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Jeff Hayat
05-21-2008, 02:08 PM
I saw a barebones system in a local store. I was thinking of adding it to my setup, and having three PC's networked. This is what it is:

Chip: 2.2 GHZ Dual Core E2200
MB: ASUS S775 945 GZ PCX
Power Supply: 300w
Comes w/case

Price: $189

Needs:

DVD drive (have)
HD (have)
Video card: $45
Ethernet card: $15
RAM: 2GB > $55

Total will be $300

Good deal, and should I go for it, or no? Thoughts?

Jeremy
05-21-2008, 02:53 PM
If you are networking this to 2 other PCs and only using it to run one application or library, this setup should be more than suffficient. One worry is with the E2200. It may be a dual core, but it only has a 1MB cache... which, well... sucks.

Jeff Hayat
05-21-2008, 03:46 PM
Ah, as opposed to the Core 2, which has a 4MB cache...Ok, thanks for that info. In that case, I am probably not going to do it. I want this new computer, should I get one, to WAY outperform my single core P4. Apparently the Dual Cores are more budget oriented, and the Core 2s are more performance oriented.

Cheers.