Recommended Vendors for Barebone Systems?


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Mike

Hi, I'm looking for a barbones system that'll be used mainly for browsing
internet, MS Office apps, some light gaming,
Google maps. Need PC that's quiet, stable, easy to maintain (no esoteric
hardware)

So far, I've browsed global computer.com website/
Seeking recomendations for other bare bones system vendors?

Thanks,

Mike
 
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Terry

Hi, I'm looking for a barbones system that'll be used mainly for browsing
internet, MS Office apps, some light gaming,
Google maps. Need PC that's quiet, stable, easy to maintain (no esoteric
hardware)

So far, I've browsed global computer.com website/
Seeking recomendations for other bare bones system vendors?
http://www.jncs.com. Outstanding service, very helpful sales people
who will help you (via phone or email) make decisions about what parts
to use. Motherboard bundles and barebones systems are assembled and
*tested*, running diagnostics, not just checking that it POSTs.
After-sale tech support is available via phone, and is pretty good
(which is much better than most vendors, where it is non-existant).
Located in Rochester, NY, so charges NY state sales tax.

http://www.mwave.com. Acceptable service, good prices. They will
assemble a motherboard bundle, and make sure it POSTs, but no further
testing. I've never had to call for tech support, so no experience.
Located in California.

http://www.newegg.com. Good prices on components. No motherboard
bundle assembly. Located in California.

Someone mentioned TigerDirect. I had problems with them years ago, and
haven't used them since. Their rating at resellerratings is below
average, so I don't think they have improved much since. I would look
elsewhere.

Now, after that, I will make another suggestion, which is to check
out the low-cost system vendors, such as Dell. For a low end machine
such as you are looking for, it doesn't really pay, in my opinion, to
build your own. They can build and sell it cheaper than you can get
the parts. And they will include a hard drive, optical drive, and
operating system for that price. The only issue you mention that might
be of concern is quiet -- the low-end Dells are pretty quiet nowadays,
but you can probably do better by buying a good quiet power supply,
and a motherboard that supports variable speed CPU fan.

I am sure you will get lots of response to this post saying that the
build-your-own system is better, with better parts, etc. But for a low
performance system, I don't think it is worth the additional cost.
Just my $.02.

Terry
 
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geoff

I am sure you will get lots of response to this post saying that the
build-your-own system is better, with better parts, etc. But for a low
performance system, I don't think it is worth the additional cost.
Just my $.02.
I agree, for an el-cheapo, just go to one of the discount clubs, like sams
and buy a $300 machine.

However, for anything more serious, building my own seems better. My last
machine was built in 1998, p2b-ds, seagate cheetahs, etc. and I replaced the
mb with an a8v in dec of 2005. I have never gotten that kind of life out of
a bought machine, like gateway, etc.

When I build it, I can put in it what I need and want and not compromise.

-g
 
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Squigmont

Ray Cassick (Home) said:
I use TigerDirect alot.
I used TigerDirect a great deal years ago, especially for barebones systems,
but since then it seems as though all of their listed prices are "after
mail-in rebate." Screw that. Look at how many of their prices have that
telltale asterisk (*) after the listed price! Mail-in rebates blow, IMHO.
 
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Ray Cassick \(Home\)

I have noticed that. They also don't give very much time for the rebate
either.

And my biggest pet peeve... one rebate per house hold. I have bought 6 flat
screens over the last year and could only get rebates on three of them.

I still like their service. I just wish they would pick a better shipper.
UPS sucks lately.
 
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H. Seldon

KC Computers bleated this on Thursday 2/16/2006

Check out all the negative customer reviews of TigerDirect at:
http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1983-p1-s2-d1.html#reviews

Check out the list of Top Stores (including KC Computers) at:
http://www.resellerratings.com/topstores.pl

Now!!! there's a really objective mound of steaming horseshit. ****in'
idiot.

--
_____________________________________________________________

That's all,


"Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get
you"

< Colin Sautar >
 
M

Mike

I need to put together a system for photo editing, web browsing and google
maps.
\I'll revisit Tiger Direct.

Mike
 
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M

Mike

Useful information.
Thanks,

Mike

Ray Cassick (Home) said:
I have noticed that. They also don't give very much time for the rebate
either.

And my biggest pet peeve... one rebate per house hold. I have bought 6
flat screens over the last year and could only get rebates on three of
them.

I still like their service. I just wish they would pick a better shipper.
UPS sucks lately.
 
M

Mike

Thanks for the very useful information and links w/ reviews.
I'm located in the Baltimore, MD area so NY lloks good.

Miek
 
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Mike

I agree but I'm looking for a system for photo editing as I just bought my
first digital camera
Google Earth. I'm now looking for good FireWire & USB 2 connections and, I
suspect,
2 SATA HDDs w/ RAID One, AMD dual core, Please offer other performance
enhancements
includingf video adapters.

Mike
 
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Squigmont

Mike said:
Where do you buy from since you've dumped Tiger Direct?
Lately, almost all computer hardware that I buy is from www.newegg.com or
their sister company www.chiefvalue.com.

I spent a little over US$5K on computer parts last year--I also take care of
all the systems in my family and extended family--and have never had a
single problem with either company.
 
M

Mike

I've decided I don't have the time to research, evaluate, price individual
components, etc.
I'm going to call the tech support of newegg and mwave then post the
recommendations here.
It's just too much of a sink hole for me right now to do this on my own.

Mike
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