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Seeking new "out of box" system sans monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ATS16805, Jun 9, 2005.

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  1. ATS16805

    ATS16805 Thread Starter

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    i'm "the new guy at the office". my workplace PC is a pile of junk-- a Dell OptiPlex GX300.
    we tried upgrading the RIMM RAM (rambus memory), but the chips that i ordered, under the advice of the Runtime Computer Corp www.runtimecc.com did NOT work, so i had to return that extraordinarily expensive RAM (would you believe they're going to charge a restocking fee even after i went by THEIR advice to order the chips!?).

    the whole thing has been a huge inconvenience so far. yesterday, it actually took photoshop approximately 5 whole minutes to save a PNG file!! imagine how long it takes to work on a project-- trying new filters, etc-- it's completely ridiculous!

    so, i convinced my manager to buy a new system for me, but he's not going to let me build one (i wanted to go to a place like www.newegg.com and select the best components, but that's not going to be an option).

    can anyone here recommend a place to shop for an "out of the box" type system? i'd rather stay away from Dell, HP, or any of those cosmetically charming sales pitch systems. i just need something fast-- really fast for video editing. don't need any bells and whistles like DVD-R's, high-end sound cards, etc. (although a nice vid card might help w/ color definition...?)

    i appreciate any advice on the subject. thanks!
     
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    www.cpusolutions.com , www.tigerdirect.com, www.monarchcomputer.com .

    That should give ya some options for prebuilt computers.

    Dell is actually not a bad place to go for business computers, they offer good warranties which help in the event of system failure. They have good professional-quality machines too, of course theres the brand-name price :eek:
     
  3. ATS16805

    ATS16805 Thread Starter

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    thanks for the advice!!

    i should have asked in my first post...

    what about any retailers which specialize in offering "late model used"-- such as a P4 or Athlon XP w/ say... around 1.4 Ghz and 512MB or so... something in that ballpark

    thanks again!
     
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