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phylip
07-08-2003, 04:52 PM
CPU: AMD Athlon 2200XP fitted - motherboard supports Socket A for AMD Athlon/Athlon XP/Duron processors @FSB 100/133/166; Supports 600MHz up to Athlon XP 2700+ processor or higher. 100/133/166(200/266/333)MHz clocks are supported

Main Memory: 256MB DDR fitted - supports six memory banks using three 184-pin DDR DIMMs; Supports up to 3GB PC3200/2700/2100/1600 DDR SDRAMs;Supports both 64-bit and 128-bit DDR SDRAM

Hard Drive: Maxtor 60GB 7200rpm fitted

Optical Drive: LG DVD/CD ReWriter Combo Drive (48x CDR Write, 24x CDRW ReWrite, 48x CDROM Read, 16x DVD Read)

Floppy Drive: 1.44MB 3.5"

Video: AGP 3.0 8x interface at 533MHz; nVIDIAŽ nForce2 MCP2 Chipset. Supports with Analogue & S-Video TV Out ports

Motherboard: MSI K7N2G-L (MS-6570G)

I/O Slots: One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) 1.5V 4x/8x slot;Five 32-bit PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface);One ACR (Advanced Communication Riser) slot.

On-Board IDE: An IDE controller on the MCP2 chipset provides IDE HDD/CDROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes; Can connect up to four IDE devices
Audio: Realtek ALC650 6-channel audio with SPDIF digital & analogue rear I/O ports.

Network: Integrated 10/100 Base-T Ethernet/Fast Ethernet

Modem: XH1154 DSE 56K Internal PCI Intel HaM Modem

On-Board Peripherals: One floppy port that supports two FDD with 360KB, 720KB, 1.44MB and 2.88MB; 1 serial port and 1 VGA port; 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode; 3 audio ports in vertical; 6 USB ports (Rear x 4/ Front x 2); 1 RJ-45 jack

BIOS: The mainboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically; The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications

Chipset: NVIDIA nForce2 Integrated Graphics Processor; Integrated TV encoder; supports DDR 266/333 with internal graphic core, AGP 3.0 8x interface at 533MHz; NVIDIA nForce2 MCP2; AC97 Interface supporting up to two concurrent codecs; Ultra ATA-133 for the fastest hard disk throughput; USB 2.0 EHCI/1.1 OHCI controller

Additional Features, Compatibility & Compliance: Suspend to RAM/Disk (S3/S4); PC2001 compliant; Support PCI 2.2/WOR, NZ EMC Certified, SAA approved PSU and mains lead assembly, Telepermitted 56K Modem
Case & PSU: DSE Samurai Case (blue front) with 300W PSU & internal case fan.
Warranty: 1 year return to Dick Smith Electronics warranty.
Software: Microsoft Windows XP Home OEM (supplied with OEM Windows CD), OpenOffice.org, CDex, Gimp, Acrobat Reader, PC Tecgguide, ZoneAlarm, WinAmp, DivX Codec & Player, Nero Express, CyberLink Power DVD XP - titles include freeware and OEM only versions which may or may not be the same as retail versions.
Monitor: 17" LG Flatron CRT
Other: DSE Optical Mouce, Keyboard, Speakers & Mouse Mat.

my friend is thinking of buying it for $1697
is it worth it?

KiwiTT
07-08-2003, 05:03 PM
Yes, but with

2K or XP Professional (if you don't mind activation issues), which has NTFS support. More secure than FAT32.
External Modem as opposed to Hardware Assisted Modem (HaM, i.e uses CPU)
Surge protector
3+ year warranty

metla
07-08-2003, 05:03 PM
Imo it isn't.

You could get much the same set up with a real graphics card rather then the intergrated one listed there for the same sort of money if not less.


Ds are to be avoided...just imo of course,their kebords,mice,speakers,cases,modems and other assorted pieces are junk.The bundled software is either freeware available off the net(or most magazine cd's)and the rest is supplied by the hardware.

I also would look closely and the relevent specifications of the monitor.

KiwiTT
07-08-2003, 05:13 PM
You can also build a system here (http://www.edencomputers.co.nz/q.aspx) or here (http://www.tls.co.nz/System_Main_Frame.htm) and then compare it with the DSE offer.

Others may know of other System builder sites.

kiwibeat
07-08-2003, 07:55 PM
I dont like integrated Graphics prefer custom built PCs with quality parts and a larger HDD more ram and prefer to install my own software not pay for stuff I don't need or use
Ascent.co.nz or
http://pp.co.nz/
will build to your own specs for a reasonable price with warranty

roofus
07-08-2003, 09:09 PM
i see something wrong with the computer............. the operator :-) sorry, couldn't resist, you left yourself open for that one ;-)

Thomas
07-08-2003, 10:00 PM
Do NOT give up your day job Roof.;)Your attempt at comedy is.........