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    me and my nerighbor were compairing systems.
    I got a compaq 3300 that came with

    17" flat monitor
    platinum jbl speakers
    2.13 amd 2600+
    512 ddr sdram memory
    gforce 4 mx440 128 ddr sdram video memory w/tv out,1 agp
    16x dvd rom
    48x12x48 cdrw
    all in one printer scanner copier
    windows xp home
    paper surge protecter and ink cartridges
    i paid 850 for the whole set up brand new. i also got a sony DWU-12Advd+r/-r/
    +rw-rw for 185 to replace my cdrw. it came with nero 6 and power dvd.
    could i get some opinions if anyone thinks i paid too much or got a reasonable buy.

    thanks

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Originally posted by jasmy@20 October 2003 - 23:16
    me and my nerighbor were compairing systems.
    I got a compaq 3300 that came with

    17" flat monitor
    platinum jbl speakers
    2.13 amd 2600+
    512 ddr sdram memory
    gforce 4 mx440 128 ddr sdram video memory w/tv out,1 agp
    16x dvd rom
    48x12x48 cdrw
    all in one printer scanner copier
    windows xp home
    paper surge protecter and ink cartridges
    i paid 850 for the whole set up brand new. i also got a sony DWU-12Advd+r/-r/
    +rw-rw for 185 to replace my cdrw. it came with nero 6 and power dvd.
    could i get some opinions if anyone thinks i paid too much or got a reasonable buy.

    thanks
    i've got concerns about the quality of motherboards Compaq uses, and when i bought one several years ago the Windows installation was mucked up with all this extra junk that i didn't need-- i had to reformat and use a pirated Win98 CD to do a clean install, because the computer came with "restore" discs rather than a plain vanilla Windows CD.

    for that price? you'd prolly have to spend a little bit more $$$ to build a similar PC on your own, but the do-it-yourself method could result in a better-performing setup even with similar components. Compaqs aren't known for being hot-rods or anything. but if it does what you need it to do, more power to you. i think you paid just about what the components are worth, when you consider the value of the monitor, the scanner and Windows (assuming that they give you an actual Windows CD nowadays, in case you ever want to reinstall...).

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    Originally posted by 3RA1N1AC@21 October 2003 - 00:56
    (assuming that they give you an actual Windows CD nowadays, in case you ever want to reinstall...).
    I don't think so.
    The new PCs I've seen( admittedly not all that many) all come with "restore" discs.
    Apparently we aren't smart enough to decide what software we want or how to install it.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Originally posted by clocker@21 October 2003 - 04:11
    The new PCs I've seen( admittedly not all that many) all come with "restore" discs.
    well, that's a ripoff, imho. if you pay for a copy of Windows, they should give you a copy of Windows.

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    Originally posted by jasmy@21 October 2003 - 07:16
    me and my nerighbor were compairing systems.
    I got a compaq 3300 that came with

    17" flat monitor
    platinum jbl speakers
    2.13 amd 2600+
    512 ddr sdram memory
    gforce 4 mx440 128 ddr sdram video memory w/tv out,1 agp
    16x dvd rom
    48x12x48 cdrw
    all in one printer scanner copier
    windows xp home
    paper surge protecter and ink cartridges
    i paid 850 for the whole set up brand new. i also got a sony DWU-12Advd+r/-r/
    +rw-rw for 185 to replace my cdrw. it came with nero 6 and power dvd.
    could i get some opinions if anyone thinks i paid too much or got a reasonable buy.

    thanks
    compaq licks monkey balls. and u paid too much little shrimp. u should've build or bought from some reseller. this is too much. and ur parts suck balls

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    Don't sugarcoat it, ABU.
    Tell us what you really think...
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    Originally posted by clocker+21 October 2003 - 12:11--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (clocker @ 21 October 2003 - 12:11)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-3RA1N1AC@21 October 2003 - 00:56
    (assuming that they give you an actual Windows CD nowadays, in case you ever want to reinstall...).
    I don&#39;t think so.
    The new PCs I&#39;ve seen( admittedly not all that many) all come with "restore" discs.
    Apparently we aren&#39;t smart enough to decide what software we want or how to install it. [/b][/quote]
    The idea is that we are purchasing a single license for a copy of Windows, therefore we technically don&#39;t need the original installation CD which can be used for illegitimate purposes.

    Not that I&#39;d ever do such a thing, but there are ways around it :-"

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    Originally posted by Lamsey@21 October 2003 - 06:32

    The idea is that we are purchasing a single license for a copy of Windows, therefore we technically don&#39;t need the original installation CD which can be used for illegitimate purposes.

    I&#39;m shocked that people could be so devious.

    Who doesn&#39;t want to give Bill Gates &#036;250?
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    If I had the money Bill Gates paid for his haircuts, I&#39;d be rich & he&#39;d look better.

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