Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by PC Principle, Oct 23, 2007.
Your old P4 can't be THAT good, that it's worth blowing $60 just to keep it.
Its not mine. I want to just get one so I can replace her old one and not have to worry about shit like reinstalling windows.
new mobo = new chipset = new os install (if you want to do it right and not ghetto rig it.
You can just do a Windows repair to deal with new hardware. A complete reinstall is overkill.
overkill unless you want it to run well.
I finally said "fuck it" And ordered her a Dell. Not a bad deal either, it was 700$
you spent SEVEN hundred on a DELL???????
It better have had quad-xeons, 16GB of RAM, and 2TB of redundant storage.
Be reasonable Jolly. He'd be hard-pressed to build his own computer of ANY quality, including an LCD and Windows and MS Office (both legit), for $700.
i disagree, it seems you can build (better) machines for similar prices to Dell.
It came with a 22" Samsung LCD monitor, 2GB DDR2 RAM, Dual core AMD, 500GB HDD, and Windows Vista. It was originally $1,080 but I got it with $380 instant savings. Plus it has a warrenty and tech support. It will be perfect for her.
Usually I'd agree with you but given the circumstances the Dell would probably be a better bet for her.
With a 22" monitor.
Oh sure, I could build a better workstation than a Precision 490 if I had $3000 on-hand, but for $700, you're not going to beat the OP's purchase if you have to pay retail for the components.
who pays retail?
People who buy from Newegg?
newegg is < retail
Meh, it's just high-volume retail. Not much of the stuff they sell gets drop-shipped from the factory.
i'm not arguing semantics of fulfillment processes. My argument is solely based on pricing.
Does that include legitimate software licenses?
yes, Dell was ahead of the curve in offering dirt-cheap pricing. Their high-volume allowed this when the rest of the market was paying much more for the same components. However, within the last year or two, market prices have fell dramatically.