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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Help on PC purchase

Anyone,
I'm in the process of purchasing a PC, and thougt I'd ask if this would be a good deal. Did not include the company, but here are the specs and price/including shipping. Basic usage will be photo editing/storage, playing music and backing up the little DVDs I have. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thx in advance,

Specs:
Mid Tower Black ATX Case with 450W Power Supply
17 Inch flat panel LCD monitor
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
2048MB DDR II Memory
250GB Serial ATA 7200 RPM
No Second Hard Drive
Mitsumi FA402A 7 in 1 Media Drive (1.44 Floppy and CF/MD/SM/SD/MMC/MS Card reader)
18X Dual Layer (8.5GB)Multi Format DVD Burner and 16X DVD ROM (2 Drives)
NO Modem
On Board 10/100/1000 Network Card
Microsoft Internet Keyboard and Optical Mouse
Intel® High Definition Audio subsystem
Nvidia GeForce 7100 with Turbo Cache support 512MB
Speakers Creative SBS 5800
Microsoft Windows XP Home

Price: $1257.85

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 11:26 AM
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i'd say that is a fair price if you are getting some kind of (at least a year long) warranty and tech support... but if you know how to do things yourself, 1250 bucks is definately overkill for "photo editing/storage, playing music and backing up the little DVDs"


you could put together something more suitable for half that price


that setup will do ALOT more than just photo/video editing, hell i'd have to say its a full blown gamer



my opinion of course, lets see what someone else says
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 12:21 PM
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Looks like a pretty decent price, and I agree with buz, in that it being overkill for what you want to do with it. However I like overkill so it's all good...
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 12:31 PM
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 01:18 PM
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waaaaaaaay overkill.. dont waste your money if those are in fact the only things you plan on doing with the computer. you can spend half that and still have an excellent media editing platform.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 01:21 PM
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seems fair to me. Better to go with overkill than have to keep upgrading


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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks All!!

Guess I should've mentioned that I might be performing some CAD tasks in the future from home, and thought this machine would help. Also plan on doing some personal video editing.
I know it might be over-kill, but I fricken hate waiting on anything to process within an allocated time. I'm usually running 3-4 processes at a time with my current PC, and it can't handle jack (probably because it's 5+ years old...lol) I'll keep listening to your great opinions before I make a decision. I'll also post up what I decided to do.
Thx a Bunch,
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-26-2007, 01:19 PM
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For the 1299 that you are spending, and the fact that you want to get into video editing. Pick up a 17 inch iMac. You wont regret it.
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