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Is this a good computer?


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#1 ThatConfusedMofo

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 08:08 PM

Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-Bit

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-920 Processor(8MB L3 Cache, 2.66GHz)

Memory: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 6 DIMMs

Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB

Hard Drive: 1TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache

Optical Drives Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

Sound Card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

The price is $1200CDN (before taxes) and after taxes $1370.77 from Dell
This seems like a pretty good deal to me, but what do I know? I could really use some advice here. I'm planning on keeping this computer for years (4+). Is this a goodcomputer for gaming (would be be able to run today's games at acceptable speeds?). And feed back would be appreciated.

Also, how are these i7 processors and am I getting good value for this price?

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#2 Sterling14

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:58 AM

I'm not really sure about canadian prices, but it seems like a solid build. If you're going to be playing the latest and greatest games though, that graphics card may be a bit lacking if not now, within a few months. I'm not saying the cards bad, but, especially if you'll be running games at a high resolution, you may not be able to run newer games on the highest settings.

The Corei7 processors are the best out. If you're looking for a great gaming computer, and going to shell out more than a grand, then you should definitely get a Corei7.
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#3 muffler01

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 05:06 AM

price does not matter when your aiming a good computer, I can say its a good computer. Was wondering why are you building that kind o computer? i hope i will have that kind of build up on my pc someday.


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