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Anonymous
December 25, 2004 1:25:22 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

does anyone know of a good uk site or seller but not dell? i tried
ebay but it is over priced :( 
i see that dell do a ati 256ram graphics card for the optiplex but i
cant find anyone else on the web that sells it
anyone got any ideas? thanks!
Anonymous
December 25, 2004 7:22:16 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

SFF parts are very much in a small minority of all computer parts, so plan to
pay a premium wherever you go. Dell, Compaq, and HP seem to be the name-brands
offering SFF chassis with a microATX P4 motherboard (or a variant of microATX).
The demand for SFF upgrade parts is very low, and the supply is also.

Notebook form factor DVD players (or DVD R/W!) as upgrades are in similar short
supply. If one does not want to pay Dell's prices, the alternative is to buy a
more generic notebook drive (if such an animal exists!) and live with the
slightly different front bezel.

SFF computers are definitely not designed with upgrades in mind, except for the
trivial ones such as adding memory or replacing a hard drive with a larger one.

But SFF computers are really convenient where space is at a premium. As always,
there are tradeoffs... Ben Myers

On 24 Dec 2004 22:25:22 -0800, muggz82@hotmail.com (Muggz) wrote:

>does anyone know of a good uk site or seller but not dell? i tried
>ebay but it is over priced :( 
>i see that dell do a ati 256ram graphics card for the optiplex but i
>cant find anyone else on the web that sells it
>anyone got any ideas? thanks!
!