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Old 05-20-2005, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking about buying a new desktop computer. What are the best ones out there? I am not a gamer so that isn't a priority for it.


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Old 05-20-2005, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dell is the worst

Falcon Northwest and Alienware are the best most common, but most of the time a local PC shop will be able to outdo them.
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Old 05-22-2005, 05:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think that is why SHAWN is on chris's list of mentally insane people..... jk bro
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Old 05-22-2005, 07:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Dell has some good P4 systems out for cheap.
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Old 05-22-2005, 07:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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dell's quality is appaling. Their tech support always answers "reformat." I once had artifacts and they said reformat in broken english.


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