This CPU has the ability to run 8 threads simultaneously. This results in an incredibly powerful system which feels ultra responsive even when many applications are being run at once.
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ASRock B75M-GL All-in-One Motherboard, Intel Chipset B75 inside. Featuring XFast LAN, XFast USB, XFast RAM.
16GB DDR3 1600Mhz Premium System Memory.
Solid State Drive (SSD)
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120GB Solid State Drive SSD SATA III.
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2TB 2000GB(Toshiba, Seagate or Western Digital) SATA III 7200rpm Hard Drive.
24x Dual Layer DVD Burner with Bunning Software
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* A dedicated graphics card is suggested for optimal performance of Blu-Ray play back.
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Wireless Display
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
D-Sub (VGA) Port
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Audio Sound - 5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec)
- Supports THX TruStudio™
Network (LAN) Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit LAN
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This is a question only another Australian, still living in Oz, can answer with any certainty. Prices across borders vary so widely, any opinions from other countries are totally useless to you. Hopefully there's another digger around here somewhere.
Beautiful wet Australia Day public holiday here so I'm hitting up the interwebs for interest.
In reply to your question with this system I would look at a few tweaks personally... (all mention of pricing is in AUS DOLLARS to make it helpful).
First and foremost why take a mid-top level system like this i7 with a dedicated graphics card (GT 610 2gig) worth approx. $68.00 AUS??
Quite a low end choice considering as an 'upgrade' this would be even more affordable on an i5 with similar specs.
If your wanting real bang out of an i7 PC system then pull back in a few key areas and boast it in others.
*idea: exchange the 2gig graphics for a higher output 1gig, add in a Solid State HD (as an upgrade) to support the existing HD? Something like this?
In essence yes this is cheap for what your getting.... but do you really want a Ford Mustang with bike tyres??