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Old 10-03-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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Ive had my computer for years and its time for a new one.
I have heard some bad things about Dell related to upgrading,etc
I use a computer for basic stuff and a little gaming.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: US
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Short of custom building one yourself I don't think you are really going to get a better system for your money than a Dell.
No I don't work for Dell, I just hate HP.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I've upgraded hundreds of Dell computers. Guess I didn't know there were bad things about upgrading them.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Greenfield, Mo.
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Short of custom building one yourself I don't think you are really going to get a better system for your money than a Dell.
No I don't work for Dell, I just hate HP.
I'm a build it myself type of person as well. But as J Arp said, I too doubt you can get much better than Dell. Only real concern is majority of them will come with Vista.

Vista and gaming don't really mix right now.

I would really suggest you take the time to build it yourself or find someone to custom build you one. Better hardware typically and you will have no real worries about upgrading.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I have a Dell laptop and the customer service has been great. I also teach in a classroom of Dells and we have very few problems. Believe me when I tell you that they take a beating every day.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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I currently have an Emachine(yeah they are cheap).
Its been a really good computer,the only real problem i have found..
Is that memory isnt quite enough and you HAVE to upgrade vidcard..
For any Gaming.
I saw a Dell online for a good price and it looked cool,Im used to..
The ugly Dell's at work(Optiplex).
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Some Dell's don't like memory upgrades, and all their cases seem to be proprietary mounting (Meaning you need to get a Dell mobo if yours dies.)

Other than that, like mentioned above, no better PC for the money than a Dell
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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Like with any computer brand, don't buy the bottom of the line. There's a reason it's so cheap...

If you still want XP check newegg.com
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Some Dell's don't like memory upgrades, and all their cases seem to be proprietary mounting (Meaning you need to get a Dell mobo if yours dies.)

Other than that, like mentioned above, no better PC for the money than a Dell
Every big manufacturer builds cases and mobo to spec for each design, so that statement holds true for HP, Compaq, Lenovo, Gateway, etc.

Which Dell model doesn't like memory upgrades? I've added memory to Optiplex GX-240, 260, 270, 280, 520, SX-260, Inspirons, Latitudes, etc. As with any brand, there are limits on each model and speed and voltage to check.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Twilight Zone
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AverageJoe,
For about the same $$, you can get a custom built system from Envision Computer Systems (Envision Computer Solutions Inc) in Salina, KS. They built one for me in 2001 and I've been extremely happy with it. More importantly, their customer service & tech support are fantastic. Their rep is stellar - check them out at Store Ratings and Reviews by Real People - Trusted Online Shopping .
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