Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by rockman123, Oct 28, 2007.
Which one is better and if I should buy one, some suggestions would be helpful
For that amount of money, it's almost better to find a good deal on a HP, Dell, etc. budget system.
always better to build
what do you want to use the system for? do you have any parts you can recycle?
Id save more money to get a better computer.
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...
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)
avoid dell at all costs.
For $500, buy prebuilt. But don't expect much either way.
Fuck man, build. I built a C2D for my brother, and spent 540.
Including legit licenses for Windows and Office?
Tough to beat.
Decent parts, and they don't use anything proprietary. So upgrading is easy.
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...
INCLUDING LEGIT LICENSES FOR WINDOWS AND OFFICE?
$500 will buy you the software and nothing else.
does the $500 budget includes the monitor?
even a shitty one will take a huge chunk out of that budget.
Dell pc, dual core, xp home, 1gb memory, 80gb hd, with 24" LCD
(click on the monitor icon at the bottom for the $180 upgrade)
Relatively speaking, that's unbad.
The desktops i have a pretty solid, but the laptop is a nightmare
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.
I think the powers that be at Microcenter (Russians), make some pretty good choices when it comes to build quality/price.
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
Assuming you have that option, sure.
you can get both of them for almost half that.