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New to computers, does this look like a good buy for the price?

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November 25, 2010 6:09:32 AM

I am on a 10 year old compaq presario and want to get a new desktop, not really for gaming but just be able to multi task and watch vids / movies. Found this on newegg for $468.49 but I am not sure what to look for in ram / motherboard etc.

Thank you very much for anything you can help me with.
November 25, 2010 8:35:14 AM

You need a DVD writer too? Not bad but some parts like the HDD and PSU are not very good.

AMD Athlon II X3 445 + Kingston HyperX 4GB
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W
LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA + COOLER MASTER HAF 912


Alternatives for the case

November 25, 2010 3:18:45 PM

PSU is ... OK, I guess. The included hard drive makes it a no-go for me.

The larger Seagate 7200.11 drives had serious firmware problems.