Posted 23 August 2006 - 10:18 AM
Posted 23 August 2006 - 11:31 AM
With the new computers, most are going to have a bus speed of 800 or 1066 for intel processors except the celeron. AMD new processors are at the 1000 bus speed.
When they become affordable the new intel conroe processors will be the cat's meow for a new system. AMD is dropping their prices just to compete. A Conroe running at 2.66GHz (1067MHz FSB) on an Intel 975X motherboard will blow away everything else.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 11:53 AM
Posted 23 August 2006 - 05:19 PM
Posted 23 August 2006 - 06:00 PM
P.S. full specs list is at this link
Can somebody just read over that and tell me if this is a good computer to buy? Especially if I have a lot of programs running some of which are fairly intense.
Edited by K_Lorber, 23 August 2006 - 06:03 PM.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:31 PM
What i dont like about it is true of most big manufacturered computers.
1. I have never liked onboard sound. I prefer the creative audigy cards.
2. Shared Video memory takes away from main memory. I prefer video cards with their own memory.
3. Bundled software is usually never what you really want. I personally do not like norton internet security. Bundled quicken software is not supported very well. Perhaps the sonic software is Ok, i do not know or have used it. I prefer using Nero software because i know what it can do. Microsoft Works is a poor mans microsoft Office but you can buy the real Microsoft Office at good prices off Ebay, which is much more capable than Works.
Most people that come to me to build them a new computer really don't need my services. I will suggest to them to look into the H-P computers and see if that is what they are looking for. The people i do build computers for are like me in that they are not happy with the above dislikes i have mentioned. I cannot build a computer to compete with H-P and other makers prices. I can only build higher priced and better computers than they will build.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:54 PM
Posted 23 August 2006 - 08:09 PM
Posted 23 August 2006 - 08:15 PM
Posted 23 August 2006 - 08:29 PM
It's worth taking a look.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 11:59 PM
most of their parts are propetory and they can charge you stupid prices for them because they no they can.
like for example their power supplies... you can replace them with any other PSU on the market only dell manafactured ones and dell PSU's break alot and its a pain to get them replaced
you can always buold one or get one built for you by someone its alot cheaper and you get a better all around system
Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:34 AM
I suggest the H-Ps simply because they give you the most bang for your buck with the better reliability record. Some people do not need the fancy stuff i like and these computer's suit them perfectly. They still are calling me when they have problems so i do not lose anything here. I do not make enough profit off a computer build for me to want to build them all the time. I make more on repair work than building.
Posted 24 August 2006 - 04:53 AM
EDIT: I have owned and serviced many Dell PCs and HP PCs. By far, HP (and by extension Compac) gave me the most headaches. We just sold a very nice Dell Dimension 3000 that was a beautiful little machine for the price. It used to be my wife's but considering as how we already have 3 servers, 1 firewall computer, two workstations and a laptop it didn't make much sense keeping the Dell.
Edited by SirKenin, 24 August 2006 - 07:36 AM.
Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:05 PM
Really, it's just a matter of where you can find a better deal for the system you are looking for. I think you will find that 90%+ of people who have bought from either company were happy with what they received. It is always the vocal minority that makes the most noise.
Posted 24 August 2006 - 11:49 PM
Dell PSU's are rubbish i wouldnt trust them as far as i could throw them
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