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The Bad Guy
07-08-2010, 06:31 PM
I'm pretty amazed by this deal, but I'm also asking the computer gurus here what they think.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod1170458&navAction=push#reviews

I'm pretty torn. I don't need a desktop after getting the laptop, but my desktop blows.

Taco John
07-08-2010, 06:34 PM
I'm not wild about integrated graphics processors, but all-in-all, that's a great package for that price.

The Bad Guy
07-08-2010, 06:48 PM
I'm not wild about integrated graphics processors, but all-in-all, that's a great package for that price.

I gotta justify this to the wife. the 23-inch monitor is sick.

Count Alex's Losses
07-08-2010, 06:51 PM
The E5400 chip is outdated as hell.

Here's what I can build for $700 on newegg. Blows that crap out of the water. Shipping is only $25 and you have a $20 mail in rebate on the graphics card.

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3555/build.jpg (http://img818.imageshack.us/i/build.jpg/)

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I'm pretty sure you're not a gamer, so you could knock even more off that price by getting a less powerful video card.

Buck
07-08-2010, 06:54 PM
I've heard Dell Desktops have a lot of issues.

The Bad Guy
07-08-2010, 06:54 PM
The E5400 chip is outdated as hell.

Here's what I can build for $700 on newegg. Blows that crap out of the water. Shipping is only $25 and you have a $20 mail in rebate on the graphics card.

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3555/build.jpg (http://img818.imageshack.us/i/build.jpg/)

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I'm pretty sure you're not a gamer, so you could knock even more off that price by getting a less powerful video card.

Yeah, I'm definitely not a gamer. Software wise, I'm pretty educated on a computer, but how detailed is that to put together?

Can you do another one with a cheaper video card?

The Bad Guy
07-08-2010, 07:02 PM
Also, would I have to buy windows 7 to put on there?

I'm intrigued about using all of those parts to build my own, but I don't want in way over my head.

Count Alex's Losses
07-08-2010, 07:05 PM
Yeah, I'm definitely not a gamer. Software wise, I'm pretty educated on a computer, but how detailed is that to put together?

Can you do another one with a cheaper video card?

Yup, this is all you need, and it has a handy HDMI output if you want to watch movies on your big-screen. :D

Now you have another $100 to play with. You'll need to buy a heatsink for the CPU, but those aren't expensive.

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8548/newegg2.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/newegg2.jpg/)

Oh, of course this assumes you cannibalize a DVD drive from your current computer.

Count Alex's Losses
07-08-2010, 07:08 PM
Also, would I have to buy windows 7 to put on there?


Yeah you would.