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Which desktop should I choose and are their PCI slots the same?

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July 15, 2010 3:35:14 AM

1st Desktop (think I'm going to get this one because it has a better cpu): http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Desktop+/+AMD...

2nd Desktop: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Essentio+Desktop+/+I...

The 1st desktop states that it has a PCI-E x16 and the 2nd one states that it has a PCI-Express x16. I'm going to install a saphire radeon 4650 on the desktop I get, so I'm checking(Last time I got the wrong graphics card, so I don't want to make the same mistake).

Radeon 4650: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 15, 2010 4:24:32 AM

PCI-E/PCIe/PCI-Express all mean the same thing. So you will be fine. Your first link is broken btw.
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July 15, 2010 6:06:50 AM

YES! Thank you for answer. Which desktop do you think is better though?
1st:

Processor
AMD Athlon™ II Quad 630
Processor Speed
2.8GHz
System Bus
4000MHz
Cache Memory
2MB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM)
4GB
Type of Memory (RAM)
DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Type
SATA (7200 rpm)
Hard Drive Size
750GB
Graphics
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Audio
High-definition with up to 7.1-channel surround sound capabilities
Network Card
Built-in 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet LAN
Wireless Networking
Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Available Expansion Slots
3 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16
USB 2.0 Ports
6 (2 front, 4 rear); 2 USB 1.1 (rear)
IEEE 1394 Ports
Drive Capacity
750GB

2nd:
Processor
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core E5500
Processor Speed
2.8GHz
System Bus
800MHz
Cache Memory
2MB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM)
4GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To
16GB
Type of Memory (RAM)
DDR3
Hard Drive Type
SATA (7200 rpm)
Hard Drive Size
1TB
Graphics
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500
Video Memory
Up to 1759MB (shared)
Audio
High-definition support with 8-channel (7.1) capability
Network Card
Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Available Expansion Bays
External: 1 (5.25"); Internal: 1 (3.5")
2 PCI, 1 PCI Express x16
USB 2.0 Ports
10 (4 front, 6 rear)
1TB
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