OK, I though with allot of questions about building your own computer compared to buying a dell gateway etc.. and about the savings in money I would put together 3 systems. Cheap but descent, mid grade, and Ultra PC. All the PC manufactures like Dell etc...get you with there 4 year warranty when all in all all parts come with a guarantee no matter what at least 3 years for most parts and some even longer. That is a big price right there at least 300 to 400 dollars. So I will list every part I would use in each category and the total price and them compare to dell and gateway price.
Total Plus 3 year warranty Is 422.00 And with a descent video not onboard video!!
Dell Wants at least 899.00 without a warranty speakers and no video card??
Gateway wants 989.00 for no where close to the setup! Only one drive a cd/rom drive , no speakers, no video card
So you tell me Both of the system come no where close to the speed and do not come with any CD/rw drives let alone 2 of them and no video card and some cruddy speakers and you didn't build it yourself! Although we do have to figure in buying Windows Xp so add another 100.00 for home and 150 for xp pro. And there still no where close! Next System On the way!