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Old 12-06-2005, 11:54 AM   #14
Demetrius
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Default Re: Zzzz and yet not as boring as it may look

Originally Posted by Dardatheus
Dell = Cheapest components for biggest profit margin.

Homebuilt = Highest quality components for same price as Dell.


If you are staunchly set on retail though, Dell is the way to go.
10,000 RPM WD hard disks = not cheap
BFG 7800 GTX = not cheap
2 GB crucial ram = not cheap

Trust me, I've had my fair share of 90 day warranty home built PC's, and finally gave up when it came to replacing parts. When my DVD burner broke, Dell had a new one at my door the next morning via overnight shipping. Plus I get a very nice discount through my employer so the pros greatly outweigh the cons.

$3200 for a self built computer with a 90 day - 1 year warranty on separate parts, or $2000 for a Dell with 4 years of complete system warranty and the same performance. I'll take the latter.

When you're a college student strapped but you can't live without a nice PC, you tend to change your habits... cause I love building PC's just like anyone else.
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