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Old 06-01-2007, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Going to build a PC for college but....

I need your help. I'm going to use the HP-Pavilion 4600 as a building guide since it looks like a good computer. The only thing those stats don't mention is the power supply, mother board, cooling fan, the type of case and the network card. I need your help picking those parts for me. But this is what I'm looking at.

Product Details
Product Height 15"
Product Width 7.2"
Product Weight 24 lbs.
Product Depth 17"
Processor Brand AMD Athlon(TM) 64 X2
Processor Speed 2.4GHz
System Bus 2000MHz
Cache Memory 512KB + 512KB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM) 2GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To 4GB
Type of Memory (RAM) PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive Type Serial ATA (7200 rpm)
Hard Drive Size 320GB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
Video Memory 128MB; up to 399MB (allocated by Windows Vista)
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) No
TV Tuner No
Audio High-definition (8-speaker configurable)
Modem 56 Kbps*
*Capable of receiving 56 Kbps downloads. However, current regulations limit download speed to 53 Kbps.
Network Card Built-in 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Recordable DVD Drive Yes, double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Recordable DVD Drive Speeds 8x DVD+R DL; 4x DVD-R DL; 16x8x16 DVD+RW; 16x6x16 DVD-RW; 5x DVD-RAM; 40x32x40 CD-RW
Direct-Disc Labeling Yes
Digital Media Reader or Slots Yes, digital media card reader
Total Expansion Bays External: 1 (3.5"), 2 (5.25"); Internal: 1 (3.5")
Available Expansion Bays External: 1 (5.25")
Total Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DIMM
Available Expansion Slots 2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DIMM
USB 2.0 Ports 6 (2 front, 4 rear)
IEEE 1394 Ports 2 (1 front, 1 rear)
S-Video Outputs None
Additional Audio/Video Connectors Microphone, line-in, line-out, rear/side speaker-out, center (subwoofer), digital audio out
Serial Ports None
Parallel Ports None
Game Ports None
If there is anything you suggest to be different, let me know. Thanks

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Just give us a budget, and we'll figure out the best bang for your buck system.


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