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Old 12-31-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
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We only use our computer for surfing the web and my son likes the RTS computer games. The problem is our 4 yr old HP xg836 will not load most of the CD ROM games we buy, WAR OF THE RINGS, EMPIRE EARTH etc., so we quit buying them.

What is the least expensive computer that you can get from Circuit City that would work with all (Wally World sells) CD ROM games? Do I need any accessories? As you can painfully see I am computer impaired. Thanks in advance
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Old 12-31-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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when you say 'will not load' do you think that you need a new CD-Rom drive ? Get a DVD drive for about 20.
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Old 12-31-2004, 02:46 PM   #3
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I suggest checking up on Dell Computers....They've prety much perfected "Bang Versus Buck"
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Old 12-31-2004, 03:00 PM   #4
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Yes. Dell plus a lot of other retailers have systems that are complete for under $500 easily.
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Old 12-31-2004, 03:31 PM   #5
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Sounds like a CD Drive . Check the box and see if it says DVD Rom on the box . Normally the top left hand corner.
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Old 12-31-2004, 03:35 PM   #6
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Forget Dell. You can get a pre-built system for a low price... with better components...

http://www.intropc.com/config.aspx?product_ID=1022
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