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Manufacturer: HP/HP Compaq Business dc5000
Part number: PB477A#ABA

General

* Type
* Personal computer

* Designation
* Small business, Corporate business

* Product Form Factor
* Small form factor

* Built-in devices
* Speaker

* Width
* 13.3 in

* Depth
* 15.3 in

* Height
* 3.9 in

* Weight
* 22.3 lbs

* Color
* Silver

Processor

* Type
* Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz

* Installed Qty
* 1

* Max processors supported
* 1

Cache Memory

* Type
* L2 cache

* Installed Size
* 1 MB

* Cache Per Processor
* 1 MB

Mainboard

* Chipset type
* Intel 865GV

* Data bus speed
* 533 MHz

RAM

* Installed Size
* 512 MB / 4 GB(max)

* Technology
* DDR SDRAM

* Memory speed
* 333 MHz

* Memory specification compliance
* PC2700

* RAM form factor
* DIMM 184-pin

Storage Controller

* Type
* 1 x IDE - Integrated

* Controller interface type
* ATA-100

* Storage controller interface channel qty
* 2

Storage Controller (2nd)

* Type
* None

Storage

* Hard Drive
* 1 x40 GB - Standard - ATA-100 - 7200 rpm

* Hard Drive (2nd)
* None

Optical Storage

* Type
* CD-ROM - IDE

* CD / DVD read speed
* 48x

Optical Storage (2nd)

* Type
* None

Storage Removable

* Type
* None

Monitor

* Monitor Type
* None.

Graphics Controller

* Type
* Integrated

* Graphics Processor / Vendor
* Intel 865GV

* Video memory technology
* Dynamic Video Memory Technology 2.0

Audio Output

* Type
* Sound card - Integrated

* Sound output mode
* Stereo

* Max sample rate
* 48 KHz

* Audio output compliant standards
* AC '97, SoundMAX, Sound Blaster

* Speaker(s)
* None

Input Device

* Type
* Mouse, Keyboard

Audio Input

* Type
* None

Telecom

* Modem
* None

Networking

* Networking
* Network adapter - PCI - Integrated

* Data link protocol
* Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

* Remote management protocol
* DMI 2.0

* Features
* ACPI support, Remote Wakeup, Remote Shut Down, Wake on LAN (WoL)

* Networking standards
* WfM 2.0, IEEE 802.2, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1a, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ab

Printer

* Type
* None

Expansion / Connectivity

* Expansion Bays Total (Free)
* 1 ( 0 ) x Internal - 3.5" x 1/3H, 1 ( 0 ) x Front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H, 1 ) x Front accessible - 3.5" x 1/3H

* Expansion Slots Total (Free)
* 1 ( 0 ) x Processor - Socket 478, 4 ( 2 ) x Memory - DIMM 184-pin, 3 ) x PCI - Low-profile

* Interfaces
* 1 x Parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25), 1 x Serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9), 6 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A, 1 x Keyboard - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style), 1 x Mouse - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style), 1 x Network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45, 1 x Display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15), 1 x Headphones - Output - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 2 x Microphone - Input - Mini-phone 3.5 mm, 1 x Audio - Line-in - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x Audio - Line-out/headphones - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm

Miscellaneous

* Features
* Ownership tag, System password, USB port control, Power-on password, Memory change alert, Serial port I/O control, Parallel port I/O control, Power Factor Correction (PFC), Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

* Miscellaneous compliant standards
* ACPI, EPA Energy Star

Power

* Power device type
* Power supply

* Voltage Required
* AC 120/230 V

* Power provided
* 230 Watt

* Operational power consumption
* 185 Watt

* Operational power consumption (standby)
* 3 Watt
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Your computer is old, probably not the best idea to go upgrading it too much if you want to play the latest games. What games do you intend on playing? What's your upgrade budget? Depending on those answers, you would probably want to get some much better parts (i.e. a new system).
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as long it got the parts right it doesnt matter right
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Yeah that's right, it's just a matter of getting those parts. Ideally you'd want a new motherboard, RAM, video card, and processor. You'd also need a new power supply to power these parts.
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Which is only a hard drive, DVD drive, case, and OS away from a completly new build....
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Exactly my point, thank you Titan8990. That's why I asked for information about a) what games are going to be played, and b) some idea of a budget. bloodb, if you are purely interested in information, how much it might cost you etc... Then please just let us know this is the case. Otherwise we're going to start recommending parts and deals for you to a set budget...
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ok have 250harddrive and a 30 gb harddrive and a dvd burner already and i want to play the newest games and the money,idk because i dont have money right now maybe later
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Sure, so it seems then that you're interested in information on a future build? Sorry, but in post #7, what does "idk" mean?
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Usually "idk" means "I don't know".
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Yea it means"I dont know"and yea it would be better to build a system because I always thought I would start with latest items and right now thats not necessary and I look up what I need for a new system,and the number (1's) thats next to the item is the things I already have
*PC Case
* Floppy Disk Drive
* Hard Drive111111111111111
* CD-ROM Drive111111111111
* Processor
* Processor Cooling Fan111111
* Motherboard
* Memory Modules
* Power Supply
* Video Card
* Keyboard & Mouse111111111
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Are you looking for suggestions on the parts that you don't have? Budget?
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yea
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Do you have any preferences? Like an Intel processor or Nvidia graphics card?
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P4 2.80GHz and a laying around 64mb nvidia
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Are you looking for suggestions on the parts that you don't have? Budget?

on parts THAT YOU DON'T HAVE. BUDGET. :whistling:

Even if you aren't buying now, if you're only going to be able to afford an $800 budget then there's no point in us recommending a $2000 super-unit.
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