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Old 12-04-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default HELP! Which is a better computer purchase!?

Here is the first PC:

Gateway LX6810 Refurbished Desktop Computer: $500 with a crap video card which i would upgrade with a radeon 5770 for 160$ bringing the total to about 660$

Processor Brand: Intel

Processor Class: Core 2 Quad

Processor Number: Q8200

Processor Speed: 2.33GHz

Memory Size: 4 X 2GB

Total Memory: 8.0GB

Memory Speed: DDR2 800 (PC2-6400)
Interface: SATA

Capacity: 640GB

Speed: 7,200RPM
GPU/VPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT120
GPU/VPU: Analog/Digital TV Tuner with 3-D Comb Filte
Power: 500 Watt

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HP Pavilion Elite m9660f Refurbished Desktop PC: for 650$ which also has a crappy video card which I would upgrade for 160$ bringing this total to 810$

Processor Brand: AMD

Processor Class: Phenom II X4

Processor Number: 920

Processor Speed: 3.00GHz
Memory Size: 4x1GB

Total Memory: 8.0GB

Memory Speed: DDR2 800 (PC2-6400)
Interface: SATA 3G

Capacity: 750GB

Speed: 7,200RPM
Optical Drive Class: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Burner
GPU/VPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Power: 460 Watt

WHICH ONE!>>???
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:58 PM   #2
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What type of mobo's are in them? Looking at them right now I would prob choose the HP one.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:07 PM   #3
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intel biuld probably

core 2 is faster then the phenom
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:12 PM   #4
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They don't give me the specs for the mobo's

I was thinking the intel too but the q8200 is the lowest quality cpu of the Q series/
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:54 PM   #5
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Go with the Gateway! You can add the gpu and keep the integrated tv tuner for use as a media center dvr.
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