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Unread 12-02-2007, 02:44 AM   #1
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OK , this is an opportunity for all those "techno", "technoids", or "puter people", or members of the "Nerd Herd", to show your stuff.

I am going to upgrade my computer, the rig I am looking at is as follows....

Acer Aspire
AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core processor

2mb L2 cache
3GB DDR2 ram, upgradable to 8GB
500GB SATA 7200 HD
DVD RW+/-
ATI Raedon X1250 video
Gig/Lan, 10/100/1000...
Vista Home Premium, (gonna give it a try), XP is my plan "B"

Plus all the usual connections....
8 USB 2.0
Firewire
6 audio
PCI 1x, PCI 16x, PCI v2.3
etc...etc...

So here are my thoughts, ...
I know that to have any decent graphics I am going to have to go with a graphics card such as nVidia, no problem.

Any thoughts on the desktop in general?

Let me know.....

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I don't know much about Acer
No floppy drive
I wouldn't worry to much about the video card unless you are into gaming or run a lot of graphics programs.
Maybe look into a TV tuner that works similar to Tivo so you can save or record tv programs and put them on a disc.
If you copy a lot of DVD's and/or CD's , maybe dual optical drives.

Go to techbargains, Dell usually post some good deals available through the site. Usually on Weds.
http://www.techbargains.com/
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The only time I hear anyone mention Vista is when it is prefixed with a term like "damn"........
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3GB DDR2 ram, upgradable to 8GB - I would max it out for Vista
500GB SATA 7200 HD - 500GB!!! Save some $$'s and spend it on RAM, 160 to 200 is plenty
DVD RW+/- - As mentioned a second drive is great for making copies
ATI Raedon X1250 video - Good enough, unless you are into games
Vista Home Premium, (gonna give it a try), XP is my plan "B" - I have Vista on my notebook, it is memory hungury... max your RAM
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This is the setup the way it comes, Yes 500gb is huge, I plan on adding another DVD/CD burner, and a graphics card. Memory is cheap so I will probably bump that up too.

Anyway, thanks for your input/output..

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This is the setup the way it comes, Yes 500gb is huge, I plan on adding another DVD/CD burner, and a graphics card. Memory is cheap so I will probably bump that up too.

Anyway, thanks for your input/output..

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500GB Is Huge, But It's Depend On How Much Data You Have. 500GB It's not Enough For Me
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