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Looking to get into Duo Cores


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I am looking at either building my own computer or buying the whole thing from a good company. Is there any good websites people can recommend for whole system computers?

Otherwise does anyone know any decent deals for some barebones PCs?

What am I going to be doing with it? A secondary PC for applications, web and basic work. I will most likely run Linux on it. I'd like to experiment with Linux and the secondary pc I have now is my wifes and it is dirt old. About the only thing that will run on it is puppy.

I've built my first one but I am not sure if I want to go through the hassle of building another one all over again.

Thanks guys. :whistling:
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http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ OR http://www.cyberpowerpc.co.uk

Building yourself is easy if you have the confidence. Plus me and the other guys here won't mind giving you a step by step.
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I just bought one of these refurbushed compaq computers for $360 and so far it is working well.

http://www.geeks.com...R1750KR&cat=SYS

# Microsoft Windows XP Home pre-installed w/COA
# Intel Pentium 3.06 GHz processor 524(533 bus)
# Hyper-Threading Technology
# 256 MB DDR2 RAM (2 GB maximum)(non dual channel)
# 200 GB SATA hard drive
# DVD±RW DL drive with LightScribe technology
# No floppy drive
# 9in1 Memory card reader
# Integrated ATi Radeon XPRESS 200 graphics
# Integrated audio
# 56K PCI data/fax modem
# 10/100Base-T integrated network interface

Because i have bought from them before they sent me a SECRET SAVINGS CODE below.

GEEKPC

This gave me free shipping($60 value) and a 50 pack of H-P dvd+r disks($13 value). It makes a good basic computer and i wanted to find out what the newer compaq's are made of so i will probably be messing with this puter. I can always disassemble it and get my money back just in the parts in it.

SRX660
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Impressive. That might be the prefect thing I was looking for. While I said I was looking into getting into Duo Cores this is only a secondary PC so I am not sure if it is worth it to spend the cash.

I am going to poke around on that site a little bit more.

Thanks again guys! :whistling:
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well this isn't an intel but this AMD crushes and Intel Core Duo.....i havn't realy found many comparisons to the core 2 duo but for 2 cores this is an amazeing buy

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883103059

Acer was voted 4th out of the top boxed PC's in the world...hopes this helps.

and if you have won a few hundred in the lottery this is a very fast processor at 2.6 with dual cores
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883107285

I like AMD better because they us less power and less heat and FSB is in the 1,500 to 2,000 Mhz range


and for an intel (If you must)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883102022
or
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883103055

well i hope this may help you happy hunting
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well this isn't an intel but this AMD crushes and Intel Core Duo.....i havn't realy found many comparisons to the core 2 duo but for 2 cores this is an amazeing buy

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883103059

Acer was voted 4th out of the top boxed PC's in the world...hopes this helps.

and if you have won a few hundred in the lottery this is a very fast processor at 2.6 with dual cores
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883107285

I like AMD better because they us less power and less heat and FSB is in the 1,500 to 2,000 Mhz range


and for an intel (If you must)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883102022
or
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883103055

well i hope this may help you happy hunting



The Athlon 64 X2 4200+ is a good processor for the money and it is a pretty cheap processor but the Core 2 duos are far superior. He doesnt need to spend the cash for a e6600 conroe but he could probably afford the lower end core 2 duo. If you want a core 2 duo I suggest getting atleast the e6600 but that would make the price increase abit so you are better off with an athlon 64 X2 4200+ or so..

What im trying to say is if you want a core 2 duo you need to do it right and get the higher end stuff which would be out of the question and the price would be too much so the athlons look better for you or either the one that SRX660 suggested seems fine for what you are wanting to do.
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Those are all good choices and another good choice would be to NEVER go with dell. They have the worst customer service and they stopped giving recovery cds so you'll have to pay them to fix their junk for you.
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Believe it or not I revived my wife's old Celeron 800 MHz PC. It will work prefectly as a test computer. I threw Windows XP home ed on it and tweaked the settings and it runs like a breeze. I just wish more than puppy for Linux would run on it. I am a little disappointed by linux distro's. I figured that if I could run Win XP I would surely be able to run most Linux systems with bare minimum problems but only puppy has run on it. I guess it's graphic card is just too old to run gnome or KDE.

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