Originally Posted by guyladouche
A pre-built 3.0GHz C2D machine with a decent video card AND a 24" monitor--that would be around $1500 after including an OS. Lowest priced 24" monitor I can find on newegg is $340 (to match the mac's monitor quality, it'll probably be somewhere around $500 for the monitor)--including comparable components to build what the mac has to offer, and you're just around $1500. So it's not a bad deal at all.
Also, way to unnecessarily kill the OP's excitement dude...
Well I thought 1500$ for all that is a huge rip off, unless thats a quad core CPU. If anything I would say the majority of the price is in the moniter. I would find out how much he payed for it before shelling that much out for a used computer.
Put Vista on it when you get it though. It will make it better.
Seriously though that moniter would be pretty sick. you should put lots of movies on that computer and make good use of that 24 inch moniter.
And grats on that new job. You should get some Z-5500 speakers to go along with that huge moniter, and a couch to sit to watch/listen.Edited by kmo_9000 - 6/11/08 at 4:09pm