Getting a new PC...

Discussion in 'Console & PC Gaming' started by vanden9, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. vanden9

    vanden9 Member

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    Hey guys I havent been on these forums in ages... So far I not likeing the new UI.Hope I can get used to it...

    But anyway a little while ago I got a new PC...

    HP Pavilion Elite m9300z customizable Desktop PC

    * Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
    * FREE Quad UPGRADE! AMD Phenom(TM) 9550 quad-core processor (2.2GHz)
    * FREE UPGRADE to 3GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM from 2GB
    * FREE UPGRADE! 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300, DVI-I, VGA adapter, HDMI
    * 640GB RAID 0 (2 x 320GB SATA HDDs) - performance
    * 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN card

    * LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
    * 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, 1394, video, audio
    * ATSC-NTSC TV tuner with PVR, FM tuner, remote
    * None (Integrated 7.1 channel sound w/ front audio ports)
    * Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
    * Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 - 15 month
    * Logitech X-530 speakers (5.1)
    * HP wireless keyboard and HP wireless optical mouse
    * HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope
    • TV Tuner, HP Media Drive bays, HP Easy Backup Button included
    • Total memory slots: 4 DIMM
    • 15 in 1 memory card reader, video ports front and back
    • 6 USB (2 front, 4 back), 2 IEEE 1394 (1 front, 1 back), 2 PS/2
    • Front headphone, line-in, mic (7.1 speaker capable using front ports)
    • 1 PCI Express (x16) graphics slot, graphics card included
    • 2 PCI, 1 PCI Express (x1) total expansion slots
    • 350 Watt power supply
    • Modem or wireless card
    • Integrated Ethernet (LAN) port
    FREE SPORE™ video game
    • One-year limited hardware warranty. One-year limited software support.
    Total Cost 600+tax.
    So far I been very happy with it..Runs Linux like a dream with out of the box support from most distros. and all the extras I got with it are get..It was one of those spend a 1,000 and get 400 off.... So I opted for the 640 gb HDD,5.1 Speackers,Wifi.Wireless keyboard and mouse.

    Even with a 9300 it seems to run all the games I want.Aside from crysis.

    But alot of people are saying that cpu is a joke...Now this cpu has loaded everything I thrown at it... and am very happy with it performances.

    Now I do have a 21 return setup with Hp... So it not to late from me to return it.(They even cover the shipping)

    But a few days ago I made a new system...

    Components

    * • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
    * • Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q9300
    * • 2GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (2x1024)
    * • 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300 and TV Tuner Card/PVR
    * • FREE UPGRADE to 640GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s, two drives (2x320GB) from 500GB
    * • 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN card
    * • LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
    * • 15-in-1 memory card reader, 1394, 2 USB, audio
    * • None (Integrated 7.1 channel sound w/ front audio ports)
    * • Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
    * • No additional security software
    * • Logitech X-530 speakers (5.1)
    * • HP keyboard and HP optical mouse
    For a total of 659....

    If I go with this PC I gain Quad processor Q9300. and I wont get a free copy of Spore,Wireless keyboard and mouse.Some cool fount video out puts plus other cool ports. and will have to go with a pain of formatting and shipping.....and pay about 60 bucks more...

    Now here what I asking you guys...Is it worth it? I will tell you this I not a huge pc gamer,I own a ps3 and that where I do most of my gaming. But I do care about getting the best value and haveing this pc last me a long time...Like my last dell system with a p4 did..
  2. kraziirx

    kraziirx New Member

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    i was wondering about what you said that it played with all your games Aside from crysis...and id like to know why?? Is it the graphix or what???
  3. MrBrightside

    MrBrightside Active Member

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    Most games/applications arn't made for quad cores yet so it wouldnt make a difference, not unless your planning for the future.
  4. vanden9

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    So you guys are saying it not worth it?

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