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Can you build a better deal than this Dell?

Old 09-07-05, 11:03 AM
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Can you build a better deal than this Dell?

Here are the specs:

Dell Deminsion 3000:

P4 2.80, 533
256 MB
80 GB

as a bonus it comes with 17" flat panel

price after rebates - $389

can you build a better deal? i would think it would be tough after power supply, case, mobo, etc
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Old 09-07-05, 11:08 AM
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You can certainly build a better PC with better parts. But I don't see any way you can build one comparable at that price.
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Old 09-07-05, 11:13 AM
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Pricewatch says...
The mobo, cpu, and memory combo: $224.
80 GB drive: $40.
Cheap AGP vid card with 256 meg: $50.
Cheap case and PSU: $30.
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Nope. Can't beat it. The 17 inch panel pushes it over the top.

For cheap systems, this is generally true. A prebuilt system will be cheaper than a self-made one.

For higher end systems, it stops being as true, since there's a bigger markup on the high end by the OEM vendor (Dell, in this case).
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