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    Dell XPS at PC World - Buy cheap Gaming PC Base Units - Dell XPS 420

    Full specification

    Processor Type Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Clock-Speed
    2.4GHz
    Front Side BUS
    1066MHz
    Cache
    8 MB
    Operating-System
    Windows Vista Home Premium
    RAM Memory
    3072 MB
    Hard Disk Capacity
    1000 GB
    Optical Drive 1
    Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD Re-Writer Drive
    Graphics Memory
    512 MB
    Graphics Description
    nVidia GeForce 8800GT
    Sound Card
    Intel Onboard 7.1
    Media Card Reader
    19-IN-1
    Built-In HP Docking Station
    NO
    No of USB connections
    8
    No of PCI Slots
    3
    No. of Firewire Connections
    2
    Keyboard
    YES
    Wireless Keyboard and
    Mouse
    NO Mouse YES Weight 18.59 kg Height 451 mm Width 188 mm Depth 457 mm Network LAN 10/100/1000 GB ETHERNET

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    That sounds like one awesome pc, lots of memory, what's the story with the 1000GB hard disk, that's a Terabyte? of hard disk storage, is that correct? A 1066Mhz FSB (sweet), Core 2 Quad, 512MB graphics card, 2 Firewire connections, is that 3 free pci slots aswell? I would say go for it, although you'll have to spend a bit more on getting a monitor as far as I know there isn't one included. Does it have the analogue video and audio connections at the front aswell, it's just that I think I saw that one recently and it had them. Very useful if you have old VHS tapes lying around and want to transfer them onto the computer and then onto dvd. Maybe a little business sideline you could offer, as there are lots of people who got weddings shot on VHS 15 or 20 years ago and who may want it now transferred to dvd.
    Last edited by Nikosony; 05-13-2008 at 03:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikosony View Post
    That sounds like one awesome pc, lots of memory, what's the story with the 1000GB hard disk, that's a Terabyte? of hard disk storage, is that correct? A 1066Mhz FSB (sweet), Core 2 Quad, 512MB graphics card, 2 Firewire connections, is that 3 free pci slots aswell? I would say go for it, although you'll have to spend a bit more on getting a monitor as far as I know there isn't one included. Does it have the analogue video and audio connections at the front aswell, it's just that I think I saw that one recently and it had them. Very useful if you have old VHS tapes lying around and want to transfer them onto the computer and then onto dvd. Maybe a little business sideline you could offer, as there are lots of people who got weddings shot on VHS 15 or 20 years ago and who may want it now transferred to dvd.
    That is right, a Terabyte hardrive!. I think it is perfect for editing wedding vid's. Im not too sure about the anologue video connections though.

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    I just had a look at it on the link you provided and yes it does have the analogue video in sockets on the front. It has S-video in, composite video in and left and right audio in.
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    Last edited by Nikosony; 05-13-2008 at 03:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikosony View Post
    I just had a look at it on the link you provided and yes it does have the analogue video in sockets on the front. It has S-video in, composite video in and left and right audio in.
    How useful are these sockets??

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    They allow you to plug either a S-VHS (higher picture quality using the S-Video connection) or VHS video recorder directly into your computer. You just run cables from the video recorder into the sockets on the front of the computer and your video editing software should pick the signals up.

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