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Going a different way to Build a CP?


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Kais3r

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In my other thread I was going to buy every part seperate on newegg, which got pretty expensive, but then I found this.

What do you think about getting one of these.

http://www.geeks.com...S...1-R&cat=SYS

http://www.geeks.com...S...M-R&cat=SYS

http://www.geeks.com...S...M-R&cat=SYS

I think those would be the best, then just slap in a a video card and another 3 gigs of ram. What do yall think? Oh, and if you think there is a better base computer then look here for all the computers like these. http://www.geeks.com...cts.asp?cat=SYS . So, what are you're thoughts?
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SRX660

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My take on Geeks.

I have bought 4 computers from this company. 2 were H-P brands and 2 were compaq's. I find their quality to be a bit lacking considering the prices of the computers. All were in the $300-450 range. One H-P Core duo 1.86 and one compaq P4 3.2 did not have any factory backup system in the backup partition of the computers. There also was no way to put one there with the software that was on the computers. I ended up using Acronis true image to create images of the systems on DVD's. 2 computers has loose screws in the towers. I had to find out where the screws went to put them back in place.

One compaq P4 3.0 computer had a very flaky mouse and i ended up adding a intellimouse and software to correct the problem. When i called Compaq about the problem they said the computer was meant for the Korean market and should not have even been shipped here to the states. They would NOT honor any warranty on this computer even tho geeks said there was one. This one i ended up buying back from the customer and it sits here waiting for someone to buy it. Meanwhile most people can get a similar deal at the local bestbuy and circuit city stores right now.

One H-P i had to send back to Geeks at my cost of $38 for them to send me a replacement as the first computer i could not get to boot at all. Just a dead blank computer. And yes i did check to see if all the hardware was installed and connected. What got to me was they hesitated and said i may have to buy a slightly upgraded computer if they did not have a exact replacement computer. This was only one day after i received the computer, found it was dead, and had to get a RMA number from them.

While you may have better luck with them, i cannot afford to keep buying refurbs from them when i have to do additional work on them to get them to work. They are already slightly outdated and do not have the warranty that a new purchase has. I have gone back to building my own computers to sell . One plus i also have is the hardware i build into a computer is better than that of the comp's Geeks sells and i can stress test the computers and know they are good.

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