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Thread: Interested In Comments About Desktop

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    When I have enough saved up. I am very intersted in puchasing this desktop. Nothing bad about it, that I see, besides for a few flaws, like pre-installed Xp with no extra disk, no speakers or monitor.

    I do not know much about parts so any comments, good or bad, would be appreciated. Right now this looks 10x better then the computer I am currently running on

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  3. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Man dont buy a stock oem brand named peice of crap,

    buy the parts u want and build it , cost less and will be exactly what u want

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    you can get a dell 2400 2.66Ghz P4, 256MB DDR SDRAM, 48x CD-RW Drive, and 80GB HD for $399 after Rebate with FREE Shipping
    but you can build a better one for around the same and certainly less than the one you posted

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    $1000 is a bit much to pay for a desktop, 'specially since it's a buyer's market nowadays and that kind of money oughta be able to buy more "stuff" (monitor, speakers, printer). unless you're going to do a lot of 3D game-playing, audio/video editing, or anything that really pushes the system very hard, you could save a lot of money by getting a slightly slower processor. even if you do plan to do much heavy-duty stuff with the computer, a 2.6ghz comp (or "2600," the AMD equivalent) handles most things just fine... by the time 2.6ghz and 3ghz computers become obsolete, that extra 0.4ghz won't make much of a difference at all.

    personally, i'd just get a slightly slower one (the very fastest models are usually terrible values, as far as bang-for-your-buck goes) and use the money i saved to get a monitor or some other gadget (digital camera, scanner, tv tuner card, whatever).

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #5
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    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    in the UK that is considered reasonable to pay for a dektop.

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Ya it is a buyers market right now take your time look around. For $1000 you can get the complete package printer, lcd 15" monitor, or 17" crt, speakers ,mouse etc.

    example: Canadian Prices.

    Notice pre loaded with Lindows ! But most come with XP on disk .

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #7

    Processor Speed Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz with Hyper-Threading technology
    Memory (RAM) 512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
    Memory Expandable to 2GB
    Hard Drive 160GB(7200RPM)
    Optical Drive DVD+RW/CDRW combo drive
    Modem Speed/Type 56K
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Network Card 10/100 Ethernet LAN
    DisplayType NOT INCLUDED
    Video Graphics nvidia geforce fx 5200 agp 8x graphics card, 128 mb ddr video memory, tv out, dvi support
    Audio Integrated Audio, 6 speaker configurable
    Speakers NOT INCLUDED
    Drive Bays 6
    Additional Drives 48X CD-ROM
    Ports/Connectors 5 USB 2.0, Front Panel 7-in-1 memory card reader
    Other ports 2 Firewire(IEEE 1394), 1 serial, 1 parallel, 2 PS/2, 1 VGA, 1 microphone/headphone/line-in
    Mouse HP Optical Mouse
    Keyboard HP Internet Keyboard
    Software included Microsoft Works 7.0, MSN Encarta Plus, Abobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Money 2004.
    Dimensions 15.5"x8.25"x15.25", 35lbs
    Warranty 1 Year Limited
    P4 2.4C / 1024M / R9600XT 128M / 80GB / 400W
    Peer-to-peer Programs...

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Not bad of a deal I would say...
    But a geforcefx 5200 128M?
    Try asking for Ti or an ATi 9600 PRO / XT

    I would prefer customizing it...
    Buy a cheap combo with good parts from a NON EXPENSIVE COMPUTER STORE and tell them to buy the combo deal and build it yourself, I recommend not trusting those computer sellers to assemble your part since you think they are putting new parts in?

    No, they put in used parts. Ask them to assemble it yourself .

    If you buy it part for part, you will notice that combos are a better choice of spending money since parts such as P4 2.4 ($245 CDN) and there is a combo with all the system requirements for just ($555). So use common sense and try to be smart! Don't be scared to say what you want. They will take advantage of your computer knowledge. DEMAND WHAT YOU WANT, YOUR THE CUSTOMER!
    P4 2.4C / 1024M / R9600XT 128M / 80GB / 400W
    Peer-to-peer Programs...

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    X-Caliber PT800DBP - VIA Socket 478 ATX Motherboard Bundle with Audio, AGP 8X/4X, USB 2.0, SATA, 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN Support and Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz Processor - 285

    Memory (RAM) 512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM - 65

    Seagate 160 gig HDD (7200) - 105

    Toshiba SDR1112 DVD Burner / 4x2x12x DVD-RW / 16x10x40x CD-RW - 70

    10/100 Fast Ethernet NIC Card PCI with Wake on LAN - 5

    eVGA GeForce FX 5200 Video Card / 128MB DDR / AGP 8X / TV Out - 60

    Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 PCI Sound Card - 35

    ATX 7 Bay Case - 35

    Additional CD-ROM 56x Drive - 20

    Chieftec Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse - 40

    Total - 690 USD. This is all from one site, you can get things listed here for cheaper if you look.
    Need a cheap/easy way of modding your xbox? Check this out.

  11. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    This is my type of store, dont't worry about this store... they have a special warehouse and assemblies REAL NEW PARTS. You can tell by looking inside the computer itself. That is why you need to install windows xp by yourself. Since the hard drive has been installed freshly!

    processor · Intel® Pentium4® 3.0Ghz 800FSB processor 512k
    memory · 1024MB (512 x 2 Infineon PC3200) DDR400
    mainboard · Asus P4P800S i848p S478 Mainboard
    -MB features · SATA & w/5.1 Sound & USB 2.0 w/ATA-100
    optical drives · Sony 52x32x52x CDR/RW Writer
    hard drive · Seagate 120GB 7200rpm SATA 8mb Buffer
    floppy drive · Samsung 1.44MB 3.5" floppy drive
    video · MSI MS8911 GFX-5200 128MB AGP8x
    audio · Integrated Digital 5.1 sound interface
    network · Integrated 10/100 network card
    case · 18" ATX-styled Tower w/ Front USB (Model:850U)
    power · CSA Approved P4 300 Watt power supply
    input device · Microsoft® Multimedia Keyboard PS/2
    pointing device · Microsoft® Optical wheel mouse PS/2
    speakers · Creative Inspire SBS-330 2.1spk w/subwoofer

    TOTAL COST *$999*

    P4 2.4C / 1024M / R9600XT 128M / 80GB / 400W
    Peer-to-peer Programs...

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