Affinity 7351Ma PC


S

Sam

Hi, I know the following PC isn't homebuilt but I believe members of this
group will know if the Affinity 7351Ma PC is a good PC. My PC use consists
of web browsing, Excel, Word processing, manipulating\editing images in
Infraview. Don't know what I'll be using a PC for in the future.
What are your opinions of the PC?

Thanks for the help. I'd like to build a PC but don't have the time to do
it.

Thanks,

Sam

[Model Affinity 7351Ma]

Processor & Memory:

* AMD Phenom™ II X4 Processor 955 (3.2GHz)
* AMD 760G / SB710 chipset
* 8GB DDR3 SDRAM memory (16GB Max, 4 DIMMS)

Drives:

* 1.5TB (7,200RPM) SATA Hard Drive
* 22x max DVD±RW optical drive
* Front panel 19-in-1 multimedia card reader

Graphics & Video:

* Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 graphics

Communications:

* 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

Audio:

* 8-channel capable audio with Jack Sensing

Keyboard & Mouse:

* ZT Desktop Keyboard
* ZT Optical Mouse

Expandability (total bays):

* 2 x 5.25" external (1 occupied)
* 2 x 3.5" external (1 occupied)
* 4 x 3.5" internal (1 occupied)
* 1 x PCIe x16
* 1 x PCIe x1
* 2 x PCI

Ports and Slots:

* 1x HDMI port
* 1x DVI-D port
* 1x VGA port (15-pin)
* 1x eSATA port
* 6 x USB 2.0
* 2 x PS/2 connectors
* 1x 6-in-1 audio port
* RJ-45 (LAN)

Operating System & Software:

* Microsoft® Windows 7 Premium - 64 bit
* Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 (90-day trial)

Additional Information:

* CPU Dimensions: 14.25" H x 7.2" W x 16.5" D
* CPU weight (approximate): 25 lbs.
* Power Supply: 300W ATX
* Hardware Warranty: 2-year limited hardware parts and labor from date
of purchase
* Lifetime 24/7 toll-free phone support
* Email and fax support from 9am-6pm EST
* For information, visit www.ztsystems.com/support

[Model Affinity 7351Ma]

ZT Systems Sales
(866) 984-7687
(e-mail address removed)
Fax: (201) 559-1004
 
Ad

Advertisements

P

Paul

Sam said:
Hi, I know the following PC isn't homebuilt but I believe members of this
group will know if the Affinity 7351Ma PC is a good PC. My PC use consists
of web browsing, Excel, Word processing, manipulating\editing images in
Infraview. Don't know what I'll be using a PC for in the future.
What are your opinions of the PC?

Thanks for the help. I'd like to build a PC but don't have the time to do
it.

Thanks,

Sam

[Model Affinity 7351Ma]

Processor & Memory:

* AMD Phenom™ II X4 Processor 955 (3.2GHz)
* AMD 760G / SB710 chipset
* 8GB DDR3 SDRAM memory (16GB Max, 4 DIMMS)

Drives:

* 1.5TB (7,200RPM) SATA Hard Drive
* 22x max DVD±RW optical drive
* Front panel 19-in-1 multimedia card reader

Graphics & Video:

* Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 graphics

Communications:

* 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

Audio:

* 8-channel capable audio with Jack Sensing

Keyboard & Mouse:

* ZT Desktop Keyboard
* ZT Optical Mouse

Expandability (total bays):

* 2 x 5.25" external (1 occupied)
* 2 x 3.5" external (1 occupied)
* 4 x 3.5" internal (1 occupied)
* 1 x PCIe x16
* 1 x PCIe x1
* 2 x PCI

Ports and Slots:

* 1x HDMI port
* 1x DVI-D port
* 1x VGA port (15-pin)
* 1x eSATA port
* 6 x USB 2.0
* 2 x PS/2 connectors
* 1x 6-in-1 audio port
* RJ-45 (LAN)

Operating System & Software:

* Microsoft® Windows 7 Premium - 64 bit
* Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 (90-day trial)

Additional Information:

* CPU Dimensions: 14.25" H x 7.2" W x 16.5" D
* CPU weight (approximate): 25 lbs.
* Power Supply: 300W ATX
* Hardware Warranty: 2-year limited hardware parts and labor from date
of purchase
* Lifetime 24/7 toll-free phone support
* Email and fax support from 9am-6pm EST
* For information, visit www.ztsystems.com/support

[Model Affinity 7351Ma]

You don't have any particularly hard requirements to meet.
The box is bound to do what you want.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Produc...11504954&ec=BC-EC877-CatHome&pos=8&lang=en-US

I wouldn't build a machine like that, in response to your stated
requirements. The box is not balanced in a way intended for
your set of requirements. 8GB of RAM is just a waste, and
memory is no longer as cheap as it was a while ago. One reason
we got into this practice of jamming that much RAM in a machine,
is it was virtually free. Memory companies were going broke
by doing that (by buying the memory, we were punishing them).
Memory prices have risen since then, and joking around with 8GB of RAM,
no longer makes sense. You could rip part of that RAM out, and use
it in a second computer.

The quad core makes fine insurance, and it there when you need it.
But if I was building a box to meet your requirements, I
might choose a dual core just as easily.

I also wouldn't particularly be attracted to a 1.5TB drive.
Reading comments from people, some drives above 1TB are a bit
on the slow side. A 500GB or 1TB drive might have been a
better choice. I got a 500GB the other day, which was dirt
cheap, and benchmarked at over 125MB/sec transfer rate.
The 1.5TB makes sense if you have a large number of downloaded
movies.

ST3500418AS 500GB $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

I think that is the difference in building your own, is spotting
the thing you feel best meets the requirements. I'm not sure
why anyone needs 8GB, and can't imagine someone running that
$700 box as a server.

I just priced out a dual core on the Dell site for $530.
Total RAM is smaller. Hard drive is smaller. But no wasted money.
Of course, the lack of a real Windows installer DVD sucks, which is
one reason I'd never consider buying something like that. I'd
be curious if the 7351Ma comes with a real Windows installer DVD,
as some things you might need to do on the computer, might benefit
from a real installer DVD. I consider a recovery partition to be a
poor alternative (your only repair option is "wipe and reload").

Paul
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top