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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by carlee View Post
    Why do people run/buy such overpowered computers just to run ubuntu?
    I agree totally for my situation, especially when running Ubuntu.

    Email, web surf, some programming, music, movies, all the regular stuff.

    I actually wrote up a document to explain to people why they should save their money because in a lot of cases there is low return in speed for the dollars spent. Never did post it anywhere, I figured PCMag and sites where it would do the most good would be pissed if things like that got posted, because they live off reviewing and advertising the latest and greatest stuff.

    Power professionals, yes, they need all that stuff.

    I's rather have 2 $500 computers than 1 $2000 computer, but that's just me.
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    Re: overpowered

    what is considered overpowered anyway?

    My computers are decent machines I can throw anything at them and they can handle it.

    Oh I forgot I like to record TV shows, rip DVD's and watch TV while using my PC so I get alot of extra ability using a newer faster "overpowered" processor.
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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by jbruced View Post
    I agree totally for my situation, especially when running Ubuntu.

    Email, web surf, some programming, music, movies, all the regular stuff.

    I actually wrote up a document to explain to people why they should save their money because in a lot of cases there is low return in speed for the dollars spent. Never did post it anywhere, I figured PCMag and sites where it would do the most good would be pissed if things like that got posted, because they live off reviewing and advertising the latest and greatest stuff.

    Power professionals, yes, they need all that stuff.

    I's rather have 2 $500 computers than 1 $2000 computer, but that's just me.
    agreed, but I'd rather have 1 $1000 computer than 5 $200 ones.
    $500 is a good target price for a ubuntu system. if you wanna game, take it to $700

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    Re: overpowered

    Because i have a trauma from 192 MB ram with 1.6 Ghz ...

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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by doas777 View Post
    agreed, but i'd rather have 1 $1000 computer than 2 $500 ones.
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    Re: overpowered

    I would rather have too much then just not enough! At least when it comes to computers.

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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by LowSky View Post
    what is considered overpowered anyway?

    My computers are decent machines I can throw anything at them and they can handle it.

    Oh I forgot I like to record TV shows, rip DVD's and watch TV while using my PC so I get alot of extra ability using a newer faster "overpowered" processor.
    look at the post #76 in here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1148452&page=8. (the poster's sig i mean).

    unless your running VPSes on that rig, or are using it to run a server, or are playing a few games at once, running several video converters, theirs really no reason why you should consume 100% cpu. thats kind of a waste of money aint it?
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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by doas777 View Post
    agreed, but I'd rather have 1 $1000 computer than 5 $200 ones.
    $500 is a good target price for a ubuntu system. if you wanna game, take it to $700
    agree with the $700 or so gaming machine figure. Frozen bubble is about as gamer as I get, so more machines, more networked stuff, more accessable PCs for people in the household would be more fun for me.
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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by carlee View Post
    look at the post #76 in here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1148452&page=8. (the poster's sig i mean).

    unless your running VPSes on that rig, or are using it to run a server, or are playing a few games at once, running several video converters, theirs really no reason why you should consume 100% cpu. thats kind of a waste of money aint it?
    Maybe, but its his money to waste. I often find I need more power here and there. *dreams about next computer*
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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by H2SO_four View Post
    Maybe, but its his money to waste. I often find I need more power here and there. *dreams about next computer*
    Why do people "need" to buy a BMW or a Corvette--when a 2000 Honda Civic will do them just fine?


    A similar perspective. The only difference being-speed limits don't double every 2 years.
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