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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2006, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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What do y'all think of this deal?


I'm thinking of replacing this dinosaur beneath my desk...


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2006, 12:07 PM
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That's not too shabby!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2006, 12:35 PM
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You can get a brand new Dell with a dual core processor and double the hard drive for $50 less. Or for $50 more they'll throw in a 15" monitor. www.dell.com

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2006, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by mardyn

I'm thinking of replacing this dinosaur beneath my desk...


what are you running now???

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2006, 12:58 PM
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Looks like a weiner to me!! That is a pretty good deal.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 07:19 AM
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With that PC you are starting about 3 years behind. Will it run better then what you have already? Maybe...depending what you have.

1. No mention of the speed of the FSB. Probably 800mhz, new PCs have 2 Ghz.
2. No mention of RAM speeds. Probably PC3200, new PCs are like 5400 or something.
3. No mention of a video card...vital.
4. Only 512 Mb of RAM. Sure, you can slap another 512 or 1024 module in there - but by that time you're better off buying a more recent PC with a gig of RAM included...duo core processor....etc
5. 40 Gig drive is on the weak side these days.
6. 2.8 ghz 3 years ago compared to today is a huge difference. This processor is weak.
7. AGP only, new hardware/PCs are PCI-E. A true sign that you would be starting 3 years behind on this one.
8. DVD burners are common place now, don't settle for a CD-RW only.
9. 30 day warranty is crap.
10. For marginally more you can get a 17-19" LCD included on other packages/deals.
11. I'd buy this model refurbed as it is, for 100 maybe.
12. Ah, it does mention video. Audio/video intergrated. Chances are the video also shares RAM. That means if it can suck up 128MB RAM, your 512 all of a sudden is 128MB smaller. Unacceptable IMHO. Also, shared memory video performance is extremely poor.
13. IDE HDD, SATA is the standard now...again, 3 y/o tech.

I'd really pass on this and get something more modern. This is like upgrading from a 1977 model car to a 1985 model car...when it is 2006.

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