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CaptainBubba
Sep 1st, 2003, 04:49 PM
I got a new compaq PC for $500 with all the basics (mouse, moniter, speakers) and these stats:

2.4 ghz
128mb RAM
40gb hard drive
Some non brand name 32mb video card

Then I upgraded the RAM to 640mb and got a new 128mb ATI Raedon video card with a video cable outlet for a combined price of $240 including tax. ( I also got some kickass new speakers but thats off topic)

It runs pretty fast and is definitely a big improvement on my old bargain mart 1.2ghz pc I got at a computer show, but I still wonder if I could've done better.

Command Prompt
Sep 1st, 2003, 05:00 PM
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030829/t/1062184970.2617294885.jpg

"HEY WOULD YOU EVER GUESS I WAS REALLY GOOD WITH COMPUTERS?"

AChimp
Sep 1st, 2003, 05:05 PM
It sounds like a pretty good deal, but I have to convert your damn American dollars into Canadian ones. :(

Jebus
Sep 1st, 2003, 06:23 PM
It was a good deal if you don't know how to build a computer. If you built it yourself you could probably get the same specs for around 400$. Although I would never recommend buying a compaq.

CaptainBubba
Sep 1st, 2003, 06:58 PM
Whats wrong with Compaq? :(

Perndog
Sep 1st, 2003, 07:47 PM
Compaq uses low quality hardware and adds all sorts of worthless shit software to Windows, taking up drive space and cluttering the OS. Plus their tech support is shitty (I used to work for them and my co-workers were idiots), but I suppose all tech support is shitty, so that's kind of a moot point.

Anonymous
Sep 2nd, 2003, 07:32 AM
i like dell best out of the pre-made computars :<

Mockery
Sep 2nd, 2003, 12:06 PM
Same here, Dell isn't bad. Gateway and Compaq are the worst that I've had to deal with in the past.

AChimp
Sep 2nd, 2003, 07:49 PM
Building your own is the only way to go. :(