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What would you get:rolleyes:

My computer is about reached it's max on the upgrades, and to do anything further would require changing the motheboard to upgrade to a Duo-Core processor.:rolleyes: By the time I get a good motherboard, video card, max out on the memory I'd be in the $500 to $700 range for a decent fast computer. And thats not counting if I go with Vista...........add another couple $$$ to that.


ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard$226.00

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor $229.00

EVGA 256-P2-N761-AR GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card $159.00

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory .....$74.99 x 4= $300.00

It doesn't pay to build your own anymore, sure, you'll get what you want, but at a price...........:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

So, what do you have, and what would you get..................don't need a monitor, I have a nice 19' flat panel.....


I'm all ears.......................
 

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If you could wait a bit the intel stuff will drop in price when the 45 nano stuff comes out.
I built a gaming computer in 2000. Top of the line stuff and I would have to go to another MB and VC and RAM anad and........

I think I would go with a lap top next time around....wireless so can use it any where around the house....As I write this one of my three HD is making a fuss..Also getting rid of the jet sounding cooling system would be a plus! :) BTW stick with xp for a while.
 

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Head to Best Buy and check out the emachine tower. They are hard to beat for the price. This is my second one and I bought one for my mother in law and have never had a problem with them.
 

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All the parts are not listed. And I do not suggest that system ...I repeat I do not suggest that system for NE SURF
that system will be built for gaming and some video stuff.
Cany by the time I'm done it will cost around 1500 with all the hardware I want. Thats why I do not suggest it. If I was going to build a PC to surf the internet it would cost me 500-600 BUTTTTT you could buy a Dell right now with a 19" LCD AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 320GB Serial ATA hard drive, DVD burner, and Windows Vista Home Premium for $599
HP, Dell and most of the other big boys are all on the same par right now.
 

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the wifes vista a HP she got from santa cranks Pavilion A6219h ...pentium
we upgraded the screen to a 22 inch
im a little worried to visit the bad sites
it might lock right up nd i dont know it to well yet to fix it
its the one right before the commercial one
printer scanner we upgraded around 1100 with 2 year warranty
320GB 2048MG acc950
birthday month is 12 months free interest

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i've done well with my last two Dells, and if you call them up and tell them you are a member of the American Legion (no proff required) you get to participate in their employee pricing program which saved me 20% off their already "discounted" pricing. Worth a phone call.....
 

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Take a look at UBID.com. The Mfgs sell off their refurbs on there are some really good prices. Bouth my last two 'puters from that site for about 1/2 of what they were going for in the stores.
 

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MakoMike wrote:
Take a look at UBID.com. The Mfgs sell off their refurbs on there are some really good prices. Bouth my last two 'puters from that site for about 1/2 of what they were going for in the stores.


didnt you have a few problems with your last puters:rolleyes::confused:
 

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I just ordered this laptop a week ago. It is only my second computer since 1999.
I am very computer illiterate and had help picking it out.
I will be using it as my only computer and will use a Verizonwireless Aircard.
This will enable me to pick up a secure signal anywhere my cell phone works.

I will be taking it to work and will not have to rely on anyone to get online. (which has been a problem)

Will also be traveling with it.

Has anyone here used an Aircard by Verizonwireless?


DELL:
223-0551 1 Inspiron 1520, Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, 1.5GHz, 667Mhz 2M L2 Cache
313-5399 1 Midnight Blue Color with Microsatin Finish
311-7213 1 1GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
320-5460 1 15.4 inch Wide Screen WXGA LCDTrueLife
320-5484 1 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G Insp 1520
341-4769 1 160G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
420-4766 1 Microsoft Windows XP Home Service Pack 2, English, for Inspiron
313-5812 1 XP DELL RESOURCE ,BACK-UP DVD 1520
420-7024 1 Media Direct 3.3
412-0689 1 Image Restore
420-4928 1 Windows Media Player 10
420-5769 1 Internet Search and Portal
463-2282 1 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access
420-5924 1 Icon Consolidation Application
420-7622 1 DELL SUPPORT CENTER 2.0
430-0493 1 Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem, for Inspiron
420-7468 1 ADOBE ACROBAT READER 8.1 DIM/INSP
313-5197 1 8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
420-6464 1 Roxio Creator Basic
313-4783 1 Integrated High Definition Audio 2.0
430-2680 1 Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card
320-5691 1 Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
420-6487 1 Trend Micro PC-cillin InternetSecurity, English, 15-Month Subscription
312-0525 1 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Prim
461-3063 1 No ISP Requested
412-0915 1 MS WORKS 8.5
950-9797 1 No Warranty, Year 2 and 3
950-3337 1 1 Year Limited Warranty
412-0360 1 Soft Contracts - Banctec
987-5427 1 Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Initial Year
983-3070 1 Type 3- Third Party At HomeService, 24x7 TechnicalSupport, Initial Year
960-2780 1 Warranty Support,Initial Year
320-5826 1 Midnight Blue color w/ 2.0M pixel Camera
310-8624 1 You have chosen a Windows XP System
310-8319 1 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
466-3921 1 No Preinstalled Software
420-7091 1 DataSafe Online Dim/Ins/XPS
420-7092 1 DataSafe Online Dim/Ins/XPS 1YR-FREE
987-4817 1 Insp Datasafe 3GB,1YR(Incl in price),DHS
988-0099 1 To activate your online backupaccount, go to Start, Programs, DataSafe Online
330-0171 1 S and P Drop-in-Box Marcom forDHS Notebooks
 

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1dogshy wrote:
I just ordered this laptop a week ago. It is only my second computer since 1999.
I am very computer illiterate and had help picking it out.
I will be using it as my only computer and will use a Verizonwireless Aircard.
This will enable me to pick up a secure signal anywhere my cell phone works.

I will be taking it to work and will not have to rely on anyone to get online. (which has been a problem)

Will also be traveling with it.

Has anyone here used an Aircard by Verizonwireless?


but what color is it
 

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canyonfvr wrote:
1dogshy wrote:
I just ordered this laptop a week ago. It is only my second computer since 1999.
I am very computer illiterate and had help picking it out.
I will be using it as my only computer and will use a Verizonwireless Aircard.
This will enable me to pick up a secure signal anywhere my cell phone works.

I will be taking it to work and will not have to rely on anyone to get online. (which has been a problem)

Will also be traveling with it.

Has anyone here used an Aircard by Verizonwireless?


but what color is it


;) midnight blue... ;)
 

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1DS...your set up looks pretty good. I like the XP option. But Im a little concerned with WMP10 cause that does not play nice with XP. Just keep an eye on that.
 
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