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12-06-2004, 06:26 PM
I'm looking to buy a PC for running Lightwave and doing some NLE (with Vegas). The machine detailed below is selling on eBay for $650. Obviously, it's not the state-of-the-art, but with the exception of the crappy sound card, this machine looks like it would handle the job fairly well.



Here's the machine specs:

Boxx Model 3DBOXX R1s
Case: Aluminum / brushed aluminum designed for maximum airflow
CPU: Dual Athlon MP2100+ (1.73 MHz) installed
Motherboard: AMD Tyan Thunder K7 model S2462 with
- (5) 64/32-bit PCI slots
- (1) AGP Pro slot
- AMD 760MP Chipset
- Dual-channel Ultra160 SCSI controller
- 200/266Mhz Front side bus
- RAM: 1 GB Registered SDRAM installed (2 sticks of 512MB installed, up to 4GB capable)
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Pro installed
(1) Nvidia Quadro 4 700 XGL dual head video card. 4X AGP, 64MB DDR.
(1) Creative Labs PCI 128 sound card
(1) 80GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus D740X 6L080J4 7200 Fast ATA drive
(1) 18GB Quatum Atlas 10K RPM SCSI
(1) Sony DVD+RW/+R CD-RW 2.4x Write DRU-120A
(1) Internal ZIP 250 drive
(1) 1.44MB Floppy Drive
(2) 10/100 Onboard Ethernet LAN controllers
(4) USB ports, 2 front and 2 rear
(3) Cooling fans
(3) 3.5" Exposed drive bays
(2) 5.25" Exposed drive bays
Serial / Parallel / Keyboard / Mouse connectors

12-06-2004, 06:55 PM
Not bad for the price. Make sure all software that is installed is also on cd's of some kind. If something happens to the hard drive, you want to know that it can be reinstalled.