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Is this a sweet deal or what?click here

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It's a <cough> Dell, man. And the reserve price is probly way over the bid right now.

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So what you are saying is dude why are you getting a dell? :huh:

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Dell is fine for a laptop. But the rest of the desktops are crap. They use the lowest quality parts so they can sell cheap. They don't give you a real BIOS to use. They don't give you a real OS disk, just that restore disk crap. They use bear minimum cheap PSU's and crappy small hard to cool cases. Need I go on with this rant? I'm sure you've gotten the drift of how I feel about OEM computer builders by now. :lol: :fingers

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i dont agree. Dell is what i had/have. its what blackbetty uses. out of all the companies that sell full put together desktops. dell is the best. look at the other, HP, packerd, whatever. gateway comes close but Dell customer service has me sold. im seriuos when i say dont knock'em. My family has 4 or them with 5 monitors. they are the best company unless you build your own stuff. i support them 100 percent...more on this later

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I have to agree with you on that point. If I HAD to buy an OEM PC it would be a Dell. My rant was aimed at all OEM builders not just Dell. They all suck. But if all you do pretty much is email and word processing they are more than adequate.

P.S. I own a Dell laptop.

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While i'm a firm suscriber to the build your own box format, if you aren't capable (for whatever reason) to build your own then a prefab is the next best choice.

Your main objective is the :o : $ (or Bang to Buck ratio).

Getting the max performance for your dollar.

But this is an area that requires proper research. In one hand you'll have the life of a dell computer, in the other the life of a custom built computer (whether you choose do-it-yourself or have a shop do it with your parts list). One of them is going to cease to exist. The choice is yours.

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<begin rant>

OEM computer manufacturers only give you a 1 year warranty on parts and labor. This means that you have 1 year from the date of purchase to obtain any need HARDWARE repairs on your system.

If you should call them with a need, they will first tell you that you have to insert the restoration CD to repair any software issues you may be having. This they do without telling you to backup your information or how to do so.

Should you need a repair technician, Dell (for purpose of this explaination) will contract out a local repair shop to come and do the warranty work on your computer. If they determine that it is not due to a problem with manufacturing they will charge you for it. DUST, HEAT, and VIRUS are the number one cause of most hardware problems for OEM computers. THEY DO NOT COME WITH PROPER CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS (RB... I smell an article here - hint hint).

You can build your own OEM computer for about the same costs as buying a system from and OEM manufacture and gain some knowledge at the same time. For about the same price you can have components of a higher quality and still maintain the same costs. Also, I haven't found a part yet that doesn't have at least a 1 year warrenty on it. This means that you will still have a warrenty should a component in the machine fails.

One drawback to this is that a nifty pc man won't come to your house. But with the knowledge you gain from putting your own box together combined with the vestibule of knowledge here on these forums. We can determine what the problem is and lead you in the right direction to remedy the issue.

I think buying an OEM computer is a cop out to learn something. I say ask away, and you will end up with a BETTER computer for the same price, Have a 1 year warrenty, and LEARN something in the process.

<end Rant>

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The only reason I love Dell so much is because my dad always bought our computers becasue he really wouldnt sit down and build a computer to save some money. He got extended waratnites of 3 years on all parts and labor. I have never had a guy come out to our house, here is how they work. A few months after buying one of 800mhz comps, the video card was messed up. I called them since i know more about computers than my dad. All they did was have e update the drivers and maybe another small thingy- when i told them it didnt work, they sent us a new vid card, simple and easy.

Since then i have built my own computer with the help from Boss. Well i called up my parntes one day and my dad said the monitor burnt up. instead of messing with all the warranties-that he didnt know about, he went out nd bougt a new one. i took the liberty and called dell. We had 1 day left on warranty and i told them it broke. they sent a new monitor- easy like that. right before that incedent happened, my vid card on my first dell went out (different comp than the other). it was also days before warratny went out. dell sent my dad a new one.

kind of a confusing strory but with out dells costomer service, i wouldnt have one of my monitors. those 3 year warranties sure did go to good use. it was so easy, you just type in a tag number on thier website, and you can view all your history and warranty info. Everytime i had a problem, they never sent anyone out. Dell just took my word for it over and over and would have charged us if we didnt ssend back the broken merchandise.

this sounds like i have actually had alot of problems through dell but this was on 2 different computers over 3 years. Dell was even cool about the fact i had changed operating systems and wiped out all thier stuff nd added hardrives and memory and stuff. i do prefer building my computers, for i know how to now. but im glad my dad got us into dell instead of packard bell, hewlett packard or some crap machine becasue it probably wouldnt have worked good and i never would have wanted to play tactical ops back in the day.

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Dell doesn't offer 3 year warranties any more on pc's... also

DELL's warranty policy

so either way you do it, its a 1 year warranty.

you have to purchase it for anything more than 1 year. A three year is 150 bucks extra

Don't get me wrong if I had to buy an OEM i would buy a dell, but I WON'T EVER BUY A DELL, so what does that tell you.

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that tells me your a no-good, low-down, piece of BRUCE. well that suxors they dont do that long waranty anymore considering they are becoming more popular than ever.

my brother told me that the dell dude went to jail for pot. dude! your getting a cell!

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You had to pay extra for the extended warranty. Probly more than a few vid cards and a monitor would have cost. In the end extended warranties just line the pockets af the company.

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Maybe its just me, but I don't want to sound like a braggart...

<!--Begin Rant

I've always bought high quality name brand hardware. Manufacturers like Asus, NEC, PC Power & Cooling, Creative, Promise, Diamond, Giga-byte, Plextor, etc... And of all the hardware I've bought for the numerous pc's I've built the only thing thats gone bad was one hard disk. I still have in my possession or can account for the working condition of each one of my computer builds from a decade back.

One must wonder why they were are so easy to give out new hardware. Dell must know the expected life of their hardware and that is why they have that policy.

Think of it like this. You are the CEO of Dell. You make money selling computers. What happens if your product is so good people don't purchase another for five years or more. Dell would go out of business. It is true that a percentage of people buy a new computer for faster processing. But if that idea was the majority we would be playing vastly more complex games now. This is proven by games that hit the retail shelf just recently. Some have system requirements of only 1ghz cpu and 128mb ram. Game companies want to sell as many games as possible. So this is a good indication of what the majority of PC's can handle.

End Rant-->

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Not a "bad" computer... Not going to argue the point. Check out the shipping charge of $100 the winning bidder gets to pay. I think that is BS big time.

For those of you who ebay, check the shipping charges before you bid, you may be surprised!

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yes. i ordered my computer from california. i got a case, motherboard, processor, memory, heatsinc, power suppy, videocard, cd drive and 1000ft of cat5 cable. it was 35 dollars to ship from califonia to oklahoma. they do have a monitor but it should never exceed 50 bucks for almost anything. i weighed a box of wretleing figures, it has like 300 of them or something, and it weighed 44 lbs. the shipping to anywhere in the US was 45 bucks or something.

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Rebreb can you fix this problem? let me know asap if you would please.

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Big_Balls,Nov 19 2003, 10:11 PM] click here

Rebreb can you fix this problem? let me know asap if you would please.

Doubt it. Sounds like it was OC'd to far for to long and overheated. The GPU and/or the memory might be fried beyond repair.

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thanks for the fast responce.

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I wish I would have seen this thread sooner, Dell sucks just like HP, like Gateway, Like Compaq, they are all the same. Like everyone has already stated, they are useing refurb parts in their comps now. Always build your own or if you don't know how just ask us or someone else that knows how. As far as buying a prebuilt computer the only one I would ever recomend is one of mine LMAO j/k Systemax from tigerdirect makes some pretty good computers for the money.

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