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#1 Swordie

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:56 PM

I'm on a under $400 budget, and i'm looking for decent computer. I'm not planning to build one, so I'll probably get an OEM.

I'm wondering what kind of specs I could possibly get with $400. Keep in mind this is TOWER ONLY.

My specs:

3GB RAM
320 GB- 500GB HDD
Intel Dual Core Pentium or Core 2 Duo (About 2.2GHZ ea) or AMD Athlon X2. (2.0 GHZ)
A Intel GFX Card, or If im lucky, a lower stock Radeon or GeForce card.
and a DVD DL +- Drive... I'm certain most; if not all computers come with DVD Drives nowadays.

You guys think I could get that with $300-350 dollars? I'd like to reserve an extra few dollars...
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:05 PM

You'll get the best buy, best support...if you go to the Dell site and do some shopping...for a system that you don't want to build.

That's my opinion, based on what I saw there earlier in the week.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:34 PM

Hmmm.. I'll go take a look, but since i'm not the one paying, it's going to be a pain getting it off Dell.. There isn't any store suppliers.. Because my brother wants to buy me one, but he's a in-store person..


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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:37 PM

Oh wow, a Dell Inspiron, 500GB HDD, 3GB RAM, for 349. That isn't too bad, considering the fact I don't need a monitor.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:48 PM

If I bought boxmaker systems...I'd buy a Dell based on all things considered about me and my computing habits.

But...I prefer the freedom and sense-of-accomplishment that a build gives, even one that is inexpensive and which does not include one "latest/greatest" component.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:52 PM

I built my last system, but once again, I can't do that.. but the Dell seems very good. I'll see if I can get one in store... Hopefully they can send it to some sort of Authorized store so we can pay for it there.


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