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Old 01-03-2008, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default Is this computer worth the cost?

I'm going to buy myself a new computer and this is the one I'm thinking of buying, but I want a second opinion first.

These are its specs. (I hope it's legible as its in swedish)

* Produkt-specifikationer Baserad på flagskeppet av ASUS MicroATX moderkort - M2NPV-VM, PCI Express architecture, 2000/1600 MT/s FSB
* CPU - AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ 2.3GHz (energi-effektiv 65watt) (Kan uppgraderas)
* Grafik - Geforce 6150 - VGA + DVI-D, High Definition Video max resolution 1920 x 1440 (@ 75Hz)
* HDTV-Out
* 2048MB Ram DDR2 800 PC6400 (Kan uppgraderas)
* 320GB S-ATA II HD (16MB) (Kan uppgraderas)
* Optiarc DVD±RW AD-5170
* Integrerat
o LAN - Gbit ethernet (Marvell)
o 8 USB 2.0
o 2 IEEE 1394a Firewire
o 4 Serial ATA I/II 3Gb/s med RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 & JBOD
o 2 UltraDMA 133/100/66/33
o High Definition Audio, ADI AD1968A 5.1 channel
o HDTV-out interface
o 1 PCI Express x16
o 1 PCI Express x1
o 2 PCI
o 4 240-pin DIMM-slottar för upp till 8GB, DDR2 800/667/553 ECC/non-ECC, Dual Channel architecture
* Bak-panel I/O-anslutningar
o 1 VGA/DVI -out + 1 VGA/RGB -out
o HDTV-ut anslutning
o 4 USB 2.0
o 2 IEEE 1394a port
o 1 5.1 channel Audio I/O
o 1 RJ45 (LAN)
o 1 PS/2 mouse + 1 PS/2 keyboard
o 1 parallell
* Interna I/O-anslutningar
o 2 USB 2.0 anslutningar stödjer ytterligare 4 USB 2.0 portar
o 1 IEEE 1394a anslutning
o 1 TV-ut anslutning
o 1 S/PDIF output anslutning
o High Definition Front panel audio anslutning
o Chassi-intrångs-anslutning
o CD audio-in anslutning
o 24-pin ATX power anslutning
o 4-pin ATX 12V power anslutning
o 2 COM anslutning
* 2 USB Front anslutning, audio & mic
* 1 All in 1 inbyggd minneskortläsare
o CF Slot - CF I, CF II, Ultra CF, Ultra II CF, Ultra-X CF, IBM Micro Drive, Extreme CF, Extreme III CF, CF Pro, CF Pro II, CF WA, CF Picture
o MS Slot - MS,MS-Pro, MS HS,*MS Duo, *MS Duo HS, MS Pro HS, *MS Pro Duo, *MS Pro Duo HS, MS Rom, Magic Gate, MSMG Pro, *MS-MG Duo, Ultra MS, Ultra II MS/Ultra II MS Pro, MS-Select Function card, Extreme MS, Extreme MS Pro
o SD Slot - SD, SD Pro, *Mini SD, *Mini SD Pro, SD HS, MMC, MMC Pro, MMC II, *RS-MMC, Ultra SD, Ultra II SD, *T-Flash
o SM Slot - SM,SM Ram Card, SSFDC, XD
o *Adapter Needed
* Operativsystem installerat: Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn.
o Alternativ: Utan operativsystem eller med Windows operativsystem (pristillägg beroende av önskad Windows-version)
* Färg, svart, silver
* Dimensioner kabinett: 195 x 370 x 385 (WxHxD)
* 420watt Xilence ATX PSU (20-24dB)
* 2 års garanti på kabinett, tillverkarens garantivillkor på övriga ingående komponenter.
* GGS-Data support & service

Cost: ~€450

This computer doesn't come with Windows, but since I want to use Linux (Ubuntu) anyway I don't mind.
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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Is this self-built? Geforce6100 means integrated graphics, so no new-ish gaming 'til upgrade. Given that you don't want to use Windows, I take it that it isn't meant for gaming anyway. If this isn't self-built, except for (maybe) the video card (or lack thereof) the price of that rig sounds about right to me, though.. no idea for how much they usually sell PC stuff in Sweden, though.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
2048MB RAM
Radeon X1950GT
400W PSU

That's what I found for an equal price in a German online shop, for example.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:00 AM   #3
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It's a complete setup from the company. I'm not interested in a gaming PC, but want one for daily tasks and the occasional hobby programming project.
I think I'll go ahead and order it then...
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