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HP Compaq DC 7900 Desktop PC Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 2GB 80GB DVD
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Silent good performance. 09/23/2014

This review is from: HP Compaq DC 7900 Desktop PC Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 2GB 80GB DVD

Pros: Small, room for two hard drives. Decent CPU. Expansion good. Not USF that factor is problematic.

Cons: Picky on memory.
Windows Business

Other Thoughts: Very happy with machine. I have two full size and one SSC with DVD writer from another machine I had. Though you could have three hard drives and no DVD. I had to rig up the extra power connecter. There are four SATA connectors though the one has to be used first with a HDD.
I did not subtract for Vista Busines as this is clear and if your use Linux that could be a plus. I paid more to get Win 7 Pro on mine a bit back. This is a great price.

HP Compaq DC 7900 Desktop PC Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 2GB 80GB DVD
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quiet, very quiet, small, easy to upgrade, powerful PC for the price. The E8400 is a great processor. 4 SATA plugs so could do one external. Room for a second Hard drive. With an adapter to split the power possibly three if you would leave one not secured like I do with a SSD.

Cons: Vista is worthless. - 2 stars
80 Gb is small.
DDR2 memory this machine is picky. Check first.

Other Thoughts: I really like the machine. Mine came with Win 7 Pro for this price. If you can find one with that go for it.

HP DC7900 Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 Ghz 2GB RAM 160GB HDD Desktop PC Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit B Grade Scratch & Dent
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very nice board. Powerful E8400 Core2 Duo 3.0 Ghz. Four SATA 2 PCIE 16 one PCIE 1 one PCI. Place and power for second 3.5" HD. Display Port and VGA for two monitors. Plenty of Legacy connections including PS2 for that old mouse or keyboard. Win 7 64 bit Professional included. You could actually use it for a different system and install Linux on this one.

Cons: DDR 2 memory is expensive. The other machines for about $40 more use DDR 3 worth it if you want 8G memory or more. Not the fault of NewEgg so on deduction on stars. Weak not horrible video but place for two cards so not a big deal.

Other Thoughts: Windows 7 Pro makes this system cost almost nothing. It cost me only a few dollars more than just Windows 7. This is a great little system that can support a decent video card and in fact has same power supply as the mid tower cases. With room for two hard drives and a connection for a third and place to put it (not the sata cable) you can have three Hard Drives and the DVD. Though power for the third is not provided so you would need to address that. I used the wires for the floppy converter to SATA power. Set 2.5 SSD on top of 3.5.


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Date Joined: 11/28/01

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  • First Review: 06/26/14
  • Last Review: 09/23/14
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