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Old 11-13-2005, 09:34 PM   #1
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if i get $300 before christmas my mom said she would pay for half of this compaq SR1030Z with all this stuff!

Operating System Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition with SP2
Processor AMD Athlon(TM) 64 3500+ (2.2GHz / 512KB L2 cache)
Memory 1GB DDR-400MHz SDRAM (2x512)
Hard Drive 160GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive
Primary CD/DVD Drive 48x max HP CD-Writer Drive (48x32x48x)
Front Productivity Ports 9 in 1 Card Reader, 3 USB, + Front Audio Ports edit
Removable Storage 3.5 in. 1.44MB Floppy Drive
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 6200SE w/TurboCache 256MB support edit
Sound Card Integrated 5.1 Capable Sound w/ Front Audio ports
Keyboard and Mouse Compaq Home Professional Keyboard, Optical Mouse
Productivity Software Microsoft(R) Works 8.0/ Money / MSN Encarta Plus

Monitors Compaq FS7600 17" Flat-Screen CRT Monitor

is this a good deal, im putting in my ZS 2 card in and getting a 6800 later on
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:37 PM   #2
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so the pc together is 600bucks?
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
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yep, thats with a monitor
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uhh...its not very good compared to the dell PC's. $499.99 for a p4 3.0 hyperthreading, 1 gig memory, 250 gig hdd, a 17inch LCD, not CRT (or 19 inch i forgot), and a printer.
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:45 PM   #5
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i thought that AMD's were better and i dont need a printer, but that would be nice

edit: oh and i looked at the dell E510's i think and it was $709 for a 2.8 P4 HT, 80 GB HD, Crap intergrated vid card, no sound card and a 17 inch flat screen
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no no no...u CANT jus go on the dell website and configure a computer. u have to enter the promotional codes. chekc this website everyday for low price dell computer as well as other computer hardware components:

www.deals2buy.com
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Old 11-14-2005, 12:15 AM   #7
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hey, it might just be me, but i don't even understand wtf hyperthreading is
lol
save up $600 be4 christmas and build a comp
you'll be much happier i guarantee
but if you do get that compaq, then your gonna wanna spend an extra few hundred bucks upgradin it.
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hey, it might just be me, but i don't even understand wtf hyperthreading is
lol
save up $600 be4 christmas and build a comp
you'll be much happier i guarantee
but if you do get that compaq, then your gonna wanna spend an extra few hundred bucks upgradin it.
i agree. building is more fun and u can learn lots from it. if u have hyperthreading then u can run lots of programs at once and thre will be dramatically less lag. a very helpful technology
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Old 11-14-2005, 12:32 AM   #9
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yes, but couldn't you also just overclock?
or buy a sht load o' ram?
correct me if i'm wrong
i learned sooooooooooooooooooooo much from building my pc, its a great experience
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buying more ram cost more and doesnt have that much of a noticable effect. hyper threading is very noticable.
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:50 AM   #11
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yep building the way 2 go XD i'm building new comp ova christmas
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uhh...its not very good compared to the dell PC's. $499.99 for a p4 3.0 hyperthreading, 1 gig memory, 250 gig hdd, a 17inch LCD, not CRT (or 19 inch i forgot), and a printer.

Read his name.

IRT #1,

Save your money and build a computer.

http://www.pcclub.com/systems_config...bomid=UPG01032

You can overlcock that processor faster than 2.2GHz
You get a good motherboard

$300


http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...temno=A4330305
There's GOOD RAM, not crappy RAM that will come with your computer.

$119

http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...temno=A3450968
Im good.

$100

http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...temno=A4622772
Good for you.

$130

http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...temno=A1546923
Put that monitor to work!

$35

http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...temno=A1307024
I'd hit it.

$129.99

OR you could get MY case.

http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...emno=A1330503#


http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...temno=A9602767
This is leet stuff.

$169.

Total: 982$

Now you have a computer that's completely upgradeable, comes with a great motherboard, a nice monitor, a well ventilated and easily upgradeable case, a great OCing processor, a great graphics card for the price, and a huge hard drive. This is worth the extra money believe me. Moms are workable. I walked into PC Club, and came out with 800$ in computer parts and built a new computer (i didn't walk out with ram or a monitor, i used old ones). Just tell you it will last forever and you wont ask for anything for Xmas or your birthday. PLus you could just turn around and sell this machine for 1200$ on www.craigslist.org or ebay.
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Old 11-14-2005, 03:56 PM   #13
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like i said!
only you explained it much better,
yeah but if your gonna build, make sure you find a good store (it helps to go there too)
i go to Tigerdirect, because there is a store near my house, and unlike a lot of places, they know what they are talking about and can really help you.
also almost everything there has rebates
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Yeah building your own computer is nice but if you dont want to do that that computer is actually pretty nice. Unlike most other prebuilt computers that is pretty upgradeable. It's socket 939 so later you could upgrade the processor and it has pci-e so that can also be upgraded. That is actually a good deal I would go for it.
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i really dont know anything about putting computers together except putting in sound and vid cards, swapping harddrives, replacing processors that are the same socket, putting in PSU's and putting in ram. i have no clue how to put in a motherboard or getting the bios to recognize anything and I just dont trust my self.
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okay, when i built mine, i didn't know how to do anything that you just listed
read about a thousand manuals, ask for advice from you computer store, and run with it, and if things get too heavy, have someone do it for ya.
you'll thank me later
but if you do (for whatever reason) decide to buy the compaq, it's probably a good choice in terms of upgradability
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dells has good specs but their brand and quality sucks
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i really dont know anything about putting computers together except putting in sound and vid cards, swapping harddrives, replacing processors that are the same socket, putting in PSU's and putting in ram. i have no clue how to put in a motherboard or getting the bios to recognize anything and I just dont trust my self.
Ok you have 98% done.

Can you screw in at least one screw?

And finally, do you really have to think twice? Crappy un-upgradeable dell, or nice upgradeable machine that YOU built YOURSELF.

Black box with bad stuff.
Shiny see-through box with good stuff.

Your choice.
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If you actually would go to compaq's website you could see the motherboards specifications and then you would know it is pretty upgradeable. Also he never said he was getting a dell.
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If you actually would go to compaq's website you could see the motherboards specifications and then you would know it is pretty upgradeable. Also he never said he was getting a dell.

Ok lets have a contest. Who can get a better score on 3dmark05 with the same system specs, with one that was built and one thats a dell or a compaq or an hp.

By the way, I think your San Diego 3700 processor is underclocked, it's running at 2.4GHz and it's a 3700?? Mine runs at 2.2 and its a 3200.
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