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Matt L

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Well, my birthday is sort of soon, but I'm getting my own computer A LOT earlier than my birthday. I was pondering the fact that I can buy parts of the PC, and I'd just make a computer out of that instead of buying pre-built packages and stuff.

Anyways, I wanted to listen to music, browse the internet, download movies possibly, and play Halo 1.

My computer parts so far aren't the best. However, I'm on a strict budget. I was aiming around $650 total for the computer and to upgrade the family's internet around $700 because of the router and upgrade to maybe Verizon DSL. I'm currently using the SBC 2Wire Router. It's not bad, but if I get my own computer 4 people won't be able to settle on the internet connection that I have now without serious lagging issues.

Anyways my computer so far:

Tower
Mouse

-And my dad has a monitor he said that he got from the laptop from a deal. I haven't seen it yet, but I wouldn't mind not having to pay for a monitor
-I haven't found a good keyboard that'll fit on my table yet. I don't want it to be all fancy. I just wanted to buy a simple one just like my mouse. But I don't want it to be crappy either. Can anyone help me find a cheap/decent keyboard?
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Well, i personally find only one thing i like about E-machine computers and that is the case. I get a lot of dead e-machines caused by the poor power supplys burning up the motherboards. I have 3 of them here now like this.

I think you would have a better deal on this Compaq Presario SR 2180 NX computer for only $40 more. You get a 17" LCD monitor and a printer with this. Everything else is the same as the e-machine and you get a bonus of a lightscribe dvd-rw.

http://www.circuitci...bundleDetail.do

I have found compaq's to be quite reliable. I have a couple of them here i use quite a lot. I like my Compaq SR 1750 KR that i bought on a lark.

If you are talking about taking a laptop LCD screen and somehow hooking it to a desktop computer, it cheaper and easier to just buy a desktop LCD monitor. The newer compaq computers come with excellent keyboards that use laptop type keys that are easy to type with . The only problem i have is getting used to typing lightly as these KB's are not like the microsoft KB's that require a good push with your finger. The compaq also has a simple 2 button scroll wheel PS2 optical mouse that is quite good.

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Eh, I'm a little skeptical with Pentium D processors.
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I agree with srx660, I had a rather large stack fo emachine carcasses laying around that I just had to send to the recycler... ( no room to store anymore ) AS far as the P4 D the emachine you were looking at was also a pentium D so I don't see your problem? personally I've had bad experiences with compaq as well, though I do have to admit that was before the merger and haven't gone back to them myself....
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