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July 26, 2010 2:47:31 PM

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July 26, 2010 2:51:38 PM

For the love of God, do not get a Seagate 7200.11 refurbished. They are garbage new, I can only imagine refurbs.

7200.12 is much much better, 7200.11 is known for the awful click of death. I beg of you, please don't get the 7200.11 refurb.
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July 26, 2010 3:12:05 PM

Ok I'll go for the samsung spinpoint for a few bucks more. Any idea which GPU I could get that would fit the 300W PSU and allow dual-monitor support?
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July 26, 2010 3:36:45 PM

Most actually I'll take a look in a bit
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July 26, 2010 3:52:21 PM

It's for my father. He has a copy of WinXP but I'd like to eventually give him win7.

Is 2g enough for a system in win7? If yes, will it be slow and choppy?
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July 26, 2010 3:55:01 PM

Link isn't working, is it a radeon 4650?
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July 26, 2010 3:57:32 PM

Yeah a 4650. It's a 512 MB one. On the cheap
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July 26, 2010 3:57:54 PM

If it's just surfing the web 2GB should be ok.
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July 26, 2010 4:05:10 PM

You know how some systems operate clunky under XP? My friends laptop is like this, every thing you do is just slow, opening a file, opening a folder, etc - everything is slow as ***. Even opening firefox takes like 15 seconds.

This is what I don't want.
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July 26, 2010 4:05:41 PM

cmcghee358 said:
Yeah a 4650. It's a 512 MB one. On the cheap


As long as it can connect two monitors I'm sure it's okay. The pc won't be for gaming at all.
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July 26, 2010 4:11:15 PM

As long as you're installing the OS, just install the basic stuff. All I install is Firefox, AVF Free, Adobe Reader. MS Office in your case.

Most peoples computers are slow because they click, download and install every single link they see.
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July 26, 2010 4:17:10 PM

So basically having 4g or 2g of ram on this type of system won't improve performance?
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July 26, 2010 5:40:15 PM

I think there will be an improvement if he opens say Word, Outlook and like 5 web browsers at once.

I personally would go with 4 GB if you can spare it. It would certainly future proof the build a bit more. Also, it's one less resource you can pretty much never worry about.
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July 26, 2010 6:02:43 PM

As I thought. Alright thanks for your help.
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July 26, 2010 6:02:53 PM

Best answer selected by solidstategamer.
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July 27, 2010 12:40:34 AM

Definitely got for 4G and a 64bit OS.
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