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blurb23

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#1 13 years ago

I've got a 30% off coupon from Dell that expires on July 31, so I'm in a hurry to get the system ;) Anyways, would this be a good deal for the price I'm paying? - Dell Dimension 5100 - P4 Processor (3.0 GHz) - Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 - 1 GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 400 MHz (4x256M) - 17 inch Ultrasharp™ 1704FPT Digital Flat Panel Monitor - 256MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon X600 SE HyperMemory - 160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) - Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 16x DVD+/-RW w/dbl layer write capability - Sound Blaster Audigy™2 ZS (D) Card w/Dolby 5.1, and IEEE 1394 - Single TV Tuner + Remote Control - watch and record TV on your PC The actual price for it is $1735.00, but with the coupon I'm using, I'm getting it at $1349.50. Including in that price is a 100GB USB External Harddrive, and a free Dell 720 Color Printer.




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#2 13 years ago

NO, its a horrible deal This site has good deals though http://www.rage3d.com/deals/ it gives you simmilar offers on Dell but better




Pethegreat VIP Member

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#3 13 years ago

Build it your self and get a uber PC for $1300. Only use an AMD processor since intel is becoming a copyright nazi.




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#4 13 years ago

I think it's pretty good with the 30% off if you're not intending to build one yourself. The TFT is probably rubbish, but the fact that you're getting an external HDD and a DVD burner means it's pretty good for someone who doesn't want to build themselves. If you want to build one yourself you could save even more money than you are with that voucher, so ask and we'll help.




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#5 13 years ago

Buildings cheaper, but I doubt if a 15 year old is up to the task... thats a hard job!




blurb23

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#6 13 years ago
FX-FraggerBuildings cheaper, but I doubt if a 15 year old is up to the task... thats a hard job!

Yeah, I'm definitely not up for it. I'd like to say that I know a little more about computers than the average Joe, but I can't even come close to knowing enough to build my own computer. I'm going to have to get one built.




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#7 13 years ago

Then I'd go with that. Dell give good support for people who don't know what to do when they spill coffee on their case etc. FX-Fragger - I'm 15 and I build computers all the time.




Smitty025

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#8 13 years ago

Yeah, Dell has very good support, my dad has a dell, and hasnt had any bad problems with it, but when he did have problems the tech support was very helpful.

I built my first computer at 14, its not hard, you jsut need to have all the parts (and money of course), then put them together.




WarDog21

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#9 13 years ago

i would just use the coupon on one of dells ultrasharp LCDs(if it will work in that category)because Dell has some of the best LCD displays out there..




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#10 13 years ago

I paid $2,000 for mine built it for my self and gota a hella better PC. Look in my sig. AMD S939 3500+ Asus SLI K8N Deluxe Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS Maxtor 120GB 7200rpm 8Mb cache WD 80GB 7200rpm 8Mb cache Evega 6800GT 256MB PCI Express A hell of a lot better case, Cooler master case :) Enermax SLI 600wat PS Liteon DL DVD RW 16X Liteon CDRW/DVD 52X Corsair XMS Dual chanlle (2X512) 1GB ATI TV card Logitech MX-530 5.1 speakers Viewsonic 17inch Graphic Series G71F+ monitor Logitech MX 510 i-rocks Led keybored (lights up at night :) ) HP PSC 1600 All-in-One printer Came out to $1,765 plus tax came to $2,000 Dell PC's = crap newegg.com = good friend cyberpower inc = good friend ibuypower = good friend allienware = good but $$$$$$$$$$$$$ voodoo = good but $$$$$$$$$$$$