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arcadeplayer987

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#21 11 years ago

FF|Pro-Filer;3980502Since my graphics card couldn't be cancelled anymore, I'm considering this although I don't really have the money yet, does it sound like a good deal? I'm sure it's better then my p4 3.0 ghz :)

$430 with FREE shipping

Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 1.86 GHz, 4MB Cache 2GB (2x1024) DDR2-533MHz Memory 320GB 7200RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe drive Integrated graphics Integrated High Definition audio (Realtek ALC888) Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface 56K Modem Windows Vista Home Premium Card Reader Compact Flash (I, II, MicroDrive) Secure Digital (SD, micro, mini) MultiMediaCard (MMC, MMC+, RS-MMC, MMC Mobile) Memory Stick, Pro, Duo & Pro Duo SmartMedia xD Picture Card Available slots 1x PCI-Express x16 3x PCI (2 available) Ports 6x USB (2x Front) 2x 1394/Firewire (1x Front) 1x Headphone (1x Front) 2x Microphone (1x Front) 2x Line In (1x Front) SPDIF LAN VGA

Not bad, you get a 8800GT when is out and you are set for any game




Dave-Mastor

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#22 11 years ago

Except one problem:

FF|Pro-Filer;3980502 Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 1.86 GHz, 4MB Cache 2GB (2x1024) DDR2-533MHz Memory 320GB 7200RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe drive Integrated graphics Integrated High Definition audio (Realtek ALC888) Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface 56K Modem Windows Vista Home Premium Card Reader Compact Flash (I, II, MicroDrive) Secure Digital (SD, micro, mini) MultiMediaCard (MMC, MMC+, RS-MMC, MMC Mobile) Memory Stick, Pro, Duo & Pro Duo SmartMedia xD Picture Card Available slots 1x PCI-Express x16 3x PCI (2 available) Ports 6x USB (2x Front) 2x 1394/Firewire (1x Front) 1x Headphone (1x Front) 2x Microphone (1x Front) 2x Line In (1x Front) SPDIF LAN VGA

You can't replace an Integrated Graphics. Plus, there's no saying if the power supply can support a 8800. Those cards are notorious for sucking up a ton of power.




UNDIESRULES

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#23 11 years ago

Dave-Mastor;3980577Except one problem:

You can't replace an Integrated Graphics. Plus, there's no saying if the power supply can support a 8800. Those cards are notorious for sucking up a ton of power.

It says a bit further down he has a PCIE X16 slot. He can upgrade fine.




Bs|Archaon

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#24 11 years ago
Dave-Mastor;3980577You can't replace an Integrated Graphics. Plus, there's no saying if the power supply can support a 8800. Those cards are notorious for sucking up a ton of power.

You don't replace it, you add something else and stop using it.




Dave-Mastor

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#25 11 years ago

Ok, well that's strange... why would you get an integrated graphics card at all, if you aren't going to use it anyway? Regardless, unless the power supply is fairly good, you won't even be able to run some of the high quality graphics cards. Let alone fit them. But there is a chance...




Bs|Archaon

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#26 11 years ago
Dave-Mastor;3981158Ok, well that's strange... why would you get an integrated graphics card at all, if you aren't going to use it anyway?

Because it's a pre-built system and he doesn't have a choice what motherboard/video card he gets...




Dave-Mastor

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#27 11 years ago

But you could save more if you don't have unnecessary things like that... or the hundreds of Media card pots... It would be so much better to build one from scratch... It'd take a little longer, but it would be cheaper, and you wouldn't have things like that. Besides, then it would be more upgradeable, should you find the need.




The-Bleh-Bleh

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#28 11 years ago
Dave-Mastor;3981256But you could save more if you don't have unnecessary things like that...

Integrated graphics is very common, even when the computer is shipped with a PCI-e graphics card. They're really cheap to manufacture, I couldn't imagine it adding much onto the price.




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#29 11 years ago
Dave-Mastor;3981256But you could save more if you don't have unnecessary things like that... or the hundreds of Media card pots... It would be so much better to build one from scratch... It'd take a little longer, but it would be cheaper, and you wouldn't have things like that. Besides, then it would be more upgradeable, should you find the need.

Motherboards with integrated graphics cards are normally the cheapest ones on the market because they're designed to be used in hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of machines that never do anything more intense than open a web browser. They're cheap and they're pretty rubbish but they get the job done.

Shipping it with a low-end PCI-E graphics card and using a motherboard that doesn't have integrated graphics would probably cost 2-3 times as much as simply using the cheaper motherboard with onboard graphics. A low-end PCI-E card doesn't have that many advantages over integrated video to begin with, and even if it did have more advantages most of the people who buy that kind of system wouldn't use the advantages anyway.

Card readers cost next to nothing to produce and so are an easy gimmick to slap onto the front of the machine.