uncle needs a new pc, old one done gone and died. v.under1k

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  1. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    home office use and light gaming. doesn't need a new monitor but the old crt looks like ass and it's tiny. build or buy? either way, suggestions?

    and for potroast, at least try to keep it under the spending limit. :mamoru:
     
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    As a mod you should know this: SEARCH. It's been gone over 11ty times.
     
  3. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    but mom says i'm special :wtc:
     
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    yes we are all special... which makes no one special, ironically.
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    i'd argue that we can all be special, just not unique.
     
  6. JaJae

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    Under 1k it's best to build, if you're willing to do the building and maintenance.

    P35 Motherboard - $125 (Intel, Asus, Gigabyte)
    C2D CPU - $175
    2GB Dual Channel Kit - $75 (Corsair DDR2 800/667)
    Harddrive - $100 (Seagate SATAII)
    Video - $100 (8600GT XFX, eVGA)
    Case - Whatever you like $100
    Power Supply - $75 (350-450w Seasonic or similar)

    Total w/o monitor: $750

    I'm assuming you have a valid XP license you can reuse.
     
  7. crontab

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    i tell my family to buy dell and they leave me alone.
     
  8. alex1234

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    I would agree with crontab.

    Building anything under $2K is kinda pointless.

    You can get all the generic stuff from Dell, and call it a day.

    If you want a better CPU heatsink, better RAM, better Mobo, you can't really get that at Dell for a good price.

    Go to somewhere like frys.com, they have unopened refurbished stuff (changed some operating system or something) for 400 bucks, same specs you talked about.
     
  9. JaJae

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    $400 for what specs? And you don't have to spend $2k to save money and gaining reliability by building yourself.
     
  10. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    You really can get some well equiped computers from them for 1k.

    The plus is that you get a warranty and the operating system included.
     
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    and they use shitty components.
     
  12. m0nk3y

    m0nk3y Not now, chief.

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    http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=1049045 $549


    I've got the same box for an employee, it's a little workhorse. Add an extra 512mb ram (20-30$ from newegg) and you've got a good PC. Comes with licensed copy of XP pro, if he wants home or Vista, there are options for it.
     

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