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Old 05-25-2009, 01:28 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Some people can't be helped.
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Well, he asked for our opinions and he got them. I can't help but think he'll be disappointed in the future with that Best Buy machine but it's his choice. Maybe the next time around he'll be a bit more open to what we have to say.
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what hikari posted is under 400 and a much better build. The best buy build is not worth it.
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You can take a horse to water..................

I'm sorry for this exercise in futility Hikari. You fought nobly, but you can't win them all. Hopefully he will see the light when he tries to run CoD4 on the 8200.
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I dont think he listened or understood a single thing anyone told him
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I dont think he listened or understood a single thing anyone told him
Most likely.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:09 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Build your own. I bought a prebuilt, and I am starting to regret it somewhat.

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops - $59.99

Newegg.com - ECS BLACK SERIES A780GM-A AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards - $68.99

Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - $49.99

Newegg.com - HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives - $49.99

Newegg.com - PLEXTOR Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD Super Multi Qflix Drive - CD / DVD Burners - $39.99

Newegg.com - Rosewill R336 BK sturdy construction designed steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 500W 20+4Pin &4SATA Connectors Power Supply - Computer Cases - $54.99 (Comes with a Power supply, not the greatest ever, but will work just fine.

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems - $89.99

OR You could get a graphics card, and run Windows 7 RC, and save money for an OS.

Newegg.com - XFX PVT96OSDFH GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 192-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - $75.99 ($55.99 after 20 MIR)

(Around $400-$430)
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We have already given options, he went for the prebuilt anyway.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:01 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but can his case take another mobo down the road or has the maker of that pc made the case uneditable meaning he can't put anything else in there besides the manufacturers mobo only ?
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:11 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Depends. Dell is really good at that, don't know what brand he's getting.

Either way, with the build earlier in the thread, it was a lot more upgradeable. Whenever he wants to upgrade this machine, he's basically going to have to buy mostly new parts.
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