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My brother is soon moving to an appartement and wants a pc. My father thinks about buying a crappy Dell so I gotta do fast and find a better build for the same price (shouldn't be really hard).
Here's the Dell build:
-Intel P4 3.0Ghz HT
-512mb PC3200 400MHZ DDR ram
-Samsung DVD-R/RW
-Integrated sounds & video :S
-17" LCD
-KB + optical mouse
-XP
-Stereo (
-Printer
-80Gb ATA 100 Hard Drive
-Floppy
-Unknown mobo
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post #2 of 10
XP $90
Western Digital 250gb HD $95
AMD 3700+ $235
Lite On DVD burner $40
A case around $60
ASUS A8N-E mobo $90
Cosair Value Select 2x(512mb) $77
eVGA GeForce 6600 GT $115
Total $802

Should be able to handle almost anything.
If you want better graphics get a Nviada 7600 GT $200 and an then go cheaper CPU like an AMD 3200+ $157.
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post #3 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by purdueman
XP $90
Western Digital 250gb HD $95
AMD 3700+ $235
Lite On DVD burner $40
A case around $60
ASUS A8N-E mobo $90
Cosair Value Select 2x(512mb) $77
eVGA GeForce 6600 GT $115
Total $802

Should be able to handle almost anything.
If you want better graphics get a Nviada 7600 GT $200 and an then go cheaper CPU like an AMD 3200+ $157.
You missed out the LCD dude and there fairly hefty! plus if you have a XP disk already why buy another?
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post #4 of 10
that looks like a good build. You can get a good Nf4 ultra DFI infinity board for probably a bit cheaper off newegg.

if you need the sims 2 I'm selling it
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post #5 of 10
Just my 2 cents worth: Buy the Dell. Now, before you all flame my to high heaven, let me explain. For anything less then a XPS, Dell will be cheaper. Affter you factor in the monitor, OS, shipping and everything, Dell comes out on top. Also, with Dell if something breaks, they send you a new one for free next day! Try that from newegg.
post #6 of 10
You have a point SoaDMTGguy.

Dell's are reliable, not gaming as much, but for everything else they work. I hate my Dell cuz it's a gutless POS from 2002. However, Dell has made some decent gaming rigs. The problem is, you won't find a Dell with great specs for $800. Their higher end rigs are around $1500.
    
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattybass
You have a point SoaDMTGguy.

Dell's are reliable, not gaming as much, but for everything else they work. I hate my Dell cuz it's a gutless POS from 2002. However, Dell has made some decent gaming rigs. The problem is, you won't find a Dell with great specs for $800. Their higher end rigs are around $1500.
If you read his first post you would see that he doesn’t want a $1500 computer. Spec out what he wants on newegg.com and on dell.com and I guaranty you will get a better price from Dell.
post #8 of 10
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Is it possible to change a mobo inside a Dell without too much tweaking?
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lelin
Is it possible to change a mobo inside a Dell without too much tweaking?
what do you mean..... either im stoned or you just said, "is it possible to change a mobo inside a Dell without too much tweaking?"

you don't tweak anything when you take a motherboard out... you just take it out?
or is that not what u meant m8?
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin100
what do you mean..... either im stoned or you just said, "is it possible to change a mobo inside a Dell without too much tweaking?"

you don't tweak anything when you take a motherboard out... you just take it out?
or is that not what u meant m8?
Normaly, yes, you dont tweak to replace a mobo, but Dell's a weird. A lot depends on what model you have. I do not know if you can or not, but you should ask some of the people here who have Dells. I do know that you will need to replace the PSU, which requires case modding. If you plan on overclocking/swaping out parts, dont buy a Dell. If you dont plan on doing that, see my post above.
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