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Old 05-16-2008, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yes, time again to ask for help. I'm in a crunch for time and I need a system that will beat a Dell. A friend told me to get a system he can game on and try to keep it under $1000.00. I thought of this forum and with the build help from you guys, I can build him a custom pc that is better and perhaps cheaper.

the pc his father wants to get him (wants a flat screen lcd and speaker system):

Dell Vostro 200 Mini Tower Priced at $941....
- Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4600 (2.40GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800FSB)
- Dell 20 inch Widescreen E207WFP Analog Flat
Panel Display
- 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz -
- 160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
w/DataBurst Cache™
- 256MB ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
- Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy HD Software Edition
- Windows Vista™ Premium
- Dell A525 2.1 Speakers w/ Subwoofer, 30W
- Dell All-In-One Printer 926

sound like a good deal?

from his father "..he also gets a One Year Accidental Damage Protection and One Year Warranty on Parts and Labor.... That's worth a lot of piece of mind for me."

thanks in advance

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It's always nice to have a warranty and stuff like that but to truely get your money's worth you gotta build it custom.

He pretty much just has to decide does he want the warranty or the better deal.
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If he is wiling to build it himself you can get this setup for $1,020 before mail in rebates that will completely destroy that dell. - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X 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 IDE 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives - Acer AL1916WAbd Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 - LCD Monitors - ECS N8800GTS-512MX GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies - Logitech S-220 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - Speakers - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors - Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - Operating Systems

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