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Ya it's a decent computer for 700$, 1600$ better have gotten him a very large and high quality monitor.

Honestly the best part about that comp is the Phenom 1090t, but their paying like 900$ for it.

The ram is OEM, its PC3-10600 which is the slowest ram you can get. Just imagine what timings it has.

Just imagine how crappy and low quality OEM the power supply is in that thing.

Every time I walk into best buy I am thankful for OCN and all it has taught me.
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post #112 of 207
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post
Same reason your mom buys pre-made perfume and you buy pre-made shoes.

A shoemaker could possibly make something better and cheaper. You can make your own perfume for just a few bucks which will rival the $150 vials... But do you know a damned thing about perfume or shoe making?
No offence, but that is a horrible comparison.

A better one would be changing your car brakes. Its easy, requires a bit of time and muscle, but who ever is not comfortable with a car wont attempt to do it.
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post #113 of 207
just found this prebuilt on newegg, can do better but its way better than the bestbuy rig
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBu...634288-_-Combo
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post #114 of 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by james_ant View Post
Ya it's a decent computer for 700$, 1600$ better have gotten him a very large and high quality monitor.

Honestly the best part about that comp is the Phenom 1090t, but their paying like 900$ for it.

The ram is OEM, its PC3-10600 which is the slowest ram you can get. Just imagine what timings it has.

Just imagine how crappy and low quality OEM the power supply is in that thing.

Every time I walk into best buy I am thankful for OCN and all it has taught me.
I like the way you think of it: OCN and such forums are driving desktop market to rock bottom
    
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post #115 of 207
but it doesn't have 2 terabytes of hard drives to play all your games. lol
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post #116 of 207
HAHAHAAA your dads frend is hilarious ... theres about $500 worth of parts in that $1600 pc .

HP for the loss , nobody buys that crap anymore .. i once bought a hp pavillion many years ago for over $2k .. now i dunno where it is .
    
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post #117 of 207
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Originally Posted by MacNcheese View Post
No offence, but that is a horrible comparison.

A better one would be changing your car brakes. Its easy, requires a bit of time and muscle, but who ever is not comfortable with a car wont attempt to do it.
Nah, it's even more simple. I mean, changing a graphics card, a ram stick and/or a hard drive is probably easier than brushing your goddamn teeth.
People simply think that building pcs is rocket science and because of this they don't even want to try to learn it. And yet, they have no problems with building IKEA furniture (example).
     
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post #118 of 207
I like emachines better or gateway. Hell my bro has a emachice he bought back when they brought out the burton cores for the Athon XP series. And it still works for what he needs. That has been like 7 years ago i think.
 
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post #119 of 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
If I buy prebuilt it's only from compaq and it's only used as a backup if I need to RMA. Compaq is the only decent one for the money...

LOL. You do know that HP bought out Compaq a long time ago eh?

If you're buying a prebuilt Compaq. You're buying a prebuilt HP.

Same s**t.
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post #120 of 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sushimaster View Post
just found this prebuilt on newegg, can do better but its way better than the bestbuy rig
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBu...634288-_-Combo
thats a combo deal not prebuilt, they would still have to put the crap together lol.
 
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