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Old 11-11-2006, 05:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default best computer for me around 1k (build or buy)?

Whats the best computer I can get for around a grand. I could either have it put together or buy one from a company.

What I would like:

Large screen
great speakers
DVD/cd burner
tv tuner? (how would this work with cable)
radio? does it need a tuner or what?

what I would usually use it for-
playing music
internet
watching movies
writing papers
burning cds
storing lots of mp3s
watching tv
recording tv
recording music
editing patches for musical products
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I would hardly ever use it for games, and when I do it wouldnt be for the newest top of the line games.
I wouldnt want it to EVER start up slow, or work slow or get bogged down.

what do you guys think?

I was comtemplating a Media center PC, but i dont know if thats for me or if its a great idea.

What is a good computer for me?
what are good specs for my price range?

should I build or buy?

origionally I wanted a laptop because I would prefer to be able to take it around...but the more I think about it. Can I get a good laptop for the price?
What do you guys suggest?
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Try dell's search feature , tap all that in and see what it comes up with :>
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(oh and is that $1000 or £1000 ?):P
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yeah, American dollars.

sorry. Im America-centric I guess. Dont know why it never occured to me that on the internet I could be talking to people form other countries.
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p.s. Ive heard a lot of people knocking Dells lately. Any idea what that is about?
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I just did this one for someone else...

1116.00 without shipping gives you a budget system with everything.

AMD Opteron 1210 Santa Ana Socket AM2 - 172.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819105015
GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 - 83.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813128321
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 - 190.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820231108
eVGA 7900GS KO - 186.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814130056
Sunbeam NUUO 550W - 75.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16817709004
SAMSUNG Black 18X 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - 30.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16827151133
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW - 45.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811119068
WD Caviar Se16 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s - 75.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16822144701
FujiPLUS FP-989WDB Black 19" 700:1 - 186.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16824168007
APEVIA (ASPIRE) KI-COMBO-BK Black Combo - 20.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16823165014
Logitech X-530 70 watts RMS 5.1 - 54.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16836121126
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to answer your question... Dell's are good for someone who is not computer savvy, and wants the tech support, and warrenty... but they use cheap parts, and over-inflated prices (usually)... and don't upgrade well, due to those parts.
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