Buying a New PC

September 8, 2009 at 08:48:44
Specs: Windows Vista, 2
Alright guys, this is open for all your opinions
because I haven't been
up to date on my hardware in about a year. My
friend has a budget of
$2000 to spend on a computer and monitor.
Here are the

MINIMUM: 3-4 year warranty and awesome
tech support. thats the
main focus.

Here is what he describes, he does internet
and does do single player
gaming (Fear, tom clancy games, etc...) He
wants to be able to
multitask and have awesome power. He
doesn't care about flashly
lights or anything like that, he just wants the

I've customized a few machines on dell and
cyberpowerpc to show him
the better deal is with a smaller custom site.
He wouldn't mind a
printer. Monitor can be optional, but a 20"
would be nice.

I would have no problem with this build if I
wasn't out of touch with the
new processors (im more fluenent with the
quad cores of last year and
such), same goes with video cards. Harddrive -
a good 750 or so is

So, I would love your opinions on the best
build for $2000 or less with
awesome power and multitasking. If it's 1000
that's fine, this guy isn't
a hardcore gamer, he just doesn't want to have
to buy another for a

Any builds, sites, or further information would
be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your recommendations!

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September 8, 2009 at 19:31:48
This should suit his needs and then some for a long time

$1,098 dollars total.

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September 9, 2009 at 17:43:02
Thanks for the follow up cobra. Two issues. I can't build it, he's
leaving to go back to another state soon so I'd have to have it
preconfigured on like cyberpower. which is fine, i just needed a
basic start with the hardware. Issue number two is that shouldn't
I go with Vista Ultimate, I heard the other versions are just

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September 9, 2009 at 19:06:34
Well if you are looking for a solid gaming computer company that puts quality parts in all of their custom prebuilt pc's then you should take a look at Falcon Northwest. I'd suggest Falcon Northwest to anyone if they are looking for a custom prebuilt gaming pc.

There is no diff between Vista Ultimate and the other versions other then the fact that Vista Ultimate combines both the extra admin control options of Vista Business Edition and the media options Home Premuim Edition, together. That's basicly the diff between the Ultimate Edition and all the other Editions.

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September 9, 2009 at 19:43:51
As far as tech support and hardware repair warranties, is Falcon
still top notch? That's also the main point.

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September 10, 2009 at 05:07:24
Let your buddy do his own research.

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September 10, 2009 at 08:39:26
First sarcastic post I've received from Jam in my time on No, he's family, and it would take him much
much too long, I know what's good, I just wanted another opinion
or two, like going to multiple doctors. Cobra, have you bought
from Falcon or anyone else for that matter, how is their tech
support and warranties?

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September 10, 2009 at 19:31:02
I have in the past and their tech support and warrantee matches their quality. They aren't your A) typical namebrand pc company with sub-par tech support and a basic warrantee.

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