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Actually let's also forget about price and dig in to the advertising, the best part of this package!

* Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Connect to the Internet without wires.

* AMD Radeon HD 6770 graphics
Feature up to 1GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory for lush images and vivid details.

* 2TB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
For fast read/write time

I gotta get me one of these.....
    
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Holy cats and birds, does that thing have 16GB of ram? Really? Does it have 2TBs of "hard drives?" REALLY!?!

That is one fast computer.
    
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Well... you got to look at it like this.

That computer is not as bad as you think, and also.. take this into consideration...



I have no idea were you guys get your Windows 7 Ulti 64bit cd-keys... I am microsoft certified, so I get them from Microsoft for cheap monies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=50001149&IsNodeId=1&Description=windows%207%20ultimate%2064%20bit%20oem&name=Microsoft&Order=BESTMATCH

If you say thats a 6-700 dollar computer, add on another 200 something dollars for an OS, because most "people" don't have the ability to "obtain" these keys such as some of us may.

So right there were atleast at 8-900 hundred dollars.

_____________________

Now, I don't know about you, but I don't have a wireless card is my PC.. so tack on ATLEAST 30 dollars for a decent wireless card. I don't care if you can find a "cheaper & better" one I am just saying.

8-930$ now.

______________________

Comes with a blu-ray disc. I don't know much about em, but the cheapest burner on newegg is 77 dollars.

now were at roughly 9-1000$


....Also comes with a keyboard, and a mouse, as well as a "media remote" ..whatever the hell that is..

So lets says 1050$...

_______________________

So I realize that HALF that **** isn't needed, but the point is, its there, and you need to take into account of it. Don't all jump on me, I understand that pre-builts are a joke, I am just saying, according to my quick, hack job price round up, in order to "TRY" and match this PC, it would cost you around 1050$.... So lets say best buy built there PC's, they would be making a 550$ profit off it. Which is reasonable.

Also, HP (to the general public...) is known as a "quality" computer company. So its like buying an Audi in the car world I guess. You guys make think other wise, but people I know think of HP to be the best, generally.

So for 550$ more, you can walk out with it, no building it, no installing the operating system, no running into problems, you know it will work (or you bring it back..)

So for the common man, maybe it is "worth it" to buy these computers, us, obviously not, we can build them to our own specifications, and put our money into performance, instead of wireless cards, and blu-ray burners...

Idk...

Take it or leave it, don't flame, and don't argue with my price range, because I hacked it out in legit 5 minutes.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by H3XUS;13258627 
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.

Gotta agree with this one. I bought a Compaq netbook and found out it was just a rebranded HP netbook (literally)...
    
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Well for $1600 that computer sucks ******* ass **** penis, Can you imagine what I could've built with that money?
GTX590
AMD Phenom II X4 1090T
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Windows 7 Ultimate
g.skill 8GB Tri-Chan DDr3 RAM
1000Watt PSU
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And have a LITTLE money left
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If you were a good friend you would have stopped him...
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The thing about these first party OEM's is not only price, but the quality of their components. Who knows if they are putting all cheap no-name branded parts in their systems? It's a scary thought, unless you buy a prebuilt for less than $500. Then it won't really matter.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirus2012;13258654 
Well... you got to look at it like this.

That computer is not as bad as you think, and also.. take this into consideration...



I have no idea were you guys get your Windows 7 Ulti 64bit cd-keys... I am microsoft certified, so I get them from Microsoft for cheap monies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=50001149&IsNodeId=1&Description=windows%207%20ultimate%2064%20bit%20oem&name=Microsoft&Order=BESTMATCH

If you say thats a 6-700 dollar computer, add on another 200 something dollars for an OS, because most "people" don't have the ability to "obtain" these keys such as some of us may.

So right there were atleast at 8-900 hundred dollars.

_____________________

Now, I don't know about you, but I don't have a wireless card is my PC.. so tack on ATLEAST 30 dollars for a decent wireless card. I don't care if you can find a "cheaper & better" one I am just saying.

8-930$ now.

______________________

Comes with a blu-ray disc. I don't know much about em, but the cheapest burner on newegg is 77 dollars.

now were at roughly 9-1000$


....Also comes with a keyboard, and a mouse, as well as a "media remote" ..whatever the hell that is..

So lets says 1050$...

_______________________

So I realize that HALF that **** isn't needed, but the point is, its there, and you need to take into account of it. Don't all jump on me, I understand that pre-builts are a joke, I am just saying, according to my quick, hack job price round up, in order to "TRY" and match this PC, it would cost you around 1050$.... So lets say best buy built there PC's, they would be making a 550$ profit off it. Which is reasonable.

Also, HP (to the general public...) is known as a "quality" computer company. So its like buying an Audi in the car world I guess. You guys make think other wise, but people I know think of HP to be the best, generally.

So for 550$ more, you can walk out with it, no building it, no installing the operating system, no running into problems, you know it will work (or you bring it back..)

So for the common man, maybe it is "worth it" to buy these computers, us, obviously not, we can build them to our own specifications, and put our money into performance, instead of wireless cards, and blu-ray burners...

Idk...

Take it or leave it, don't flame, and don't argue with my price range, because I hacked it out in legit 5 minutes.

Don't they have b2b discounts? so all the parts are even less than $500 including the OS which they probably bought for $50.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie97;13258660 
g.skill 8GB Tri-Chan DDr3 RAM

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Friends don't let friends buy OEM desktops.

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