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PC Advice needed, Please!

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I've bought 2 HPs in the past 3 years for my daughter and I. On mine I added a video card and some more RAM for gaming, hers, her hard drive failed a year into it but it was under warranty. Hers was a cheaper model.

I used to build my own PCs but found it was not worth a weekend of tinkering, trying to load/find drivers, etc. to save maybe 50-75 bucks on a 500$ machine. Preloaded PCs have all that stuff ready to go as far as drivers, and someone, somewhere, has tested the parts together and determined that they all play well together enough to offer a warranty to the machine as a whole.

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I've bought 2 HPs in the past 3 years for my daughter and I. On mine I added a video card and some more RAM for gaming, hers, her hard drive failed a year into it but it was under warranty. Hers was a cheaper model.

I used to build my own PCs but found it was not worth a weekend of tinkering, trying to load/find drivers, etc. to save maybe 50-75 bucks on a 500$ machine. Preloaded PCs have all that stuff ready to go as far as drivers, and someone, somewhere, has tested the parts together and determined that they all play well together enough to offer a warranty to the machine as a whole.

Everything you buy to build a PC comes with driver discs, in the last 10 years I've never built a PC that didn't come with all of that.

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I called Dell to build them for me just the PC and it was 931.00 for that.

With the Gateway that I have, I was told that it could only hold up to 1GB hard drive, so how does that external thing work? Is that really worth doing that or just getting a new computer?

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Get yourself a mac mini... since you already have the monitor you just need the cpu, they are great computers, you dont need software for virus or spyware... You cannot go wrong with a mac. They range from 550-800. My parents have the 600 dollars one and they use it for email and web searching, nothing else its serves their purpose..

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/mac_mini?mco=MTE3MDI

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I've heard great things about those mac minis.

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my software that I use for my booking engine for work is not compatable with the Mac. That is what I really want, but can't. I work out of my home so this is a computer that will be used a lot.

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Finally got one. Ended up going to BB and getting a Gateway that had a Quad core processor, and stuff that I have no clue about. Paid prob. too much but it is like night and day from my old one! THanks agian for all the advice!

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if your pc is 8 years old and working, why change? Mine was delivered in 2002 and i still use it. works fine. what do you plan on using it for?

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