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Old 03-24-2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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This is an HP desktop. d4999t series.
I built this configuration for $3,019, is there something cheap about the parts or is it just a great deal?( The quad core processor, 8gb ram, decent videocard) seems to good to be true. Please some feedback would be appreciated, i couldn't find a better customizable desktop for the price.

* Upgrade to Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
* Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q6700 (2.66GHz)
* 8GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (4x2048)
* 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT, 2 DVI, TV-Out
* 802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN card
* FREE UPGRADE to 750GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 500GB
* Blu-ray writer / HD DVD player & Lightscribe SuperMulti DVD burner
* 16x max. DVD-ROM
* 15-in-1 memory card reader, 3 USB, 1394, audio
* No TV Tuner w/remote control
* Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
* Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 - 15 Months
* Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
* HP 24-inch LCD Wide Flat Panel Monitor
* Logitech X-530 speakers (5.1)
* HP wireless keyboard and HP wireless optical mouse
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:54 PM   #2
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if you have $3000 buy your own parts and then build it yourself
CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148298
VIDEO CARD(best thats out) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143128
PSU :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
Artic silver 5:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007
Ram x4:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231121
Mobo:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131219
Qaud core:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115018
Vista:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116215
Cpu cooler:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019

$1,875

that will be alot faster then the HP , you will just need to buy the monitor and speakers that you like

with the cpu the one i linked to is 2.4Ghz the one in the HP is 2.66Ghz .the 2.4ghz one can easy overclocked to 3.0Ghz - 3.6Ghz .thats why i provided you with a good cpu cooler.

any questions just ask
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:47 PM   #3
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well dude yeah, i knew you could build it yourself for WAY cheaper, I just don't really know how to assemble it myself and wouldn't want to worry about it. Im talking for a factory do it for you, isn't that computer pretty bad ass or can you customize one(where the company will build it for you) better than that for around the same price? whats your opinion on the specs of that?
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and cryman thank you so much for the input you gave me, i would love to build the pc myself, but im in fear that i wouldn't be capable (Im actually really computerknowledgeable, just not with setting up the hardware)
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and cryman thank you so much for the input you gave me, i would love to build the pc myself, but im in fear that i wouldn't be capable (Im actually really computerknowledgeable, just not with setting up the hardware)
If you can plug a computer into a power outlet then you can build a computer. We have a guide linked in our guide thread (see the sticky). Read through that and give it some thought.

As for a factory built computer that isn't a bad price.
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heres a link that worshipme is always linking too.
i beat him to it this time
http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/
if your still not 100% sure about it , take the parts to your local computer store and they will assemble it for you for around $50-100
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That's a very good guide I think. I used it when I was a n00b. Building your own computer is a lot easier than you think. If you ever have any problems or doubts, post it up on CF and we'll be glad to help.
Just a suggestion though. As you've got that much to spend, it would be wise to invest in some DDR3 instead of an unnessasary 8GB of DDR2. As most new motherboards coming out in the next year or so will support DDR3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220304
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Just come to cf if you have a problem building the computer, we'll be glad to help you out...
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well dude yeah, i knew you could build it yourself for WAY cheaper, I just don't really know how to assemble it myself and wouldn't want to worry about it. Im talking for a factory do it for you, isn't that computer pretty bad ass or can you customize one(where the company will build it for you) better than that for around the same price? whats your opinion on the specs of that?

Building your own isn't at all difficult. you need to learn unless you are independently wealthy. Why pay 3000 for an 1600 to 18800 build?
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That's a very good guide I think. I used it when I was a n00b. Building your own computer is a lot easier than you think. If you ever have any problems or doubts, post it up on CF and we'll be glad to help.
Just a suggestion though. As you've got that much to spend, it would be wise to invest in some DDR3 instead of an unnessasary 8GB of DDR2. As most new motherboards coming out in the next year or so will support DDR3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220304

THANK YOU! This was exactly the answer I was looking for, I knew there had to be a reason why the 8GB ram was so cheap compared to all the competitors 4gb setups, thank you man this is the kind of info i really really wanted. I think I am going to try to build my own, I might set up pictures and stuff of all my equipment once I get it because I am bound to need help, definitely a noobie at computer hardware.
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