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Lamina

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I am looking to buy a new computer for under $700. I need it mostly for web surfing and music downloading. Can anyone recommend a brand or model? How about Compaq?
 

Lamina

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There's only one shop in my area that builds them and this is what they have:
AMD Duron XP2000+
ECS K7SOM+ Motherboard
3D Audio, 10/100 Lan, 64Mb Video (Shared Ram)
256Mb DDR Memory
40Gb Maxtor (7200rpm) Hard Drive,
keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc. 1 year parts and labour
$399

Plus: WinXP Home $140
CD 52X Writer $25
Norton 2003 $35
Total: $599, plus tax (I'm in Canada:( ) $685.85
 
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You can build pretty decent systems off of newegg for cheap. Some people hate it but I've found some decent deals on the site. Just my .02
 
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Originally posted by Lamina:
Total: $599, plus tax (I'm in Canada:( ) $685.85
Last time I checked, that was under $700, but I could be wrong.
If you want it cheaper, you can't ask for the best.
 

Lamina

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Yes, I know that's under $700 - I can do the math. It's just that there are Compaqs and e-Machines for $100 less and I don't know enough about the components to figure out if this is a good deal. Larger stores deal in higher volumes and can sell for less but it seems that nobody is ever happy with what they buy, whether it be a Dell, Compaq, IBM, Gateway, e-Machine, or whatever.
 
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Your get a lot of junk that gets added to Dell, Compaq, IBM, Gateway, e-Machine.
If you have one made then it does not havee all the software junk installed. Your have hardware that you can upgrade. Your have your own Windows CD. Your have a BETTER running PC.

Also if it is a local shop ask about what other PC setups you can get from them.
 
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