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Old 08-10-06, 13:43
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Default Need help with new PC purchase

First post, sorry if this is in the wrong spot.

I am looking at two PCs, both with very similar specs.

However, one is from Dell with:

Pentium® D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB)
256MB nVidia GeForce 7900 GS

The other is from HP with:

Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor E6300 (1.86GHz)
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 7500LE, TV-Out, DVI, VGA


All other specs are very similar(1 GB RAM, 19" flat screen, apx $1200).

Which PC is better for gaming?
Which processor is better?
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Old 08-10-06, 15:38
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Default Re: Need help with new PC purchase

the Core 2 Duo processor is better (Conroe core, currently the top of the line series)

The 7900GS Graphics card is better, so I would assume the Dell would be the better Gamer in the current setup.

The HP would be better if the graphics card was more comparable.
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Old 08-10-06, 17:45
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Default Re: Need help with new PC purchase

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Originally Posted by InYearsToCome
the Core 2 Duo processor is better (Conroe core, currently the top of the line series)

The 7900GS Graphics card is better, so I would assume the Dell would be the better Gamer in the current setup.

The HP would be better if the graphics card was more comparable.
Have to agree the Core 2 Duo from HP is a lot better but I think the GPU is actually a 7600LE (not 7500). DELL was selling PC's loaded with SPYWARE and for that I really don't like them:

http://www.michaelrighi.com/2005/07/...pyware-my-way/

Why don't you talk to the salespeople and say look I really like this HP but I can get a DELL for the same price with a better Video Card, if you want my buisness are you willing to upgrade the Video Card. Sometimes this will work if you say it well.
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