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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Quote Originally Posted by sfshilo
    You cannot make the pro an XT. You CAN activate four pipelines which increases performance. The XT has a raid chip and is has a faster processor, so when you pay more for it, you are paying for those two features. So again, why are you complaining about overpricing? The only overpricer's I know of are called Gateway and Dell.

    Okay, you are dead wrong. The computer in my sig cost $1000 US from Dell. If I had built it with those same parts myself it would have cost much much more, hence the reason I bought it. And by making a PRO an XT I meant upgrading the bios to the XT bios, hence making it an XT (you know what I mean). The XT will always have the better processor and better memory--but from the tests I have seen, its not worth paying for.
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    Talking Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    I guess you've never heard of Hewlett-Packard or Alienware....
    How about some emachine

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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Quote Originally Posted by joedemagio
    If I had built it with those same parts myself it would have cost much much more, hence the reason I bought it.
    Now who's "dead wrong"? I'll admit I feel sorry that you spend $1000 for that Dell, but that doesn't give you an excuse to pretend like you know what you're talking about. I'd value that Dell at about $700 or $800. Of course it has a horrible inbalance of hardware (Radeon 9000, 256MB, with a 2.53 P4), so that kind of money could still get better.

    I'll still say that I agree the X800XT isn't worth paying for. It costs over $100 more than the Pro but doesn't really offer that much more performance, especially if do the mod. The Pro actually has a pretty good bang-for-buck value when compared to the older card (9800 Pro and XT).

    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    How about some emachine
    I believe it was Gateway that bought Emachine... :p There are plenty of overpriced OEMs (which is a redundant term), but the main four are HP (which owns Compaq), Gateway (emachine), Dell, and Alienware.

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    I believe it was Gateway that bought Emachine... :p There are plenty of overpriced OEMs (which is a redundant term), but the main four are HP (which owns Compaq), Gateway (emachine), Dell, and Alienware.[/QUOTE]

    Yea i heard about that little purchase too, but i prefer the name emachine it just sounds better you know? By the way, the pro is a bang for the buck.

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    I fully agree that for most the pro is the best buy, but if you are interested in Redcording high quality vid. input the XT is worth the money isn't it?
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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Now who's "dead wrong"? I'll admit I feel sorry that you spend $1000 for that Dell, but that doesn't give you an excuse to pretend like you know what you're talking about. I'd value that Dell at about $700 or $800. Of course it has a horrible inbalance of hardware (Radeon 9000, 256MB, with a 2.53 P4), so that kind of money could still get better.

    Its worth $700 through $800 NOW, not a year and a half ago, genius. When I bought this system the Pentium 4 2.53ghz was the fastest processor made. Also keep in mind the flat panel display, speaker system, and dual optical drives.
    Last edited by joedemagio; 07-31-2004 at 06:11 AM.
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    Interesting that it cost $1000 a year ago. That's not bad, although you could have gotten better quality hardware of the same price almost undoubtably. However, I'll admin that that seems to have been one of Dell's less overpriced models. But that doesn't change the fact that it is a horrible inbalance of hardware. It clearly uses hardware that would make a better office system (60GB HDD, LCD, 256MB of RAM) but yet it still uses an AGP video card... Basically, with OEM systems unless you are satisfied with every choice available and there isn't a cheaper alternative to the hardware through retailers, it's just a waste of money.

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    not to mention the fact that your RAM is slower then hell: DDR333? PCI2700? That I find is the biggest gimmick that DELL and GATEWAY nail people with, motherboards that don't support faster RAM for upgrading. When a company sells you a computer and doesn't even tell you what all is in it, that is a sham to me. (Just try to find, on the Dell website, the motherboard specs you won't find them, they don't want you to know because they want you coming back and having to buy a whole nother computer.)
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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Its okay, I just got a computer for free anyways.
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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    ahhhhhhh, touche salesman.
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    x2 PSB 512 MB PCI3200 400mhz DDR
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    Evercool 201 Water Cooling (CPU AND GPU)

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