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Old 07-28-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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Wife wants a new PC


She won't get one...but she wants one
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

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Old 07-28-2010, 06:22 PM   #2
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she already has a laptop?

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Old 07-28-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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she already has a laptop?
No, she has a desktop
I do have an old laptop that is slightly faster then her current desktop
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I bet she deserves an Apple.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:30 PM   #5
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Yeah...like I want to train her to use a different OS
I could buy 3 new PC's for the cost of the one Apple
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Yeah...like I want to train her to use a different OS
I could buy 3 new PC's for the cost of the one Apple
You can run windows on an apple.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:01 PM   #7
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I don't like the all in Ones...I don't like the minis
That leaves the MAC Pros starting at $2500....pass
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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.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:31 PM   #9
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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
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:57 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:15 AM   #11
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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
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Nice specs, Scuba Dave. What brand did you get?
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:17 AM   #13
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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
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You can run windows on an apple.
Or Apple on windows
http://lifehacker.com/5360150/instal...cking-required

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