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post #11 of 60
Hardware incompatability is not an issue at all.

-Make sure your mobo's socket matches your cpu
-make sure your DIMMS fit your mobo and are supported
-make sure your PSU will power your system well (prolly biggest issue)

I mean, as long as you don't get an AM2 system and try to mount a conroe on it, you'll be fine.
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post #12 of 60
Please what ever you do don't give dell your money.
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post #13 of 60
Hmm lets ask a bunch of computer overclocking enthusiasts if I should get a dell. LOL. OF COURSE YOU DO NOT GET A DELL. Come on now!
    
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post #14 of 60
We see these threads a lot, with similar situations. Your parents are misinformed, but they're not going to believe you. Pay someone here to buy and assemble parts, then sell it to you as a "prebuilt". Problem solved. For that price I can build a comp just like mine, which includeds a 2ms 19'widescreen, a Saitek eclipse, and a good 5.1 system.
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I can't send you a PM for whatever reason, but I'm willing to build you a good gaming rig similar to mine for that price if you'd like.
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post #16 of 60
Here are some basic components. Obviously you need a case, psu, dvd-rw, mouse, keyboard, and a monitor. It will be a bit more expensive than DELL but this system will blows door

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post #17 of 60
your biggest downfall is that your parents minds are set and never will believe you, so if you get a custom one you are already entering the gate with their belief that it is an inferior machine. it seems to me that they wont trust anything without a reputable company logo on it, so either have someone pre-build you a custom one here and slap a dell/gateway/hp logo on it and hope they dont recognize case models or just buckle down and get the dell (yes it sucks, but your parents blaming you for wasting 1k for the rest of your life is probably worse)
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post #18 of 60
OK, everyone here will probably tell you to build your own, because we all did. However, if your parentals aren't willing to let you build it, Dell really is a good option.

I've been working all summer on Omnitechs and Dells. Trust me, I would much rather use a Dell than half of those prebuilts out there. The Omnitechs are just terrible. Dell has stylish cases (IMHO, I love them) they are well put together, stable, and for the most part affordable. You will almost always get more for your money building your own, but if that isn't an option, I would really be hard pressed to find a better prebuilt than Dell.
    
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post #19 of 60
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Originally Posted by Mikey122687 View Post
Here are some basic components. Obviously you need a case, psu, dvd-rw, mouse, keyboard, and a monitor. It will be a bit more expensive than DELL but this system will blows door
You're also forgetting a GPU.

He doesn't need two Barracuda's, btw. Lol.
post #20 of 60
I can get a rosewill case and make it look exactly like an older Dimension. =D Then I tear the stickers off my old dimension.
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