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Ok heres my favourite part.

Most people that dont know **** about computers seem to think that a big harddrive and alot of ram is the only thing that matters.

I can so picture his dad saying "OMG it has 2TBs!!! this computer is going to be so fast!! AND OMG 8 GIGS of RAM!! I COULD DESTROY A PLANET WITH THIS MACHINE"

But in reality, its a ****ty 5400RPM hdd, and probably 1066 MHZ DDR3 ram lolol.

That computer is so overpriced though, 1600$ for that **** and a monitor...get real.
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well I had a friend buy an hp like that for 600 bucks, replaced the psu and video card and its a great little rig. I will probably do the same thing as I dont have time to spend building one. or just pay a shop to build one for cheap.
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right, for the price i would pay for the pieces seperately, i could probably buy 2 of those. :x.
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Originally Posted by AlaskaFox View Post
i must also add that i had bought this system pre-built.

I was ignorant, computer-dumb, and the price appealed to me.

There is one thing about pre built systems that makes them all universaly bad.

The motherboard.
actually that and the power supply.
Edited by Rogue71 - 4/24/11 at 5:14pm
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maaannn...they got ripped off....
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actually that and the power supply.
how about the cpu cooler? lol the one in my gf's previous hp pc wasn't even the stock amd cpu cooler.
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post #87 of 207
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Sure, but it's going to cost them the other 600-700 dollars and would end up saving them little over OEM.
Think again, bud. 600-700 bucks for 2 years.
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Whether people want to build or not you can do way better than HP, I don't look down on those who don't build there own, but the ones who do absolutely no research, at least get an ibuypower or something that uses the same quality parts we use.
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I was out with my friend and his dad today and his dad was buying him a present because he passed all his classes. They went to Best Buy and his dad said he would buy him a "extremely powerful gaming computer". He asked the Best Buy representative what the best gaming computer is that they have in stock, and he showed us this:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pav...&skuId=1805571

Then his dad was like "You see that son? 2 Terabytes of Hard Drives (yes, he said Hard Drives)! You will be able to run almost any game." They bought the PC and a monitor which came up to $1600 with tax included.

Then he went on to explain that "The more expensive a computer is, the faster it is and thus it is better for gaming". I can see where my friend got his intelligence from. he passed his courses, but his highest grade was a 79 :3

Honestly, how much would that same PC cost if you wanted to build it yourself? I tried explaining to them that building one was much better for your money, but they couldn't get it through their thick skulls because according to my friend's dad "Building a computer is very difficult work. Even some of the brightest computer science majors have a hard time building a PC. That's why there are almost no PC component stores."

Ugh, imagine what could have come out of that $1600 spend on that useless PC =/. It was so infested with bloatware too that the PC took 5 minutes to load up.
At least its got a Quad Core in it. You probably should have told the Dad that if he payed you you could build your friend a PC for him for a much cheaper price.
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Think again, bud. 600-700 bucks for 2 years.
and then they would need to buy a new one because the son was watching porn every day and infected the pc lol. and they wouldn't be able to get rid of the viruses/malware.
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