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September 19, 2010 10:48:51 PM

Looking at the below stats on an HP for around $500. Does this seem like a good deal to you all? Mostly used for gaming and internet surfing. Planning on upgrading thee video card eventually.



Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Motherboard Pegatron M2N78-LA (HP/Compaq motherboard name: Violet6-GL8E)
Motherboard Chipset NVIDIA MCP78OV Chipset
Processor AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core Processor 820
Processor Speed 2.8GHz
Level 2 Cache 2MB Level 2 Cache
Level 3 Cache 4MB Level 3 Cache
Front Side Bus 4000MHz Frontside Bus
RAM Installed / Max 8GB DDR3-1066 SDRAM (Expandable to 16GB)
Hard Drive 1TB Serial ATA Hard Drive
Multimedia Drive LightScribe SuperMulti Double Layer DVD±R/RW Drive
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 9100
Video Card Memory 256MB Shared Video Memory
Sound Output Mode 7.1 Channel Surround Sound
Network Features 10/100 Fast Ethernet Network
Wireless Network 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless Network
Expansion Bays 2 (1 free) External 5.25" Bays; 1 (1 free) External 3.5" Bay; 2 (1 free) Internal 3.5" Bays
Expansion Slots 1 (1 free) PCI-E x16 Graphic Interface Slot; 2 (1 free) PCI-E x1 Interface Slots; 1 (1 free) 32-bit Bus Mastering PCI Slot; 1 (1 free) MiniCard
Power Supply 300 Watt Power Supply

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September 20, 2010 5:46:25 AM

That system seems like a pretty good deal for an OEM to me, still I would recommend building it yourself. If your gaming it won't be sufficient, though it depends on what you class as "gaming". If your talking about flash games and farmville then it'll be fine :) .

If you are gaming then, it might be a better idea to save up some money and go straight to a nice build. Though you could build a system without an adequate graphics card then when you get the money chuck one in. As said previously the current system would require a new PSU most likely to run a better graphics card.

Hope that helps.
September 21, 2010 8:50:06 AM

The Power Supply is good enough for a HD 5670 512MB. There's a 1GB version, but virtually no difference in performance.
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