N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1577 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
Dells are good systems, and they provide pretty comprehensive technical support, once you get through the long wait times on their phone lines. If you buy it, though, it would be helpful to buy the extended technical service package if they offer one with your system. That's helped me a lot with my Dell.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1983 times:
Frenchie, KROC is indeed at work. I'm currently scheming on a plan to get the hell outta here early too. Also, The couple of times i had to call Dell looking for help with my system, I have waiting no longer than 10 minutes on the phone. Not bad at all as far as I am concerned.
Sebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3740 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1974 times:
DELL or any other brand is the same price as a non-branded computer plus xx %.
Then you should by your computer not branded or piece by piece to get the best possible for the lower price.
For example, a silent cabinet.
For example, an easily overclockable MOBO.
Don't forget that computer makers usually have their own BIOS, and doesn't allow you to do what you want (I don't know about DELL).
I recommend not to buy a Brand (as you already understood).
Ba777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1955 times:
I have been buying Dell computers for the last 8 years now, and I would have to say that almost all the time they are the same price or even cheaper than equal non-branded computers. But even if you have to pay a little more $$$ I would. The reason being Dell puts very high quality products (cd drives, harddrives video cards etc...) into their computers and they are all tested and configured to work as best as possible. A friend of mine bought a "non-branded" computer with the same specs as mine, but couldn't run half the software/games I could. They would run either too slow or just lock-up.
But to answer "Leftseat86's" question, I don't really now about the price (as I live in Canada) but I would have to say GO FOR IT!! You won't be disappointed.
I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (14 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1933 times:
If you're going to play games, most new games suggest either 256 or 512mb's. While DDR RAM is far better than SDRAM or RDRAM, the more the better. Also, get an nVidia GeForce4 128mb video card. I've got one and every game I have has improved 500%.
Planelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1932 times:
Dells are great! My dad has a laptop that is about 3 years old. Not a bit of trouble. He did have a small plastic piece brake off and Dell sent somebody all the way (I live at least 30min from the nearest city) out to fix it. Free of charge. Get the extended warranty! I'm using a Compaq that's about a year old and it has been a headache.
Anyhow, that's my opinion.
ILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (14 years 5 days ago) and read 1918 times:
U absolutly need more ram. Seriously at lest 256 but I would go with 512. I have 512 of DDR and even I manage to get slugish performance with that...
yes, yes I know it is a bad thing to surf the net while having Microsoft office and 2 separate flight sim's on auto pilot on
Leftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
ILOVEA340, thats hilarious!!
I have tons of DDR RAM laying around, this crappy machine already has the max, 240MB, so I could take out 120 of this one and end up with 248 in the new machine. Besides, if I ever need any more the thing can fit up to 1024MB of DDR so what the heck!
Oh, I absolutely do not see the need to have TWO seperate flight sims on autopilot+Microsoft Office+being on the net...where's the fun in that???
Nebel From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1878 times:
I'd just like to add that getting a Geforce 4 shouldn't be no.1 on your priority list concerning graphic cards. First and foremost do NOT get an MX card, they suck the big one well and truly no matter how much RAM you stick on 'em - my GF2Ti is still way faster than the GF4MX cards.
If you wanna be covered for any longer period of time I recommend the GF4 Ti4600. Pretty expensive but darned fast.