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Purchasing TONIGHT! Please review my shopping cart ASAP!

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October 4, 2008 9:21:37 PM

Going tonight for a computer at CompUSA. Here is what I have planned:

1.

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...
GeForce Barebone Kit - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200
Processor 2.2GHz OEM, 2GB DDR2 PC5400,
ATX Mid-Tower Case
450 Watt Power Supply

COST: 189.99

2.
2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

COST: 39.99

3.
SuperAllwrite SATA 20x DVD Burner with Lightscribe
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

COST: 29.99

4.
Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB Hard Drive
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

5.
Thermaltake / Ruby Orb / Socket 775/754/939/940/AM2 / Aluminum Core/Fins / CPU Cooler
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

6.
Windows XP 32-bit. Yea I know it has limitations on RAM, but Ill get most of my 4 gigs, and that will be fine because its more stable!
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October 4, 2008 9:36:01 PM

tbh that system that system sucks but for around 400... its still kinda crappy
btw it comes with a 160 GB HDD so you don't need the 500 GB one

and for such a lower powered system i wouldn't' think you would need 4 GB of memory
October 4, 2008 9:56:36 PM

If you're just planning to use that for everyday use. Then don't bother getting the extra ram.

If you're intending for this machine to play games, well, you don't have a discrete video card, so I woulnd't bother.
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October 4, 2008 9:56:49 PM

^+1 Excactly. You get what you pay for.

Your total is $452, for that you could buy a premade from Dell or build alot better on your own.

Here is a build I just did for my 8 year old son. It is way better then what your looking at. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Well I actually bumped sons up to 4G ram and 4670 GPU, and we used a HDD we already had.

If you but what your looking at, you need to upgrade whole system as soon as you take it home.
October 4, 2008 10:08:55 PM

Scrap that. Dont buy it. Build one yourself or buy a Pre Made OEM Comp.
October 5, 2008 1:26:51 AM

Thanks guys. I didnt buy tonight.

I need something for less than 500, WITH a copy of XP though, and I need it for mostly using Photoshop.

I am a photographer and as I use multiple programs (while using Photoshop) I get some hardcore slowdowns.

Trust me, even this "crap" is better than my AMD 3300 system with 1.25 gigs of ram
October 5, 2008 1:41:25 AM

Why do you need XP? The link I posted above has Vista home Premium, and it will be just as good if not better then xp.

After Vista SP! the only thing that causes problems is way old hardware. If you got good hardware Vista is way better then XP.

Also you do multiple things you said at a time, so the quad core CPU i posted above will really kick it in the a55 for you. And it has a built in card reader for your convienience.

You nuts if you dont buy it over what your looking at.
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