eMachines - Page 3 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-03-2006, 04:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Jorsoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581
Default

I work at a certain major computer retailer and I've seen more eMachines (and many Dells for that matter) come back with problems after a couple of years than any other brand of pc. It might cost you a little bit more but I think that going to cyberpower/ibuypower/monarch is a much better option in terms of reliability than eMachines.
__________________

__________________
Jorsoft is offline  
Old 01-03-2006, 08:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 722
Send a message via AIM to Riceball
Default

I bought an emachines that had a PCI-E slot and i've turned it into the computer in my sig. I have had no problems with it and it comes with very little preloaded crap that most other companies have, i.e. HP, Compaq, Dell. So emachines gets a thumbs up from me. BTW, i got one with the ATI Xpress 200.
__________________

__________________
AMD 64 3200+ Newcastle@ 2.2Ghz
MSI-RS480M-IL
1GB (1x1GB) OCZ Performance Series
ATI X700 Pro 256MB OC\'d 475/525
OCZ Modstream 520W
Thermaltake Tsunami
Samsung 914v 19\" 12ms LCD
SB X-Fi w/ Logitech Z 5300e
Riceball is offline  
Old 01-04-2006, 01:57 AM   #23 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

\_(ツ)_/
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,307
Default

Gee, Riceball, you've Frankensteined yours out more than I have mine.

Didn't realize that eMachines used MSI mobos. Mine is a FIC.
__________________


My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR3 1600 - 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win10 Ent 64-bit - Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard


R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 01-04-2006, 08:11 PM   #24 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 722
Send a message via AIM to Riceball
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Trotter
Gee, Riceball, you've Frankensteined yours out more than I have mine.

Didn't realize that eMachines used MSI mobos. Mine is a FIC.
Yea i was definitely surprised to see that my mobo was an MSI. I was expecting some random lame company... I pretty much gave my rig a total makeover since i get money at random times (neighborhood work)
__________________
AMD 64 3200+ Newcastle@ 2.2Ghz
MSI-RS480M-IL
1GB (1x1GB) OCZ Performance Series
ATI X700 Pro 256MB OC\'d 475/525
OCZ Modstream 520W
Thermaltake Tsunami
Samsung 914v 19\" 12ms LCD
SB X-Fi w/ Logitech Z 5300e
Riceball is offline  
Old 01-04-2006, 09:47 PM   #25 (permalink)
DBD
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 333
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by DJ-CHRIS
You can *cough* unlock the bios on some of these e-machinnes.
How do I find out if I can do that
__________________
DBD is offline  
Old 01-04-2006, 10:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 456
Send a message via AIM to meefle
Default

My cousin has a emachine and a dell, hates them both. the emachine always locks up or just shuts off and the dell will just shut off and you wont be able to turn it on for 30 minutes. but their both kind of old. i was goin to buy an emachine but then i decided to build my own. I dont mind either cuz i barely ever work on one. I like Sony VAIOs, only problems i have with it is it freezes when i try to update some stuff but thats only cuz of dumb norton.
__________________

__________________
*Opteron 165 1.8Ghz
*DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D
*HIS Hightech X1900XT 512MB w/ Zalman VF900 (Core: 690Mhz, Mem: 1500Mhz)
*G.Skill 1GB DDR 400
*Kingwin Mutant X Series
*HP IDE Lightscribe DVD Burner
*Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA II
*Maxtor 80GB IDE
*OCZ Gamexstream 600W PSU
meefle 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




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.