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New Computer Advice....

brookba asked
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26

I am in the process of purchasing a new computer... I found this computer on eBay and was wondering if it was a good deal and if not where could I purchase a high quality PC for low price...


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Top Expert 2012
That's not a bad deal, and the cpu is a good one.  1GB of RAM, the DVD burner and the surround sound are good pluses.  Go for it!

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For the money, that appears to be a pretty good system.  Espeically since the operating system is included.    You have not however specified what you want to use the computer for???

Offhand, for a general-purpose computer (internet, local office applications, movies, audio/video etc)- it seems GREAT.   If you are considering using this computer for some of the latest games--   there it might be a little weak- as it's an older Athlon processor, not an nForce motherboard, and medium-level graphics.

I would have to agree with Caseybea, however, the OS is not included...it's an available upgrade like the video cards and the monitor.  I'm also a little wary about the on-board graphics and sound.  Mirage 2 graphics is ideal 2D graphics and is compliant only up to DirectX 8.1, so higher graphics programs or games will require a video card upgrade.  You might also want to know what the brand and model of the motherboard is.

You want an advice go for Intel cpu it's better than AMD
Top Expert 2012

>You want an advice go for Intel cpu it's better than AMD

What an insane statement - the Celeron-D doesn't compare to an Athlon64 of the same speed rating: http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=2038&p=1

The new Core2 Duo is another story, but it isn't in the same price category.

I agree with you Callandor.  The Celeron processor is Pentium's low end processor not designed to handle a lot of mathematical processing that's used in your multimedia applications.


Thanks guys...  i purchased it in the end, thanks for your help. Hopefully it proves to be a good buy! ;)

Let us know-- especially since you've now coughed up $$$ based on our advice...!   -kcb
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