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New PC buy

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by hipfake08, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Looking for Dell I5. Off Tiger Direct site or in house.
    8GM RAM
    1TH HD.

    Thoughts....
  2. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I'm on my 5th Dell Latitude in 5 years... my company has a contract with them... :-(

    I would look at Asus or Lenovo...
  3. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Look in the Dell outlet, I always buy my laptops and PCs there and get good deals.
  4. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    Never buy an Alienware laptop! They over heat, like nobody's business.
  5. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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  6. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    Building your own isn't a bad option. Mine still runs like new after 3 years.
  7. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    i build all my own pc's for the most part and yea, this can be a viable option. however, the cost can run higher than buying a complete branded system. keep in mind the OS will be around $120 unless you go linux. also you have to warranty parts by the piece and some people are just not comfortable building a pc.
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  8. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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  9. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    I do the same thing. You can typically get some pretty good deals on hardware at Fry's when they put a good CPU/MB combo on sale. I built my son a heck of a gaming computer. The software is where it gets expensive but it is well worth it IMHO.
  10. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
    Tiger Direct had a Dell I5 / 3.20 gig / 8G RAM / 1 TB HD for $479.
    I am not into the bulid it yourself.
  11. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Any of the major brands will be comparable. Get the best specs for your money.
  12. kapolani

    kapolani Well-Known Member

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    My last PC was a Dell XPS 720. Lasted 7 years!

    Just bought a new one. Went pre-built.

    Liked what Digital Storm had to offer. If I built it myself would have only saved 50 or so dollars.

    https://www.digitalstormonline.com/configurator.asp?id=995477

    Got this when it was a 100 dollar off.

    Dig the machine so far. Does what I need it to do. I develop software, play video games, and watch movies on it.

    Whatever you do, get a SSD. Night and day difference.

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