acer VS dell - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2006, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 186
Default acer VS dell

What would u reccomend acer or dell? also, if i were to build my own pc, what would i need? can some one fill out a complete list of required parts?


N0toriou5 is offline  
Old 03-15-2006, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: N/A
Posts: 1,486

Neither. Build your own.

Here are a few guides that are stickies around here
Static_11's guide - Really good and detailed
Elbatrop1's guide - good overview

Vybuni is offline  
Old 03-15-2006, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 186

if you had to chose, what one would it be? this comp will be used mainly for low graphic gaming
<a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Image hosting by Photobucket\"></a>

Wolfenstein Enemy territory id:

Steam id:

Star Craft id:
N0toriou5 is offline  
Old 03-15-2006, 11:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,319

acer...get the Power F5....and get a PCI-E graphic card and you will be very happy

Avalanch3 is offline  
Old 03-15-2006, 11:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
fr34ky's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southeast,AZ
Posts: 509

Acer if i was forced into it and told I would be murded if I didnt.
fr34ky is offline  
Old 03-16-2006, 12:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Ethereal_Dragon's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 3,755
Send a message via AIM to Ethereal_Dragon Send a message via Yahoo to Ethereal_Dragon

Everyone in my family (besides me) uses DELL, they don't all like them... I have a DELL that I have (no choice) to use at work, I HATE it, and I have a friend that has owned a few Acer's, and he hated them...
Gaming Laptop: - ASUS K501LX-EB71 - Stock (Wife's) - Gateway P-6860FX - Stock (Mine)
General Laptop: - Sony Vaio SVE141D1L - Stock (Mine)
Gaming Rig: BACK ONLINE!! ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION), Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell (Stock Cooling), HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1866,
XFX Radeon HD 4870, SILVERSTONE DA700, Samsung 840 500Gig SSD MZ-7TD500BW, 3x WD20EARS 2 TB Green,
ASUS DRW-2014L1T (DVD), LG WH14NS40 (Blu Ray), Dell 2709W, Sony SDM-HS95P, Windows 10 Pro
The NAS Box: OFFLINE D-Link DNS-323, 0.1RC3 Alt-F firmware, 2x 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB EXT4 - NO RAID - 6 TB
Home Server: BUILD LOG!! - Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB chassis, X8DTN+, Dual Xeon E5620 (Stock),
4x Nanya NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG (24GB Reg ECC DDR3), 12x MICRON MT36JSZF51272PZ-1G4G1FG (48GB Reg ECC DDR3), (72GB total memory)
2x OCZ Agility (60GB) (OS & Backup), 6x WD40EFRX (4TB) in RaidZ2 (14.3 TB usable), 2x Q Series HDTS225XZSTA (256GB) ZIL & L2ARC mirrored

Ethereal_Dragon is offline  
Old 03-16-2006, 08:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 406

build your own youll save money and then you can upgrade later when you stumble across the money
AMD 3200
2x512 coasair valueselect
eVGA 6800gs
MSI Neo4-f
Anec true power 480 watts

-92% of teens have moved on to rap. If you are part of the 8% who still listen to real music, copy this.
SomeIranianKid is offline  
Old 03-16-2006, 10:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Jorsoft's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581

I hate Dell but I hate Acer (Asser) with a passion. I'd go with a Dell pos before an Acer one. Compaq usually has pretty good prices if you're looking at getting a prebuilt system and I like them a lot better.
Jorsoft is offline  
Old 03-17-2006, 03:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
Field Engineer
SHAWN's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,697
Send a message via AIM to SHAWN

Originally posted by SomeIranianKid
build your own youll save money and then you can upgrade later when you stumble across the money

I second
A+, Network + , HP Certified Tech and MCP

Specs: AMD Phenom II X6 1095T, Asus M477TD, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 1T, 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, ATi HD4650, W7, 27" HL272 Monitor
SHAWN is offline  
Old 03-17-2006, 03:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
The Bulldog
zmatt's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In an empty Ramen packet
Posts: 4,660

Dell optiplaex (opticraps) have unsafe/unreliade monitors i was shocked by a brand new dell monitor while installing it! i dint know about Acer but they are probably the same, i have a compaq and i am happy with it. if you are going prebuilt make sure you are getting SATA hard drives, PCI-e graphics and 64-bit processors, also compaq goes with AMD cpus.


<<<<<<<Rep is always welcome
Ultimate Guitar exercises/ Songs for technique
zmatt is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.