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New HP Pavilion Slimline Dual Core Athlon 4800+ Desktop PC, for $359.99 + $5 shipping
Product: 1x HP Pavilion S3301F Slimline Dual Core 4800+ Desktop PC
is this almost the exact system people bought on woot.com a couple days ago - the tuner card for 100 more?
seems like a good compact desktop.
No… there are some small differences… i.e. the size of the hard drive!!!
nice slimline PC, AMD is my preferred too
92 out of 100 on the AlaTest average rankings…
Not the same model.
Anyone know about the graphics card? Could I run World of Warcraft easily on this PC?
Will this upgrade to XP?
Standard Vista question:
Any reports on availability of XP/Linux drivers?
I doubt it, the graphics are integrated but it does have one PCI Express x16 so you could add a graphics card.
Well, he could run it EASILY enough - at an acceptable frame rate is an entirely different question.
looks like a pretty solid workstation comp
Does the integrated graphics have widescreen support?
What does the first (W) mean in “Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4800+ 2.5 GHz (65W)”?
Also, is there a way to tell what the power supply is rated at and it’s brand?
I have a pretty similar configuration (its a very popular one) and the proc and the integrated graphics are good enough to run Windows Aero without a lag or hitch but I’m not sure I’d use it on WoW because It had some lag on the Sims 2 when rendering large constructions. Its really not a bad woot.
Incase anyone needed more info, the name of that integrated graphics in the 6150 is the nForce 430
The W in “Athlon 64 X2 (W)” likely stands for Windsor, which describes the generation of the processor. Windsor cores are made with a 90nm process, while the newer Brisbane cores are 65nm. They should perform about the same, but the Windsors will run a bit warmer and be less energy efficient.
I would think the integrated 6150 chipset should run World of Warcraft, though you would probably need to limit its resolution to get decent performance. Widescreen resolutions should be compatible with the chipset though. There’s a PCI-E slot for an add-in video card, so if you do a fair amount of gaming, you can add one to greatly improve performance. Something like a Radeon HD3850 can be found for under $100 at Newegg, and should run all modern games reasonably well.
This does look like a pretty good deal for a compact budget PC.
Keep in mind that due to the size of the system, you would have to purchase a low profile video card. I’m not aware of a 3850 low profile card available at the moment. I’ve seen 3650’s and 3450’s, along with nvidia providing 8400, 8500, and 9600 low profile cards all avalible at newegg.
Nvidia 9600 Low Profile:
Nvidia 8500 Low Profile:
ATI 3650 Low Profile:
That should give you an idea of some of the cards that would work.