Science and Technology : Computer Question?

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  1. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I'm about to buy a new system
    what is a good system or best to buy
    that will carry the most MB , hold hard
    drive space for stuff .

    I was told Dell is the best system and gate way
    get an XP

    can i get some help on what to look for to be the best system
    to buy when i vent out to shop for my computer system this week ??
     
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    i don't think i'll say any more than "good luck to you, rich!"
     
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    http://www.dell.com
    You want something that is up-to-date and you dont have to worry about
    the following i recommend or make sure you have with your pruchase

    Intel Pentium 4 Processor 630 or higher with HT Technology

    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition ( I would upgrade to XP professional, only because that is what I have) ....(personal choice)

    512MB this is the max. and more then enough memory

    128MB ATI Radeon X300SE your basic graphic card

    533 for the ultimate PC performance - 667MHz which is gaming speed

    5" 1.44 MB diskette drive

    C-DROM


    Optional:

    DVD+/-RW Read and Burn DVDs and CDs
    CD-RW Read and Burn CDs

    Most models come with a 17' monitor or you can change over. (desired pick)
    make sure you get a Warranty, At-Home Service, and Technical Support They are very good in helping you trouble shoot.

    Let me see if i can find something i would pick....
     
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    uMM.. TRUTHFULLY.. DO NOT BUY A DELL UNLESS YOU PLAN ON PAYING IT OFF IN THREE MONTHS OR LESS.. CAUSE THE INTREST RATES ARE HORRIBLE.. A 600 DOLLAR COMPUTER SYSTEM PAID OFF IN 6 MONTHS COSTS 1200 DOLLARS WITH ALL THE INTREST... MY CO- WORKERS ARE LOOKIN SILLY WHEN THEY BOUGHT THEMSLVES THESE GIFTS TO THEMSELVES.. ONLY REALIZING THAT THEY WERE GOING TO END UP PAYIN DOUBLE!
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    well I dont know about all that both my dells cost me 800.00 together
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    thankz for the infomation MzBlkAngel

    poeticmanifesta i will get by all the intrest rate i'm going to buy it flat out
     
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    Brother Rich. Good Idea on buying your machine flat out. You cut down on intrest rates and a bunch of other billing hassles.

    What is your budget? If you have a decent sized computer budget you can get a really good machine. The machine that MBA suggested is pretty good however, there are things you should consider before buying a machine.

    Warranties. If you buy from Dell and Gateway and other major companies, you will generally have better warranties than say buying it from your homeboy around the corner. However, be aware that these companies will charge you very expensive extended warranties, which will increase your computer cost at least $200 to even $500 bucks.

    Brand Name Does not Matter - In the PC world, brand does not really matter. What matters is price and what you want. There are several companies online and even places like best buy and compusa, who can provide you with a computer solution that is what you want and reasonably priced.

    I always caution against brand name buying because, a brand name means nothing. Alot of Dell Computers espcially (I used to work for Dell Computer corp) and Dells are not meant for future upgrades. The goal of a Dell machine is too keep you locked into one particular technology so that you will have to buy an entire new machine (From them of course) instead of making a simple upgrade.

    What you want - You must really sit down and create a list of things you want your computer to do. Computer purchases should be treated as important purchases, and an important purchase is usually planned out before forking out cash. So take your time and get a good idea of what you want to buy. Because these computer salesmen will lead you into something you do not want.

    If you have any further questions feel free to ask.

    Manasiac :uzi:
     
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    thankz a million Manasiac......hot tip as this means a lot

    things i want and such , i'm looking at one i like so far
    pentium 4 processor 630
    1024 MB of DDR Ram
    250GB 7200 RPM hard drive
    Dual layer DVD+/ RW drive
    8 in 1 memory reader
    windows XP media center

    i'm looking for one that can hold large files has much memory space
    can play dvd's and write make them as well music Cd's where i can
    create and place files to a CD, also upgradeable !

    this one sound like it can do what i want.....yes i will buy it flat out
    and get a extra 2 or 3 years warrenty can't do the round the way deals
    i guess the price range make all the different you get what you pay for

    so in order to get a good computer what range of price can give this ??
    what do 500.00 buy ??
    what do 600.00 buy ??
    what do 800.00 buy??
    these are question i seek to how different or what thet next hundred buy to
    give you a great system for your money .

    i really thank everyone because i'm set to get this computer by the weekend
    and i want to get a nice one so i have no problems like this old one i have now
    and like the two i seem to blew ..........any more ideas or suggestion in buying
    a computer to fit the needs and at a good price that will be upgradeable / give
    memory space and hold large files !?
     
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    i'm gonna stay out of this because i would be inclined to say something like "build it yourself" and put whatever you want in the box, and whatever you want on the box. no, i am not going to suggest "an open source solution". buying the parts and building it yourself would be a learning experience. but not everyone wants to do that. and that's cool! that is what choice is all about! but, of course, doing it that way, you wouldn't be spending bucks that could go into your computer on a warranty, thus, you would have no warranty.

    I'm not even gonna come with any "conspiracy theories" about the DRM stuff that is getting built on to the motherboards, these days! i'm sure folks have been following what the RIAA, the MPAA, Intel and Microsoft have been cooking up to make sure that you "can't do copyright infringement", which is all very well, except when it means that you can't even backup your very own, purchased, media to play it on something else that you might want to play it on. but i ain't saying nothing about nothing!!

    the only thing i popped in for was to ask you if you'd care to throw the old computer away in my direction?! <grin> and anybody else that wants to throw away that old box, or that pile of stuff that you've got sitting in the closet or down in the basement! sure, it might be old, but it prolly still works. maybe not as flashy as some of the stuff today, but it is still a computer.

    good luck with your purchase! sounds like you've got a good idea of what you want, which is always the very best start!! buy what YOU want, so that the computer does what YOU want it to do!
     
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