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Windows 7: Thinking of Buying a New Computer is This a Good Setup


23 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Thinking of Buying a New Computer is This a Good Setup

I'm thinking of buying a new computer from Dell and was wondering if this was a good hardware setup:

AMD Sempron™ 140 (2.7GHz, 1MB)
AMD Sempron™ 140 (2.7GHz, 1MB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic SP2, 64-Bit
No Monitor- I have one
16X DVD+/-RW Drive
2GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM3 at 1066MHz- 2 DIMMs
320GB4 Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
Integrated ATI Radeon HD4200 Graphics
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

This is the computer I'm thinking of getting: Inspiron 570 Desktop | Dell~~

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23 Mar 2010   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Worth the prize.
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23 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Is it a good setup though?
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23 Mar 2010   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cgrim29588 View Post
Is it a good setup though?
$270. It is indeed a good setup.
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23 Mar 2010   #5

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

depends on what you are doing with it. 2gb of ram is a little low, but doable.

The onboard graphics are not that good for gaming as it wont have its own dedicated RAM. So it will use some of your 2GB of RAM as well. The ATI HD4200 IGP is not as bad though as the Intel IGP....

The motherboard is not listed on the site anywhere so I cant say what it is upgradeable to either.

For a budget PC though, this is not bad.
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23 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
depends on what you are doing with it. 2gb of ram is a little low, but doable.

The onboard graphics are not that good for gaming as it wont have its own dedicated RAM. So it will use some of your 2GB of RAM as well. The ATI HD4200 IGP is not as bad though as the Intel IGP....

The motherboard is not listed on the site anywhere so I cant say what it is upgradeable to either.

For a budget PC though, this is not bad.
I'll use it just for doing my college work and surfing the web. I won't be doing any gaming I'm not the gaming type. I didn't see the motherboard listed either. It is the only price I can pay for a new PC right now. This one is better then the one I have now.
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23 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Bump!
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23 Mar 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For under $300 you do not have a lot of choices. The two things I would not like are the 2GB of RAM (3 or 4 would be better) and the Vista Home basic (Windows7 Home Premium would be better). Here is the best I could find, but it is a bit more expensive: Newegg.com - Recertified: HP Pavilion P6204Y(NY705AAR) Pentium E5400(2.70GHz) 6GB DDR2 750GB Intel GMA 3100 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit=
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23 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I don't have $300 or more to spend right now. 2GB I think will be fine for what I need it the computer for. I will be installing Windows 7 Home Basic on it to replace Vista. I prefer to have a new computer than a re certified/used computer.
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23 Mar 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If I'm not mistaken the HD 4200 comes with the 785G chipset which if Dell aren't the total jerks they can be with that sort of thing, the CPU can be upgraded at a later time if that Sempron doesn't cut it. One thing is even though it is the Sempron in it, it will still run circles around his current computer.

As far as the ram goes, yes 4 GB would be better than the 2 GB it comes with, but again that can be upgraded at a later date (definitely don't want to pay Dell's price for it).
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