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Even if he wants to go with something prebuilt you can go to a site like IBuyPower and get them to configure up a system that'll blow the doors off anything Dell puts out.
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Originally Posted by mitchlol7;13165109 
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.


I don't understand, who is "he", what is your price range, and what will the computer be used for?

Without knowing these 3 things, it's hard to make an argument one way or the other. (For all I know, "he" is your 90 year old grandpa, your budget is 300 bucks, and it will be used exclusively to surf NYTimes.com).
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post #13 of 27
That's basically the same thing as me convincing my friend to go custom instead of Alienware. Pretty much all I had to do was:

-show him what he would get in the custom computer
-the cost of the custom
-then show him the cost of the alienware
-the cost of the alienware
-and the performance differences.

took him 10 seconds to think that through. Plus, his dad supported me because he's a pretty big computer guy. tongue.gif
Edited by gnarlybug5 - 4/17/11 at 3:17pm
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post #14 of 27
Unless you go through afes
military you can get could discounts on there computers ( but its still dell)

Go custom youll get more from that computer and youll know exactly what your getting- plus you get to build it your self andlearn about computers rather then just unboxing and plugnplay style that dell has....

GO CUSTOM
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post #15 of 27
Don't get a dell by any means. Absolutely horrendous tech support. Even for the high end XPS "American based" support they are extremely rude.

Trust me, you will love the customizability of a custom build.
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post #16 of 27
just explain to him. dad, we can build a computer for the same price as the dell and it will be 10x better. from quality of the parts, to the look and feel of the whole thing. we can save money and learn something new at the same time.
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Originally Posted by The Fryer;13165473 
just explain to him. dad, we can build a computer for the same price as the dell and it will be 10x better. from quality of the parts, to the look and feel of the whole thing. we can save money and learn something new at the same time.

he would probably say "you need to get a girlfriend" tongue.gif
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post #18 of 27
Custom: Cheap, you know what your buying, enjoyable to build, easier to upgrade.

Dell: Warranty, more expensive for similar performing parts, lack of upgradability.
post #19 of 27
it's pretty awesome when you have you have a dad in with an electrical/computing background.

No explanations are necessary, though justifying overclocking is sometimes difficult, especially when their too stubborn to admit the process has changed a lot and ocing now is different from ocing 20 years ago.
post #20 of 27
You need help convincing someone that custom is better than Dell?

Really?

tongue.gif
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