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Posted 05 September 2008 - 01:40 AM
Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:05 AM
Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:09 AM
1) good price on it.
2)any computer will hook up to a hdtv. If its an old HDTV it might require buying cables/adapters but its still possible. All the newer ones are coming with PC-input (the little blue AVG plug that is going between your monitor and video card now) But they are right, the quality difference *if there is one* was unnoticable to me at least.
3)The small case. If that's what you're looking for, great. Just be aware that upgrading will either be hard, or impossible. Also unless it has excellent airflow, heat may cause you problems
4)The video card, if you use a lot of graphic intensive programs, like games, video editing, modelling etc, it will choke. For general purposes you'll be fine, just be aware of what you're getting.
Overall sounds like a pretty decent lil all-purpose machine. And if it fits your needs, it rivals the price of building it yourself.
Posted 05 September 2008 - 02:04 PM
Posted 05 September 2008 - 02:28 PM
This is a decent price for what you're getting, I do suggest a beefier graphics card such as a 9800 GT or even the 9800 GTX. The problem is the size of the case, many of the newer graphics cards (including the ones I suggested) and several upgrades will not fit into that small of a case. Also, with 4 GB of RAM you will need Vista 64-bit in order to use all of it. Otherwise, you're limited to less than 3.5 GB of RAM for Vista to use.
Edited by tkim113, 05 September 2008 - 02:28 PM.
Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:22 PM
Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:26 PM
hm the ram thing is interesting. thank you
In order for Windows to use all 4 GB of RAM, 64-bit Vista must be used. If you use 32-bit Vista, you will have 3.5 GB or less of memory for the PC to use. This is due to memory addressing which is necessary in a 32-bit environment. In a 64-bit environment, you can use far more RAM. Here's a link from Microsoft that can help and a Wikipedia article that is very informative about the issue. The GeForce 8200 is an integrated graphics card. For general tasks, such as internet browsing and word processing, this is enough. For gaming, you will want a more powerful card such as the one I suggested. Because you have a small case, a powerful graphics card will not fit. Some graphics cards are between nine and ten inches long.
Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:37 PM
Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:36 PM
well this is factory made computer so as long as i dont install additional parts (which i dont plan to) i should be fine.
I'm not a gamer...but I would think that smaller cases would be an invitation to either a lot of cooling devices...or disaster due to overheating. How are you planning to cool things?
I just don't see any advantage to having a small, compact case. It limits every function/expansion that you might want to incorporate...next week, next month...and it's not healthy for system components.
I think that laptops prove the disadvantages of close and cramped...every day.
Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:20 PM
Edited by smurfgod, 05 September 2008 - 09:24 PM.
Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:57 PM
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