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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by KJM, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. KJM New Member

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    I really dont' know much about computers besides the basics. I was looking to buy one through cyberpowerpc.com before several people told me building one would be much cheaper. I really am hesitant about building a computer considering I really dont' have any experience besides plugging in a video card and extra ram.

    But after basically just building a pc really quick on cyberpower and comparing prices on newegg, basically just the processor, motherboard, and ram were $800 on newegg while the entire pc was $900 on cyberpower. So is there really that much of a difference or is the savings just minor?

    Also, is dell really the only choice for laptops?
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    read this: http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/other/144

    it's always better to build our own pc
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  3. KJM New Member

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    But why exactly? I just chose 3 parts of the PC they had and it was almost the same price, and I still would have to buy loads of other parts and an OS and software on top of that, not to mention I also have to build it and very good shot I may screw something up
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    You will typically end up with a better computer if you are building it yourself. A lot of the items they build with are OEM and at wholesale prices, so that's one reason. You should verify exactly what you are getting before going pre-built. Also, I think you can find some barebones systems on NewEgg.

    Dell makes a great laptop. Whatever you do, DO NOT buy a Dell Desktop.
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i repeat
    DO NOT BUY A DELL DESKTOP
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    LOL :roll:
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    If you want to save $100 and get a substandard, frustrating to upgrade, overheating computer, with a 6 month warranty then go ahead and get a Dell. On the plus side I suppose it does show up on your doorstep completely set up and ready to disappoint.
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    I never intended to get a Dell Desktop, if I got a prebuilt desktop it would be from cyberpowerpc.com

    I just built this PC on their site to compare, 1670 shipped, and I think price would be the same if I built it on my own (around)


    # *BASE_PRICE: [+669]
    # CAS: HOT NEW! X-Discovery Mid-Tower Case 420W W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display (Silver Color)
    # CASUPGRADE: NONE
    # CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 CPU @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB 2x2MB L2 Cache EM64T [+150]
    # CD: Sony Q170A 18x Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+6] (BLACK COLOR)
    # CD2: (Special Price) 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER [+42] (BLACK COLOR)
    # CABLE: None
    # FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE (BLACK COLOR)
    # FLASHMEDIA: None
    # FAN: INTEL LGA775 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
    # HDD: Single Hard Drive (250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+19])
    # HDD2: NONE
    # IEEE_CARD: NONE
    # KEYBOARD: Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3200 Laser Cordless Keyboard & Mouse Combo [+72]
    # MOUSE: NONE [-5]
    # MONITOR: NONE
    # MONITOR2: NONE
    # MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core Supports) Asus P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP nForce 590 SLI Intel Chipset LGA775 FSB1066 DDR2 Mainboard w/Dual GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394, 7.1Audio,&WiFi [+150]
    # MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory [+270] (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
    # MODEM: NONE
    # NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
    # OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition w/ Free Upgrade to Windows Vista™ Home Premium [+104]
    # PPU: NONE
    # PRO_WIRING: None
    # PRINTER: None
    # PRINTER_CABLE: None
    # POWERSUPPLY: **Recommended** NZXT PF-500 500Watt Power Supply [+49]
    # RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
    # SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS 24/7 LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    # SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    # SPEAKERS: NONE [-5]
    # TEMP: NONE (AS SHOWN)
    # TVRC: None
    # UPS: None
    # USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    # USBHD: NONE
    # VIDEO: NEW !!! NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card [+84]
    # VIDEO2: NONE
    # VIDEOCAMERA: NONE
    # WNC: NONE
    # WAP: NONE
    # ZIP: NONE
    # _PRICE: (+1605)
    # _view_: detail

    Also, If I want 1 VGA output and 2 for DVI will I need two video cards?
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    NO REALLY> NOT A DELL:roll: :D

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