The Travelin' Librarian Tech The new computer I purchased yesterday

The new computer I purchased yesterday

imageYesterday my main desktop pretty much died. I have successfully gotten it to boot but it’s no longer reliable so I needed to order a new main machine. Here’s what I ended up ordering: 

Hewlett-Packard h8-1234

General Spec

Brand

HP

Series

Pavilion HPE

Model

h8-1234

Form Factor

Mid Tower

Processor

AMD FX-6120 3.5GHz

Processor Main Features

64 bit Six-Core Processor

Cache Per Processor

8MB L3 Cache

Memory

10GB DDR3-1600

Hard Drive

1 TB SATA 7200RPM

Optical Drive 1

SuperMulti DVD Burner drive

Graphics

AMD Radeon HD 7450 1GB

Audio

Integrated IDT 92HD89E Audio

Ethernet

Gigabit Ethernet

Wireless Card

802.11 b/g/n Wireless

Power Supply

200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)

Keyboard

USB keyboard with volume control and Beats key

Mouse

HP USB optical mouse

Operating System

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit (Which I’ll be upgrading to Win8 immediately.)

Motherboard

Chipset

AMD 970

Motherboard Name

Gigabyte M3970AM-HP (Angelica2)

CPU

CPU Type

AMD FX-Series

Installed Qty

1

CPU Speed

FX-6120(3.5GHz)

L2 Cache Per CPU

6MB

L3 Cache Per CPU

8MB

CPU Socket Type

AM3+

CPU Main Features

Turbo CORE up to 4.1GHz

Graphics

GPU/VPU Type

AMD Radeon HD 7450

Graphics Interface

PCI Express x16

Memory

Memory Capacity

10GB DDR3

Memory Speed

DDR3 1600

Form Factor

DIMM 240-pin

Memory Slot (Total)

4

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type

DVD Super Multi

Audio

Audio Chipset

IDT 92HD89E

Audio Features

Built-in High Definition 7.1 channel

Communications

LAN Chipset

Integrated

LAN Speed

10/100/1000Mbps

WLAN

802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 3.0

Front Panel Ports

Front USB

Top: USB 3.0 x 2 Front: USB x 2

Front Audio Ports

Top: Microphone x1 Headphone x1

Card Reader

15-in-1 multimedia card reader

Back Panel Ports

Video Ports

1 DVI, 1 HDMI

Rear USB

USB 2.0 x 4

RJ45

1 port

Rear Audio Ports

6 ports

S/P DIF

1 port

Expansion

Internal Bays

5.25" ODD Bays x2 / 3.5" HDD Bays x2

PCI Slots (Available/Total)

One PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.0) / Three PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0) / One PCI Express mini card (for half-length add-in cards) with USB connector

It’s a refurbished computer but I’ve had good luck with those in the past. And for just $514 from Newegg I’m not sure I could have found a better deal.

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