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Is this computer a good deal? plz help

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


  1. 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
     

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  2. MartinBlank

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

  3. 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.

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  4. havensal

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    I would think that isn't a bad price at all. If anything a touch low. :wavey:
     
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    OH! I'm sorry, his horrible grammar/lack of any complete sentences threw me off. :upeyes:
     
  6. 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
     
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  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.

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  8. 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.
     
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    Emachines is a step below Compaq in my opinion... I'd get the Compaq...

    YMMV.

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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:
     
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