Who, besides HP?

Kirkland

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Which PC maker(s), besides HP, are going to go under during our just recently announced reccession?
 
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me... :D



I've built before and like it more than buying from any PC maker... you get a better quality pc, ect...
 
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AZ

Originally posted by deuce_mn
me... :D



I've built before and like it more than buying from any PC maker... you get a better quality pc, ect...
You got dat rite. I got an Hp and it is impossible to get all their CRAP off. If you don't change the user ID you get tons of Bad Cookies to boot!

AZ
(never again)...they deserve to go DOWN.
 
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I always build for many reasons: 1.) you control the quality of ALL your parts. 2.) you only have to put in what you want (and don't waste $$ on what you don't want) 3.) can have AGP video and PCI Sound (most prebuilts use onboard--yuck) 4.) it is cheaper 5.) you get a better system 6.) built to your exact needs 7.)...

I can go on all day...

oh, and no extra crap to try and take off...
 

Max19

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Where did you get the idea that HP is going to go under? That's bull. This recession is 8 months old. It's not new. It's just been "officially" announced. The average recession lasts for 11 months. Don't go around spreading rumors and starting panics.
 

BML

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to AZ and DEuce, I'm starting to think you guys are right about building versus buying. What I'd like to do to "get started" building one is to get the core hardware (Case/CPU/m-board/RAM) and use my current hardware (hard drive/CD-RW/floppy/kbd/mouse/spkrs). I'll save more money cannibalizing my HP6653 than I would get back if I sold the complete system to someone.

As for HP going under, well I doubt they will. They've got such a massive product line and business probably accounts for more of their business than consumer.
 

Kirkland

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Originally posted by BML

"What I'd like to do to "get started" building one is to get the core hardware (Case/CPU/m-board/RAM) and use my current hardware (hard drive/CD-RW/floppy/kbd/mouse/spkrs)."

Tigerdirect.com has MOBO w/1GIG processor, 128MG RAM and 300w case for $300 and under, 1.4 GIG for about $40 more.

"I'll save more money cannibalizing my HP6653 than I would get back if I sold the complete system to someone."

Yup.

"As for HP going under, well I doubt they will. They've got such a massive product line and business probably accounts for more of their business than consumer."

The news about the recession just hit, but for nearly a year now, PC makers have been losing sales and business, some to "builders" (like me on this recently built, 1.2 GIG, Plll machine).
Worse, nearly 42% of ~current~ PC sales are to upgraders as opposed to new, first time computer buyers.
 
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wow, I think Max should take a chill-pill and go visit the "favorite sites". It may just ahve a calming affect........oh ya, sell your stock!
 
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HP is NOT going to go under.

The printer business they have should save them. We are always getting new HP printers here. The price they charge for a maintenance kit ($600) for a printer should keep them going. Also they are one of the only companies left that sell plotters. (Calcomp is long gone now)
 
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My computer is an HP 6465 and I have been quite happy with it. However, if I ever have to replace it, I think that I will build one from scratch. I agree that I can have all that I want to have in it and only the best parts. But, for now, my HP works fine and I have the best programs with appropriate updates and all is well.... knock wood. I should start building my new one right now because the HP is already 3 years old and could start failing at any time. I could just buy one part at a time and build one over the next couple of years. Can't afford doing it all at once.

:cool:
 
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What I'd like to do to "get started" building one is to get the core hardware (Case/CPU/m-board/RAM) and use my current hardware (hard drive/CD-RW/floppy/kbd/mouse/spkrs).
BML--I would also seriously consider replacing your hard drive. You would be amazed at how much faster the new hard drives are and you can get them for about $100 bucks. It will make a big difference in overall performance because a big part of computer performance is the access time from the hard drive. You can have the fastest processor in the world and if you have a slow hard drive, you computer performance will suffer. I would go with an IBM and make sure you get at least 7200 RPM with 2 MEG Cache. That will cost you under $100 and its pretty fast. Faster drives will cost more.
 
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I agree with Mulder. Remember that the new components are more than likely faster and "New". "Old" components will undoubtedly fail sooner than you think.

:cool:
 

BML

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what the specs are on mine? Like seek time/speed/cache?

I think mine is a Fujitsu but dont know a model. Is there any place I can go on my computer to find out? under system info?

Also I've heard that SCSI hard drives are faster than IDE. Is that worth the extra money?

Yeah my HD is only 15gb. I was going to do the core first and wait a little - upgrade the HD later.
 

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