Is this a good value?

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  1. TucsonTerror

    TucsonTerror OT Supporter

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    I'm done with buidling my own PCs and have been shopping for ready to go systems. This looks like a pretty good deaal at $1500 but want some input on limitations/caveats:

    HP m9080n -
    Specifications
    • Processor: Intel® ViivTM Processor Technology with an Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (2.40GHz, 2x4MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz Front Side Bus)
    • Memory: 3072GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory (2x1024MB & 2x512MB for ultimate performance) (expandable to 8GB)
    • Hard Drive: 1000GB (2x500GB) 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
    • Expandable Drive Bays: HP Personal Media Drive bay & HP Pocket Media Drive Bay
    • Optical Drive: SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology 16x
    • Video Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card with 640MB dedicated video memory, TV-out and dual DVI capabilities. Up to 1919MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows Vista®
    • Network: Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps network interface
    • Wireless Connectivity: Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g
    • Sound: High Definition Audio, 8 speaker configurable
    • Personal Video Recorder: NTSC TV tuner, over-the-air ATSC high-definition television tuner, and FM tuner (antenna included)
    • Remote Control: HP Media Center remote control with IR (infrared) receiver
    • Fax/Modem: 56k modem
    • Operating System: Genuine Windows® Vista® Ultimate
    External Ports
    • 15-in-1 memory card reader ? supports SmartMedia, xD, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital (SD), Compact Flash I, Compact Flash II, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, RSMMC, MMC Mobile, MMC+, Mini Secure Digital, IBM Microdrive
    • 6 USB 2.0 port(s) (2 FRONT, 4 back)
    • 2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) port(s) (1 FRONT, 1 back)
    • Headphone; Microphone; Audio Inputs; S-video-out; Composite Video (Front)
    • 2 PS/2
    • Digital Audio In/Out
    • LAN
    • Microphone/Line-in/Line-out; Rear speaker-out; Side speaker-out; Center (subwoofer) (Back)
    • VGA-out (back)
    • TV-Out
    • DVI
    Expansion Slots
    • 1 PCI slot (occupied)
    • 2 Pci Express x1 Slots (one available)
    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot (occupied)
    Expansion Bays
    • 2 external 5.25" (one available)
    • 1 external 3.5" (occupied)
    • 2 internal 3.5" (one available)

    Your thoughts?
    http://shop3.outpost.com/product/5389578?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
     
  2. crontab

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    That's not a good deal.

    Similarly built systems can be had for 1/2 the price w/o that old vid card.

    slickdeals.net
    fatwallet.com for deals on pre-built desktops.
     
  3. TucsonTerror

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    Thanks! I'll check those links.
     
  4. aim2kill

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    look at a build from cyberpowerpc.com they have some strong pcs as well
     
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    prefab desktops from major oems are :greddy:
     
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