KnuckKkaz is broke so I have come to the realization that I will NOT be getting a new PC anytime soon.. So I'ma have to do with what I got now... LUCKILY these were all FREE.. I have ans HP dc7800 gathering dust in the corner of my room along with 2 17" skinny monitors..
HOW CAN I GET THE MOST OUTTA THIS COMPUTER ???
Computer: HP dc7800 Small Form Factor
Here is what I want in order of WANT/NEED:
1. Be able to RUN dual monitor setup
2. Be able to comfortable run Adobe CS3 products or HIGHER if possible, CS4, CS5, CS6.
3. Run Autodesk Maya 2008
4. Play Computer games?
What ALL can I do to make this the most UPDGRADEABLE possible?
Please let me know what you all think and your recommendations...
ReALLY, REALLY Appreciate it!
6.HP Standard Keyboard (PS/2 or USB) or HP USB Smartcard Keyboard 2. Rear I/O: (6) USB 2.0, (1) standard serial port, (1) optional serial port, (1) parallel port, (2) PS/2, (1) RJ-45, (1) VGA, (1) audio in, (1) audio out 7. (1) 3.5" external bay for optional HP 16-in-1 Media Card Reader, diskette drive, or other 3.5" device 3. (1) low profile PCI slot, (2) low profile PCI Express x1 slot, (1) low profile PCI Express x16 (ADD2/SDVO) slot; (2) full-height PCI slots optional (require PCI riser card)* 8. (1) 5.25" external bay for optional optical drive, or other 5.25" device (bay tilts up for device removal and insertion) 9. (1) 3.5" internal bay 4. Front I/O: (2) USB 2.0, headphone and microphone 10. 240-watt or 240-watt 80 PLUS® power supply, 80% efficient, Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) 5. 2-Button Optical Scroll Mouse (PS/2 or USB)
Fast facts HP product rating Performance Expandability Operating system installed Genuine Windows Vista® Business 32-bit,
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 64-bit,
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic 32-bit,
FreeDOS Processor Intel® Celeron® Processor 420 (1.60 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB) or Intel® Pentium® Dual Core E2160 / E2180 / E2200 / E5200 (1.80 to 2.50 GHz, 1 to 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB) or Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4500 / E4600 / E6550 / E6750 / E6850 / E7200 / E7300 / E8200 / E8300 / E8400 / E8500 (2.20 to 3.16 GHz, 2 to 6 MB L2 cache, 800 to 1333 MHz FSB) or Intel® Core™2 Quad Q6600 / Q6700 / Q9300 (2.40 to 2.66 GHz, 2 to 8 MB L2 cache, 1066 to 1333 MHz FSB) Cache 512 KB, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 or 8 MB L2 cache Processor front side bus 800, 1066 or 1333 MHz Front Side Bus Chipset Intel® Q35 Express Memory slots 4 DIMM Memory Upgrade Expandable to 8 GB through four industry-standard DIMM slots Maximum memory 8 GB DDR2-Synch DRAM Internal drives Internal hard disk drive 80, 160 or 250 GB SATA 3.0GB/s 7200rpm with NCQ; optional dual drive RAID Hard disk drive speed 7200 rpm Hard disk controller SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal drive bays 1 internal 3.5 inch External drive bays 1 external 5.25 inch, 1 external 3.5 inch Optical drives SATA DVD-ROM Drive, SATA SuperMulti LightScribe DVD Writer Drive Flexible disk drive Optional 1.44 MB Diskette Drive System features Chassis Type Small Form Factor Graphic Subsystem Name Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 Video adapter, bus PCI Express™ x16 Video adpater driver Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and Microsoft® Windows® Vista® Enterprise Video adapter features 3D/2D Controller: support is fully compliant with Microsoft® standard API such as Microsoft DirectX®9, DirectXVA®, VMR9, GDI/GDI+; OpenGL® 1.4.; Integrated VGA Controller; integrated 400 MHz RAMDAC; 400 MHz Controller Clock Speed; Overlay Planes: Single overlay support with 5x3 filtering; Maximum Color Depth: 32 bits/pixel; Multi-display Support: 2 displays can be supported via the motherboard's VGA connectors and DVI ADD2 card Graphic Subsystem Video Card Memory Graphics memory is shared with system memory. Graphics memory usage can vary from 8 to 256 MB depending on the amount of system memory installed and system load Graphic Subsystem Video Card Resolution Maximum Vertical Refresh Rate: 85 Hz at up to 1920x1440, 75 Hz at 2048x1536 Internal audio Integrated High Definition audio with ADI1884 codec, 3D audio compliant with AC'97 Rev. 2.3, internal PC speaker Fax/Modem description Optional Agere 56K PCI Modem Network interface Integrated Intel® 82566DM Gigabit Network Connection Network cards Optional Intel® Pro 1000 PT PCIe Gigabit NIC Available LAN Drivers Microsoft® Windows® Vista®, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 External I/O ports Rear: 6 USB 2.0, 1 serial port, 1 optional serial port, 1 parallel port, 2 PS/2, 1 RJ-45, 1 VGA, audio in/out; Front: 2 USB 2.0, audio ports Pre-installed software Optional preloaded software, only for certain configurations: HP Total Care Advisor, PDF Complete, Computrace for Desktops, Verdiem Surveyor agent, InterVideo WinDVD 5.0, Microsoft® Office 2007 Basic, Microsoft® Office 2007 Professional, Microsoft® Office 2007 Small Business, Microsoft Internet Explorer with Google Toolbar Software included On some models only (not included with FreeDOS): HP ProtectTools Security Solutions, HP OpenView Configuration Management Solutions Agent, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, HP Insight Diagnostics (available via HP Backup and Recovery Manager), HP Client Foundation Suite (HP Client Manager, HP Systems Insight Manager, Altiris Local Recovery Pro Connector, Altiris Inventory Solution, Altiris Deployment Solution), HP Client Premium Suite (HP Client Manager, HP Systems Insight Manager Connector, HP OpenView Connector, Altiris Connector Solution, Altiris Local Recovery Pro, Altiris Audit Express, Altiris Client Management Suite Level 1), Computer Setup Utility, McAfee AntiVirus trial version, Roxio Easy Media Creator 9.0 Keyboard HP Standard Keyboard (PS/2 or USB) or HP USB Smartcard Keyboard Keyboard dimensions (metric) 16.3 x 45.8 x 2.5 cm Pointing device HP PS/2 2-Button Optical Scroll Mouse or HP USB 2-Button Optical Scroll Mouse Security Management Integrated 1.2 TPM Embedded Security Chip (except for Russia), Optional HP Business PC Security Lock, Optional HP USB Biometric Fingerprint Reader Physical security Optional Kensington Lock, Optional Solenoid Hood Lock / Sensor Non-Operating Altitude 9,144 m Weight 8.5 kg Operating temperature range 10° to 35° C Dimensions (w x d x h) 33.7 x 37.8 x 10.0 cm Power Features Operating Voltage Range: 90 – 264 VAC; Rated Voltage Range: 100 – 240 VAC; Rated Line Frequency: 50/60 Hz; Operating Line Frequency Range: 47 – 63 Hz; Rated Input Current: 4.0 A; Rated Input Current 80 Plus: 3.5 A; Current Leakage (NFPA 99): < 275 µA; System Heat Dissipation: Typical 198 btu/hr (50 kg-cal/hr) Maximum 1260 btu/hr (318 kg-cal/hr); System Heat Dissipation 80 Plus: Typical 150 btu/hr (38 kg-cal/hr), Maximum 1024 btu/hr (258 kg-cal/hr; Power Supply Fan: 80 mm variable speed, Power Consumption in ES Mode – Suspend to RAM (S3) (Instantly Available PC): <2.7 W Storage temperature range (Celsius) -30 to 60° C Operating Humidity Range 10 to 90% RH Power consumption 240 watts maximum Non-Operating Humidity 5 to 95% RH Operating altitude 3,048 m Power requirements Input voltage 90 – 264 / 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 47 – 63 Hz, active PFC (80% High Efficiency) Warranty Protected by HP Services, including a 3-3-3 standard warranty delivering 3 years of parts and 3 year of both labour and on-site repair. 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