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What Computer Should I Get?


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#1 Steely

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 03:56 AM

I need help finding a new desktop computer to buy from Dell, and it should have at least these requirements:
3 GB RAM+
Intel 2 Duo Core 2.4 GHz+
320 GB HD+
Windows Vista-XP Pro loaded
Decent graphics card
Monitor optional but will get if not too expensive
Decent optical drive
I have a budget of maybe 700-$800 USD. Please help me =(
I also have a question. What does the modem and wireless icon when you are customizing a computer do? The options are no modem option, 56k PCI data fax modem, etc etc.

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#2 Sterling14

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 07:43 AM

what will you be doing that requires a graphics card? Will you be gaming, and if so, will you be playing new games? Dell doesn't have good price/selection on graphics cards. It would be a lot cheaper to buy a system and put your own in.

a 56k modem is if you want to hook your computer up to a phone line. If you have cable or DSL internet, you shouldn't need one.
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943

#3 DJBPace07

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 06:36 PM

Dell doesn't have very good selections on their budget computers. If you got their cheapest computer and customized it to the specs you listed, you would be at about $700. Their choice of graphics cards, as sterling mentioned, is terrible.

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