Black
AlienFX®: Alienware® AlienFX® System Lighting - Fusion Red
Alienware P2 Chassis Upgrades: Alienware® High-Performance Liquid Cooling + Acoustic Dampening
Power Supply: Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply
Graphics Processor: Single 1,792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295
Video Optimizer: AlienAdrenaline v1.0: Video Performance Optimizer
Memory: 12GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 2048MB
Motherboard: Alienware® Approved Intel® X-58 Motherboard- Socket 1366 Core i7 Ready, Dual Triple Channel DDR3 Memory
Operating System (Office software not included): Windows Vista® Ultimate (64-bit Edition) with Service Pack 1 plus Free Windows 7 Upgrade Option
System Drive: Extreme Performance (RAID 0) - 1TB (2 x 500GB) SATA 3Gb/s 7,200RPM 2 x 16MB Cache
Additional Storage Drive: Additional Storage Drive - 1TB SATA 3Gb/s 7,200RPM 32MB Cache
Optical Drives : Dual Drive Configuration - Drive 1: Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
Drive 2:6x Dual Layer Blu-ray Burner (BD-RE, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
Enthusiast Essentials: Dual High Performance Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Sound Card: High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
Gaming Headsets:
Alienware TactX™ Headset
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Keyboard: Gaming Keyboard - Logitech® G15 Keyboard
Mouse: Gaming Mouse - Logitech® G9 Gaming Mouse
Warranty: 3-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
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Alienware Apparel: Alienware® T-Shirt (Size XL Black)
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[1] Limited Time Offer; Free Shipping

I'm not mentioning the price - that's the part that has me quaking in my shoes. Shall we say that I have be deranged to even think about it on my pension....bang go holidays for the next 3 years.

That's from the email I just received. I called them first to plead for a non-RAID setup, but they don't allow it. So I will have to disable RAID (thru' the BIOS) myself when I receive it, which will wipe the drives clean & mean using their "Respawn" disk to reinstall everything.
Having never experienced RAID before I have no idea how I will do it, but will learn as I go along. All I know is that I don't want it thank you very much. Too many problems reported on the web for me ever to go that route.

Someone - say a prayer....!


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It isn't small by any means and it's very heavy from what I read online, not surprising considering what's packed in there. The x58 motherboard is bigger than the average M/B for starters.

Height: 19.01” 48.29cm
Width: 9.97” 25.32cm
Depth: 25.02” 63.55cm
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Well look on the bright side of this spending: you're getting a good machine and the shipping is free. And hey if you got enough desk room and the pocket book to match than yep looks like a machine that'll at least be considered "decent" for a few years :smile:
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My current one was "top-of-the-line" when I got it and it has lasted 5 years+ so hopefully this one will last as long, if not longer. That's assuming the financing gets approved. I wont hear until later today or tomorrow I would imagine.
I see no point in buying something less than "the best" as it will only be obsolete all that much sooner.
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Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
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Just the opposite to me Peter.
I always get last year's model of mobo,CPU, graphics etc, when the unit price has gone from the £200 to the £40-50 range. One year older for 80% discount is more my style.


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Good policy Terry, except you aren't crazy like me...LOL.

Mind you, I don't think the prices on any of the major components of my proposed system have dropped much in price since inception. I could be wrong of course.

I say proposed as I haven't heard from Dell Financial yet...!