Re: Homebuilt Maybe One More Time
- From: Chris Hill <chill_mapsfree_000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 22:11:04 -0500
On Fri, 02 Jun 2006 02:20:28 GMT, BobN <bob@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, 01 Jun 2006 21:10:52 -0400, RC wrote:
On Thu, 01 Jun 2006 21:52:49 GMT, "Clint" <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Buying may also be less hassle to get support.
I've never had much need for much support. :-) Most of my parts have
failed after the warranty period (mobo, hard drive, network adapter,
I'm looking at ~$1700 for a Dell
2.8GHz Pentium D
2 hard drives
built in media card reader
2 DVD burners
NVidia 6800 256MB
1394, USB ports on front.
It will take less time to uninstall the crapware than to install a new
OS and drivers so there's that benefit. I haven't been to NewEgg or
MWave to price components. Probably not much savings for homebuilt,
If you are determined to buy, I vote for a local builder. Dell support is
pretty poor right now. In my town, the builders install the retail version
of XP. An OEM version is a loser if there are any problems or you want to
Not a problem, generally, unless you need to replace a mainboard. I
only built last time because I was hoping to save reinstalling
everything. When I figured up one last week with similar components,
the comparable hp cost about $70 more and included a 17-inch
flatscreen for free.
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