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Noo 'puter

Posted 04-06-2009 at 11:27 AM by brianL

Well, I finally got round to getting (ordering, anyway) my new computer today. Getting it from the same local shop/firm where I got my present desktop and laptop. I haven't really studied the hardware side much, but it sounds pretty good to me. Here are some details:

* AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+ DualCore Processor (3 years manufacturers warranty), can be up-graded, see below.
* System is built around the quality ASRock N61P-S motherboard (2 years manufacturers warranty).
* Colors-It 2003 ATX midi-tower case with 450watt PSU, this case can be upgraded, see below.
* 1GB of 240pin DDR II 240pin branded memory, can be up-graded upto 8Gb, see below.
* 160GB Maxtor SATA II hard drive (3 years manufacturers warranty), can be upgraded upto 500gb, see below.
* 20X Dual Layer DVD +/-ReWriter Drive. It will also play and record CD/CD-RW, all in the same drive.
* 10/100 LAN network connection and USB II connections (2 USB front and 4 back).
* This comes with integrated nVidia 6100 graphics with upto 256mb of shared memory.
* PCi-Express slot for future graphic upgrades, see below.
* Realtek 6.1 surround sound output (ALC888 Audio Codec).
* Windows Vista ready with Direct X 9.
* Bare Bones Machine "no operating system". VISTA or XP operating systems available if required see below.

I'm having it with no OS installed, RAM upgraded to 4 GB, and a floppy drive fitted (never know when them critters might come in handy). I should get it in two or three days.
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    I would appreciate any comments on the above system from those who know something about hardware.
    Posted 04-06-2009 at 06:15 PM by brianL brianL is offline


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