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By Computer noob
Sep 5, 2006
  1. Well that time is soon to come for my current PC. I will trash it, and buy a new one. The one I am currently looking at is this one.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...oductCategoryId=cat01173&id=pcmprd60800050010

    But i also have another option. I am thinking of possibly building a computer, but only if ill get better quaility for around the same price (preferably lower). So I ask you all if you could reccomend me part by part in making a new comp that could exceed the computer listed above, but not go over its price by too much.

    Any help is appreciated, and i might as well say thanks before hand

    Edit: I forgot to mention, i would also like a printer and a screen, so include that when your thinking of price
     
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    Wow, I can't believe that no one has posted into this yet! I will try and put together some options for you. Do you have any prefrences? AMD or Intel, Nvidia or ATI? Also, what will you be using the computer for? I can tell you right now that the computer from Best Buy would need a graphics cards to play any decent games as it comes with integrated graphics only.
     
  3. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Posts: 272

    That deal seems pretty good. Cant find one cheaper, even if you were to build it.
     
  4. Computer noob

    Computer noob TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    nickslick74: I guess if i had to choose processors, I'd most likely pick AMD. But the new core 2 duo i heard is real good, but only add that if it doesnt raise the price a lot. I heard the cheapest one is still really good. And for graphics cards, i dont have much knowledge on them, so i dont really care what company you choose. Ill also mostly be using my comp for MMORPG gaming, but i also play some counter strike and i use the internet a lot.
     
  5. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    Well, its going to be a challenge to do one under that cost with everything it comes with. You do have to remember that when you buy the pre-builts and try to add on there can be problems. In this case if you added on a PCIe graphics card you would need to be careful that the power supply would be up to the task of running the newer, high power demanding cards.
     
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    With a proper title this would have gotten more replies.
     
  7. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    Case and PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129155 approx $108 w/shipping.
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103735 $152 free shipping
    Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813157093 $68 w/shipping
    DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152058 $36 w/shipping.
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822152025 $76 w/shipping
    FDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16821152005 $11 w/shipping
    OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16832116056 $93 w/shipping
    LCD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116011 $187 free shipping
    Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145568 $115 w/shipping
    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131007 $95 w/ shipping
    Printer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16828104374 $55 w/ shipping

    For a grand total of approx $996. If you take into account that you would need to add the at least the gpu to the best buy system, then the price is compareable. Let me know if I missed anything. I purposely left the keyboard and mouse off so oyu can select your own or re-use ones oyu have around.
     
  8. Face of LA

    Face of LA TS Rookie Posts: 186

  9. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    Windows Xp is tied to hardware, 1 copy to 1 computer. If you try and register at microsoft (or even update) you won't be able to because the license is tied to another machine
     
  10. Computer noob

    Computer noob TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thanks Nick, I'm looking over them now, and great job with the price

    Mictlantecuhtli: sorry my title didnt come up to your viewing needs =(. Maybe i should title it EVERYBODY LOOK HERE next time?
     
  11. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    No problem, this is very close to a system I hope to be building for myself in the near future.
     
     
  12. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Computer Noob, the specs on the pc you are looking at are pretty good, but, it is still an emachine. I can absolutely guarantee you that if it goes wrong or you need to upgrade it in the future it will quite literally cost you an arm and a leg. Emachines are notoriouly cheaply made and their tech support is notoriously poor. Personally i'd rather have my testicles removed throught my nose that get an emachine, each to his own tho i suppose.
     
  13. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    Sorry to go off topic here for a minute, but I have to (I just can't resist). Could you imagine the surgical implements needed to remove a testicle through one's nose? The list might start with a fish hook and about 3 feet of fishing line! Also, would you have to shave out all of your nose hairs before the surgery?
     
  14. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    Their tech support is good :) i have a emachine, my sister has an emachine, my dad has an emachine, nothing ever wrong with them, except i upgraded mine, and to my dismay there was no AGP or PCI-e slot.
     
  15. Computer noob

    Computer noob TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Sorry if im missing something, but the link goes to a Gateway computer, not emachines. OR are they the same?
     
  16. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    They are one and the same. Gateway owns eMachines.
     
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