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Computer deals?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by da buck, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. da buck

    da buck Regular Member

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    Has anyone seen any exceptional deals on desktops? Mine died yesterday when the power went out during a storm. I'm not looking for a top of the line model, but something decent in the $500 range. I'm contemplating building one, since the last one I built lasted about 7 years. Obviously anything will be an upgrade on my athlon 2400xp. :)
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  2. YoungGuns

    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    Go to dell outlet if you like dells and don't wanna build your own. You can get a quad core for that price in a desktop. There's usually some coupons floating around for it and they have free shipping.
     
  3. oxonbeef

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    Have a look round ebay, CL and gumtree you can build yourself an awsome box
    to your own spec for pence on the pound.
     
  4. xSubZer0x

    xSubZer0x Junior Member

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    i agree with youngguns dell outlet is awesome and very cheap and you get very good products :D
     
  5. gaz256

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  6. Enduro

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    Why not getting a laptop instead? I have had 2 desktops in the past and I dumped them completely and now I am on my second laptop and I am loving it!
     
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    One thing I did back in my college days was dumpster diving. You'll find the best computer parts in a computer stores dumpster. I built several computers over time using this method. Got a lot of junk out of it too. But it was fun and a good learning process along the way, not to mention free.
     
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    Dell outlet is good but I'd have to agree with Oxon and take a look at CL as well. People are strapped and looking to make a little cash getting rid of stuff.

    One more place to check, if you're near your capital in your state, you can google "ohio state surplus" and check there too. Basically they swap out the pc's from state gov't offices and state universities every X years and you can get them pretty cheap. Hell, you could probably get a pallet of pc's for $500 at state surplus. :)
     
  10. Debian

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    Yeah they have the same deals for property seizures and drug busts on the federal level too.
     
  11. gaz256

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  12. da buck

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    I definitely want a desktop. I already have a laptop that I use as well, but I need something that I can use to run software overnight/when I'm not at home. I've been checking cl, but most of what is on there is junk. I priced out a few parts on newegg which are a pretty decent deal. I can also get windows 7 for $30 because my wife is in school. (Gives me a legit OS for once) :) I'm still checking a few other places though. Thanks for everyones suggestions.
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  13. syngenetic

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    Don't get anything from dell....shit burns and makes an airplane sound in two hours.
     
  14. hun73r

    hun73r Junior Member

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    ^^^ this.

    so true.
    My girlfriend laughs and imitates the retarded plane taking off sound when my dell starts up (she has a mac, of course).
     
  15. phpfiend

    phpfiend Junior Member

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    @ hun73r HAHA!! Now thats funny. Just having fun... All good.

    If anyone wants it I may have something of use. Anyone pm if interested in learning more.
     
  16. Enduro

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    Get a Lenovo desktop. Solid as rock.
     
  17. gaz256

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    ill say it again dont bother build your own
     
  18. Enduro

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    Sorry but there are 2 types of desktops. Desktops to play the latest PC games and desktops for multimedia.

    Now I have built my last desktop with various parts. After some time (around 2 years) it crapped out.

    Lenovo ThinkCenre are desktops used in governments' offices. I have seen one in my mother's workplace that is maybe 10 years old and runs more quitely than my desktop at home.

    Yes I am a fan of Lenovo so my 2 cents are a little biased.
     
  19. gaz256

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    I bought my mother an Eee Box (desktop version of the EeePC) and it works great.

    They're not the most powerful machines in the world but they make for a very cheap desktop. If you're doing simple stuff it'd work fine but it would choke on games on any sort of encoding or big multimedia.