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Old 07-04-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default How's this deal?

I found this deal, and it seems like a pretty good machime for the money. What say you, deal or no deal?
Gateway Quad Core Phenom Desktop with HDMI*

HDMI Output for an immersive visual experience...

$549
$25/Month






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Processor AMD Phenom 9500, 64-bit quad core processor
Each core operates at 2.2 GHz
2 MB L3 cache. 3600 MHz system bus
Chipset NVIDIA GeForceC 6150SE
Memory Installed: 3072 MB DDR2, 667 MHz, (PC2-5300) dual channel memory (two 1024 MB and two 512 MB modules)
Hard Drive Two 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drive
Optical Drive DVD ±RW, 18X super multi-format dual layer drive with Labelflash support (up to 8.5GB)

• Write max: 18X DVD±R, 8X DVD+R DL, 8X DVD-R DL, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-R, 32X CD-RW
• Read max: 16X DVD-ROM, 48X CD-ROM
•Supports Labelflash on disc printing (req. Labelflash media)
Media Card Reader 15-in-1 high speed digital media manager supporting the following:

Compact Flash (CF) I, II
IBM Microdrive (MD)
SmartMedia Card (SMC)
Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Stick Duo (MS Duo)
Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO)
Memory Stick PRO Duo (MS PRO Duo)
Secure Digital (SD)
Mini Secure Digital (MiniSD)
Multi Media Card (MMC)
RS Multi Media Card (RS-MMC) (need adapter)
Multi Media Plus Card (MMC Plus)
Multi Media Mobile Card (MMC Mobile)
xD-Picture Card (xD)
Video ATI Radeon HD 2400XT
256 MB discrete video memory
Ports:
Two DVI-I ports
S-Video port
Includes DVI-HDMI and DVI-VGA dongles
Audio Integrated 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition Audio
Network Support Integrated Realtek RTL8201N 10/100 MB LAN
Modem 56K PCIe Data/Fax modem
Power Supply 300 watt
Add-in Card Slots One PCI Express ×16 (graphics interface)
One PCI conventional
Two PCI Express ×1
External Connectors One PS/2 keyboard port
One PS/2 mouse port
One VGA monitor port
Six USB ports (four rear, two front)
One RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port
Eight audio jacks (six rear, two front)
Drive Bays Five total:
Two external 5.25-inch
One external 3.5-inch (with a docking bay for optional Gateway 2.5-inch removable USB hard drive)
Two internal 3.5-inch (hard drive)
Physical Dimensions (H × W × D) 15.6 × 7.2 × 16.1 inches
Weight (Unpackaged) Minimum 23.4 lbs.





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The GT5658E features new quad-core performance from AMD that will transform how you work and play. The AMD Phenom Processor features extreme quad-core power for dominating the latest games, blazing through processor-intensive programs and delivering unparalleled system performance. Experience stunning Video and DirectX 10 support with ATI Radeon HD 2400XT graphics featuring 256MB video Memory and HDMI Output for an immersive visual experience. 3GB memory delivers fast system response for effortless multitasking. transfer photos from your camera
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: How's this deal?

That's not bad at all for $549. It has a decent AMD quad core, a nice amount of memory, a 500GB drive and an HD 2400 XT video card. It's no screamer, but should do well with daily tasks and light gaming.
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That's not bad at all for $549. It has a decent AMD quad core, a nice amount of memory, a 500GB drive and an HD 2400 XT video card. It's no screamer, but should do well with daily tasks and light gaming.
For that price, he can get a nice Core 2 Duo setup.
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I found this deal, and it seems like a pretty good machime for the money. What say you, deal or no deal?
Gateway Quad Core Phenom Desktop with HDMI*

HDMI Output for an immersive visual experience...

$549
$25/Month
If you are not considering financing disregard the following. If you are, please consider this:

Be sure to check the fine print. Quite often you will see very high interest rates on some computer finance offers. Another thing to consider is that while you are paying off a computer it's value drops over time and faster components become available for the same price. In simple English you are much better off saving up your money until you have enough to get what you want than financing, when it comes to computers.
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