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    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
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    i'm gona buy or build a comp. anyone know of good sites and stores. I live near Chicago. i already know www.newegg.com, but r there any others for building, and 4 buying prebuild computers.

    thanks

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    there are a couple of pinned topics at the top of hardwareworld you might be interested in
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    <span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Wayne Rooney - A thug and a thief</span>

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    Go for building one...
    Don&#39;t skimp on the power supply. I like ordering stuff from Googlegear.com
    also gotten stuff from UpgradeSource.com, couple other places....
    Even eBay you can find some good used parts. If you don&#39;t have any good Comp Parts stores around,
    online shopping is the way to go. Googlegear usually has stuff with free shipping, and decent prices.

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    Buying a computer:

    - You can&#39;t really choose the precise hardware you want
    - You almost always get a crap motherboard, or one with little scope for upgradeing
    - You might get a slightly cheaper price than buying the exact same computer from scratch
    - You get warranties, tech support, etc that you might not get from buying components yourself


    Building a computer:

    - You have to be knowledgable about hardware to know exactly what to get and how to assemble it
    - You can tailor your specs precisely to what you need/want
    - You don&#39;t have to pay for Windows, etc.

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    You get warranties, tech support, etc that you might not get from buying components yourself
    build i&#39;d say but i would say that as i do it for a livin i refer to lamseys post and gotta say that the warranties and tech support aint usually worth the paper they are written on, you wont even be able to open the case to clean it without voiding so said&#33; helplines costing a fortune a min and all they say is "format and re-install windows" coz they not really tech&#39;s, just reading from a sheet of "what to do ifs". you will get a years warranty on anything you buy new anyway, build ya own thats wot i say but get really clued up on what you doing first.

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    Originally posted by boyzeee@5 August 2003 - 01:01
    helplines costing a fortune a min and all they say is "format and re-install windows" coz they not really tech&#39;s, just reading from a sheet of "what to do ifs".
    That&#39;s what they told me just after I got my comp, I now know it would have been alot easier to solve the problem without re-installing windows.

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    www.tigerdirect.com ...if thats not already listed..there good
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    top tip by the way if you do have a tech support line no matter what they tell you to do ie re install, format, plug unplug devices etc etc tell them you have already done it and when the person you are talking to has got the bottom of there list of "fix&#39;s" they will run out of options and put you thru to a real tech.

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    Originally posted by Lamsey@4 August 2003 - 16:50
    Buying a computer:

    - You can&#39;t really choose the precise hardware you want
    - You almost always get a crap motherboard, or one with little scope for upgradeing
    - You might get a slightly cheaper price than buying the exact same computer from scratch
    - You get warranties, tech support, etc that you might not get from buying components yourself


    Building a computer:

    - You have to be knowledgable about hardware to know exactly what to get and how to assemble it
    - You can tailor your specs precisely to what you need/want
    - You don&#39;t have to pay for Windows, etc.
    - You don&#39;t have to pay for Windows, etc. ???

    Sorry Lamsey - what does that mean?

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    It means you can install Linux for free. :-"

    Edited to add the :-"

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