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Old 09-01-2009, 03:53 PM
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didn't dell put the wrong name on the package? that's one problem.....either way prebuilt PC's are the suck!
And what exactly does this mean?
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:22 AM
 
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well dell put the wrong name on the package or the guy would have been able to get it.....and its better just to build a pc even if that means ordering parts and taking it to local shop to put together if you don't want to....you get much longer warranties when you buy pieces separately then when you buy a pre built computer....most defualt warranties are 3-5 years and when you buy from dell its 1 year unless you add more.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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well dell put the wrong name on the package or the guy would have been able to get it.....and its better just to build a pc even if that means ordering parts and taking it to local shop to put together if you don't want to....you get much longer warranties when you buy pieces separately then when you buy a pre built computer....most defualt warranties are 3-5 years and when you buy from dell its 1 year unless you add more.
Seems to me to be basically off topic since the OP started the thread to rant about Dell. In a more general sense, it is unrealistic to expect most people to even consider building their own computer. Most people would have no clue what parts to buy, let alone having any idea how to put them together or who to ask.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:57 AM
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Seems to me to be basically off topic since the OP started the thread to rant about Dell. In a more general sense, it is unrealistic to expect most people to even consider building their own computer. Most people would have no clue what parts to buy, let alone having any idea how to put them together or who to ask.
What he said.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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well dell put the wrong name on the package or the guy would have been able to get it.....and its better just to build a pc even if that means ordering parts and taking it to local shop to put together if you don't want to....you get much longer warranties when you buy pieces separately then when you buy a pre built computer....most defualt warranties are 3-5 years and when you buy from dell its 1 year unless you add more.
Some people build their car, or their house Did you?

Don't have the knowledge, the time, the resources, or the interest? Yea, that's what I thought, and some don't have the knowledge, time, resources, or interest to build their own computer. But that does not mean they should be talked down to, anymore than someone should talk down to you for not felling trees, milling lumber and building your own house.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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What he said.
So now I'M taking words out of your mouth too?
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:17 PM
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So now I'M taking words out of your mouth too?
Must be some specific wavelength we all work off of.
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach in San Diego, California
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Seems to me to be basically off topic since the OP started the thread to rant about Dell. In a more general sense, it is unrealistic to expect most people to even consider building their own computer. Most people would have no clue what parts to buy, let alone having any idea how to put them together or who to ask.
A computer is like the human body. It breaks. It gets sick. And when it does, I go to the drugstore or the gym to fix it myself. In extreme cases I have to call in a professional. Like an orthopedist, a shrink, an exorcist or a witch.

Ditto for computers.

Since I use my computer for work and school I need an a great health plan that'll cover me when my computer gets sick. And they do get sick, even Mac's. One of the worst things about a custom built computer is that you don't have access to 24/7/365 tech support. I cannot and will not live without that type of coverage. If you think computers are like a Kevlar vest, you need a shrink more than I do.

And thank god for remote access, something Dell and HP offer. Note that as of last X-mas the following companies do their technicians and customers a great disservice by not offering remote access to their technicians and customers. That's why I would never consider buying a computer from them. It's a little like sending an auto mechanic out into the garage minus a set of socket wrenches:

Apple
Toshiba
Acer
Lenovo

List of computer system manufacturers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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What he said he said. Right out of my mouth. 100 MHz perhaps?
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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Dell and other manufactures aside from Apple sell computers cheaper, how, they cut out free service, so if you want customer care you have to pay for it that is why computers have gotten cheap so ether take it to a tech, become you're own tech or pay the insane dell fees that is about you're choice.
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