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Old 11-29-2009, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help buying computer

Hey everyone,
I like do a lot of image processing and watch HD videos. Right now I am using
a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor 3600+ 2.00GHz with 2.5 GB Ram

My video card is NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS

RIght now I have to watch HD videos with all post processing off and VLC on "Hurry up" so the video can keep up with the sound (looks pretty bad).. Loading my RAW image files is pretty slow too.. I think I get by because I am patient but would like a lot better performance.

I am looking at this Acer Aspire AM3802-U9062 at Acer | Aspire AM3802-U9062 Desktop Computer | PT.SCR02.009 | B&H
Here are the specs.(it may be easier just to click the link)

So does everyone think this will get the job done? I am very cheap so hopefully I can get this computer as a gift but the price of this on this one is pretty much as high as I want to go..
I would love all feedback. Thank you.

Processor2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8300
CacheL2: 4MB
System Bus1333MHz
MemorySlots: 4x DIMM
Installed: 8GB (4x2GB)
Graphics DisplaynVIDIA GeForce GT220 with 1GB discrete video memory
Storage and Expansion
Hard DriveBays: 3x
Installed: 1x 1TB 5400rpm Hard Drive
Type: SATA
Optical Drive16x-speed SuperMulti DVD Burner
Bay Expansion3x Internal 3.5" (1x Occupied)
2x External 5.25" (1x Occupied)
PCI Expansion1x PCI Express x16 (Occupied)
1x PCI Express x1
2x PCI (1x Occupied)
Ports8x USB 2.0 (4x Front, 4x Rear)
1x FireWire-400
2x PS/2
Display1x DVI
1x VGA
Audio1x 1/8" Headphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mic-In
6x 1/8" (3.5mm) 7.1 Output
1x Optical S/PDIF
Video1x HDMI
Memory Card SlotMulti-in-one card reader supporting CompactFlash Type I and II, CF+ Microdrive, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCmobile, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, miniSD Card, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
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