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Old 07-25-2006, 07:38 PM   #1
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Ok I'm tired of my Dell and I need a cheap, upgradable PC that has a PCI X, 939 or AM2 or socket 775 and 4 DDR2 slots for around $500-$700. I dont care for 2 video card slots because I'm not going to go all out on it. And it needs to be prebuilt to top it off.
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Here's an HP one I found for 649.99 and you can get either AMD or Intel dual core in it. It has 4 DDR2 slots, and a PCI-E slot. not sure about the socket type but it looks pretty nice. Here's the link to it: http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...computer_store
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:57 PM   #3
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Thats not a very good deal for only 512mb of ram.
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Thats not a very good deal for only 512mb of ram.
yeah good point. didn't see that part oops...
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:42 PM   #5
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Any one else out there have any more links or what not?
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As in you dont want to make it?

If all else fails get a barebone

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16856101004

That 'seems' decent enough. Check it out.
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:49 PM   #7
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Heres a good emachines.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1149040473935

Gateway and HP are other great choices as well.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1149040474010
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1149204286759
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eMachines uses the cheapest components possible to make their pc's cheap as possible, while still maintaining the specs.

Gateway is in no way different then Dell.

And HP comes with too much 'bloat ware'. And tends to have horrible mothers boards. They act like an old laptop in a really big case.

Id never go with an eMachines or an HP. Gateway and Dell are tolerable.
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I think that HP has gotten better but could be better. In my opinion, Dell is alright but not the greatest, I'll never get another dell. Gateway is great, my parents have one and haven't had a problem with it. I had an emachines and it was good for basic stuff but anything outside of that and the computer would have alot of problems. I did have a better experience with emachines than I've had with my dell though and the emachines was half the price too!
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If your budget is $500-$700 without the monitor, keyboard, etc, then go onto

http://www.ibuypower.com/

You can customize your computer and everything. They build it for you.
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