Buying a customized PC

Dell / DIMENSION 2400
July 6, 2010 at 17:53:59
Specs: Windows XP, 2.657 GHz / 766 MB
I'm planning on buying a new PC soon, and I don't know where I should go.
I want to be able to get it customized, I know what I want in it. Like RAM amount, the graphics card, the OS, the CPU speed, the amount of USB/DVD drives, ect.
I don't want to build my own 'cause I haven't done it before and feel like it will be a pain.
So my question is, where should I go to get my PC? is there places that will customize it for you, and the price will be decent? I want a desktop.

Pretty much a first time PC buyer, I always got mine 2nd hand and upgraded them myself.

Thanks in advance for suggestions/opinions

-Jim


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#1
July 6, 2010 at 18:23:13
"I don't want to build my own 'cause I haven't done it before and feel like it will be a pain."

It can be a little intimidating, but if you're willing to spend some time researching, the benefit of knowing the machine far outweighs the hassle. You'll likely keep it running better as well. Most of us here would be happy to advise if you get into a jam...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
July 7, 2010 at 03:06:59
I purchased the Electro EP55 from centralcomputer. You would go there buy one.
Ideal for gamers who want the latest in technology and who never want to fall short of performance. Using the newest Intel based i5/i7 cores will keep you one step ahead of everyone.

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#3
July 7, 2010 at 04:32:01
If you google for custom built computers, you'll get lot's of hits. I bought one from Cyber Power PC once and was happy with the build. I could have built it myself for about $100 to $150 less, but didn't have the time. Dell also lets you spec out what you want. The problem with buying an off the shelf machine is the bloatware it comes with and most of the time, sub standard parts. Like T-R-A says, if you want to attempt a build yourself, you came to the right place for help. Good Luck.

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#4
July 7, 2010 at 06:37:23
"Dell also lets you spec out what you want. The problem with buying an off the shelf machine is the bloatware it comes with and most of the time, sub standard parts."

Amen to that. My cousin bought a machine from them back in November and it had enough bloatware on it to the point where my 4-year old Duron machine is quicker...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#5
July 7, 2010 at 09:09:21
Same thing goes for all the major manufacturers. My ex just bought an HP and I couldn't believe all the crap on that. She's brand new on a computer and I'm pulling my hair out with phone calls from her, asking what all these pop ups mean. These are the things you can bypass if you build your own or buy from a private company.

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