Build my own computer or just buy another Dell?

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  1. GregFarz78

    GregFarz78 New Member

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    Probably be purchasing a new computer when my bonus rolls around in a few months. I dont need anything fancy b/c I dont do any gaming on my computer, I might fool around with video editing but thats about it just looking for something basic.

    I want...
    at least 2.2 ghz processor
    80 gig HD
    256MB+ RAM
    DVD/CD drive
    DVD+R/+RW drive
    flat panel 17"

    Already have...
    Printer
    Speaker package
    Scanner

    Dell has some pretty nice deals going just wondering if theres better to be had.

    Its hard to find a package deal I like b/c they dont give me the option to subtract half the useless shit I dont need that comes with the computer, only downside to Dell I cant customize.
     
  2. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    Dell's are pretty customizable and have almost gotten to the point where they really don't cost much more than a DIY machine.

    Unless you have exact hardware specs you are trying to meet, it's very likely that it's just not worth your time and effort.
     
  3. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Video editting uses up quite a lot of resources.. If you plan on doing editting, get at LEAST 512K RAM, and 2 X 160 GB drives..

    Dell would be great.. if you plan to build your machine up for the editting, build it yourself.. that way you have full control over video card and other stuff.
     
  4. Rob

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    If you want to learn more about computers and how one operates from a hardware level defiantely do it yourself.

    There is more self satisfaction when you are using a machine that you put together. :bigthumb:
     
  5. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    build your own so you can use an AMD processor
     
  6. DAN513

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    I'm a huge fan of build it yourself IF you have the time, knowhow and patience to do it from scratch. It's nice because you can chose each part of a system, and not what was cheapest for manufacturer X at the time.
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    I agree, build it yourself...you can be proud of your work evertime you turn it on
     
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    DSHR Well-Known Member

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    Dual AMD if your lookign for some real power. Plus you wouldn't need to upgrade for awhile.

    How much $ u plan on putting in this rig :confused:
     

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