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Q: Good deal for this Computer?

My parents just got a new Sony Vaio RB Vgc-rb33gy, and they paid around 1k for it. Here are the specs:

Intel P4 @ 3.6Ghz (2 cpu's) (800FSB)(1MB L2 Cache)
1024 Mb DDR Ram (Pc3200)
Ati Radeon X300 128MB Video Card
Dual Layer X16 Dvd Writer
Secondary Dvd Drive
250GB Maxtor Hard Drive @ 7200 Rpm Serial-ATA
Windows Xp Media Center 2005 w/Service Pack 2 Preintalled
19" Sony LCD w/Dvi Output
Realtek Sound Card
Tv Tuner Card

Do you think that's a good deal?

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A: Good deal for this Computer?

Two CPU's? That specific computer model(not even on sony's website, which is odd) lists one cpu of the type you posted.

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hell i am thinking about buying a new computer, getting tired of my old p2 266...
and i was just wondering if you guys though this was a good deal, and have any suggestions.

The specs are..
Intel P4 2.8 GHz "800MHzFSB "
ASUS P4P8X SE or Gigabyte GA8S655FX
(i was going to get the asus p4p8x)
MB/HyperThreading/Dual Channel/800MHzFSB/8xAGP/USB2.0
512MB PC-3200 400MHz DDR
80GB ATA133 7200rpm HDD
ATI Radeon 9200SE 128MB, TV Out
18” Tower Case 300W PS, Front USB
1.44MB Floppy
52x32x52 CD-RW
Onboard 6-Channel Audio
Onboard Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Speakers w/Subwoofer
PS/2 Keyboard
Optical Wheel Mouse

the final cost is is $739 (canadian dollars) befor taxs
if i get the computer ill probally get rid of the 9200 and buy a 9600 pro and it needs a higher wattage PowerSupply but other then that it looked preety good to me.

Thanks for your help

floopy
 

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not sure if this is the right place to post this but here goes, last week i purchased a new desktop system from dell[ will be arriving in a few days i hope ] and i was just curious what your thoughts about the price Vs. specs ratio, was it a good deal??
model no. dell vostro 410T
specs:
PROCESSOR:Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 (2.40GHz, 8M, L2Cache, 1066FSB)
OPERATING SYSTEM:FREE Genuine Windows Vista® Business Bonus w/ XP Professional downgrade Installed
WARRANTY & SERVICE1 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 1 Year NBD On-Site SERVICE
HARD DRIVE: 320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE: Microsoft Works 9.0. Does NOT Include MS Word
MONITOR: Dell 19Binch Widescreen E198WFP Analog Flat Panel Display
MEMORY: 3GB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHZ - 2X1GB+2X512MB
OPTICAL DRIVE:dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 16x (DVD+/-RW) Burner
SECURITY:No Pre-installed Anti-Virus/Security Software
VIDEO CARD: 256MB ATI Radeon HD 3450 -supports DVI,HDMI,VGA.
Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio
KEYBOARD:dell USB Keyboard
MOUSE:dell Optical USB Mouse

FINAL COST: $598.16 after tax + free shipping

Amber
 

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Hi,

I am really unsure if this is the right section or not, but I really need to know if this is a good laptop and I am getting my moneys worth. Again if this is the wrong section PLEASE move.

BTW: This is a laptop.

I might be purchasing the following for $800, LMK wut u think.

Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop:

Pentium 4 Processor 3.06 GHZ
Upgraded Liquid Crystal Display with ultra high resolution options
1.25 GB Kingston RAM, upgradable to 2GB
64MB ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility Video Card
60GB Harddrive
DVD-RW

So we're looking at basically 1 gig ram, 3GHZ

The whole comp itself is basically upgraded to all ends. The screen does look really nice as it is a liquid display.

The RAM is very high for a laptop and the processor beats the doors off most of the previous comps which I have had (2.39GHZ)

I am getting a laptop because I travel mostly. I also game alot.

I know the video card isnt best for high end games but I play a game called Diablo mostly which requires next to nothing, altho I will replace the video card soon. How much would it cost to upgrade to a decent one do u think?

So I think its a pretty fast system, good deal?

A:Good Deal/Good Comp? (Laptop)

i dont really compare laptop prices but the prices seems pretty good to me. that is one power laptop in my opinion. way faster than mine.

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1784241&Tab=2&NoMapp=0
 

A:Is This Card A Good Deal And Is It Any Good?

That's a good card. I'm sure you know it's PCI-E so your motherboard has to support it. Make sure you have a good quality PSU with plenty of power.

MWave.com has it even cheaper with a $15 rebate.
 

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HI! I'm looking to buy a laptop. I've been checking out all the deal and bargain sites through google. I came across a few sites with the same prices, but they are wholesale prices from China. Here's a link to one of them.

http://www.coosource.com/gateway-nv...-windows-7-home-premium-64bit-blue-p-135.html

Even though it's says wholesale, you can purchase just one. I've looked at many laptops on this site, and I like this one:

Gateway NV53A82u LX.WM802.029 Notebook PC - AMD Phenom II Dual-Core N660 3.0GHz, 4GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, ATI Radeon HD 4250, 15.6" Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Blue

From what I glean from the site, they do drop shipping, and charge $30 shipping. I'm not completely sure what drop shipping is, and do you have to pay tariffs? Is this a good place to get a laptop? Also, reading reviews on the gateway, the only con is that it runs hot. A friend said this is no problem as all laptops run hot, and I can get a laptop heat pad to remedy this situation. If that is so, any recommendations on a heat pad? Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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ok this is a barebones system i found on tigerdirect.com and i want to know what you guys think. the processor looks pretty fast 3.00Ghz for a core duo and only for 199$ so just post or message me on hat you think i put the address down on the bottom just check it out.

web address:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=
2719473&Sku=B450-2206%20A
 

A:is this a good deal?

That is a good deal but that is an upgrade kit. You have to buy the
-Ram sticks
-Hard Drive and connectors
-Graphics Card unless using onboard graphics.
-Operating System.
 

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Im thinking I could just buy this pc, as a resolution for fighting over the home computer. I could use the computer and have my lil sister surf the web all she wants on her new pc.

I could maybe even stuff my old voodo card in a pci slot and she be set for some fraggin in CS.

Good deal for 200?
 

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Hi Guys wasnt sure where to put this. (so Mods please move to the right section)

Im buying my first PC. I know a little about computers to get by.

But wondering if this was a good deal?

I wanted a computer i can play through my TV. So i was thinking a home media center would be a good option.

which lead me too........

OPTION 1:

the main specs were.

640GB HDD, 4GB Ram, 3.2GHZ. (Does this computer come with HD?)

Operating System Genuine Windows? 7 Home Premium

http://www.acer.com.au/acer/product....rAjaxHistory=0

Now i would have to buy a remote for the PC, so i can work it like a normal DVD player, also a wireless keyboard and mouse, a cord so i can record from my TV to the media center. Im need big on gaming, so that dosent really bother me. Id like it to have good graphics when i play a movie e.t.c. also need it to have wireless.

I was told $800 for the home media center alone.

OPTION 2:

Is HP Pavilion Slimline Desktop PC. Comes with 1 TB HDD, 6 GB RAM, i think it was 3.2GHZ? could be wrong (might be more) comes with wireless mouse, keyboard, and wireless internet connection. HD. Cables e.t.c.

$1300


Theres a bit of a difference, and i will alow the money if it will work out for me in the long run.

Can anyone explain to me the difference in simple plan english lol.

My tv isnt HD but i want a HD computer cause i will upgrade TV's eventually.

A:Good Deal?

The Acer link takes me to a general page, not specific product.

HP Slimline Desktops - http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...ilion+Slimline

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i thought that personally this was a great deal considering it was a toshiba.

check it out.
http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4076172
 

A:good deal?

Dang..it does look like a deal for a "General Purpose Machine". You won't be doing gaming on this puppy..the graphics are weak, but for most G.P. applications it looks real good at that price. Like the 60GB HD!!! my HP only has a 30GB, but it's been more than adequate. I use my Desktop machine as a fileserver formy lappy. Having 512MB Ram would be nice tho...check if it is upgradable.
 

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hello all, i purchased a xtsasy 128Mb GeForce TI4200 for $40. it had been used 7 months approximately. was this a good buy?
 

A:is this a good deal?

If it works then it was a great deal:grinthumb
 

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...700050018&type=product&tab=1&id=1118839079025 im buying this new computer i just want to know the good things and badthings about it and also is it a good deal.
 

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Hi

Found this link 250 GIG HD 7200 RPM 5 year warranty $91.00 inc shipping...
>>>>
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2143105&Tab=0&NoMapp=0

I am looking to make an external USB harddrive for backup purchasing a separate USB enclosure and a hard drive. This one at this link is approx $91 including shipping to my state. I Know Seagate is good but it states that this is an OEM drive which ships with no software or hardware included. Is this a good deal? ANyone have any better deals at the moment??
 

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I am only a mediocre gamer. I have an integrated graphics card so I decided to upgrade it. And so, I bought an NVIDIA 8500 GT for 67 US Dollars. Is this a good deal or I have been ripped off? It is the best graphics card I can get for my budget.

Inno3D NVIDIA 8500 GT
512 MB
HDTV+HDCP
DDR2
PCI-E
 

A:Is this a good deal?

The price seems reasonable to me.
 

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https://www.rackforce.com/index.php?do=dds200-w

with plesk.

would this be a good deal?
 

A:is this a good deal?

I don't like plesk ,but with 2 ip's and that space looks ok
my bandwidth is in gb per month so you may be able to get this cleared up
or maybe its unlimited and thats the speed of fiber
 

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Thank you for reading.

I need to get two desktops for a new office I am opening and I am on a budget.
My uses are super-basic; most of what i do is in the cloud, I have one local CRM (that is fairly RAM-light) and otherwise just web browsing.

The deal is for two Dell Optiplex Refurbs, each with the following ($650 per):

-Intel Core i7-4790 Quad @ 3.6GHz
-8 GB DDR3 RAM
-DVD-RW Drive (DVD and CD burner)
- Intel integrated Graphics
-256 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
-Windows 7 Professional SP1, 32-bit
-10 USB 2.0 ports (6 back, 4 front)
-Gigabit Ethernet port
-VGA port
-DisplayPort
-Audio out/line in ports

Any thoughts/advice is greatly appreciated.

A:Is this is a good deal?

For "super-basic" purposes, a 4790 is way overkill. That's a powerhouse processor.

No problem if it's within your budget, but you might be better served by distributing the 650 differently---less to the CPU and more to something else--monitor, larger storage drive, software upgrade, whatever.

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on this motherboard combo?
before i said i wanted to oclock but sense then i changed my mind

i hope i get feed back i hate to get burnt on this deal

heres the link
amd 2800 combo
 

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I just recently swapped my Fujitsu Siemans Laptop for a computer my friend built... and i was wondering if i have been ripped off!?!

Il Tell you the spec i can remember for both of them off the top of my head.

Laptop Spec:

1.7GHz
80GB HDD
UniChrome Pro 64MB Graphics Card
Crystal-View Screen
DvD-ReWritter
512MB RAM

PC Spec:

AMD Aflon (HowEva Its Spelt)
2.8GHz
160GB HDD
GeForce FX 5600 256MB Graphics Card
2 DvD Re-Writters 1. Normal 2nd Dual Layer.
1.25GB RAM
Creative Sound Blaster Card

Extra's... Wireless Controller (Gaming), Joypad, Wireless Microsoft Mouse & Keyboard!
 

A:Was This A Good Deal?

I dont like laptops so, no you got the better deal IMO, laptops are just for folks who have to bring their computers with them, salesman, engineers, etc., they are expensive, break easily, and are a pain in the arse to fix. They also seem to be something of a status symbol, people parade them around with their noses in the air, that is until a month goes by and their lappie is out of date, the only thing more annoying are cell phone fools, oooh look i have a razor, oooh my is a chocolate, makes me want to puke, you guys have to butch up a bit
 

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I was just wondering if anyone though this would be a suitable price for this computer,(I know its needs a new video card).

Specifications
processor · Intel® Pentium™ 4 2.8C 800Mhz Socket 478
memory · 512MB PC3200 DDR400 Infineon memory
mainboard · ECS 661FX-M m-ATX SIS 661/964
DMA controller · ATA-133, SATA, 2 x USB 2.0
ROM drives · LG 52x32x52 CD Writer w/Software
hard drive · Seagate 80.0GB 7200RPM ATA-100
floppy drive · Samsung 1.44MB 3.5" int drive
video · Integrated 3D Graphic Processor
audio · Integrated Realtek 6 Channel sound
communication · Integrated 10/100 NIC
case · 18" ATX-styled (w/Front USB model#850U)
power · CSA Approved P4 300 Watt ATX power supply
input device · 107Keys Win98 PS2 keyboard
pointing device · Logitech PS2 mouse w/wheel
speakers · 780W Multimedia Speakers w/subwoofer

629$ CAD(canadian dollar)
 

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http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicati...24&cm_sp=RightNav-_-DOD1-_-CatId_28_P450-9824

9800 GTX + video card for $159.99 CDN

Looks pretty good to me.

What do you think?
 

A:Anyone think this is a good deal?

Here is a better deal after rebates $129 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150314
Tiger Direct is $159 after rebates.

Never mind, I just checked the Newegg CA site and Tiger Direct has a better price for once.
 

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256, 400MHz. Seems alright to me, especially considering the price.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=44937&item=6716628103&rd=1
 

A:Is this a good deal on RAM?

Yes a good price

I got 256 mb pc2700 for $41
 

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My video card is about the only thing not up to spec now in my system. I'm not really a gamer but might start playing every once in a while. I also do some photo/video editing. I came across a few different cards on craigslist. One is a Radeon HD 4850 and the other is a HD 4870, both with 512mb memory. The 4850 is $65 and the 4870 is $85. Would the 4850 be enough since I don't game much, or should I go for the 4870?

A:Is this a good deal?

Go for the 4830 you're psu may struggle with the 4870.

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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-163-105&depa=1

I don't know much about 3-d cards, so I was just browsing
I searched by memory, and I came along this one
Why is this one so cheap compared to the others?
 

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So someones selling me a wireless mouse, keyboard, and pc called "Alienware x51." He said he baught it for $1000 and it can run games on high settings with 60 fps. Is he lying? Is this a good deal? (Only parts listed are):
Intel i3 3.3GHz

16gb Ram

1TB Hard Drive

GTX 750 Ti 2GB
"Perfect Condition"
Im trying to use this pc for youtube gaming. Is it any good?
 

A:Is this PC a good deal for $450?

I wouldn't buy it for 450$.

i3 (and you didn't mention specifically which one either), is an entry-level CPU to begin with.

Gtx 750 Ti is also an "entry-level" graphics card.

If you just wanted it for YouTube it will be fine.

But nothing hardcore by any means.

It would help if we knew exactly which i3 it has and what KIND of DDR3 RAM, like the speed and brand.
 

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Hi! This is the computer I'm looking at to purchase.
Current Configuration: (Move your mouse over the selected item to see more info.)
AMD FM2 TRINITY PROCESSORS
AMD TRINITY A10-5800K Quad Core Processor (3.8 GHz) FM2
AMD PROCESSOR COOLING FAN
AMD STANDARD COOLING FAN
MOTHERBOARD FM2
Asus F2A55-M LK Socket FM2/ AMD A55 FCH/ DDR3/ A&GbE/ MicroATX Motherboard
DDR3 RAM
8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel
SATA HARD DRIVES
SEAGATE / WD 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB CACHE SATA 6.0Gb/s
DVD-RW/BLU-RAY BURNERS
22X DVD-RW DUAL LAYER
PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO CARDS
ATI HD 1GB DVI/VGA 1080p PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO (ONBOARD)
SOUND CARDS
REALTEK 8-CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND ONBOARD
NETWORK CARDS
REALTEK 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card (onboard)
COMPUTER CASES
ALLPCZONE ENTERPRISE MID-TOWER ATX CASE
POWER SUPPLIES
LOGISYS 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
WARRANTY 3 YEAR INCLUDED (4&5 YEAR AVAILABLE)
3-Year Limited Warranty Plan with Lifetime of free USA based Support...Custom Hand Wiring For Ultimate Air Flow, Assembled in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
SHIPPING METHOD
FED-EX GROUND SHIPPING "FREE" (1-7 BUSINESS DAY
It comes with 6 USB 2.0 ports. The price is 417. Does this seem to be a system that won't be outdated in 4-5 years? I have OS's to install. Thanks.
 

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as i posted earlier in my "RAM suggestion?" thread, i needed to update my computer...however, while searching, i found a very cheap computer that was hard to look past...eMachines T6524...it would cost me 400$ and i have 512 RAM and a GFX card to throw in...am i better of doing that or just upgrading my current system...for a price that low, it seems like a great system
 

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crucial seems expensive. are their other places to buy RAM online that are reliable?

A:where to get a good deal on RAM?

In your system specs, you list 3 different computers. Which one are you planning to upgrade the RAM on?

Newegg.com
TigerDirect.com
Amazon.com

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$180.00 -- 512MB PC3200 400Mhz DDR SDRAM
$127.95 -- MB AMD Socket A ATX Based Mainboard
$177 -- Athlon XP 2100
$148 -- GeForce3 TI 500
$80 -- PLextoR Cd - Rw
$160 -- Case
$40 -- Heatsink+fan
$15 -- 3.5" FLoppy
$300 -- Samsung Moniter
$9 -- Logitech USB Logitech 104 Keyboard

AVERAGE So FAR = 1,236

- 50$ Mail in Rebate For
Moniter Makes it Average OF = 1,186
 

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My friend was thinking about purchasing the following computer for
$1,120

Specs:
Processors
AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 Processor with HyperTransport Technology
2.6GHz, 2000MHz FSB, 1MB full-speed level 2 Cache

AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor with HyperTransport Technology
Up to 2.45GHz, 2000MHz FSB, 512KB full-speed level 2 Cache

Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Edition

Chipset
VIA K8T800 Pro / VT8327 HyperTransport chipset

Memory
Dual Channel DDR SDRAM at 400MHz
Four DDR DIMM sockets
Up to 4GB of system memory

Graphics
AGP 8x high-performance graphics
Up to 256MB DDR3 dedicated video memory
DVI, VGA, and S-Video outputs with dual-display support
Full DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® 2.0 graphics compatibility

Drive Bays
Externally accessible:
Four 5.25" for DVD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD/CD-RW, or DVD±RW drives
Two 3.5" for floppy drive, 8-in-1 digital media reader / writer, or front accessible 1394

Internally accessible:
Four 3.5" bays for hard drives

I/O Ports
Externally accessible:
Serial:
Parallel:
Video:

Keyboard:
Mouse:
IEEE 1394:

USB:
Audio:
Ethernet:
One 9-pin serial port
One 25-pin parallel port
One 15-pin VGA port / one 24-pin DVI port
Two 24-pin DVI ports (optional)*
One 6-pin mini-DIN port**
One 6-pin mini-DIN port**
One IEEE 1394 port - 1 back
Two IEEE 1394 ports - 1 back / 1 front (optional)
Eight USB 2.0 ports - 4 front / 4 back
Six 1/8" analog jacks / one optical input / one opticall output
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well first, which processor has he selected? there are two on your list, but I know you cannot get both those for the price you quote, also , what make /model is the graphics card and how much ram is in the machine. it seems as if you have posted motherboard specs instead of actual hard system spec.
 

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I'm in the market for a new system but budget is low. The system will be used mainly for surfing (not really games)... I found this and was wondering if this sounds good .

2.2 Ghz AMD Athlon XP 2400-3200, 256-512MB (3200 DDR) (FAST!), Cd-RW 54x32x54 DVD 12x (Sony and Memorex Drives), Alienware Case, 40-80-120GB Brand New, 128-256 Ati Radeon/Nvidia/Gforce4 (YOU CHOOSE). Semi Glass Panel Case with lighted internals. Excellent for Game of Office use

It's being sold for $300, is it worth it?
 

A:Is this a good deal?

You're not really posting much info. Is $300 the base configuration?

There's quite a few factors that will determine if it's worth it..
1. What motherboard?
2. What brand/wattage power supply?
3. What video card?

I could build a system with a pcchips or machspeed KT400 based board w/integrated video, a 2200+ cpu, a cheapo power supply, with a cheapo cdrw and sell for less, and it would be junk to me....

Although, if the system included a halfway decent vid card, a nforce2 based board, and a quality power supply it'd be worth it.
 

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Case Coolermaster Elite 335 Case - Black
Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 4850 1024MB GDDR3
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
Memory Corsair XMS2 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C5 TwinX Dual Channel
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2P nForce 430 PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
Optical Drive LG GH22NS30 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter
Power Supply Corsair CX 400W ATX Power Supply
Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 7850+ Black Edition 2.80GHz
Processor Cooler AMD Black Edition Approved CPU Cooler
Sound Card High Definition 7.1 OnBoard Sound Card
Warranty 1 Year Onsite Collect & Return Warranty
PRICE £339.97
 

A:good deal or not ?

The motherboard is quite poor. Still, the same parts with a better motherboard (69£, GA-MA780G-UD3H), would cost 389 as a total. Still, you'd get 2-3-lifetime year warranty.
 

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Alright I always did console gaming until my sis got me into WorldOfWarcraft and than I got into other games as well. Any ways my pc before was not a gaming PC at all. Had to set everything on low to run WoW. But any ways went on craigslist just to search for a PC IF there was anything on craigslist. Lord behold I saw one that said gaming PC. Kinda funny cause she put ddr ram 2.7 ghz and so forth. I was like what???? But any ways she lived about 10 miles from me so I was like what the heck. Its was listed for 150bucks any ways. So called up and went to go check it out. It was not a stock computer at all. Here are the specs.
Motherboard-Nforce 680i SLI
CPU- intel core 2 cpu E6600 2.4ghz
Video Card- PNY geforce 260GTX
sound card- Turtle beach montego
Ram- 6gig kingston 1066mhz ddr2 5-5-5-15
OS- Windows 7 64bit

Well lady knew nothing and I mean nothing about PCs. She bought it from a Auction for $50 and knew she could get atleast $150 for it. So I took it for $150. So what you guys think? Runs Crysis on 1920x1080 on ultra min fps 15. Average 19. Max 25. I tried overclocking the video card cause it was set to stock so downloaded rivatuner. I looked up to see what people had it set too and pretty much did the same as they did. I got up on average 22fps when overclocked than after awhile it drops all the way down to 10fps. So not sure whats causing that. I want to overclock the CPU but afraid to do so cause im not good with math number 1 and afraid of frying it. I know... Read more

A:Hey a good deal or not?

uh yeah, that's worth $150. the GTX 260 is worth that alone. nice buy as long as it hasn't been abused by a leap first overvolting rube. anyway here is an article from neoseeker on OC'ing the e6600.
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/core2duo_e6600/12.html
 

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Hey everyone.
I have been looking for graphics cards for a while now, since the one I currently have is not that good. I have been keeping an eye on this video card for a while now.

Is it a good deal? I've Googled reviews for it and it pretty much rounds the edges between Mainstream and Gamer in nVidia's 7xxx series, and performs pretty damn well in benchmarks given its price.
The only bad thing would be its 12 pixel pipelines(a bit short of extreme gamer) and its 128-bit memory interface.

I think it is the best bang for the buck, and this price is the lowest it has been in the last few months.

At under $200 (under $150 in this case), it's a pretty sweet deal, right?

Please tell me what you think.

Thanks!
 

A:Is this a good deal?

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Nobody wants to share their thoughts? I really need some second opinions.
 

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I found a listing on ebay for a AMD Athlon(B) XP 2800+ 2.10 GHz for 9 dollars? It was the starting bid and it just came one.
 

A:Is it a good deal?

Yep very good deal, if you are just going to use the computer for routine software, etc. It is not adequate for a first class gaming machine.
It was not that long ago that it was the best CPU out there for the money.
Be sure you have access to a working motherboard for it. Fans, thermal paste, and heat sinks need to be researched so you know your total cost.
 

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..and is the system good enough for video editing?

Dell XPS 8300

Processor i7 2600 3.40GHZ 8MB
8GB RAM
Win 7 64bit
HD 2000GB 7200rpm
AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB

Starting Price ?1,539
Instant Savings ?540
Subtotal ?999
Processor Intel? Core

A:Is this a good deal?

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It is a good deal and it will be fine for video editing in my opinion.

In view of the 30% price reduction you might just want to check to see if it's one of Dell's refurbished machines.

If you decide to buy it you could fit an SSD drive with the money you've saved and put the operating system on it - you'll get a huge speed boost with what is already good specs.

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i bought this computer today for $325.00
=Amd Athalon Proccesor BE-2300 64x2 duo core processor chip!
=4 GB OF DDR2 RAM
=250gb HARDDRIVE
=super multi drive for memory cards and stuff
=Nvidia PCI express i think its like a 7300 id have to pull it out to look works great im a hug gamer framerate is awesome!
=Windows Vista which i hate but with the amount of upgraded ram i put on it it flies through all software massive multi taskin can go on.
=it aslo has aATI chip in it too if u wanted to take the video card out
=has a Dvd Multi recorder on it
=Tv Tuner with remote
= upgraded sound card i have in a box that will go with it

Btw i just pasted the info he put on it. its all true i looked it up with everest
 

A:Do you think I got a good deal?

Yeh, that is a decent buy. 4 gigs of RAM and Vista will cost you that. Unfortunately if it came with Vista it probably came with all the crap software that came with whatever brand it is. What is it a Compaq or an HP?

If it is a Compaq/HP, one thing I'd suggest you do in the future is put the whole system in a different case, those things are so cramped the chances of getting decent airflow are 0%.

The 7300 is a fairly low end card for Vista's Aero. It should do it, but don't complain if Vista's GUI is slightly sluggish. The good news on that is that cards like a 9600GT are incredibly cheap now and will fly through Aero and almost any game out there.
 

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130196125010&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=003
 

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I have already posted a thread about a computer that I was going to build and received a lot of help , but I have been looking at pre-built systems and stumbled upon this. Is this a good deal? I'm not sure I know enough to say so, but it looks like a great deal to me.
 

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Genuine Gateway 506GR PC!
Pentium 4 3.2GHz HT CPU! 1GB of DDR!
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A:Is this a good deal or what?!

This link works-

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1279497
 

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I bought 2 ATI Radeon X1600 PRO the other day. They were marked down from $205.00 each. I was thinking i could run them in crossfire. What do you think? for $200.00 could i have bought a better one?
 

A:$200 later was it a good deal?

Yes, you could have received a better deal; say 1 GeForce 7900 or for about $30 dollars more 1 ATI X1900 (which would kill your 2 X1600's). I hope you bought at least 1 crossfire edition card or else they won't work properly together.
 

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Base Unit:
XPS 420, Intel Core2 processorQ6600 (2.40Ghz,1066FSB) w/QuadCore Technology and 8MB cache (223-2365)
Memory:
3GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (311-7872)
Keyboard:
Dell USB Keyboard (310-7963)
Monitor:
Consumer Performance 19W (S199WFPF),XPS DT (320-6144)
Video Card:
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS (320-5488)
Hard Drive:
320GB NCQ Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache (341-5334)
Floppy Disk Drive:
No Floppy Drive (341-5418)
Operating System:
Dell Resource DVD with Application Backup (313-5656)
Operating System:
Internet Search and Portal (420-5769)
Operating System:
Icon Consolidation Application (420-5924)
Operating System:
Vista, PC-Restore, Dim/Insp (420-6436)
Operating System:
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, English (420-6718)
Operating System:
DELL SUPPORT CENTER 2.0 (420-7622)
Operating System:
Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access (463-2282)
Operating System:
Turbine Lord of the Rings Online,XPS (412-1054)
Mouse:
Dell 2-Button USB Optical Mouse (310-8030)
Modem:
56K PCI Data Fax Modem (313-4591)
TBU:
ADOBE ACROBAT READER 8.1 DIM/INSP (420-7468)
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive:
16X DVD+R/RW (313-5829)
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive:
Roxio Creator Premier for Inspiron/Dimension/XPS (420-7616)
Sound Card:
Integrated Audio (313-2758)
Speakers:
Dell A525 30 Watt 2.1 Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer (313-4032)
Bundled Software:
MS WORKS 8.5 (412-0912)
Factory Installed Software:
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Is this a good deal on a motherbard?

A NEW ATHLON 64 2800+ OEM CPU.

Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M motherboard. It NIB with everything including Driver cd, manual, ect.

all for $118.00

The specs can be found at:

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/MotherBoard/Products/Products_GA-K8VT800M.htm

Thanks
Luke
 

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I have received quotes from Dell for both the Inspiron 6400 & 9400, specs as follows. Do you think they are good deals for the specs??

9400 £1057.57 (inc VAT & delivery)
T7200 core 2 duo processor
17" widescreen WUXGA (ultrasharp + truelife 1920 x1200)
2048 MB Ram
160 GB hard drive
8x DVD/RW
Nvidia Geforce Go 7900 graphics card
Vista Ultimate OS
Free Inkjet Printer all in one 926

6400 £869.57
T7200 core 2 duo processor
15.5" widescreen WUXGA (ultrasharp & truelife 1440 x 900)
2048 MB ram
160 GB hard drive
8x DVD/RW
ATI Radeon X1400 graphics card
Vista Ultimate OS
Free Inkjet Printer all in one 926

Am undecided which model to go for, really comes down to the screen size. Don't do gaming so the graphics card is not an issue. Will be buying as an investment for the next 4 years, can anyone advise?
 

A:Good deal from Dell?

What will be its primary intended use? I know you said not gaming but will you be carrying it around a lot or taking it on plane trips or using it mostly in one place, etc. The more you have to haul it around the larger laptop might be less convenient, especially if you are sitting on a plane trying to use it. On the other hand if you are using it almost as a desktop and not moving it much, the larger screen would make more sense.
 

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This is a good deal for those interested don't know much about the brand of SSD but.......
Get a 240GB SSD for $89.99 - CNET

A:Good deal for US members

That's a ridiculous price for that capacity drive. Nice find John.

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pavilion-desktop-8gb-memory-2tb-hard-drive/1682356.p?id=1219060353967&skuId=1682356&st=categoryid$pcmcat212600050008&cp=1&lp=1#tab=specificatio ns

It is expandable upto 32gb and has A8 processor.

A:Is this a good desktop deal?

Looks good to me - wish I had seen it before I bought my mate's pc in December.

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DIMENSION XPS GEN 5 Pentium® D Processor 830 with Dual Core Technology (3GHz, 800FSB)
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition
Memory 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz- 2 DIMMs
Keyboard Dell Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse
Monitor FREE UPGRADE! 19 inch E193FP Analog Flat Panel
Video Cards 256MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) nVidia GeForce 6800
Hard Drive 160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/ Native Command Queuing
CD or DVD Drive Dual Drives: 48x CD-RW Drive + 16x DVD+/-RW w/ double layer write capable
Sound Cards Sound Blaster Audigy™ 2 ZS (D) Card w/Dolby 5.1, IEEE 1394 capability
Speakers Dell A425 30 Watt 2.1 Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer
2nd Hard Drive 160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/ Native Command Queuing
Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options No Extended Service, Support or Ltd Warranty
XPS Specialized Support Dimension XPS, Specialized Support
Memory Keys 512MB Dell USB Memory Key
Media Center Enhancements Dual TV Tuner + Remote Control - watch one channel while recording another
TOTAL:$1,943.20

So any opinions on this machine? THANKS!!

Oh and before you ask, this machine will be used for some video encoding as well as some high end 1st person shooter games like Doom3 and Far Cry.
 

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