Where should I buy my computer?

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  1. IXLR8

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    I concur

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    So I'm getting a new computer for Xmas, so I'm sorting out all my options.

    I'm looking for the full package, ie monitor/printer/sound system

    I don't want to pay a lot, however I don't want to sacrifice quality.

    There are a few specifics I would like (IE. DVD-RW, good quality video/sound cards)

    So, I could go the custom built route (Any suggestions for retailers in Metro?)
    Or, I could buy a set package (IE. Dell, or Future Shop Comps)

    Opinions?
     
  2. preludacris

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    I would get a Dell.
     
  3. Fr3nChY

    You Guessed it.

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    Get Boots to price you one up..He has pretty good prices.
     
  4. billybob

    The Schooner, the better.

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    Get quotes from places like Brilliance computers, Cellar Computers and other custom builders around town.

    I got mine built at brilliance and I love it.... good price too.

    ..... oh, and if you get an Athlon processor.... get a good cooling supply :ugh:
     
  5. Banned/Deleted User

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    Brilliance has good prices, but there is still more markup :wink:
     
  6. COOLEN

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    Buy from me at Futureshop. :)
     
  7. little_twink

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    Why don't you PM BootsSir about that!! :P
     
  8. LMAC

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    Me too works great, oh and mine sounds like a jet because of my cooling fan damn AMD running hot
     
  9. Boots

    www.reality-check.ca

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    He wants a computer not a migraine from dealing with that place :p

    I can hook you up with a bomb system for a great price. Just PM me.
     
  10. Xtreme989

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    If you want a GOOD system, get one custom built. if you go the dell, futureshop, pre-built way, you will have nothing but a nightmare on your hands.
     
  11. Jake

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    Dude, get a DELL!

    Or get one custom built, im sure there is a couple of us here that could do that for you.
     
  12. Jake

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    Im gonna have to disagree, Dell's are good systems with good support.
     
  13. Xtreme989

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    I have never had any problems with the dell's we had at work, i will say that much, with the exception of upgrading them. but they were setup to be an office pc, so you can't expect much. i have heard great things on dell's lately as well.

    So i will take back my nightmarish comment about dell's but e-machines from futureshop are nothing but trouble.
     
  14. drose

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    Robotnik?
     
  15. Jake

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    Robotnik has pretty good prices.
     
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  17. Xtreme989

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    nicix.com is a good spot to deal with, have bought one whole system and many parts from them over the past 3 years or so.
     
  18. Xtreme989

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    oops, that should be ncix.com......new laptop, keys are too damn close together :rolleyes:
     
  19. nb132

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    honestly...check out the boys at greenlyph they're really good shit down there..and they have THE best prices around as far as retail goes.

    www.greenlyph.com
     
  20. Kat

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    I just got one, i get it tomorrow. We didn't get it online we called up told the guy if he could give us a better deal we'd buy it from him and he did, saved 100 bucks. You'd have to ask Ken about the details..what it has and doesn't cause i have no clue!
     
  21. STYLINator

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    Zellers on sale foy $699.00 this week :lol:
     
  22. jc

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    in it

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    easy

    Macwarehouse or the Apple Store online. I get mine at PCPC. If you are a student they have better deals (but you can get the same at the Apple store).

    Lab downstairs was bragging about the great service from Dell. They ordered 5 and the 3 DOAs were replaced within 2 days. I said that sounded like pretty good service. A month later he was bragging that 2 more failures were replaced in 24 hours. That's very good service. I just replied that I didn't think Apple would do as well. But, that I wouldn't know because in 10 years and about 30 machines we've never had to call them for service.

    We've also gone white box as well. All I can say is goooooood luck!
     

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