February 8th, 2004, 01:12 PM
buying a new computer
so i have been debating on whether or not to buy a new computer. my budget is up to $2000.00. it would be used for multimedia program such as flash, abode software and gamming.
what would everyone suggest for a pc and a labtop in that price range. thanx for the info in advance
February 9th, 2004, 10:22 AM
You can get a heck of a lot of computer for that sort of money. Check out HP and dell, maybe alienware, though that will be pricey. Falcon Northwest and ABS also are good performance. I'd definitely consider building your own as well, since that would most likely save you some money. Just comparison shop and see how much you can get for your money.
February 10th, 2004, 06:28 PM
i also recommend custom building a computer with that amount of money.. Even companies like dell over price there computers alot.
February 11th, 2004, 09:28 AM
Build it yourself
Build it yourself, you will save at least 50% of your hard earned money if you do so and you can build it exactly how you'd like it to be built.
February 12th, 2004, 02:57 AM
Yeah, I did that and made a 1500 buck comp for about 320
February 12th, 2004, 10:07 AM
How on earth did you do that? Were the parts stolen? I shopped around a lot, and spent that much on ram and a video card. Or did you get all off brand stuff from ebay or something?
February 13th, 2004, 05:54 PM
"When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King."
February 15th, 2004, 12:57 PM
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ (400FSB)
Gigabyte nVidia nForce 400 Ultra + MCP-T (w/RAID0)
2 GB (512 MB x 4) 400 MHz DDR RAM
WD Raptor 74 GB hdd (x2)
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro or 9800XT
While AMD Athlon 64 is the way to go, it is already known that the current socket will be replaced shortly with Socket 939, rendering current hardware basically obsolete. This doesn't mean it won't work, only that in the near future current Socket 754 will no longer be available. That's why I'd wait until the platform matures a bit more...