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Is this computer a good deal? plz help

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by don51181, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. don51181

    don51181

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    AMD 4200+ dual core computer - $220 ]


    selling my old computer. it has:
    AMD Athlon X2 dual core 2.2 ghz
    Geforce 7800 GS video card 256mb
    Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 motherboard upgradeable to AM2
    Wireless N network card
    3GB ram
    Two dvdrw drives
    250gb sata hard drive
    550 watt power supply
    Antec Case
     
  2. MartinBlank

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    Are you buying it out of the back of a van?
     

  3. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    Power supply seems a bit on the low side for those specs.. but it should be OK. If anything, the rig is cheap enough you can buy a good one and install. I'd also question where you're getting this, as that price seems almost to good. Make sure all software is legit, etc.

    IGF
     
  4. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

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    I would think that isn't a bad price at all. If anything a touch low. :wavey:
     
  5. MartinBlank

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    OH! I'm sorry, his horrible grammar/lack of any complete sentences threw me off. :upeyes:
     
  6. don51181

    don51181

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    The one I was talking about was on craigslist. I found this one at walmart that looks good for $398 what do you think?
    Compaq Presario SR5633WM-B Desktop PC w/ Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor E2200
    Compaq wf1907 19" widescreen LCD monitor with built-in stereo speakers
    2.2 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core Desktop Processor E2220
    2 GB of DDR2 system memory
    320 GB hard drive, 7200 rpm
    SuperMulti DVD+/-RW drive with double-layer and LightScribe support
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition with Service Pack 1
    Here is a link to the mother board specks. That is my biggest concer because i want to upgrade it in the future.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...97&lc=en&dlc=tr&cc=tr&lang=tr&product=3746049
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2008
  7. IndyGunFreak

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    Home Premium, 2gigs of Ram?...

    It has a PCI x16 slot, so when you're ready to get off the onboard graphics, you can. I personally hate Compaq (long story, but suffice to say a problem I had w/ a 400mhz Compaq is what inspired me to learn to build)...

    Other than the 2gigs of Ram, I don't see a huge problem. I'd like to see it at 4gigs, but thats just me. You could easily upgrade after buying, as at $398, thats a pretty smokin deal.

    I think I'd jump on it, rather than the craigslist computer.

    IGF
     
  8. don51181

    don51181

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    Thanks for the info. There is a emachines with the same specs. Should I get that instead? I was thinking the same thing about the the graphics card and ram. Just upgrade it later.
     
  9. IndyGunFreak

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    Emachines is a step below Compaq in my opinion... I'd get the Compaq...

    YMMV.

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  10. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

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    +1

    Emachines are throw-away PC's. They are good for a couple of years then toss 'em. I have a couple of Compaq's that are still running after many years. :wavey: