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Question: Should I Buy This PC (My First Thread)

by airjordan231991 / June 30, 2008 3:21 PM PDT

I am currently looking to update from an old windows XP machine and I've found this great deal at Costco. These are the Specs

$399.99

* Intel

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Looks like a sweet deal. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 30, 2008 9:04 PM PDT

Acer is pretty reliable. Be sure to uninstall the NAV first. Then install AVG free.

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The GeForce 7100 graphics is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 30, 2008 10:57 PM PDT

A little weak for gamers but it WILL run them until you decide to go get some video card to pop into this box.

-> I picked up a few ACERs recently and will add these comments.
1. Create the restore DVDs as your first order of business.
2. Create a second set of restore DVDs as the second order of business.
3. Consider uninstalling Norton and trying Free AVG or AVAST plus Zone Alarm immediately. My choice here, works for me and no more nagging screens to buy Norton.

Good luck,
Bob

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Costco computer
by Phil Crase / June 30, 2008 11:57 PM PDT

Good buy, sounds really decent for the money, should get you by.

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good
by repete_smile / July 3, 2008 6:34 AM PDT

I think its a good buy.
To take full advantage of your 4 gigabyte of RAM you'll need 64bit OS I think

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overclock
by repete_smile / July 6, 2008 5:39 AM PDT

I think you can OC the processor to at least 3GHz.
FSB 280, Multiplier's locked at 11
Guessing that Vcore should be about 1.2

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