Getting a new computer

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Feb 9, 2008

Getting a new computer by SavageWaffle at 12:20 AM (8,474 Views / 0 Likes) 131 replies

  1. SavageWaffle
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    Well my computer is REALLY slow, and most of the stuff are really like ruined. My monitor is a fat one, and yea the rest is well, real bad.

    Here are the things i was thinking of:

    Dell 22" LCD Flat Monitor: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1195598242810
    $299.99

    Dynex - Wireless Optical Mouse: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1175389260996
    $26.99

    Alienware: Area-51 7500 Desktop: http://www.alienware.com/product_detail_pa...DEFAULT#pdp-nav
    Not sure how much it is. Need to find out

    Saitek - Eclipse II Illuminated Keybored: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1156607399961
    $69.99

    Dynex - Keyboard+Optical Mouse: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1175901884607
    $33.99

    The total is about $430.96(Without adding Alienware cause i dont know the price)
    Which is pretty surprising because i can do alot more on a $430 worth computer then a $400 worth Xbox 360 which i was hoping to get.

    So what im asking is, is this like a good deal/what do you think of it? Am i set for COD4? Will i not lag? Etc.
    Is it possible anyone can get a price on the Alienware: Area-51 7500 Desktop?
    Thanks to all. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  2. Urza

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    1. Subpar overpriced monitor.

    2. Shitty mouse.

    3. Alienware is overpriced nonsense.

    4. Crap keyboard + backlights.

    5. Shitty mouse and keyboard.

    Go do some more research then come back with a new list.
     
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    Urza, i respect your comments here are my replies:
    1. I need a big monitor. And i also like stuff from Dell.
    2. I dont see the bad thing about the mouse.
    3. Well, im not really like sensitive aabout overpriced stuff
    4. I like the backlights =O
    5. Eh, not that bad

    Well where can i find more Computer accessories?
     
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    Build a PC. It's not that daunting and you'll be amazed at the kind of money you can save.

    tomshardware.com
    tigerdirect.com
    newegg.com
     
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    I don't think i can "build" a PC. I cant even mod my PS1(Cut the wrong wire, had to pretty much throw it away). And i really think i cant make a PC i mean really, i dont think i can. Doubt my dad can help me with it either.
     
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    Then get a G15. The Eclipse II is a low quality keyboard with backlights slapped underneath to create a market for it.
    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G15-Keyboar...02517365&sr=8-1




    And don't buy electronics (video games excluded) at Best Buy unless you have a gift card you can't get rid of.
     
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    Supervisor raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    It's a lot easier [​IMG] There's nothing to solder [​IMG]

    You just have to screw the motherboard into the case and then connect everything to the right connectors [​IMG]
     
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    I couldn't agree more.
    a) just because you LIKE a certain company doesn't mean you have to buy everything from them.
    b) I have a MX Revolution and loving it. That mouse is pretty much a regular mouse with no special features.
    c) why waste money pointlessly? If you're going to do that I wouldn't be surprised if you were some sort of 12 year old who uses his parents money for everything.
     
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    Then get a G15. The Eclipse II is a low quality keyboard with backlights slapped underneath to create a market for it.
    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G15-Keyboar...02517365&sr=8-1


    The Logitech G15 Keyboard is $100.00 I dont want to spend $100 on a freaken key bored with lighting on the back.
     
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    Backlighting only?
    http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboard...s/3498&cl=us,en
    Look.
     
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    Alright fine it also has some little LCD screen for like gaming purposes(which is cool on CoD)
    And Backlighting and some "firm keyboreds" but i dont really think its worth $100
     
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    The Everex PC is a desktop for people on welfare who can't afford anything decent.

    Or if you need a large quantity of low-powered computers for some reason.
     
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    Well I doubt it wont feel like shit, but il go with the Logitec
    And never new the Everex thing was for cheap people. Just looking at prices. And besides, never heard of that company.
     
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    Becareful that PC doesnt come with windows it comes with a wierd OP system
     
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    Wow thanks, lol. But il probley buy a Windows Vista CD
     
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    XP is superior and costs less.
     
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    check out www.ibuypower.com i used the site and loved it some ppl might say it sucks

    it seems your going for a cheap pc ? are you going to game heavly ?

    if you just want a pc to surf the web you cant beat dell with coupons
     
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    Im going to need to buy Vista, my father needs it for his business anyway.
     
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    Il probley go game heavly. But im picking cheap stuff. Il probley spend all my cash on building a PC then buying a Xbox 360.
     

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