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Old 08-15-2005, 11:06 PM   #1
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I was asked by a friend to look into a computer that he is thinking of buying, but i don't know much about E-Machines. Here are the specs.

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.2 ghz, 1 gig ram, 160 gb hd. He is upgrading to the ATI x700 ex.

What do you guys think, what is the general read on e-machines in general.

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Old 08-15-2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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It's good, but E-machines....it makes it worse
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Old 08-15-2005, 11:09 PM   #3
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What, are they a young company, or where do they lack that other prevail?
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Old 08-15-2005, 11:12 PM   #4
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none of thes, but the way they build their comps...it's poor hardware based and sometimes, after one year, the whole computer just dies out.

If it's $600-650ish, don't even go there...it's poorly hardware designed machine
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Old 08-15-2005, 11:14 PM   #5
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Thank you. I will follow up with what he follows through with.
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Old 08-15-2005, 11:15 PM   #6
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It's his choice...but, it may work more than a year though. E-machines has the bad reputation of modding a mobo and making crap out of it...And they're ASRock based...the worse mobo ever
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me personally, I advise against buying brand computers at all (unless they are laptops)
A relative of mine bought an e-machines, and it died about 9 months later.
and as for ASrock being the worst, I wouldn't know.. A friend of mine built one with an ASrock motherboard, and it seems to work just fine... *shrugs*
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:02 AM   #8
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He's lucky...mine blew off in flaming bits
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