Find me a computer for sale.

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Terikan, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Terikan

    Terikan Guest

    Tired of surfing ebay and not finding a good deal, I need to upgrade bad, here is what I'd like.

    Core 2 duo E6400 or better
    2 gigs of ram or more
    hard drive doesn't matter really
    sound card, anything decent
    video cards X2 in sli or crossfire, whichever is better, vid cards released within the last 6 months.
    case aluminum with at least 2 fans or more

    And all this for under 1500 dollars. Not looking to build my own, the shipping cost me way too much last time I did this.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Where did you buy from last time?

    With Newegg, you can get great deals on shipping.

    But if you just want to get a complete build, the best deals can vary widely.

    I always liked iBuypower pc's for price/performance.

    You could even be surprised if you check out Sams Club. They have some great deals on some stuff.

    Even Dell for that matter.
     
  3. Terikan

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    I was hoping for specific links, but I'll check out ibuypower and sams club. I already know a setup like that would cost over 2k from dell.
     
  4. Terikan

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    well ibuypower is just as bad.
     
  5. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Dells got some sweet financing right now!
     
  6. Terikan

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    If you buy a dell you basically pay twice as much as you should.
     
  7. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    wtf?? you're wrong
     
  8. Terikan

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    no, I'm really not, I went there just now, I'm not paying 3,300 for those specs listed in the first post because I'm not retarded.
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    With Dell, the trick is to go after their specials.

    You can find coupons on the internet that you can use for big savings.

    My buddy got a 20" Dell widescreen for under 300 bucks, and that was last year when prices were much higher on LCD's.
     
  10. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    Exactly!

    It's actually a really good idea in a way of marketing. I tell someone that I paid <$400 for a desktop and they are under the assumption that Dell = the best deal, all the time -- when in actuality they are not, they are a little overpriced BUT when you have coupons they are absolutely great deals. So those not-in-the-know get boned.

    Try http://www.techbargains.com and check out Dell's prices there.
     
  11. sowapowa

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    1500 is too low for that set up. I think 2k is more reasonable with sli or xfire.
     
  12. ady

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    From a company I think you are right and will be looking at close to $2,000. You can build what he wants for $1500, but these are the sort of systems companies both small and large make their money on. Especially companies like Dell. SLI, top of the line processor machines aren't loss leaders.

    As a note to the threadstarter, the premium a company will likely charge (including using lower quality parts than you could buy individually) you is alot more than shipping for all those parts from newegg. You could always bargain hunt locally, but again I think you will find that shipping is cheaper.
     
  13. Terikan

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    The last time I built a computer it cost me 800 bucks total. I then bought a complete one off ebay for under 600 for my gf. The difference was shipping, and her stupid computer was better. Not only that, but the first ram I got was slightly bad and I had to put up with it for over a year, and the first vid card I received was faulty and had to be returned. So it was an awful experience.
     
  14. sowapowa

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    e6400 $223+tax, free ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115004

    asus p5n sli $229.99 + tax + ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131031

    mushkin 2gb 667 $189-25+tax+ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146112

    cm stacker case $79.99-25+tax+ship($44)
    http://svcompucycle.com/stc-t01-ubk.html

    evga 7950gt $239.99x2+tax+ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130061

    no great deals on video cards right now

    samsung 400gb sata $99+tax
    http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?&ref=cj&pfp=cj&product_code=340904

    ocz 600w gamestream $99 -15 +ship, no ca tax
    http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=101207&Category_Code=ps-ocz

    All this stuff comes to
    $1519 after tax and not including shipping - shipping would probably be another $40.
    No sound card, dvd drive, mouse, keyboard, or monitor.

    If you buy from a vendor, expect to pay $2k. If you want to pay $1.5k, there is no way you can expect to get this hardware unless you build it yourself.

    If you really want to buy a computer for $1.5k, then expect 165 opteron + 7900gt +2gb etc. That is more along the lines of $1.5k.

    I hope this helps.
     
  15. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Sowapowa, that would be a mighty fine build right there.

    And I think you're right about what to expect for 1500 in a pre-built pc.
     

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