Feedback on desktop from Costco

By andoyan
Apr 12, 2011
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  1. Hello All,
    I am looking for a new desktop and I found this on Costco's website, I need some feed back on to if this is a good or bad chose. I would appreciate any and all help.
    Thank you
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    Processor & Memory: Intel® Core™ i7-870 Processor (2.93GHz) Intel® H55 Express Chipset 16GB DDR3 memory Drives:2TB SATA II Hard Drive ,DVD±RW / Blu-Ray Player Combo Drive Front Panel 19-in-1 digital multimedia card reader .Graphics: ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 Video Card w/ 1GB VRAM, Supports dual display operation, DX11 Communications: 10/100/1000 Mb/s LAN Audio:8-CH High-Definition Audio CODEC Keyboard & Mouse: USB Keyboard USB Mouse Expandability (total bays/slots): 2 x 5.25" external (1 occupied) 1 x 3.5" external (1 occupied) 4 x 3.5" internal (1 occupied) 1 x PCIe x16 2 x PCIe x1 1 x PCI Ports: 8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 Font, 6 Rear) 2 x PS/2 Keyboard / mouse port 1 x HDMI Port 1 x VGA port 1 x DVI port 6 x Audio ports 1 x RJ-45 network port Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64-bit Additional Software: Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 Additional Information: Dimensions: (HxWxD): 13.9" x 7.1" x 16.9" (approx.) Power supply: 350W Lifetime, 24/7 toll-free phone support 1 Year Limited Parts & Labor Warranty Email and fax support M-F from 9am-6pm EST For information,
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  2. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +45

    All these system spec's that you have shown here are great, they look good, but on paper any computer can look impressive.

    When I'm contracted to build someone a new computer, rather than looking over system spec's, the first question I ask my clients is "what do you plan to do with it"? I try to build my systems around the needs of the person first and worry about system spec's last.

    So as I do with my clients, I will poise this to you.............."what do you plan to do with it"? "What do you need out of a computer"?

    Answer that first, then look at these system spec's and see if it falls in-line with your computing needs!
  3. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    I completely agree with Zen, Also if you are confident enough building a new computer can be a worthwhile experience instead of being overcharged for a pre-built on.

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