for $500 better to make a computer or buy one

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  1. rockman123

    rockman123 New Member

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    Which one is better and if I should buy one, some suggestions would be helpful
     
  2. Hartman

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    For that amount of money, it's almost better to find a good deal on a HP, Dell, etc. budget system.
     
  3. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    always better to build

    what do you want to use the system for? do you have any parts you can recycle?
     
  4. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    Id save more money to get a better computer.
     
  5. ConCord421

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    if you want to run an authentic version of windows/have a copy of windows, it would be better to buy built, hp, dell, and gateway always have deals on computers, and a windows license would be too expensive,

    but if you have windows already...
    build it!
     
  6. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    he may not be a gamer; it may be just for the netz

    if you just want net access, that is pretty much all you need to spend to get a good pc (if you have a monitor already and a keyboard and mouse)
     
  7. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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  8. P07r0457

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    avoid dell at all costs.
     
  9. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    For $500, buy prebuilt. But don't expect much either way.
     
  10. DaveyD

    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    Fuck man, build. I built a C2D for my brother, and spent 540.
     
  11. Chris

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  12. deusexaethera

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    Including legit licenses for Windows and Office?
     
  13. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Tough to beat.

    Decent parts, and they don't use anything proprietary. So upgrading is easy.
     
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    +(ll.ll)+ New Member

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    You'll always get better prices/parts if you build one yourself. Building PC's all about making sure the parts are compatible (easy) and putting them all together (easy). Make NewEgg your friend...
     
  15. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    INCLUDING LEGIT LICENSES FOR WINDOWS AND OFFICE?

    $500 will buy you the software and nothing else.
     
  16. Kelex

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    does the $500 budget includes the monitor?
    even a shitty one will take a huge chunk out of that budget.
     
  17. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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  18. deusexaethera

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    Relatively speaking, that's unbad.
     
  19. Virality

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    The desktops i have a pretty solid, but the laptop is a nightmare :hs:
     
  20. bennyandthejet

    bennyandthejet nom nom nom

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    Um, how much did you pay for the 24" LCD. I need to get 2 new ones, so I am looking for a good price on a 20-24" LCD.



    Also, I have had my powerspec for years, and I had another one before that. They come with crappy mobos/power supply, but they are cheap, and built very nice. They run great, and are easily upgradable.
     
  21. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I think the powers that be at Microcenter (Russians), make some pretty good choices when it comes to build quality/price.
     
  22. bennyandthejet

    bennyandthejet nom nom nom

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    100% Agree.
     
  23. DaveyD

    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    When I went to school, I bought XP and Office 03, for 60 bucks through the U. So, I spent 600 on a complete system :hsugh:
     
  24. deusexaethera

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    Assuming you have that option, sure.
     
  25. breal

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    you can get both of them for almost half that.
     

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