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Ok, the story so far is that I currently have an aging computer (1.8ghz conroe) and I want to upgrade. I want to upgrade to a i3 2100(and the other components that go with it), and he wants me to buy a dell. So I need your help with convincing my father to go with custom.

Edit: woops, forgot to say I was justifying it to my dad, thought I said that, sorry.
Edited by mitchlol7 - 4/17/11 at 3:04pm
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post #2 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by mitchlol7 View Post
Ok, the story so far is that I currently have an aging computer (1.8ghz conroe) and I want to upgrade. I want to upgrade to a i3 2100(and the other components that go with it), and he wants me to buy a dell. So I need your help with convincing him to go with custom.



You switch from 1st to third person with no logical explanation? He who?
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Who wants you to buy a Dell?


If you plan to ever play a PC game then you pretty much need to go custom. Upgrading pre-builts' graphics cards is a PITA at best, and impossible at worst, due to tight space, weak power supplies, proprietary formats, etc etc. Just not worth the hassle. Plus you'll get more bang for your buck building a system yourself (assuming you have at least $500-$600+ bucks), less crapware on your system, you can spend money on the parts that will do the most for your needs, rather than get a machine designed for a homogenized "consumer" that is assumed to spend 90% of its time on Facebook or Excel.

Plus there's the great satisfaction of having made something useful yourself with your own two hands rather than getting something assembled in a sweatshop in China... Even if most of the parts were made in China anyway.
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Who are you trying to sell this to?
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post #5 of 27
Dells are for weenies.


That should be enough. but seriously, why would someone even consider buying a Dell when the option to custom make a computer is there? I mean really, the options included in a 'pre built' are no where near as readily available as the plethora for a custom 'puter.


Its kinda a no brainer really.
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Cuz buying a pre built system is more expensive *sometimes* than actually building your own system. You have more control on what to upgrade/change, hence you end up saving money in the long run.

Some Pre-built computers use cheap quality brands *especially with the PSU's*
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post #7 of 27
Custom PC will be cheaper or similar, and exponentially faster and more powerful..

Sells itself, really..
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post #8 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Who wants you to buy a Dell?


If you plan to ever play a PC game then you pretty much need to go custom. Upgrading pre-builts' graphics cards is a PITA at best, and impossible at worst, due to tight space, weak power supplies, proprietary formats, etc etc. Just not worth the hassle. Plus you'll get more bang for your buck building a system yourself (assuming you have at least $500-$600+ bucks), less crapware on your system, you can spend money on the parts that will do the most for your needs, rather than get a machine designed for a homogenized "consumer" that is assumed to spend 90% of its time on Facebook or Excel.

Plus there's the great satisfaction of having made something useful yourself with your own two hands rather than getting something assembled in a sweatshop in China... Even if most of the parts were made in China anyway.
There you go.

Also, unless you're a total klutz, the finished product will look much, much nicer than a pre-built generic Dell tower. Especially from the inside.

As far as cost goes, the more powerful the system, the cheaper it is to build it yourself. Dell, HP, etc are only cost-competitive with custom building at the lower-end specs.
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post #9 of 27
Plus by going custom you have the ability to overclock CPU,ram etc. You are getting much better quality components that will perform better and last longer
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Shouldn't need much help to justify it.
    
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