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Looking For A New Computer


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#1 ihateadware52792

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 09:40 PM

Well, i don't want anything fancy. The main things i gotta have are Windows XP and atleast 512 MB of RAM. I don't need a really big hard drive, or really good graphics card. Just a computer thats fast for the internet and my music. (also something good for recording with a program like Audacity). I'm trying to find one within the 400 - 500 dollar range because once again, i dont want anything special. Right now I've got a Dell dimension (old one) with 64 MB or RAM and windows ME :thumbsup: I was thinking about Emachines because the price range for some of their computers is what im looking for, but I don't know if i could trust them like a Dell or an HP.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 10:51 PM

I saw some computers for 400-500 ( Canadian ) at Bestbuy. Typicly Athlon 64 +3000-+3200 or Semperon +3200's with everthing you metioned. I'm sure sites such as Newegg will have what you want. Just remeber, you get what you pay for. ( most of the time )
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:30 PM

^^^ yeah ive been looking on NewEgg, they've got some really nice HP's in my price range.
but also, if you goto dell.com, you can custimize a PC, so i was able to custimize one with a flat screen, 512 MB RAM, windows XP and a good hard drive and whatever else thats included.
but the total came out to around 450 which is good.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 07:08 AM

I'd wait a while before a buy a Dell. Intels new Proccesors that are coming out are shaping up to be pretty damn good. And then there's rumored to be the war between AMD and Intel sometime this summer. I've had no problem running HP's. My Pentium 2, 300Mhz computer somehwere in my basement still runs after...alot of years. And my recent Presario SR1750NX that I bought from Bestbuy has served me well so far since late January.
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 12:04 PM

Try tigerdirect.com and compusa.com too.




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