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December 27, 2010 12:31:58 PM

Firstly, I need a relatively cheap system but has to be fast enough and have enough memory to cope with concurrent running financial software (charting) and also some basic postgres and mysql db services, plus the usual firefox, video streaming, office programs, etc., occasional video and photo editing.

Is the Geforce 8200 an integrated vid card and what will that be like?
I need to run 3 external monitors off it so I'm not sure if it is going to be enough?

Specs:
System: Fully Built Black 64-bit PC System
Colour: Black with Front USB and Audio Ports

PC Dimensions: L-377 x W-178 x H-420 (mm)

CPU: 3.2Ghz Dual Core AMD 260 Socket AM3
Memory: Branded 4GB DDR2-800
Hard drive: Seagate 1TB S-ATA ll 7200rpm
Optical Drive: 22x Samsung S-ATA DVD+/-RW DL
Graphics: 512MB nVidia GeForce 8200
Card Reader: Internal All-in-one with USB port
Audio: Realtek 5.1 HD Audio (plus 2 x front ports)
USB: 6 x High-Speed 2.0 Ports (4 x rear, 2 x front)

Network-1: Built-in Wireless 54Mbps Wifi PCI Card
Network-2: Rear Ethernet LAN RJ-45 Port
Expansion: 1 x PCI-Express 16x / 2 x PCI Slots

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December 27, 2010 12:36:55 PM

My alternative is this one:
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Memory - 2Gb DDR2 (upgrade to 4)
Graphics - XFX ATI Radeon HD 5450 1Gb - DVI, HDMI, VGA
Hard Dirve - 500Gb SATA II
Optical Drive - 22x DVD+-RW
Case - Black
PSU - Cooler Master 460W
December 27, 2010 3:53:49 PM

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it's going to take two graphics cards in order to run three monitors unless you get a top end ATi card that runs triples.
GeForce 8200 is the integrated chipset, yes and isn't worth much but probably you can run you charts on monitor
but for video editing and photo, you will want better.
so for what you want you will need to go bigger and better..


I guess it's a question of how much.
Running charts and office software would be fine.
I only do video editing, photo, and games occasionally but it would be nice to run them on something that can cope.
Might be worth starting with the integrated and upgrade later?
I'm just trying to get a decent performance system that can cope with downloading data continuously throughout the day with the occasional database queries being run, and then from time to time turn all that off and maybe play some Halflife equivalent game or COD4.
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December 27, 2010 5:13:03 PM

Well..I currently run everything I need on a DELL Inspiron 9300 which I think is dual core 1.7. It's pretty much maxed out most days and memory at the 2GB max. The GPU has just fried out so I'm looking for something new. Budget is about $450 just for the base unit.

What about a AMD Triple Core 450 X3 3.2GHz AM3 ?
December 27, 2010 5:25:00 PM

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nice choice....
I was thinking that actually..


any other options you reckon?
December 28, 2010 8:01:48 AM

Sadly, I haven;t got access to newegg where I am.
What about as an alternative (then I can upgrade the card at a later date).
Any issues with the mobo or card in this setup?

AMD Athlon II X3 Triple Core 445 Processor. 3 Cores running at 3.1Ghz.
4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory.
1000GB Serial ATA II Hard Drive.
Onboard ATI Radeon HD4250 Graphics with a maximum memory or 512mb (shared with system memory).
Mobo: Biostar a880G+
December 28, 2010 9:17:22 AM

qwertyjjj said:
Sadly, I haven;t got access to newegg where I am.
What about as an alternative (then I can upgrade the card at a later date).
Any issues with the mobo or card in this setup?

AMD Athlon II X3 Triple Core 445 Processor. 3 Cores running at 3.1Ghz.
4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory.
1000GB Serial ATA II Hard Drive.
Onboard ATI Radeon HD4250 Graphics with a maximum memory or 512mb (shared with system memory).
Mobo: Biostar a880G+



Closest alternative (but more expensive, not sure why as the vid card is worse) could be:

Mobo: ASROCK N68-S UCC
System: Fully Built Black 64-bit PC System
CPU: AMD Triple Core 450 X3 3.2GHz AM3
Memory: Branded 4GB DDR2-800
Hard drive: Seagate 500GB S-ATA ll 7200rpm
Graphics: 512MB nVidia GeForce 8200
December 28, 2010 12:17:26 PM

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I'll take this one..


better mobo and memory?
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