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Review by NCcrazed on 2006-02-28
After hours and hours of trying to get help since I am a novice type computer person, I really need to hear about POSITIVE comments for computers--sales or customer service. My level of frustration right now really needs to believe that there are some good ones out there. Thanks
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-11-22
Posted by miketech on 2006-02-28:
What do you want to use the computer for? If you just want it for internet and email I'd suggest a pretty good used Pentium 3. I dunno why but they run XP for Microsoft Office and the internet better than most lower end P4's and Athlons. (ESPESSIALLY the $499 Dell that one is terrible and not fit to be used for a door stop.) It's a mystery to me but they sure do seem to. If you need it for more than that like messing around with pictures or video I'd suggest getting Windows XP Pro, 1 gig ram (512 bare minimum), pci Express video card or atleast a slot for it to be upgraded later, 100 gig sata 7200 harddrive, pci sound card, 500 watt power supply, dvd burner (dvd burners also burn CD's) If you get all that on it the processor really won't matter so much but stay away from Celeron. P4 would be ok but Athlon 64 or Pentuim D would be best. If you can't afford a local shop to build it (cause it won't be cheap) I'd probably suggest an Emachine with 512 megs (minimum) ram and a pci Video card. If you want to have one built you can call Tom Aldridge 865 483-8001. I get what computers I don't build myself from him. He will build and ship a fine computer. I do outside tech work and if I have a customer that needs a computer I send them to him or get it from him.
Posted by miketech on 2006-02-28:
Oh Tom is pretty inexpensive compared to about everyone else even the big stores.
Posted by dsmith68 on 2006-03-01:
I recommend to anyone who will listen (and sometimes to those that don't) to build your own computer. Even a novice can do it. There are countless forums out there loaded with people who will help and enough webpages on the subject to keep you reading for a month. Put 'build your own computer' into google and research. Then order all your parts from newegg.com.
Posted by Ponie on 2006-03-01:
dsmith, I'm listening--but I don't hear. Or is it I don't understand? The latter is more accurate. I'm so computer ILliterate, I can't even get a $19.95 floppy drive to switch out for mine which is inoperable. But at least since I can't 'save' to a floppy (which I ALWAYS did), I've learned to save to my hard drive. I keep my fingers crossed my computer doesn't decide to say ta-ta to me. Heck--my 16 yr. old Godson had to teach me to run my DVD player. :)
Posted by spiderman47 on 2006-11-22:
I fix computers dealing with viruses & application hangups
my e-mail is phyllisnelson@bellsouth.net or you can
fax me at (904) 766-2896 let me know if I can be of
service to anyone with a computer problem.

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