Would you please compare these desktops and make a recommendation?
Question: For each, the price includes all taxes and/or shipping System 1: Circuit City: $600 HP, Vista, AMD dual-core (with AMD Live!, whatever that is), 2GB DDR2 memory, 360 GB hard drive, 17" flat screen monitor, "burns and plays DVDs and CDs", pocket media drive. System 2: Best Buy: $680 Gateway, Vista, Intel E2140 dual core, 2GB memory, 320 GB hard drive, 17" "HD LCD Widescreen" monitor, Canon "All-in-One" printer, and reads/writes dual layer DVDs and CDs. System 3: TigerDirect: $460 Refurbished Gateway, XP Media Center, Intel dual core, 1GB memory, 200 GB hard drive, no monitor (I'd need to buy one), DVD±RW Dual-Layer, Flash Media Reader, Intel GMA950 Graphics. One last note. I have an old HP 842 inkjet with my Windows ME system. Would it work with XP and/or Vista? Likewise, would my Canon XP-based photo printer work with Vista? Thank you for your time and suggestions.
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System 3 is NOT a good deal, it's not only lacking a monitor, but 1gb of ram and it's probably using the old Pentium D dual-cores that are basically the lowest performing/most heat producing dual-cores ever made. A PRO is that it has XP. System 2 uses the lowest-end Core 2 based chip out there. And since you can't overclock these pre-built systems, just about any AMD X2 will outperform it, especially 4000+, 4400+ and 5000+ that seem to be in every AMD system. So that leaves System 1 as the best. Is that a 17" LCD or Flat CRT? Do you do the basic PC stuff (browsing, typing, music, downloads, photos, etc)? If so, you're all set. BUT if you want to game or edit a lot of digital video, I would highly recommend you build your own. It's easy, it's fun and you get better components for the same (if not less) money and most parts carry a whopping 1-3 year warranty which is a far cry from the 90-days you get from HP/Dell/Gateway/etc. Here's a simple parts list from the best place to buy parts: $70 - AMD X2 4000+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... $60 - Gigabyte motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... $53 - 2gb of DDR2-800 RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... $30 - Pioneer DVD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129007 $70 - 250gb 7200rpm hard disk http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144701 $50 - Coolermaster Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068 $55 - Corsair 450watt power supply http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx-450w-power-supply/q/loc/101/205466485.html $170 - 20" Viewsonic LCD monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116075 $90 - Windows XP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116056 If you know where to look online you can get XP Pro for free... The above has a much larger monitor, a power supply that can power extra hard drives or a graphics card with ease and a case that has great ventilation and room for add-ons...all while being of better build quality and having longer warranties.
Here you go: iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme 900i Desktop PC Intel Core i5 2320(3.00GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - $800 + $20 Shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... And here's a monitor to complete it: Acer G215HVAbd Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor 200 cd/m2 20,000:1 Max (ACM) - $130 (this is a 1080p monitor) free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... TOTAL : $950, with this build, you could play all games on mid settings and some on high settings on 1080p.
I don't know how much detail you would like about the comparison. However, I would say option number one would be my choice because it is a HP. I am a big fan of HP's and have never ever had a problem with any of mine. I had a gateway in the passed that had some interesting problems. Please remember that I can only shine a little in site on the situation and can not guarantee that my past experiences will be your future. As far as your printer goes I believe it would work with XP and Vista granted you have the correct "drivers" for the computer. You can always go to the HP's website and see if they have a driver for your exact model number for vista. Likewise, you can complete the same mention task with the Canon. I hope this helps :-)
Well, the tire manufacturers all recommend that you go with the vehicle manufacturers recommendation. No really, they do. Go to ANY tire manufacturers web site. They will tell you to follow the vehicle manufacturers recommendations for tire inflation. Tires do not have recommended inflation pressure information written on them. Go ahead and read it. Do you see anything on that sidewall that says "we recommend inflating this tire to ____." No, you don't. What you do see is something to the effect of "Maximum load capacity is ____ at MAXIMUM inflation pressure ____." (emphasis added). Does that sound like a recommendation or a general safety warning about not-to-exceed inflation pressures? Here is an example from the worlds second-largest tire manufacturer: http://www.michelinman.com/tire-care/tir... If you don’t know the proper inflation air pressure for your tires, what do you do? Easy. Check at one of the following places on your vehicle: In the vehicle owners manual. On the vehicle’s door jamb. (Often, a vehicle information placard is located on the door jamb along with the recommended tire inflation pressure.) Inside the fuel hatch filler flap. (In some vehicles.) The glove compartment door. (In some vehicles.) But NOT on the tire. The inflation pressure shown on the tire sidewall is only the maximum tire inflation pressure. In most situations, the vehicle manufacturers recommended tire inflation pressure is shown on the vehicle placard. However, on some older vehicles, the recommended pressure listed by your vehicle’s manufacturer may be shown as two numbers: One for city speed driving and normal load and one for highway speeds and/or maximum capacity vehicle load. Be sure to inflate your tires to the recommended inflation pressure for each type of driving situation.
If this a system that you don't use for yourself, or just e-mails and surfing a referb system is okay for the money. AMD makes good processors and I would recommend them also. I have 2 AMD computers that I have built. I also have Intel laptops, all preform well the AMD's work just as well as an old Intel P2 that I have. It really depends on how and what you are going to use the computer for.
Try out the Starred ones first, Read their description on whatever site you watch animes on. Most of these don't fit the "kiss, hug, date" category you wanted but... they're all mostly good. ;D [Romance/Comedy] **Special A **The Wallflower: The lips are weird but.. it's great :) **Kaichou Wa Maid Sama: Similar to Special A which is a good thing ;) *Ouran High School Host Club **Toradora *Fruits Basket: The eyes on the female protagonist is just.. way too big but it's ok Astarotte's Toy: This one's okay, main male protagonist sounds like a little girl.. Hakushaku to Yousei (Earl And Fairy): Cute and good ;D R-15: Low innocent ecchi.... :| might be a 2nd season i think.. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (Movie) Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Mashiro-Iro Symphony [Romance/Comedy/Music] Skip Beat: Started the series and it's okay I guessss La Corda D'Oro: Not that much Romance, some dramatic scenes La Corda D'Oro ~Secondo passo~ [Romance/ComedyFantasy] Dragon Crisis! Inukami: Kind of repetitive Kaze no stigma: If it wasn't incest it'd be okay Rosario + Vampire: Ecchi, but not fully hentai Rosario + Vampire Capu2 *The World God Only Knows The World God Only Knows Season 2: Season 3 is in the making.. i think Zero No Tsukaima Season 1 (The Familiar of Zero), school Zero No Tsukaima Season 2, Zero No Tsukaima Season 3: Season 4 JUST came out, it's called "Zero No Tsukaima F" [Romance/Comedy/Action] Aria The Scarlet Ammo: waiting for season 2.. school *Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere (Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon): Very confusing to me.. but interesting Soul Eater: some drama, some romance, magic/fantasy as in supernatural-ness.. [Romance/Action] Tsubasa Chronicle, +Ovas: one of those mindf*cks.. [Romance/Drama] True Tears: This one was really crazy :o Myself ; Yourself Clannad: EHHHHH I thought it was kind of stupid after a certain point Clannad Afterstory: Can't judge this because I never got to it.. lol [Romance/Drama/Comedy] *Aishiteruze Baby: In the middle of this, and it's great/cute/funny/dramatic. It's not all about the little girl. There are some tough scenes but not too many because the rest of the episodes are full of comedy :) Bakuman: Not too many romantic/dramatic scenes, more comedy than romance/drama Bakuman Season 2: dramatic scenes begin to kick in, so does romance, Season 3 coming out this year **Great Teacher Onizuka: OMG this was really fantastic, More Comedy than romance/drama. It's not as boring as I had thought it to be, the quality isn't too bad. This is a MUST. Kimi ni Todoke [Romance/Comedy/Mecha/Action] Infinite Stratos: Too short Star Driver: Cool but fights got shorter, moves were kind of repetitive, ending was okay
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