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Old 11-12-2007, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default Good low priced desktops..

I need your help computerforums

im trying to decide a nice cheap desktop to get with gaming capabilities and plenty of room.

I'm not the kind of guy who builds his own computer (yet ) or spends alot on one, this computer needs to be less than one thousand dollars

So far I've seen Hp pavillion, and this one gateway i really liked,

so i need suggestions, you guys know best!
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What's your budget?
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What's your budget?
shooting for 700 or less
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Sorry, just reread your original post.

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/series_can.do;HHOJSID=zphfH4zcWWJDw18y00LnM37LgC1k v9LhGz2pTLp9g6h3msJht8nR!1958583835?storeName=comp uter_store&landing=desktops&a1=Usage&v1=High%20per formance

These are the starting prices for HP's high end Pavilion line.

I'm not sure about the other cases, but this case is pretty similar to the computer I have right now. Plenty room for expandability, if you do decide to upgrade in the future. If you want a picture of the case, just ask.
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:26 PM   #5
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I'm going to go with Dell.

http://www.dell.com/content/products...tab=bundlestab

You'll see various models but they're all below the $1,000 mark or below the $700 mark excluding taxes . It's totally capable of gaming but of course, the more you spend, the better the performance.
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I wouldn't go with Dell's consumer line desktops if they're still using propriety components.
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They're actually pretty standardized in what they use in their PCs. It's their locked BIOS and some case design is where it gets most high end users but for the average user who don't OC, and messes with the inside of the case, it's pretty good.
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Another thing.. what in your opinion is the best antivirus/spyware protection out there?
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Another thing.. what in your opinion is the best antivirus/spyware protection out there?
NOD32 or Kaspersky, Adaware is a good free antispyware program http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
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Free ones, Avast or AVG is top notch for antivirus protection. For the spyware, Windows Defender (comes with Vista Home Premium/Business/Ultimate) is really nice.
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