$1000 to buy a new computer, need some help!

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littleriver

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As stated got $1000 to play with and want a new computer.

Wife is starting to get into the making movies, viewing pictures thing on the computer so would need enough speed and space for that.

I would prefer a 19" flat screen, but i guess 17" would suffice.

Other than that no real special needs!

Thanks for the time, and looking forward to the responses!

LR
 
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Hello littleriver. You can get a very powerful machine for approx $1000!.
I would go to dell first---configure one exactly like you want , and then check retail stores for comparision. Here is a system that sounds like what you want ---19'' flatscreen--good sound system, memory, large HD , and a good processor. Free shipping too.
A good deal with a 19" flat screen.
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
XPS 400 Qty 1
Pentium® D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB), Genuine Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition Unit Price $1,069.00
No Interest for 18 months on XPS Systems when using Dell Preferred Account!
Limited Time Offer! View Details


Catalog Number: 29
Module Description Show Details
XPS 400 Pentium® D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB)
Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition
Memory 512MB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz - 2DIMMs
Keyboard Dell USB Keyboard
Monitors FEATURED UPGRADE!! 19 inch E193FP Analog Flat Panel
Video Cards 128MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon X300 SE HyperMemory
Hard Drives 160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
Floppy Drive and Media Reader No Floppy Drive Included
Mouse Dell® 2-button USB mouse
Network Interface Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Modem 56K PCI Data Fax Modem
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0
CD or DVD Drive Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 48x CD-RW Drive
Sound Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Speakers Dell A525 30 Watt 2.1 Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer
Office Software (not included in Windows XP) No Productivity Suite - Corel WordPerfect® word processor only
Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) McAfee SecurityCenter with VirusScan, Firewall, Spyware Removal, 15-months
Hardware Warranty 1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr HW Warranty Support
Home PC Installation No Installation
Dial-Up Internet Access 6 Months of America Online Membership Included
Miscellaneous Award Winning Service and Support
Financial Software (Preinstalled) No QuickBooks package selected- Includes limited use trial
Operating System Backup & Recovery PC Restore recovery system by Symantec
Dell Digital Entertainment Starter Entertainment Pack -Basic digital Music, Photo, and Casual Gaming

TOTAL:$1,069.00

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Configure one for you, Check it out , and then compare with Bestbuy --Circuitcity ---HP ect.
Link >http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsdt_400?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
As far as software , much can loaded for free, good stuff--- antivius---even some office apps ect-- that would also be a consideration.
I would be happy with a system like this!
Good luck shopping. >f
 
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If you went with a regular XP machine, then bought your own PVR-150mce tuner from newegg, and win MCE, you'd probably do better with the price.

PC makers seem to up the price quite a bit when the "media center" bit comes into play.
 

littleriver

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Thanks for the replys!

I would have to buy everything with the computer, I doubt I could add anything myself, but thanks for the thought!

LR
 
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littleriver said:
Thanks for the replys!

I would have to buy everything with the computer, I doubt I could add anything myself, but thanks for the thought!

LR
The system Fidelista specked out looks good to me---that dual core processor will help tremendously with the video editing. Just make sure you add a second hard drive. The master doesn't have to be that big--the slave is the one you want to be really big
 
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