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Check out this deal on a new computer

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by exhawg, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2005
  2. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    I have bought from TigerDirect in the past.
    The only gotcha I see is the rebates.
    The celeron may be slightly underpowered but it depands on what you are doing.
    I think we are still waiting for one rebate from Christmas 2003! :wink2:
  3. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    I can tell ya straight up, dont do it. First off, like bucknola said. The rebates are a pain in the ass, takes forever to get them back, and if you dont do everything PERFECT as they say, you wont even get them.

    Second, Any of those prebuilt machines, like with the "computersrus" motherboards and such tend to have alot of issues. The celery's are ok, but not great. I mean for the money, you cant really go terribly wrong, but just a word of warning :)
  4. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    some assembly required too, fuck that. who needs the hassle.
  5. scUM Buster

    scUM Buster kick some ass

    "Solid performance, premium components and a low price! This new Wintergreen® barebone kit features a 52x32x52x CD-RW drive and a wealth of world-class components. Surf the web with the superb 56K v92 modem or connect to a high speed network using the lightning-fast 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet adapter. And it boasts convenient front USB ports! Wintergreen® packs these quality components inside a gorgeous, highly expandable premium tower case and throws in a keyboard, top-notch mouse, terrific speakers and a reliable, rigorously tested 350Watt power supply! Best of all, we made a special purchase of these sensational barebones kit and are able to offer you an incomparable deal. Nobody does barebones better than we do! We know exactly what you need to put together a phenomenal system and package our kits so you receive the very best bang for your buck. This exciting Wintergreen system is the perfect foundation for a fast, powerful system you will enjoy for years and year. Don't hesitate. At this price, these barebone kits will not last long. Get yours today! "

    With all of those flowery words, how could you go wrong?
  6. Hodge

    Hodge Freshman

    When purchasing computers, you have to go with quality parts from known vendors. Tiger Direct is a good site, but some of the parts they sell are less than good quality. Just a reminder that low quality = short life span.

    Also, don't forget that it is a barebone kit, no operating system included. You have to shell out another $100+ unless you plan on using Linux or "re-using" a previous Windows license :wink2:.

    One more bad thing FWIW: The non-Intel-bundled heatsink voids any warranty that Intel has on their processor.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2005
  7. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    Very good point. Probably an OEM processor. I dont know about the Wintergreen stuff, but some of the deals you can get on systemax machines arent bad, they use soyo mobos and such.
  8. djtidebuck

    djtidebuck Hang on Sloopy

    The specs are O.K. I am not crazy about the Celeron proccessor, though. I would spend a little more money and get a Dell if it were me.
  9. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  10. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    I'll have to remember all this crap when I build a computer in a couple years. My buddy bought one of these so I'll see how it works. It has to be better than the computer he has now.
    A couple weeks ago I was board and priced out the pieces parts for a new computer on newegg (not counting the parts I already have). It came in around $550 w/o DVD burner, and LCD display. Regardless it seems like I would get what I want for cheeper than someplace like Dell. Software isn't an issue for me until there is something better than XP or any of the 2000's. That's the bonus of working for the college in grad school.
  11. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    It seems we have some PC knowledge here.
    Not to hijack the thread but what PC are you using?
    How much did you pay?

    At work I just got a new IBM ThinkPad.
    We are business partners and we got a great deal on it.

    At home I bought a Dell 400sc server off ebay.
    It has a 2.8GHZ processor, I'll wait awhile and then replace with a 3.4
    Bumped up memory to 1GB.
    Added an ATI All in wonder card.
    Two monitors with cable TV in.
    Adaptec USB/Firewire card.
    NEC3500 DVD RW
    some 52X CDRW DVD
    (2) 250 GB SATA hard dives.

    I am trying to get some external firewire drives to work as we speak.
    I have 6 USB devices that I attach at different intervals.

    I probably have $800 in it maybe a little more.
    I seem to buy all my parts from NewEgg.
    Next purchase will be a good sound card and some speakers.
  12. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994


    You're right. I just priced out a new computer to a guy I know who builds them two weeks ago and he said for 80gb, 512 megs of ram, good processor, dvd/cd burner, with all of the software it would be around $580 bucks.

    He said he can't compete with places like Best Buy and Circuit City. I got a new HP Pavillion at Best Buy with 180gb, 512 mb of ram., 2.9mhz (I think) processor, DVD/CD Burner plus CD Rom, with Windows XP for about $600.
  13. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    You'd be better off with a wintergreen system from Tiger than a POS Dell.

    Get a machine built for you, that is the way to go. Stay away from all the brand names.

    Actually price wise you cant compete with Best Buy and Circuit City, but those machines are not near the machines you have if you build. And you'll start believing that with the more problems that come up :)

    By the way, I hope you mean it's a 2.9 ghz, not mhz, cause that would sure be slow :)
  14. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it!

    Check these forums. They stay on top of every discount and great deal to be found. Most of the PC/laptop deals usually involve Dell, and are pretty good. They also warn people of bad sites/stores. FWIW, they seem to despise tigerdirect deals that involve rebates. Apparently, tigerdirect is notorious for their lack of paying out rebates.
  15. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    Asus K8V deluxe motherboard
    Athlon 64 3000
    1 Gig Kingston PC3200 DDR
    Seagate 80 Gig Serial drive
    Liteon 16X dual layer DVD burner
    Liteon DVD-Rom
    ATI Radeon 9600 Pro, 256 meg
    19" Benq LCD, DVI

    Pretty nice setup, I usually upgrade like once every couple months, so I am sure it's gonna chance. I would say the whole thing would cost $600 or so. I use, rather than newegg. But either of them would work.

    Tiger doesnt pay out rebates, the manufacturer of whatever you're buying does. Mail in Rebates are generally a pain in the ass, no matter who you're dealing with. Dell may get the money to you a little faster, but course I wouldnt buy from Dell if they were the last company on earth. Fuck Habib.

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