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K, my uncle was going to have me build him a computer with a budget of $1500 to $2k.. and he calls me today & hes at best buy looking at a Gateway (psh)

"hey how good is this?"
*reads me specs*
E6320 2ghz
2GB (crap ram)
500GB
Geforce 7500
dvd burner
24" WS LCD with speaker stack
Vista home premium
some no name motherboard
some no name powersupply
for $1499


with my build i would have built him
E6300 Oced to 3ghz
2GB of Corsair XMS2
500GB WD in raid
Geforce 7800gt
Sata dvd burner
sats DVD drive
5.1 X-540 logitech speakers
Vista home premium
MSI975X premium mobo
Coolermaster eXtreme power 550W

Would have loaded it with good programs and you know..
for $1499

I expressed several times that i wouldnt get it, and the generic parts were likely to fail, but he knows lots of people and gets deals so yeah.

he has 90days to return the computer.. any suggestions i could give to make him return it and have me build it for him?

I know its not that much of a difference, but the quality of the generic parts sucks compared to mine.. and i like building computers for people
    
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Tell him to look at this post:

DO NOT GET THE GATEWAY! Take it back IMMEDIATELY and have your Nephew build your PC. Seriously

Result?
    
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You got owned by the FPD2485W. That screen will sell anyone on a Gateway computer.

If you want to sweeten the deal, find a way to work in the 24" by dropping prices on other hardware.
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If he doesn't game, the gateway would be just fine honestly.
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If it has vista on it make sure it does. Go to his house and uninstall all his stuff like vista drivers and put XP drivers on. he will be getting constant errors.

Also if worst comes to worst Infect his pc with a virus or turn off his
Norton firewall antivirus and AV and start browsing ie... bonzibuddy.com
download a bunch of spyware and stuff then he will ask you for advice and you will say


Gosh Uncle there is no way to fix this problem but to buy a new computer. It's a very deep problem that's in the now you make up some B.S that he can't understand "it's deep in the root of the C:/ partition accesing the host account through the command prompt and is in a bot network reporting to an IRC server in russia and launching full scale Dos's onto unsuspecting, gateway customers like you, this virus only works with gateways and the only way to fix it is to buy a new computer"


"Speaking of a new computer You could return the computer back to best buy and get a full refund, I will be happy to help you out with that also


That's so believable that's not funny.

OH GOD I"M GOOD

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Even if the computer at the stores have good specs, I wouldn't even touch them.

I built my rig for under $1,000 and I am satisfied with it. If you're a gamer, definetly do not buy it. Geforce 7500? Lawl.
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Gateway is terrible about using underpowered and low quality PSU's...

Back in the day, my High School bought about 20 new Gateways for the typing classes, and 3 of them died within a year, filling the room full of the horrific odor of fried silicon.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
If he doesn't game, the gateway would be just fine honestly.
Just fine? The Gateway is my number one choice for LCD monitor at this time. I'm about to buy another 24" and retire my 22" until Dell releases their new monitors or RED drops their 2k res monitors.

I'd say if you want to build your uncles PC, guilt him into it.

"Come on... this is my FUTURE!"
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Quote:
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Just fine? The Gateway is my number one choice for LCD monitor at this time. I'm about to buy another 24" and retire my 22" until Dell releases their new monitors or RED drops their 2k res monitors.

I'd say if you want to build your uncles PC, guilt him into it.

"Come on... this is my FUTURE!"
True gateway makes some slick monitors.

Also some other good companies are samsung,dell, NEC, and don't forget those DEAD SEXI apple cinimea displays
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Apple Cinemas are hot. In speaking about afford ability, though.. a little TOO hot. I sure love the one I'm at now, though.
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