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Old 07-24-2006, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone im looking to upgrade to a new PC.

Since I live in Canada I was looking at futureshop computers and found this one HP AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Dual Core 2.2GHz Media Center Computer (M7560N)

The Specs are:

WebID: 10076584
Mfr. Part Number: EX505AA#ABA
Processor Type AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Dual Core
Processor Speed 2.2GHz
RAM 2GB PC4200 DDR SDRAM (Exp. to 4GB)
Hard Drive 300GB (7200RPM) Serial ATA
Optical Drives DL 16X DVD+/-RW With Lightscribe
Graphics Card GeForce 6150 With 256MB Shared
Available Expansion Bays 1 HP Personal Media Drive
Available Expansion Slots 1 x PCI
Cache 2 x 512KB L2
Disk Drive No
Fax/Modem 56K Modem
I/O Ports See The Features Section
Included Software See The Features Section
Monitor Included? No
Network Card 10/100 Ethernet
Other Control Devices HP Multimedia Keyboard & Optical Mouse
Preloaded Operating System Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Sound Card Integrated Audio, 6 Speaker Configurable
Speakers No
System Bus 2000MHz
Warranty 1 Year Limited Hardware

FEATURES:

* I/O Ports: 6 x USB 2.0 (2 front, 4 back), 2 x Firewire (IEEE 1394, 1 front, 1 back), 9-in-1 Memory Card Reader, Composite Video, S-Video And Audio Inputs, VGA Out TV Tuner
* Included Software: Microsoft Works 8, Microsoft Money, Quicken 2006 (US Edition), Adobe Reader 7.0, Sonic DigitalMedia Plus, DVD Play, Norton Internet Security (60 Days Updates), Microsoft Office Student & Teacher Edition (60 Day Trial)

Cost is $1149 canadian.

What do you all think of this PC?

How well could it handle the newer PC games?

Thanks
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats really good for gaming go for it how much is 1149 canadian translated to USD
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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GeForce 6150 With 256MB Shared is not a graphics card, it is onboard graphics.

If you plan on playing games, you're going to need to get a graphics card to go in it.

That computer will have a PCI-E slot.
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