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Old 05-19-2009, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Yes, yes, I know how much more awesome it is to build your own computer, what with the savings and value and fun with screwdrivers.
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just out of curiosity, which desktop would you guys recommend?

$800 with a monitor included?
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What kind of stuff do you want to do with your PC?

If you're dead set on a prebuilt, that's your choice. I'm kinda curious why though. :P
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Yes, yes, I know how much more awesome it is to build your own computer, what with the savings and value and fun with screwdrivers.
BUT,
just out of curiosity, which desktop would you guys recommend?

$800 with a monitor included?
A laptop.
Otherwise I'd build my PC.

sorry, I don't often go out looking for prebuilt desktops. I just realized how odd it is... I can't think of the best place to look to get a prebuilt. online/offline.

I guess it would be bestbuy so I can compare it to stuff in store and then just take it home...
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Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 508 Athlon 64 X2 5000&#43; 4GB DDR2 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - Desktop PCs
Newegg.com - LG W2353V-PF Black 23&#34; 2ms&#40;GTG&#41; HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd&#47;m2 50000&#58;1 w&#47; Smart Package - LCD Monitors

That's not bad. The video's a little weak for serious gaming so if that's what you're looking for that makes it more difficult. Prebuilts don't normally have good video built into them, just the basic stuff.
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i have to agree with jorsoft, that's about as good as you're gonna get on pre-built for that price range. i do like the monitor a lot as well ^_^
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Could pay one of us to make it for you?
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just out of curiosity, which desktop would you guys recommend?

$800 with a monitor included?
Go down to your local computer shop and see them.
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Go to the buy/sell/trade here and buy someone's rig.

Its the only place you'll ever actually get a PC for less than the cost of the individual parts.
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For $800 in prebuilt you will be getting a dual core, 2 or 3 ggis of ram and maybe a real video card. But, if you build you own, for $800 you can get a quad, 4gigs of ram and a pretty decent video card. There are some constraints, but you can build a pc twice as fast for $800.
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For $800 in prebuilt you will be getting a dual core, 2 or 3 ggis of ram and maybe a real video card. But, if you build you own, for $800 you can get a quad, 4gigs of ram and a pretty decent video card. There are some constraints, but you can build a pc twice as fast for $800.
No, you can actually get a 'fair' prebuilt for $800

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