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Found this online but I think the power is too low


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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:42 PM

Selected Features:

* Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core processor E5400 [2.7GHz, 2MB L2, 800MHz FSB]
* 3GB DDR2-800MHz SDRAM [2 DIMMs]
* 320GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
* 512MB NVIDIA GeForce G210 [DVI, HDMI, VGA]
* Integrated 7.1 channel sound with front audio ports
* 2 USB, front audio ports
* No speakers
* Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
* Microsoft® Works 9.0
* HP multimedia keyboard and HP optical mouse
* Modem
* LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
* Norton Internet Security™ 2009 - 15 month

Included Features:

* Type: Everday value PC
* Chassis: uATX
* Memory card reader: Optional
* Total memory slots: 2 DIMM
* Ports: 6 USB (2 front, 4 back)
* Audio: Front headphone and mic ports (7.1 speaker capable)
* Total slots: 1 PCIe (x16 graphics), 1 PCI, 2 PCIe (x1)
* Energy Star Qualified: Not applicable
* Power supply: 250 watts <-----
* Storage bay: N/A
* Dimensions: 16.85"(L) x 6.97"(W) x 15.32"(H)
* Modem: Optional
* Network interface: Integrated 10/100Mbps (Ethernet)
* Software kit: HP Pavilion bundle with MediaSmart Software Suite
* Productivity software: Microsoft® Works 9.0
* Movie creation software: muvee Reveal (basic version)
* DVD/CD burner software: Cyberlink DVD Suite Deluxe
* Security software: Norton Internet Security 60-day subscription
* Tools: Desktop icon for built-in desktop Help and Support Center
* Warranty: 1-year limited hardware
* Support: 1-year limited software, 1-year limited hardware support

I tend to play games if you would like to know.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:58 PM

Well...I'm not a gamer...but, if I were, I would never consider buy any system from HP/Gateway/Dell, etc.

The buyer is limited by the imagination of the boxmaker...and the fact that this system was put together with the idea of selling a successor.

You (undoubtedly) wind up with a more upgradeable (important if you game, IMO), flexible system...if you just take the time to do the homework...and put it together yourself.

Re the PSU: Ask yourself...when is the last time you went out and bought a 250-watt PSU? It's been years, yet boxmakers still put them in many of their products.

And the fact is...you don't have to bother with transitioning to Vista (which is on the way out)...you can just install the Windows 7 RC1 for the next 90 days or so, before moving on to the final released product. So...you don't have consider buying an O/S and you don't have to take whatever is offered.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:26 PM

THe games I play don't require a huge use in resources. I normally play the 2004 games. I currently use a Dell laptop to play some games (2001-2003 games) and they run pretty O.K. However I notice the Task manager's performance puts the availible to like 50,000 or lower. I only have a 512 MB of ram and will probably upgrade it to the max which is 1 GB.




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