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Old 03-07-2006, 01:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sorry it's not 700, It's about 600 dollars.

I also agree
That if you want high quality parts it is cheaper to build your own, but if you want an inexpensive computer it can be cheaper to buy

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Old 03-07-2006, 10:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Biggie578
does gateway even exist?
Not to go too much OT, but Gateway very much exists, I think that they pulled their store locations out for some reason and do business primarily online now

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Old 03-08-2006, 08:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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my whole comp was around 800$, and sitll upgrading it and its better than some 1500$ comps. I had a dell from 2000 till december 2005, was P3 733mhz, Geforce 2 GTS (was so amazing at the time, worked up to 2005) 384mb of Rdram at 418mhz, and yea worked so well, so i like dell.... alot
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:03 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i know that i could probably be blindfolded and shot at for sayin this but.................. i like dell also

i have a dell dimension 4100 and its about 5-7yrs old, it still works great with a few upgrades to the videocard and the ram. i would buy one again, but just anyone, but the xpz if i have to get one.
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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prebuilt machines are only good in situations where you need a really cheap computer fast, or in the instance where you only do web browsing and office apps.

IMO, if someone buys an alienware or a Dell XPS, they didn't do thier homework, period.


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Old 03-08-2006, 03:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally posted by tariqadkhan
i have a dell dimension 4100 and its about 5-7yrs old, it still works great with a few upgrades to the videocard and the ram. i would buy one again, but just anyone, but the xpz if i have to get one.
See, both of you have older machines, before Dell became incredibly evil. Try one now, and you probably won't feel the same way.

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That's soo true.
I remember ALONG time back before I really got into computers, going on alienwares site and thinking about how nice they were and what a good they are. But their prices shot wayyyyy up when they got really popular.
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I have an Inspiron 600m, did my homework, and I love it.
The first hard drive that came in it was crap, so they airmailed out a new one that was far better than the first.
As far as the desktops go though, I'm not really a fan of their desktops.

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