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my old computer died (:'(:D:D:D:D:D) im looking for a new one. does anybody know where there are good computers for around $300-600 with xp or vista? preferably one for gaming, so it should have some type of powerful graphics card(my old one stinks anyway!:P)
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Re: anybody know about any good computers for around $300-600?
« Reply #1 on: 2007-10-11, 09:02:25 AM »
Well, a powerful graphics card will run you upwards of $300 alone.  I don't imagine you'll need one that good.  I'd suggest newegg.com for looking around.  Under "Desktop PCs, Gaming, $500-$700" I get three results:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2002280010+1308920938+4021&name=%24500+-+%24750

They all come with Windows Vista pre-installed.  What a shame.  If I were to choose, I'd go with either of the nVidia ones, but they are more expensive.  Of course, if I were to choose, I'd choose to build my own.  If that's an option, you can also get all the parts from newegg.com.  They have good prices.
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Re: anybody know about any good computers for around $300-600?
« Reply #2 on: 2007-10-11, 09:12:16 AM »
Disclaimer: I don't know much about hardware, so take these comments with a grain of salt.
I have had good experiences and have a good opinion of Dell.  I have have bad experiences getting computers through EBay, and Dell's prices are comparable to what I can find on EBay anyway, and much easier to deal with.
Also, I haven't tried computers from Micro Center, but if you'd prefer to get a computer from a store rather than mail order, you might want to see if you have a Micro Center in your area: http://microcenter.com/
They have pretty good prices on a wide range of technology including desktops and laptops.

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Re: anybody know about any good computers for around $300-600?
« Reply #3 on: 2007-10-11, 02:44:23 PM »
Try http://www.tigerdirect.com.  They have very good deals.
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Re: anybody know about any good computers for around $300-600?
« Reply #4 on: 2007-10-12, 12:10:38 AM »
I have had good experiences and have a good opinion of Dell. 
I agree, i have had a dell desktop computer and im on a dell laptop right now. Both work fine and were cheap for the quality they have. (im not sure if that last sentence made sense lol) Anyway, i recommend dell...

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Re: anybody know about any good computers for around $300-600?
« Reply #5 on: 2007-10-17, 06:59:53 AM »
i think ill try those, thanks   :D

edit: i went on to new egg and i saw a great PC . i tried to use dell's build a computer thing and got something a bit higher. i see if ii can get that (may take a while cause of other things)
« Last Edit: 2007-10-17, 07:08:33 AM by SmartBoy16 »
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