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post #21 of 30
i second that notion! those computers are crap, at least get him a 6200 or something so he has more RAM for himself and not that greedy little onboard chip
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post #22 of 30
My dad did the same type of thing. We knew what we were getting into with the 6150, so we just bought a 7600GT along with the PC and his runs games as well as mine does. Just grab a new video card and all will be well.
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post #23 of 30
That 6150LE isn't complete crap! It gets nearly 1/15th the score of an 8800GTX in 3Dmark! See, you can play all your favourite games at 4fps instead of 60fps!

Not complete crap.
     
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post #24 of 30
Tell him to go back and talk to a manager about how his sales person lied to him and demand a upgrade.

It wont work but it would be fun
    
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post #25 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheKraken View Post
Return it and don't forget to punch the salesperson in the throat.
I agree, then kick him in the nuts HARD !!!

I mean really do they not train these ppl or atleast say, Hey you know anything about computers and if they respond yea you push the little button to make it go........FTLOG don't make them a computer sales man because the first time someone that knows anything about PC's ask's a question and the sales rep cant answer it or worse answer's it wrong blantly lieing ohhhhhh its just bad!!!!
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post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
return that bish...

Get him new stuff. that's what I'd do.
3rd, 4th and 5th that. Your friend was blind-sided by an ignorant salesperson.

SOB didn't have the knowldedge or business ethics to explain "onboard video". Very poor technical customer service.
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post #27 of 30
I know you said he doesnt care, but if you convince him otherwise, find out about the restocking fee. I know it is on opened computer parts, because ive heard stories of people doing price matches and they charge the 15% restocking fee because they have to re ring the sale for a rebate or something.

His other option is based up on the cost of the system, weigh the amount of the restocking fee versus the cost of a new graphics card.

if he spent 1000 bucks, the restock would be 15% or $150. so you know either:

A: he loses his $150, and gets a better rig with a decent or even excellent video card..

or B: He buys a new GPU for around that price, or however he wants to do it] I mean last week BB had 7900GS' on sale for 150 straight up. It was a great buy IMO, I ended up with the last one in my local store... heh

Ive found best buy to be AWFUL when it comes to computers, in every way, a friend of mine brought it to geek squad, and they took her tv tuner to sound card audio cable out saying she didnt need it.. then miraculously, the audio didnt work any more. MORON!

Id fight this one, I wouldnt let my friend give in, no way... 6150 LE? the best on the market? HAH

I wouldnt even get that onboard in a laptop!
     
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post #28 of 30
Dood, there should be NO restock fee. Your friend was decieved as the salesperson refered to the video as a "card".

I would raise Cain if I were him. If he can't be bothered that is his choice.
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post #29 of 30
This sounds just like my friend's HP he got from Sam's Club.

Nv 6150, AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 200GB HDD...? Well anyways open it up and see what she can handle. My friend's has a PCI-Express slot on it and he's getting a better cooler, a 7800GT, and another GB of ram soon as his check comes in. The mobo is an ASUS with the nforce 5 stuff but clockgen works on it and we're going to mess with it when he gets a new fan.

He still doesn't believe me that he needs to get a 7200 RPM drive but for a $550 dollar computer that came with a 17" LCD and Media Center it isn't that bad.
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post #30 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snerp View Post
A salesperson at Fry's told me a Socket 754 board was "the best you can get". I laughed at him grabbed a crappy ECS and walked off.

Socket 754 will still play any game on the highest setting without lag
Even quake 4 ultra settings.

I wish i had a frys around me all i have is Micro center and they dont know anything about pc's.
Hell they ask me questions.

Sorry about the crappy onboard but always upgrade.
    
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