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ralphPerez

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Hello, I am looking around for a new Desktop computer any my needs are as follows:

1. No gaming
2. Uploading Home movie’s non HD and HD
3. Editing, rendering and burning my home movies
4. Web surfing
5. Burning My own DVD’S regular STD and Blu- Ray.
6. Working with Digital Pictures, correcting them with Adobe or other programs and printing and/or e-mailing them to a Processor like Snapfish to have them developed




My current systems are: 1. Windows XP, with bulging capacitors, who knows how long it will operate?
2, Windows Vista 32 bit Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core, 2.40 Gigahertz, 4Gig memory, 320 hard drive and a Seagate 320 external drive.


What I have read or others suggested is a 64 bit Quad Core Windows Vista
my concerns are that Vista is on the way out and some software’s are still
not compatible with it and that Windows 7 system is around the corner
and who knows what programs will be compatible with, time will tell I did not downloaded the Beta version, my mistake.

What I am asking this forum members are for there input if they wish to
chime in and state the experience that they have had with a 32 or 64 bit
PC have heard that a 64 bit runs on the hot side and need a least a 500-
700 watt fan.

Could just keep my Vista once that my XP is shot but while editing or
rendering my home movies, would like to play around the web or forums
or might be better of on just getting a small pc, to do this. (Less outlay).

Thanks in advance for your replies.
 

don monteith

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Any midrange Dell or HP will fit the bill. I would definitely go with a 64 bit version of Vista. Don't worry about Windows 7. It is Windows Vista. It is just how it was supposed to be. Nice and fast. I downloaded the beta and was rather impressed. I just put together a real nice Inspiron system for one of my customers 2 days ago. Here is what she got for $893.00 out the door.

1 Inspiron 530,Intel Core2 Duo processor E7300 (3MB L2 Cache 2.66GHz,1066FSB)
311-7245 1 4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz
330-0916 1 Dell USB Optical Mouse
330-3666 1 Dell USB Keyboard Black
320-7849 1 Consumer Performance 23W (SP2309W)
320-7079 1 AMD Radeon HD3450 256MB PCI-Express x16 RV620
341-4810 1 320GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive (7200RPM)
341-5008 1 No Floppy Drive or Media Card Reader
313-5582 1 Dell Resource DVD with Application Backup
420-6436 1 Vista, PC-Restore, Dim/Insp
420-8507 1 Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Home Premium Edition, English
420-7622 1 DELL SUPPORT CENTER 2.0
463-2282 1 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access
420-8873 1 Dell Dock Consumer
420-9105 1 eBay Web Access Icon
421-0323 1 Windows Live Search,Multiple User Interface
310-1966 1 Mouse included with Keyboard purchase
430-0412 1 Integrated NIC card
313-3137 1 No modem requested for Dell Dimension
410-1867 1 ADOBE READER 9.0 MULTI- LANGUAGE
313-5270 1 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
420-8152 1 Roxio Creator 10.2 Dell Edition
313-2758 1 Integrated Audio
313-6557 1 Dell AX210 USB Stereo Speaker
410-1160 1 McAfee Security 9.0, 30-day Subscription, for Dell Inspiron / Dimension
420-8085 1 Microsoft Works 9.0, English
950-3339 1 3 Year Limited Warranty
987-3118 1 Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Extended Year(s)
982-1252 1 Type 15- Third Party At Home Service with Nights and Wee kends, 24x7 Technical Support,2 Year Extended
987-3147 1 Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Initial Year
982-4320 1 Type 15- Third Party At Home Service with Nights and Weeke ends, 24x7 Technical Support, Initial Year
412-0359 1 Soft Contracts - Qualxserve
982-8852 1 Warranty Support,2 Year Extended
983-3680 1 Warranty Support,Initial Year
988-0099 1 To activate your online backupaccount, go to Start, Programs, DataSafe Online
988-7707 1 2GB DATASAFE ONLINE 1.1 FOR SDO/DIM/INS/XPS
420-9518 1 DATASAFE ONLINE 1.1 2GB FOR DIM/INS/XPS
330-0172 1 S and P Drop-in-Box Marcom forDHS Desktops
310-8626 1 You have chosen a Windows Vista Premium System
420-9352 1 Dell, Software, Wild Tangent Inc Games
464-9572 1 No Entertainment software pre-installed
420-9800 1 Dell Remote Access free basic to access your PCs from outside your home
993-1919 1 Dell Remote Access, free basic service - access your PCs and files from outside your home
462-3234 1 CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
* -DISCOUNT $62.16
* -DISCOUNT/COUPON APPLIED
Subtotal: $825.84
Shipping and Handling: $0.00
Sales Tax: $68.13
Total: $893.97

This system will run Vista with ease but when windows 7 comes out it will really fly.

Don
 

ralphPerez

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Thanks for your recomendation, looked around and ended up with a GatewayPC still have my old Gateway 2000 and stiil going.

Bought the DX4200-09 Vista 64 quad Core for $509 and a new monitor 22" not in HD that would had cost more for just having HD.
 

sestamuch

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You could build it through parts but if you're not completely confident with it your best bet would be to get a pre-built one and those are good choices.
 

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