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Prebuilt Comp Recommendations

Post by Specially Cork » Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:29 pm

Can anybody suggest any good companies for prebuilt comps? Now I've got a job Im considering saving up to buy a decent one.
Oh, and please no "dont get prebuilt! build your own its cheaper!". If i wanted to do that i wouldnt be asking this :D
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:47 pm

On the back of this weeks free tv guide theres an ad for a pretty good looking Time computer for ?800 - pretty cheap for the spec which is as follows:

XP3000+ processor
512MB RAM
256MB ATI Radeon 9200
160GB HDD
DVD-R rewriter
wireless keyboard + mouse
dolby 5.1 onboard sound
plus the usual software bundles.

IF you're looking for something 'midrange' try http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk for a refurb - they usually have a pretty good range of HP Pavillions
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Post by jaredfogle » Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:51 pm

Pay a geek $50 to build you one.
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Post by compacho » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:07 pm

Try the usual and check out Dell or HP. If you got extra money lying around then check out Sony. I'm assuming u want an entire desktop package, so i suggest starting with Dell 1st. Chances are they'll have the type of computer that'll you'll need.
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Post by ibor132 » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:18 pm

jaredfogle wrote:Pay a geek $50 to build you one.
Seconded.
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Post by Narcissus » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:20 pm

http://www.alienware.com/

expensive... but cool 8)
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Post by MDPBlackout » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:32 pm

Narcissus wrote:http://www.alienware.com/

expensive... but cool 8)
agreed
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Post by |darc| » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:35 pm

Building your own is incredibly easier and better... but if you're too stupid to do that (and you must be really stupid if you can't do that, it's like putting a puzzle together, parts nowadays are built so you can't screw anything up) pay a geek to build you one.
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Post by perry » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:37 pm

If I was going w/ a pre-built it'd be either Dell or PB. Those are the ones with the least 'pre-built machine' prob's in work.
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Post by Roofus » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:39 pm

|darc| wrote:Building your own is incredibly easier and better... but if you're too stupid to do that (and you must be really stupid if you can't do that, it's like putting a puzzle together, parts nowadays are built so you can't screw anything up) pay a geek to build you one.
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Post by |darc| » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:39 pm

Oh yeah, if I was going to get a prebuilt, Alienware or Apple.

Edit: I wasn't trying to insult him, but instead make him try to build his own to prove himself :P I know he can do it
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Post by Roofus » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:41 pm

If you're on a budget, get an Emachine.
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Post by az_bont » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:42 pm

|darc| wrote:I know he can do it
Maybe he's only got one hand :o.
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Post by The Kron » Sun Sep 07, 2003 7:06 pm

'Time' are worse than useless, stay the hell away from those guys.

And the only pre-built PC recommendation I can give you is not to buy one, get a local small shop to build you a custom one, It will save you lots of money and service charges.
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Post by pixel » Sun Sep 07, 2003 7:10 pm

Walmart has some nice ones that come with a crap distro of Linux, but are $400-$500 w/ monitor
Here there they are
You are in the UK tho.... :?
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Post by MetalGearRay » Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:17 pm

az_bont wrote:
|darc| wrote:I know he can do it
Maybe he's only got one hand :o.
You can do it with 1 hand.
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Post by Lunchbox » Sun Sep 07, 2003 9:25 pm

Buy an Alienware PC

nuff said
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Post by Roofus » Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:18 pm

Buy an Alienware PC

He might not have $8,000 to spend on a computer. :roll:

Anmyway, buy an eMachine. They've gotten better lately.
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Post by Wagh » Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:54 pm

or a vaio or viao or however it's spelled. My mom got one here recently... rock solid.
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Post by Specially Cork » Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:06 am

When I say "prebuilt recommendations" I mean in terms of quality of put togetherness if you get what I mean. Im looking at cheaper companies, but it seem to be these companies that leave you with a totally messed up comp because the fan doesnt work well enough or something.

As for building my own, I dont care if its like a puzzle. I dont like puzzles. I dont like putting things together. I value money over time. Its sad but true.
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