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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by m2hmghb, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. m2hmghb

    m2hmghb

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    Ok dell is going to refund the price of the 9100 laptop i have. My question is I would like a gaming computer, would it be better to buy a dell desktop or would it be better to have someone build a system for me? And is there a 3rd party tech support out there?
     
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    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    The best solution is to find the parts at one vendor, and have a different tech build the PC.

    This way you won't get burned on the parts; a shop can sell you expensive top-end parts and then put cheaper, less-powerful parts in the box. Most would never notice, and thus the motivation for these thefts.

    How much are you budgeted for?
     

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    around 2000 or so
     
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    references available, and they're happy ones.

    this one has at the moment 47 days uptime.. :)

    i buy most stuff from newegg.com, and my computers work, and 2000$ is one HECK of a lot to spend.

    if you can manage it, you're dripping money. best guess a good comp is going to run 1000 to 1500.

    you can beat that, not counting the monitor. likely that's your range, though.
     
  5. m2hmghb

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    I paid 2200 for this laptop, they should be refunding it all. The main reason I was thinking of a dell desktop is because of the 2 previous one's I have had and the 24/7 tech support, i dont care as much for the hardware support.
     
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    Ok if i build it myself these are the specs I have, AMD Athalon 64 3800+ Venice core, 10,000 rpm hard drive(suggest a brand), eVGA 7800GT 256mb video card. Give me suggestions on the sound card, power supply, case, and ram brands.
     
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    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    Western Digital makes some good 10K SATA drives.

    Good call on the proc and vid solution.

    I would suggest a Thermaltake case (DOZENS of styles available), an Antec True or Neopower 480w or 550w PSU, a Turtle Beach sound card and Crucial or Corsair PC3500 RAM in matched trim--thus, if you want 2GB, buy one set of two 1024MB DIMMs, and if one gig will do, buy a set of 512's. Just make sure they are a tested pair and you'll get the most from them.

    And don't forget the optical-skip the CD-RW drives; with their low prices a good Lite-On DVD+/-RW will do everything you need, then grab a 52x CD-ROM for $15 or $20 for Quik-Copy functionality, should you desire.

    Tt cases have great functionality, are wonderful to work on, and breathe very well. So what if some folks think they look futuristic--I have sold hundreds of them with nary a complaint.

    And yes, this is the place to come for competent PC assistance. Never thought that'd be included in the price of your Glock, didya?!

    Good luck.
     
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    The worst part is I dont even like Glocks. They're usually the 1st I recomend trying but they never fit me.