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Old 11-06-2005, 10:23 PM   #16
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I will second the dell support. The dell i used to have blew up the 2nd day i had it (bad hd), and the next day someone was out fixing it, never had any problems after that.
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:30 PM   #17
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What you guys think about the DEll XPS 400?
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:32 PM   #18
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I've heard good things about the XPS's. I read a nice article about them in this month's issue of Forbes.
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:33 PM   #19
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But how does it compare to that HP piece I was looking at?

Sorry am not too knowledgeable on computers...
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:34 PM   #20
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I personally despise HP's.

I worked at a computer repair place for a while a few years back (top salesman for over a year, hah), and in the support area in the back, it was literally half hp's or compaq's (same company now, hp bought compaq). They are cheap quality machines imo.
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:37 PM   #21
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But as far as specs goes, which seems better?
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:46 PM   #22
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I saw a slightly faster processor on the xps 400, i would say they are comparable but the xps does not have as much ram.
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:24 AM   #23
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The XPS is good (Laptop or Desktop), especially for gaming. (Don't know how much you do)...but most gaming computers are for speed and good pixels on the computer screen.

But, I'd stay away from AMD. Pentium is much much better.

And the G5 start at $2,000 for the CPU only.

Laptops
The Apple Powerbook for $1500 is good. Don't know the "about" price.
Dell Inspiron 9300 is good too.

You could get a cheap model and trick it out with memory or whatever else you wanted to do with it.

What are you going to be using it for?
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:59 AM   #24
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The XPS is good (Laptop or Desktop), especially for gaming. (Don't know how much you do)...but most gaming computers are for speed and good pixels on the computer screen.


What are you going to be using it for?
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I mainly use my computer for school related stuff, surfing the web, and when time allows it some games.

But I looked at it in more details, and it says FROM $949. When you go into "Customize" the $949 is for the most basic options.

"cutsomizing" the dell to be comparable to the Hp is a LOT more....
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:27 AM   #25
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By customize...I meant

Getting a lower model, such as the Demension E510, E310...I wouldn't go any lower than that.

But, that's Dell as an example for a Desktop.

It also depends on what you want. A desktop at home...or a laptop where you can take it to school and have it at home....mobility.

I have a Gateway 310S, it's the low model, but I upgraded the memory and the video card, to play games online. Gateway remodeled their products.

But, you can get a lower model and have fun with the customization with what you want and don't want.

Or with the XPS basic package...that's good enough or better than non-customization. If you want to compare specs between Dell, Gateway, or Apple.

When do you have to have this new computer by?
Usually Christmas...is a good time when computers go on sale.
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:48 PM   #26
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OK, I asked my cousin to give me an estimate of an equivalent or better computer than the Hp in the $1.3k range... he came up with this...

What do you guys think?

* http://files.unitedbimmer.com/ub.c/Rooz/rooz pc.mht
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:13 AM   #27
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OK, I asked my cousin to give me an estimate of an equivalent or better computer than the Hp in the $1.3k range... he came up with this...

What do you guys think?

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Well, the registry seems to be in place in all
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:12 AM   #28
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OK, there appaers to be some loading issues on it... I'll put the parts here:

CASE:
Logisys CS602SL Dracula Mid Tower Case w/Special Designed Arcylic LED Lit-Up Window (Silver) Retail
w/480W Power Supply



Mother Board:
Intel BOXD955XBKLKR 955XE P4/P4EE/Pentium XE LGA775 1066FSB DDR2 ATX Motherbaord w/Audio, Gigabit LAN, RAID/Serial ATA Retail



Processor:
Intel PentiumĀ® D Processor 830 3.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, Socket 775, 2x1MB Cache, Dual Core Retail ***Free 2nd Day***
w/Fan and Heatsink, 2x1MB Cache, 90nm. FREE Digital Home Starter Pack CD w/purchase! While supplies last.



Ram:
Corsair TWIN2X1024-5400C4 1GB DDR2-667 XMS2-5400 Xtreme Performance Memory w/Black Heat Spreader Retail



Video Car:
We aren't sure which to go with between these two, my cousin is trying to talk me into the 256mb one...

BFG GeForce 6600 GT OC PCI Express 128MB DDR Video Card w/TV-Out & Dual DVI Retail ***Free 2nd Day***



BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC PCI Express 256MB DDR3 Video Card w/TV-Out & Dual DVI Retail ***Free 2nd Day***



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Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (Full Version) Single-Pack OEM




As far as hard drive and dvd drive We'lll use my current hard drive since it's like brand new and use my dad's dvd drvie/burner

SO... what do ya think? Keep in mind that this will be $1060 - $1170 Depending on the vid card, am trying to stay within this range, any suggestions?
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:07 AM   #29
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That case is an alienware wannabe case.
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:46 AM   #30
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Well, was only nice looking silver case for under $60

But Harry, what do you think about all the other stuff?
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