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Old 11-13-2003, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Looking to buy a computer but don't know where to go????????????

I want to get a new computer but I am having a tough time deciding which one to get. I have certain specs that I need. I am planning on using it a lot for copying from vhs to dvd and making dvds. Not many if any have the ati all in wonder card. Should I just get a cheap graphics card and then upgrade or what? Also I want a dvd recorder that records -+r,-+rw to make sure all the formats are covered. Do any of you intelligent and up to date computer people know what I should do????????????????Thanks for your time.

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Old 11-13-2003, 08:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-13-2003, 09:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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could try www.tigerdirect.com . they have all sort of computer system and parts, if you wnat to buy or build.
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Old 11-14-2003, 12:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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go to a swap meet, get your parts for cheaper than retail prices and build your own. what area do you live in? are swap meets common there?
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Old 11-14-2003, 12:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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when you go, don't just buy whatever product you see first even if it is a good brand, look around and find the lowest price for that product.
I got my Sony burner for $75 Aus$ when I could have gotten it for $85 - just little savings for the same computer and same products and brands
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Old 11-14-2003, 06:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I understand what you are saying but I live in a rural area. I am not very close to that kind of stuff. I would have to get a lot of it over the internet. Is there anything else out there that just supplements a graphics card that you can hook up analog to. I think I have seen something but is it as good as say an ati all in wonder 9700pro? My main concern is to be able to hook up a vcr and record some old footage on to dvd. What kind of alternatives are there? Thanks.
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Old 11-14-2003, 11:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hmm, i found a nice place online... They've got all sorts of stuff there... Macs, PCs, Hardware, Software... etc...

It's at http://www.cdw.com

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Old 11-14-2003, 12:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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do this, goto ur closes computer store
tell them what u need and what u want to do

let them give u computer specs
and a quote

come back here, write it up, and we will tell u if there ripping u off
this is a computer were' talking about, we dont want you to get "dell'd" and waste a ton of money for a piece of crap system

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