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Old 05-14-2005, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I originally bought a Dell Dimension 2400. Specs:

Intel P4 at 3.06 GHZ
512 MB Ram
40 Gig Hard Drive
No Speakers/onboard sound
GeForce FX 5200 128MB PCI
Standard Modem
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It was ok for a while but I soon wanted some better graphics. I looked on the Dell website and saw the prices had dropped a ton so I decided I'll sell this thing and buy the Dell Dimension 4700 with the GeForce 6800 256MB for PCI-E, and with a better procceser.

I need to know a good price I could sell the old one at to help pay for the new one.
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we to start with dont whatever you do buy a dell. they suck really bad. if ur wanting graphics they are gonna stick a intel in and they arent very good at gamin. also they rip u off because generally wat u pay them is about £200-300 (GBP) to wat u would wen buildin urself. im not sure exactly how much u would get but i wouldnt expect more than £200-300(GBP) i think thats about $500-600 (USD)
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Ok, but what should I choose then? I would like it to be around 900-1000 U.S. Dollars, and including the NVidia GeForce 6800 256MB PCI-E and a good proccesser (3GHZ or over).
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i dont want to build it though, just want to customize, order, and start using.
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i'd say about $250 for that comp
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well to start with that card is a waste of money. And you shouldnt get a Intel aswel. you should get a AMD 3200 with a 6600GT and a dfi ultraD motherboard. but u wont get sumthing like that from dell or anywhere else i dont think. you really should concider building it as it will save u alot of money and will teach u about how to fix any problems u get rather than payin sum company cray money for it. read these forums and u will get any help u need. i did any every1 on here practically taughtme everythin i know and now ive build more than 10computers and they all work better than anything dell or any other company make.
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ok, first, if you're gonna except all that **** for a low price pre-built at a crappy name brand place, then forget it

also, if you want a cheap computer with all that stuff, the only way is to build it yourself, or let one of these reputable companies do it:
www.ibuypower.com (i don't think they're great though, my friend's ibuypower died the first day and they had to fix it for him; i think this indicates that they don't even test the computer)
www.monarchcomputer.com (professionals, i'd recommend them to anyone)

maybe something like this:
amd64 3200+
1 gig ram
939 mobo
6600gt
at least 80gig hdd

ibuypower carries crap motherboards, while monarch has all the decent mobos

my suggestion would be to customize a computer at monarch
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There are a lot of smaller companies out that there that build decent computers for cheap...They're small, dunno where to look for them. Try the ads in PC mag or PC world.
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TT xaser/OCZ modstream 450/dfi lanparty ultra-d/1 gig corsair twinX/amd64 3000+ venice/seagate 80gig sata

that's $711

slap on a NEC3510A dvd-rw ($50) and eVGA 6600gt ($180)

plus shipping, it should total to about $1000

would be cheaper if you build it yourself though
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Everything is cheaper if you build it yourself. People expect that if someone else builds it it'll be the same price.
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