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Old 02-06-2007, 10:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My friend can get the following computer through work for about $1700. Would this be a better bargain?


Processor
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor E6700 (2.66GHz)

Memory
4GB DDR2-667MHz dual channel SDRAM (4x1024)

Hard Drive
320GB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive

HP Personal Media Drives
160 GB 7200 rpm HP Personal Media Drive

Primary CD/DVD Drive
LightScribe 16X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive

Front Productivity Ports
15-in-1 memory card reader, 3 USB, 1394, audio

Speakers
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers

Networking
802.11 b/g Wireless LAN and 56K data/fax modem

Graphics Card
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 7350LE

Sound Card
Integrated 7.1 channel sound w/front audio ports

Keyboard and Mouse
HP Keyboard, HP Scroller Mouse

Productivity Software
Microsoft(R) Works 8.0

Security Software
Norton Internet Security(TM) 2007 - 15 Months
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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everything is very good but the video card could use an upgrade
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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No, if anything it could use a downgrade becuase you'll want a DX10 card in the near future. His card is fine becuase he can use it to step-up to an 8600 Ultra or 8800GTS later on when the new cards hit full force.

PLus that card is still very fast, I should know as I own one.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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oh ok ya your right just wait for money for a dx10 card
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
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uh wait, what? are you guys talking about my build? or the system i just asked about?
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