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Old 10-21-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default Help on getting a new computer?

Hello I am really sorry if this is in the wrong section I am new to this. I am looking to buy a computer and so far I found 2 and built one myself. Can you take a look and tell me what you think my best choice would be! Thank you i really apperciate it!

Link for the first one:
Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 942i Desktop PC Intel Core i5 2400(3.10GHz) 4GB DDR3 1.5TB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6770 (1 GB) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Second one:
Newegg.com - HP Pavilion Elite h8-1039 (QU123AA#ABA) Desktop PC Phenom II X6 1065T(2.9GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

And heres the one I attempted to build lol:
"Gamer Fire 500
Case 1 x Xion Echo Gaming Case-Blue
Case Lighting 0 x None-
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction 0 x None-
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion 0 x None-
Processor 1 x AMD FX-4100 CPU (4x 3.60GHz/4MB L2 Cache)-
Processor Cooling 1 x Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD]-[Free Upgrade] Standard [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]120mm [COLOR=blue !important]Fan[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]
Memory 1 x 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1333 Memory Module-** FREE Upgrade to DDR3-1600 ** Corsair or Major Brand
[COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Video [COLOR=blue !important]Card[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] 1 x AMD Radeon HD 6750 - 1GB-Single Card
Video Card Brand 1 x Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA-
Motherboard 1 x ASUS M5A97 -- AMD 970-
Motherboard USB / SATA Interface 1 x Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface-
Power Supply 650 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s-Single Drive
Data Hard Drive 0 x None-
Optical Drive 1 x 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black
2nd Optical Drive 0 x None-
Flash Media Reader / Writer 0 x None-
Meter Display 0 x None-
USB Expansion 0 x None-
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-
Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)-
[COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Operating [COLOR=blue !important]System[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel)-64-Bit
Keyboard 1 x iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard-
Mouse 1 x iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse-
Monitor 0 x None-
2nd Monitor 0 x None-
Speaker System 0 x None-
Headset 0 x None-
[COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Video[/COLOR][/COLOR] Camera 0 x None-
Case Engraving Service 0 x None-
Warranty 1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service-
Rush Service 1 x Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee)-No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days
Subtotal* $701.00 (plus tax & shipping)"

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: Help on getting a new computer?

I'd go with the HP, for most programs the processor is a bit slower than the i5 but shouldn't be too far behind. The HP has a better graphics card and more ram (even though 4gigs is enough anyway) so yeah I'd say the HP is the pick of the bunch.

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Old 10-31-2011, 08:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: Help on getting a new computer?

I agree with Willus. I've had 2 HP's laptops and they were both great computers.
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