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My Packard-Bell wasn't that horrible. Besides being slow even for a 166, ugly and beige, and huge like an xbox... It did come with that fun Ski game with the monster that eats you.

I wonder if they would include that again
OMG! What was that game? I just remembered that when you mentioned it.

*searches*

EDIT: Found it! http://tinyurl.com/99oyj <--- OCN won't let me post a link for some reason...

~Gooda~
Edited by Havegooda - 7/7/08 at 5:28pm
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Ah, i haven't heard that name in at least 10 years.

Thanks for the memories
    
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Whats so bad bout packard bell? My laptop is a packard bell its pretty good, it has Ubuntu
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Ah, bollocks to Pakard Bell. I have no respect for companies that like to milk the cow. There's enough "gaming PC makers" in the market and we don't need washed up PC makers entering the market at all. They know nothing about PC hardware (have you ever owned a pre-built PC? Messy) and have no rights to this. I hope it fails.

Real PC gamers build their own PC.
    
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Actually, it is more expensive depending on what rig your building.

Manufacturer's buy components in bulk and get a discount for each one. where'as builders like myself buy only one component (of many), couple this with delivery charges and it'll work out more expensive than what it would be buying an equivalent, ready-made rig from HP or other company.

For the highest of high end gaming rigs though, i'd imagine building one yourself would probably work out cheaper. especially if its watercooled.
Edited by Thingamajig - 7/9/08 at 6:58am
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Real PC gamers build their own PC.
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Guess I wasn't the only one trying to install Westwoods Lands of Lore on Windows 3.1 on a packard bell using 12 floppies and it telling me I'm out of memory...
LOL! I simply LOVED the Lands of Lore games, they were so ridiculously epic, I don't think I finished more than one of them. Oh the good ole' days!
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Whoa. I had a Packard Bell from 1995. I thought they were long gone.
Me too...I thought they were gone as well.
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LOL! I simply LOVED the Lands of Lore games, they were so ridiculously epic, I don't think I finished more than one of them. Oh the good ole' days!
Indeed, an Epic game series. I beat the first one within a few weeks back when i was way young. Loved that simple battle system...
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Actually, it is more expensive depending on what rig your building.

Manufacturer's buy components in bulk and get a discount for each one. where'as builders like myself buy only one component (of many), couple this with delivery charges and it'll work out more expensive than what it would be buying an equivalent, ready-made rig from HP or other company.

For the highest of high end gaming rigs though, i'd imagine building one yourself would probably work out cheaper. especially if its watercooled.
The only place I've seen pre-builts win in price is at the $500 and less area.
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