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Old 09-10-2006, 12:09 PM   #1
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I am looking for a new computer, mainly for gaming, and I was wondering if the one below would be any good. The price is Canadian, and I know I would need a better graphics card, but other than that, how is it?
Here's the link : http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...gon=&langid=EN
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Seems pretty good
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:13 PM   #3
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i have to concure

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&Sku=E145-7858

goog graix card (i dont know if that alot in cad money tho)
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:14 PM   #4
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It looks really good to me, but for $100 more, I think you should get this:

HP Pavilion Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz Media Center TV Computer (M7680N)
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0078151&catid=

It looks tons better. Newer
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:25 PM   #5
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Alright, thanks everyone. The only thing about that other computer is that it doesn't come in a package like the this: http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0001454&catid=

Also, could you tell me if either of these would be Vista Premium Ready (aside from the graphics card.)
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It should definitely be Vista ready. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't. That PC is loaded and much more than what I have and that chipset you have rocks the house down, well for a Pentium D.
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That's great, thanks.
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:37 PM   #8
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A Windows Vista Capable PC includes at least:

- A modern processor (at least 800MHz)
- 512 MB of system memory
- A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable

A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least:

- 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 GB of system memory
- A graphics processor that runs Windows Aero
- 128 MB of graphics memory
- 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space
- DVD-ROM Drive
- Audio output capability
- Internet access capability
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Old 09-10-2006, 01:13 PM   #9
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definitely vista premium ready. go for it, it's a nice computer.
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Whats the minimum card that supports Aero?
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