I'm in the market for a new computer. I'm not really desperate, but I've
been doing some research. I thought about building one, and its still a
Anyway, for the computer savvy people, do you think this is a good deal? Its not entirely specific on some things, so I'd have to research that...
Its by a Canadian company called MDG, I don't really know much about them, but they seem to have pretty competitive prices...
$1467 CAD so about $1284 USD.
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Wow...I just did some research on this company and it looks like I should
avoid them! People getting stuff way late, people getting a Celeron
instead of P4, or the wrong motherboard, computers crashing a week after
purchase. Nevermind then!
Can anyone give me some good advice on where to look?
That looked like a great deal, but almost too good to be true. Not sure for
any websites, but I'll look around, there's plenty of them lol.
WAIT: Commercials actually paid off, mdg.ca...Give it a shot.
Read that. Sooooooo much hate for MDG. It pays to research :thumbs:
I read (skimmed through) that and the people there say that MDG tries to
sell as much as they can, if you have set a budget and have a general idea
of what you want, they can't really rip you off.
WHOA...I was re-reading your first post, and I just realized you got that info from MDG lol. How did I miss it?
Have you checked at Dell.ca then?
Yeah, if they actually gave you all that stuff they said it'd be a good
deal, but the video procesor sucked. But yea avoid them. And in my honest
opinion, based mine and my friend's experiences, Dells are the worst
mainstream computer you can buy, avoid them.
What are you gonna want to do with this computer? I've got a HP Pavillion a1540n with an AMD Athlon 64X2 processor (2.2 GHz per core, two cores, so about 4 GHz), 2 gigs of RAM, a 250 GB SATA hard drive, and an nVidia GeForce 7900GS. I've spent just over $1000 US on it, and that seems below your price range. It runs games better than a GC, PS2, or xBox, so unless you want to more than that, a similar build would be great for ya. Any my biggest pice of advice-get rid of Norton Antivirus or Mcafee if you have one and get AVG Antivirus. Norton and McAfee take a HUGE chunk out of your computer's performance, and in my experience I've had more virus trouble with Norton than I've had with no antivirus software at all.
Hope that all made sense.
Dude, jedimario. You got raped by prices.
I just bought myself:
AMD 64X2 4600+ (That's 2.4GHz per core)
2 gig DDR2-400
300g SATA Seagate hard drive
And guess what? It all cost me $600.
Cost containment. I hope you got a nive monitor to make up for the extra 400 bucks.
I was about to tell you to jump on it. That was a hell of a deal.
Custom make your computer, you get more comp for less price.
How? I didi buy my computer right after it came out, probably not the
smartest thing, but hey I'm happy with it and the price I paid. BTW you're
missing a case lol
I've been looking at computers all day (just to see how much they cost...I plan to get one after a car lol which won't be for about 6 months lol)...And I came across a bunch of nVidia GeForce cards, 7950GT was one of them. Here's their website http://www.evga.com ...I guess it's the same as nVidia.
Well guys, hanks for the advice. I'm going to go to a store called
Netlink, or NCIX online http://www.ncix.com/ (check it out, tell me what
you think). Its very reputable and very recommended. I'm going to tell
them what I'm looking for and see about having one custom made. I'll also
hit the big stores and look at some deals.
What I really want in a computer is upgradability. I don't care if it has the most ram or the best video card, or the largest hard drive. As long as it has a good motherboard with lots of room for expansion, I'll be happy. That way I can add to it when I see what it needs. I also want a huge monitor, something like 24". I mainly want to watch movies and listen to music on it, but also play the occasional really good game. Thats my requirements basically.
Also, to the disgruntled Dell owner, we've had three Dells. One was our main computer, our first one. The other two were my Dad's laptops, the first one is now our main computer, and the second one is my Dad's current computer. They have all been excellent computers, with barely any problems. I don't know how good their tech support is cause I have never had to use it. :thumbs:
Be sure to get an SLi motherboard if you're looking for upgradability. That means its got two slots for video cards.
Well I went to a few computer stores today, and I think I'm going to go
with this one:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
Asus P5N SLi Motherboard
1 GB PC5400 DDR667
320 GB Hard Drive SATA2
16x DVD Writer
Radeon X1600Pro 512 MB PCI - E Video
8 Channel audio (integrated)
Integrated gigabit network
17" ATX Tower
Logitech Cordless keyboard/mouse
Total before tax $1015 CAD
What do you guys think?
If you think theres anything I should get different let me know, I can swap it for the difference in price...
edit: I'm buying the monitor and speakers seperate and at a later date...22" widescreen monitor and 5.1 or 7.1 surround speakers...
My parents have had alot of trouble with their Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard.
Interesting! But its too late, I bought it
Congrats again! lol...Tell us what you think of it when you get it :thumbs:
Well I got my computer today! Its a sexy beast :D
Well they just had problems with caps and num lock mostly...they just liked to turn themselves on and off, and you wouldn't be abelt to hold shift to negate it even. Wierd stuff, kinda sounds like a driver problem though.