I need a new computer.

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  1. HellWorld

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  2. 6Double5321

    6Double5321 Into the blue again, after the money's gone

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    You do know that's a server, right?


     
  3. HellWorld

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    Ok, no I didn't. :(
     
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    Yeah, if you really want a Dell, stick with the Dimension stuff.
     
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    but dell's are terrible when it come to upgrading
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    They're easier than most other brand name boxes. The power supplies are standard now. The disk drives are easy to get to. If you get a better one, you'll have an AGP or PCIe slot for video and a couple of PCI slots. The cases are pretty easy to get open. Dell actually has drivers on their web site in case you want to wipe out the disk and load a standard WinXP/2003. So what's so terrible, exactly? I still prefer to built my own, but for 90% of the PC using public, Dells have more than enough upgrade flexibilty.
     
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    you're both right.

    if you want to do serious upgrading then dells suck. but since this guy doesn't sound like he's going to be tweaking his stuff on a bi-monthly basis a dell would be fine. its a lot more convenient than building your own system and they really aren't that bad of a deal. you can't usually fit more than one hard drive in a dell case though. and they often have limited ram/pci slots.
     
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    Dells are fucking slow.
     
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    :ugh:

    what does that even mean? that is the most narowminded least informed statement made since jollyogre has been banned.
     
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    Like someone said, branded PC's are bitches to upgrade. Why not make your own?
     
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    I've had my Dimension 8100 for 4 years now and only had a hardrive failure during the warranty period. Other than that, its been a great system for my needs. I just upgraded the video card to a mid level AGP nVidia (from the nVidia it came with) and I put a second hardrive in there with no problems. Its a P4 1.3 GHz and I'm not planning on getting rid of it anytime soon.
     
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    B.S.

    I have an XPS under the desk and its just as easy to upgrade as my custom built at home... If you buy a motherboard with built in video and sound, build a
    system around it will be just as hard to upgrade as a cheap Dell. (Excluding the 4600c which are not meant to be upgraded but rather disposable.)

    If your worried about space get the 4600 over the 3000. If your worried about memory get the least amount of chips. If you buy a mini-case and 4 256mb chips for your custom built machine you will have the same problem.
     

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