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Old 12-17-2008, 13:24   #1
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Is this computer a good deal? plz help

AMD 4200+ dual core computer - $220 ]


selling my old computer. it has:
AMD Athlon X2 dual core 2.2 ghz
Geforce 7800 GS video card 256mb
Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 motherboard upgradeable to AM2
Wireless N network card
3GB ram
Two dvdrw drives
250gb sata hard drive
550 watt power supply
Antec Case
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Old 12-17-2008, 14:27   #2
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Are you buying it out of the back of a van?
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Old 12-17-2008, 16:02   #3
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Power supply seems a bit on the low side for those specs.. but it should be OK. If anything, the rig is cheap enough you can buy a good one and install. I'd also question where you're getting this, as that price seems almost to good. Make sure all software is legit, etc.

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Old 12-17-2008, 19:17   #4
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AMD 4200+ dual core computer - $220 ]


selling my old computer. it has:

AMD Athlon X2 dual core 2.2 ghz
Geforce 7800 GS video card 256mb
Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 motherboard upgradeable to AM2
Wireless N network card
3GB ram
Two dvdrw drives
250gb sata hard drive
550 watt power supply
Antec Case
I would think that isn't a bad price at all. If anything a touch low.
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Old 12-17-2008, 20:32   #5
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OH! I'm sorry, his horrible grammar/lack of any complete sentences threw me off.
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Old 12-17-2008, 22:18   #6
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The one I was talking about was on craigslist. I found this one at walmart that looks good for $398 what do you think?
Compaq Presario SR5633WM-B Desktop PC w/ Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor E2200
Compaq wf1907 19" widescreen LCD monitor with built-in stereo speakers
2.2 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core Desktop Processor E2220
2 GB of DDR2 system memory
320 GB hard drive, 7200 rpm
SuperMulti DVD+/-RW drive with double-layer and LightScribe support
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition with Service Pack 1
Here is a link to the mother board specks. That is my biggest concer because i want to upgrade it in the future.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=3746049

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Home Premium, 2gigs of Ram?...

It has a PCI x16 slot, so when you're ready to get off the onboard graphics, you can. I personally hate Compaq (long story, but suffice to say a problem I had w/ a 400mhz Compaq is what inspired me to learn to build)...

Other than the 2gigs of Ram, I don't see a huge problem. I'd like to see it at 4gigs, but thats just me. You could easily upgrade after buying, as at $398, thats a pretty smokin deal.

I think I'd jump on it, rather than the craigslist computer.

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Old 12-18-2008, 00:20   #8
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Thanks for the info. There is a emachines with the same specs. Should I get that instead? I was thinking the same thing about the the graphics card and ram. Just upgrade it later.
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Thanks for the info. There is a emachines with the same specs. Should I get that instead? I was thinking the same thing about the the graphics card and ram. Just upgrade it later.
Emachines is a step below Compaq in my opinion... I'd get the Compaq...

YMMV.

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Emachines is a step below Compaq in my opinion... I'd get the Compaq...

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Emachines are throw-away PC's. They are good for a couple of years then toss 'em. I have a couple of Compaq's that are still running after many years.
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