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Old 02-22-2007, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I am just about to build a high end pc for me. Recently my dad said he needed one but doesn't want me to build it because he wants tech support. What is the best retail desktop for in the $1000, include monitor. He wanted me to find one from gateway or Hp but I find them too expensive. I don't want dell because of there bad upgrade history. I know it is hard but I want the best. The computer is going to be used for just about any daily process, word processor, email, chat, skype, pictures, videos, Internet, and some gaming on the side. This next computer must live out a long time because he doesn't want to spend the money every year or two. Atleast 5 years until his next upgrade.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know you said you dont want HP but i would look at them, just a note, make sure you get a Windows CD with the system or get ahold of a copy of hte version it comes with (so you can reuse the key).

The only reason i say that is because i would recommend reformatting it after you get it as the companies usually put a bunch of crap on there that slows them down and that you probably wouldnt need
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I have already looked at hp. i am acctually leaning toward them. But they are too expensive. Just like gateway. The place I am not going is dell. I have also looked at ibuypower, good price but not good enough.
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Hp is really the best, you can find good deals from the hp outlet.
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I've seen too many people have bad experiences with HP
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INTRODUCE HIM TO TECH FORUMS!!! Then he'll change his mind about paying extra for tech support
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HP techsupport is horrible. Really everywhere its bad, but they're past the standard bad.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883107294

Not bad for the price, my parent's bought one (with an LCD) for $1300, they should have looked on the internet.
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