View Full Version : Home Business and Poker Computer, never the twain shall meet....

07-20-2005, 05:15 PM
I had lunch at my home today with a friend of mine who is also my accountant. We had talked about poker in the converstation and he came back to my home office and I showed him Party Poker. I run a small business from my home. I had mentioned that I wanted to get a new computer so I have nothing on this computer except Business use only software. He said that I need to do that since I claim this computer as a 100% business deduction.

Ok now that that is out of the way. This is what I have picked out and saved but I have not ordered it yet.

The main thing that I have noticed is everyone here is hardcore about 1600x1200 resolution. I also want this to be a computer that I do not need to upgrade for 2-3+ years.

2 - Sceptre X20g-Nagall / 20-Inch / 1600 x 1200 UXGA / DVI / Black / LCD Monitor $549.99 each with $50 rebate on 1
1 - Logitech Cordless Comfort Duo Keyboard and Mouse Combo $74.99
1 - Systemax™ Bengal Intel® Pentium® 4 Socket 775 Built-To-Order Gaming PC $1187.95

Removable Data Storage: No Backup Drive selected
Keyboards / Mice / Input: No Keyboard Selected
Keyboards / Mice / Input: No Mouse Selected
Modems: No Modem Selected
Monitors: No Monitor Selected
Networking: Integrated 10/100 Network Adapter
Software: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition DSP
Components: Integrated Audio
Hard Disk Drives: No second hard drive selected
Accessories: No Firewire Card Selected
Accessories: 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty w/ 1 Year Onsite
Video / Graphics Cards: ATI X600Pro 128MB Video Card w/TV,DVI PCI Express
Computer Cases: Dragon Silver Gaming Base
Memory: 1GB DDR2 PC4200 Non-ECC Memory (512MB x 2)
Hard Disk Drives: 250GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Accessories: D915PBL S775 ATX Motherboard w/ Gigabit LAN
CD/DVD Drives: 52x32x52 CDRW Drive
CD/DVD Drives: 16X DVD ROM Drive
Speakers: Logitech X-230 2.1 Speakers
Digital Cameras: No Camera Selected
Accessories: SYSTEMAX P4 515 2.93 GAMER PC
Power Protection: TRIPPLITE Internet 350VA/180 Watt UPS
Processors: Intel P4 CPU 541 3.2 GHz/800FSB/1M S775

SUBTOTAL: $2362.92
Shipping UPS Ground: $121.35
Tax: $0
TOTAL: $2484.27

I am not so much concerned with did I over spend a few hundred or I can get this cheaper if I have someone build it. I just want to know will it work for playing poker for the next 2-3+ years?

07-21-2005, 03:18 AM
I just want to know will it work for playing poker for the next 2-3+ years?

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Uh, yeah, should be fine, just like the $400 machine someone asked about yesterday...

07-21-2005, 09:56 AM
This is more money than you need to spend to run poker software. I realize you are trying to build for the future though. I'm not sure about your video card choice (I just don't know much about vid cards), just make sure it'll support two monitors if you decide to do more than 4-table in the future. Unless you have another backup solution in mind, I'd add a second hard drive for use as a backup device for critical data. Hard drives are inexpensive and data loss is very expensive. Good luck.