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Need new system, but have no experience. help!

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October 24, 2003 5:19:33 PM

Help! I am in desperate need of a new system of my own so I can stop relying on my roommate's computer and my office computer. Trouble is, I don't know much about them. I have configured a system on Dell (many times hoping the price would drop but it hasn't) and I know what I want from them. What I don't know is how to compare that with a custom system and get the same or similar things. My roommie's computer is a ShuttleX and I really like that and I'm willing to try and cobble the thing together on my own (i'm not too bad at that), i just need to know what to get. I'm also probably going to have to get components in stages as I can afford them, so I don't mind getting it one bit at a time. I've got a configuration from dell to use as a starting point and if anyone could point me to the right components, I'd be thrilled. Thanks!

"if I could just find the 'on' button...."

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October 24, 2003 9:17:52 PM

This question is frequently answered in detail (specific parts and price quotes) in other forum areas - such as CPU, motherboard, and graphic card forums. Use the search function to find your answer.
Good Luck and enjoy :) 



XP 2000+
MSI KT3 ULTRA-2 KT333
Maxtor 60GB ATA 133 7200RPM
512MB PC2700
ABIT G4 Ti4200 OTES 64MB
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November 25, 2003 1:20:17 PM

why would u get a pc from dell?
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November 26, 2003 6:14:30 PM

Noo! I'm with you man. I would'nt get a pc from dell, HP or any of the others. Too often they put a sticker touting the cpu but don't tell you all the other compnents are crap (and worse-proprietary).

So when i really got into the components but didn't feel comfortable assembling them, I'd order custom rigs from cyberpower. Now, I just build'em myself. Which, if you're interested in gaming and such is really what you wanna do.

XP 2000+
MSI KT3 ULTRA-2 KT333
Maxtor 60GB ATA 133 7200RPM
512MB PC2700
ABIT G4 Ti4200 OTES 64MB
Win98SE
November 27, 2003 6:35:35 PM

yes i agree with all of what u had to say. but also company's like dell etc over charge quite alot well here in uk they do.
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