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    Retired SCORM Guru PAlexC's Avatar
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    Thankful for your insightful comments.

    Now go find me another major purveyor of already assembled computers that offers a decent warranty and uses Athlon X2's in systems under 4 grand that uses easily replacable off-the-shelf components.

    "*company name* sucks" isn't a valid argument. In case you haven't noticed, nordberg here isn't quite in the 'build your own' demographic.
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    Oh I didn't mean they don't use top of the line compentents where you can switch them out yourself(hell you can even upgrade their laptops on your own)

    It is just the cases are huge! and you are paying a lot for their name an logo, if you want top of the line with names. I would go for something like VooDoo, or Falcom.

    Don't get me wrong, if I ran into a bit of cash I would definitely blow it on a high end name brand gaming/workstation. And he has a even better deal, half off!
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    just double checking out the alienware site, too bad they are intel whores on their workstation side of business.
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    Voodoo and Falcon are ungodly expensive. I'm sure they make a fine product, but I did a price comparison for myself recently and they simply don't deal in enough volume to be able to put boxes out at more reasonable prices.

    AW has brand recognition and growing market share. Heck, they have servers, lower-cost business desktops and some fine "budget" desktops now. The more you sell, the cheaper you can sell them, resulting in higher sales...once the ball gets rolling you've pretty much won unless you make stupid decisions. It's all about volume. Voodoo and Falcon probably don't sell enough to be able to lower their margins on each unit yet.

    As far as being "Intel-whores", I really think they just try to offer a wide vareity of systems based on cost and the chip vendor's workstation options. The mere fact that you have a choice negates your broadsword, fanboy, slashdottish argument...z0rs.

    Dell, is an Intel whore, because they exclusively sell Intel products in order to get a discount. That, is whoring.
    Last edited by PAlexC; 08-19-2005 at 03:35 PM.
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    ...and now I have tape all over my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nordberg
    the good news is i get to order a new machine with my company's plan (50% off of anyting upto $5000)
    anybody need anything?
    after the Luthansa incident with my iBook... yes. I need a new iBook. badly.

    you know the address.

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    hey, i just ordered my shizzle...
    the good news is that i can get 50% of of software as well.
    Studio 8 here i come!!!!

    my pc was $2,700 - so I still have $2,300 to go.

    Ah, these boys is all swelled up. So this was earlier...getting set to trade. Then, woooaaah differences.
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    I'm just asking for 999.99. look above.

    *FK's Official Beggar*


    What did you get?

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    i just got a Dell - this will be my 5th machine thru them, and i've had nothing but goodness with their stuff. 3GHz Dual Core, 2GB RAM, 500GB ATA, DVD, DVD-RW, 20" Ultrasharp, NVidia 6800, Soundblaster, wireless router, 120GB portable. I'm about to order Studio 8 and CS2. so, i'm getting $2,700 worth of stuff for $1,350. they ripped me off on the RAM, but i still came out ahead of buying it separately because of my companies plan.

    oh, it's on. the only question is, wtf do i do until it gets here?
    i can only handle practicing the banjo for so long each day...

    Ah, these boys is all swelled up. So this was earlier...getting set to trade. Then, woooaaah differences.
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    nice machine. I got you on ghz, same amount of RAM, you got more total HD space (180x2 SATA here) and a better Nvidia card... nice.

    CS2 is godly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick
    CS2 is godly.
    dude, i am still running 7.0!!!!
    i can't freakin' wait!

    that 500GB is SATA II...i was leaving off details.
    yeah, the dells only went to 3.2 - so i saved $180 keeping it at 3.
    processor drops that small make no difference to me.

    Ah, these boys is all swelled up. So this was earlier...getting set to trade. Then, woooaaah differences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick
    ...I got you on ghz...
    You Dual Core too Gerbick?
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    All useless once nordspawn2 arrives.
    "What really bugs me is that my mom had the audacity to call Flash Kit a bunch of 'inept jack-asses'." - sk8Krog
    ...and now I have tape all over my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAlexC
    All useless once nordspawn2 arrives.
    lol - or until spawny spits up on it or something.
    i'm a little concerned about the 20" monitor.
    my current LCD is boyhandled to say the least....

    Ah, these boys is all swelled up. So this was earlier...getting set to trade. Then, woooaaah differences.
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    wow, i just saw that i can upgrade to CS2 from ANY VERSION (i bought 4.0 back in the day) for $149. that means i get it for $75....DAYUM!

    Ah, these boys is all swelled up. So this was earlier...getting set to trade. Then, woooaaah differences.
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    I hate you.
    "What really bugs me is that my mom had the audacity to call Flash Kit a bunch of 'inept jack-asses'." - sk8Krog
    ...and now I have tape all over my face.

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    nords got the shizzle now.

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    back to the arena i go...

    Ah, these boys is all swelled up. So this was earlier...getting set to trade. Then, woooaaah differences.
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    about damn time.

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