Core 2 Duo Desktops Hit The Streets

"Core 2 Duo Desktops Hit The Streets"

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The new wave of pre-build Desktop computers sporting Intel's Core 2 Duo CPUs has arrived and are relatively well priced (as prebuild desktops go).
Here is a quick roundup of what the big names are currently offering:


Cost: $2,199
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6400 (2.13GHz)
Memory: 2GB PC5300
Storage: 320GB SATA II
Monitor: 21" widescreen LCD
Graphics: ATI Radeon X1900 XT

Cost: $3,999
CPU: Core 2 Extreme X6800E (2.93GHz)
Memory: 4GB PC5300 memory
Storage: 2x 500GB SATA II in RAID-0
Monitor: 21" widescreen LCD
Graphics: Dual ATI Radeon X1900 XT CF


XPS410 and Dimension 9200
Cost: around $1,595 - $1,674 respectively
CPU: Range of Core 2 Duo chips
Memory: up to 4GB 800MHz DDR2
Storage: 160GB to 500GB SATA
ATI graphics solution
AGEIA Phyiscs accelerator
2F/6R USB 2.0 Ports
Optional Firewire port and 13in1 CardReader

Precision 320
CPU: Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Extreme
Memory: up to 8GB
Storage: Drives up to 750GB in multiple RAID configs


Cost: N/A
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6300
Memory: 1GB PC5300
Storage: 320GB SATA II
Graphics: NVidia GeForce 6200

Alienware are also offering some high end alternatives capable of taking both SLI and Quad-SLI, Core 2 Extreme CPUs and up to 4 SATA HDDs in RAID

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Most Recent Comments

04-09-2006, 21:11:39

Winamp ftw!

04-09-2006, 21:15:37


Also if somebody could tell me how to get my windows media player back to windows media player 10 that would also be appreciated.

I had exactly the same problem and followed this simple guide to go back to version 10.

Instructions Here...

Hope this helps,

Hyper :ar:

04-09-2006, 21:18:20

I like winamp

04-09-2006, 21:32:27

Hyper i u used the guide and it worked great. I'm also going to use Winamp. Thanks

04-09-2006, 22:50:46


Hyper i u used the guide and it worked great. Thanks

Your welcome.
Reps for me :D

05-09-2006, 06:10:07

I use iTunes for just about everything, but I do have a Mac version of VLC that I use every now and again, though the codec support for it blows and seems to give me some interesting errors when trying to play WMV's. I've found that QuickTime + Flip4Mac is where it's @.

05-09-2006, 06:28:15

a lot of people dont like itunes for its music playing, but personally i ihnk its great and it does everythng i want it to do

05-09-2006, 06:34:02


a lot of people dont like itunes for its music playing, but personally i ihnk its great and it does everythng i want it to do

I like iTunes for music playing, I just wish someone would make a player that utilises the hardware as well as Creative Media Player does. Coupled with an Audigy card the sound improvement is very noticible in Creative's player. Shame the player itself is incredibly badly designed and slow.

Actually Foobar2000 is pretty good at sound quality, but it's not as easy to use as iTunes.

05-09-2006, 13:48:43

VLC for movies as it doesnt require codecs and good old winamp for music.

05-09-2006, 13:56:19

i use foobar, its nice and simple and uses bugger all resources

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