Hi all, I am a new member. I don't want to start another thread but I just want to give my thanks for Max PC and all of you for this site. I found it about a week ago and have been studying the posts and learning alot.
Also I stopped buying the mad several years ago but 1 month ago got the Feb issue and now I'm hooked.
So anyway after reading alot of the posts I have decided to make my own computer, I currently just have a dell p500 w/win 98 since purchasing in 98 and I want to upgrade to get new games, photoshop and p2p and backup my dvds. I just ordered the Max PC book and from this forum I will give it a go. Just alittle worried I don't blow my money on this and not get it to run.
Ok, I need some feedback on what I decided to do. I just ordered and received a dell 4700, p2.8 w 1 x16 pci express and 2 pci and 1 pci express x1, 512k dual ram, 80 gig hard, dvd 16X +- recorder,integrated video and 5.1 sound ,winxp home free shipping for $670, don't know the brands on the components but I am sure they are generic quality. I received it last week and I know the quality and the customer service has gone downhill for dell(they were great in 98) and they are outsourcing our jobs(which bugs the shit out of me). I tried 3 days ago to get customer service for over an hour with a question and finally got someone I couldn't understand so I just hung up. I wanted to find out how to get the integrated video turned off(bios or jumper?) so I could install an old appian pci dual monitor card .
Here's my problem , I have till Friday to send the new dell back and get my money refunded which I can apply to my new home built......
What would you guys do?? I can still use my 98 and then use the money to build step by step
or would you keep and use the new dell while I build my computer( it seems like a waste of good money to do it that way)....any feed back would be appreciated......
Also I see today at Newegg a sale on this p4 3
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductde ... 171&DEPA=0
is this a good price??
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductde ... 151&DEPA=0
is this a good price??
the sale lasts till tomorrow, so if I bought these there is no going back and I think I will have a good start to my home built
I figure I will keep hitting the sales at Newegg, it should save me some money
So at any rate, any comments will be welcome and thaks again to all for the info I have gathered at this forum
take it easy