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Scuba_Dave 07-28-2010 06:16 PM

Wife wants a new PC
 
She won't get one...but she wants one :laughing:
I get the new PC she gets my old one

Inspiron 560, Windows 7 Home premium
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q8300 (4M Cache, 2.50 GHz, 1333 MHz)
6g memory 1066mhz, 750g hd (I have a 1 TB to add)

$578 w/tax/shipped

Its only about 20% faster CPU then my system
But 2x the memory

I'm debating a faster system for another $240...67% faster then my current system
AMD Phenom™ II X6 1035T + ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB

But the extra $$ is almost 1/2 the cost of another PC

My old system is the Quad core 6600 w/3g
Her current PC is a PIII-600 w/512m....old PC died - lightning
--no USB...originally came with WIN98...now XP
So I will need to buy a UPS also

nap 07-28-2010 06:22 PM

she already has a laptop?

Scuba_Dave 07-28-2010 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nap (Post 476929)
she already has a laptop?

No, she has a desktop
I do have an old laptop that is slightly faster then her current desktop

nap 07-28-2010 07:02 PM

I bet she deserves an Apple.

Scuba_Dave 07-28-2010 07:30 PM

Yeah...like I want to train her to use a different OS :no:
I could buy 3 new PC's for the cost of the one Apple

nap 07-28-2010 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 476964)
Yeah...like I want to train her to use a different OS :no:
I could buy 3 new PC's for the cost of the one Apple

You can run windows on an apple.

Scuba_Dave 07-28-2010 08:01 PM

I don't like the all in Ones...I don't like the minis
That leaves the MAC Pros starting at $2500....pass

Red Squirrel 07-28-2010 08:50 PM

Build, that way you get exactly what you want. I have never bought a premade PC for myself. Our first PC was prebuilt, then I wanted my own, so I built it. Even my servers I build myself, though I just found out I can get insane discounts on dell servers where I work, so I might go Dell next time.

Scuba_Dave 07-28-2010 09:31 PM

I used to build them
But by the time I buy all the parts its a lot more then a Dell system
Used to be easy to change the CPU etc to upgrade a PC
Now you need to buy a new MB & CPU by the time you are ready to upgrade

teg916 07-29-2010 12:57 AM

Building a PC is worth it for higher end PC's. I have always built my PC's. I do video gaming, and buying a pre built purpose computer that would do what I want const $2000+. I can build one for much less.

If you are looking at some of the lower end PC's though there is no way you can build a computer for the same price as you can buy a pre made one. You can buy some decent desk tops nowadays for $500. I can't build a computer that cheap.

Scuba_Dave 07-29-2010 09:15 AM

Yeah....over $1k I might build it myself
But for $535 I just can't build the system
Ordered it last night....will be her ein less then 2 weeks
Now I need to go buy another UPS

FLGarageDoors 08-24-2010 08:34 AM

Nice specs, Scuba Dave. What brand did you get?

Scuba_Dave 08-24-2010 09:17 AM

We ended up with a Dell
It took their outsourced Tech support close to 2 weeks to answer my question as to why my new PC service tag was not recognized by their system

matrixman 09-18-2010 03:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nap (Post 476975)
You can run windows on an apple.

Or Apple on windows :)
http://lifehacker.com/5360150/instal...cking-required


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