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Old 07-20-2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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Default Need help with buying new PC

Heey guys, I just joined this terrific forum, and I have a question for everyone.

I'm currently trying to buy a new pc, since my laptop is just incredibly bad, and I really dunno how good this one i've been looking at is?

Here are the specs.

Base Features
Processor Type AMD Phenom X4 Quad Core 9150e
Processor Speed 1.8GHz
RAM 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM (Exp. to 8GB)
Hard Drive Speed/Capacity 500GB SATA 7200RPM
Optical Drives Super Multi DVD Burner
Graphics NVIDIA GEForce 6150 SE
Pre-loaded Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit w/ SP1
Dedicated Video Memory Yes
Shared Video Memory Yes - Up To 1343MB
TV Tuner No
Video Memory 128MB
HDCP Compliant No
Native Screen Resolution Not Applicable
Screen Size/Type Not Applicable
Audio Output High Definition Audio
Digital Input No
Digital Output No
Integrated Microphone No
Line Out Yes, Back
Line-In input Yes, Back
Microphone Input Yes, Front
Sound Card nVIDIA nForce 430
Speaker Wattage Not Applicable
Speakers Not Included
Ethernet Port 10/100Base-T
Integrated Bluetooth No
Integrated WiFi 802.11g
Card Reader 15-In-1 Memory Card Reader
Component Output No
Composite Output No
DVI Output No
E-SATA Yes, Back
FireWire (IEEE 1394) 1 Front, 1 Back
Keyboard Multimedia
Modem No
Mouse Optical
Remote No
S-Video Output No
USB 2.0 2 Front, 4 Back
VGA Output No
Webcam No
Computing Features
Available AGP Slots Not Applicable
Available Hard Drive Bays See The Features Section
Available Memory Slots 4 Total (Occupied)
Available Optical Bays 2 External 5.25" (1 Available)
Available PCI Slots 1 PCI (Available)
Available PCI-E Slots See The Features Section
Power Supply Not Provided By Manufacturer
Processor Cache 2MB L2, 2MB L3
Removable Storage No
System Bus 1GHz
Loaded Software 1 HP MediaSmart Software Suite
Loaded Software 2 Cyberlink DVD Suite Deluxe
Loaded Software 3 Microsoft Works 9
Loaded Software 4 Adobe Reader 8
Operating System Language English
Product Features
Tower Depth 41.35 cm
Tower Height 38.70 cm
Tower Width 17.50 cm
Warranty Labour 90 Days Limited
Warranty Parts 90 Days Limited
Tower Weight 9.98 kg

[spoiler] * AMD Phenom X4 9150e processor delivers speed, power, and performance for your most demanding applications
* Get powerful 64-bit performance with 4GB system memory
* A 500GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive stores up to 104,000 songs or 83,000 photos
* The SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe technology lets you create DVDs
* Wireless LAN 802.11b/g wireless connectivity simplifies your home networking
* The front-panel 15-in-1 memory card reader makes it easy to transfer digital photos and other files between your PC and a variety of peripheral devices
* Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition with Service Pack 1 delivers premier performance, reliability, and enhanced security
* Available PCI-E Slots: 2 PCI Express x1 (1 Available), 1 PCI Express x16 (Available)
* Available Internal Hard Drive Bays: 1 External 3.5" (Available), 2 Internal 3.5" (1 Available)

Please Note: This product only contains English operating instructions and system software. In this context GB or Gigabytes refers to 1 Billion Bytes. The actual formatted capacity will be less.


This computer is an HP, and it's 499$ canadian, refurbished.

I'm a gamer, and this terrible acer laptop is doing me no good,
I'm wondering how this new HP pc will hold up with gaming? about what is the maximum I can play on this? I've been wanting to try playing games from the 360 console, etc, which have pretty good graphics, so is this PC capable of even running these games?

Thanks alot guys, and I really hope to hear back.

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Old 07-20-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: Need help with buying new PC

starcraft would work fine on that

no, it will not be running x box games

the graphics will not keep up and even the processor speed looks slow

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Old 07-21-2009, 02:43 AM   #3
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You're sure? Because currently this terrible laptop, with only dualcore+ 1gb ram, and an embarassment for a graphics card can run games such as spore/WoW, so Would this new pc not be able to run much better games? =\
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: Need help with buying new PC

what is your spending range... i may have something youre looking for the specs are below

-3.0 core2duo processor

-aftermarket cpu fan (thermaltake)

-Asus P5QE Motherboard (Driver CD Included)

-8 Gigabytes of ddr2 RAM (memory)

-1000 Gigabyte Hard Drive

-3 DVD Burners

-700 Watt Power Supply

-Card Reader on front for digital camera cards and SD storage

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ XLR8 High Performance ED. Graphics card (driver CD included)

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