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Old 11-20-2009, 08:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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lol, that is a POS package. Extremely old and crappy parts! Definitely look elsewhere.
If you know anywhere to get a better system for the price than the link in my most recent post please let me know. This isn't for a gaming system I don't want to spend $1500 on a surfing/MS Office PC.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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that tigerdirect deal doesnt come with an OS either, so once you factor one into the total and including the monitor, thats right below $500 youve spent.

i still say the emachines pc i linked before is great deal. youre getting the tower, the monitor, and an OS for $330, and youll be able to web surf and work with MS office fine.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I agree with Muffin Man, the eMachines PC he suggested is going to be your best bet here. Monitor, OS, you'll have trouble finding something better.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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that tigerdirect deal doesnt come with an OS either, so once you factor one into the total and including the monitor, thats right below $500 youve spent.

i still say the emachines pc i linked before is great deal. youre getting the tower, the monitor, and an OS for $330, and youll be able to web surf and work with MS office fine.
I see what you mean but I have a OS license I can thor on it so no OS isn't a big deal for me.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Haha that makes no sense. There is a only a $30 difference between the two and even if the tigerdirect one included a monitor, keyboard and mouse (as the newegg one does) the newegg one would still be better.
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:51 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Haha that makes no sense. There is a only a $30 difference between the two and even if the tigerdirect one included a monitor, keyboard and mouse (as the newegg one does) the newegg one would still be better.
Is it? The drive is a lot bigger on the tiger PC, Egg PC has 1 GB more RAM, Tiger has better video card, I'm not completely sure about the CPU's but the Pentium D seems decent compared the the AMD.
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In this case the emachines has a better processor, 1 gig more ram, a monitor, keyboard/mouse, and Vista Home Premium OS. The 9500GT is NOTHING to scream about and you can buy it for $50 at newegg if you wanted to throw it in.

The tigerdirect one doesn't come with an OS, add an additional $110 for that.

But it's really your choice, if you feel more comfortable with the tigerdirect one then by all means go for it, and vise versa
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:39 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The AMD on the eMachines will greatly outperform the Pentium D from tigerdirect. And since you said this isn't a gaming machine, that 9500gt shouldn't really be a factor in your decision, especially since you can get it for quite cheap like james said. For $50 you can get a 4650 which is much more powerful than a 9500gt. This should be a no-brainer :P. Unless of course you want the pleasure of building it yourself, you can come up with a pretty decent build for $300, but it won't include a monitor or OS.
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Technically, you are required to buy a new OS license. The OEM license is limited to one machine.

However, they'd never know if you broke the rule. Up to you.
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