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Middle of the line PC not going to build it. Advice?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by StumpedTechy, Aug 2, 2006.

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  1. StumpedTechy

    StumpedTechy Thread Starter

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    Okay I need to buy a middle of the line PC for a family member - I don't like building these myself cause I like to be able to just have them call the mfgr.

    You think this is a good choice?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16883107030

    I don't see anything glaringly wrong it has a PCIe 16 if they decide later they want to go a little higher end with graphics I want to be able to add it... Only going single core processor because this won't be a multitasking/rendering computer. (I don't think they know the meaning of the term multiple open applications)

    I am not familiar with Media center though... Any thoughts on this OS? I mya just buy a license of XP pro and toss it on since they won't be using all that OEM propritary bloat software anyways as I have them hooked on OpenOffice.

    Budget is around 600$ for the system. I am not stuck on HP but am against Dells and Gateways and E-Machines just from past experiences.
     
  2. seekermeister

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    I really have no usable advice, because the only over-the-counter machines that I ever have had were either Gateway or HP, and I would never have either again.
     
  3. StumpedTechy

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    I use/support HP regularly at work and have no qualms with them. I don't want this to turn into a bashing thread just a "nah don't get this because of X spec or Y spec" or "this one is really good I just got it and X or Y spec is better than what you linked."
     
  4. StumpedTechy

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    Shameless bump - comeon guys I know you have opinions :p
     
  5. Jones

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    Seems okay to me. For the intended purpose, it should be more than enough.

    :)
     
  6. imidiot

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    stay away from compaq. had one that spent more time at the shop then on my desk. have emachine going on 5 years now. no problems at all. just email, searching, reading news. not into heavy gaming. still doing fine.
     
  7. accat13

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    The ati intergraded graphics are pretty good. I'm on my second board with them and they haven't failed me yet.(my p5rd1-v is being RMA'd not graphics related)I don't think the average user will need to update the graphics for a long time....
     
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