Where can my coworker get a good price on a pcee?

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  1. nospleen macrumors 68000

    nospleen

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    I have a co-worker who is looking to get a Pc and a 17" flat planel monitor. He wants the PC to have cdrw and windoze XP. He definitely wants a 17"fllat panel monitor. He said he is willing to pay around 700, where is the best place he can go to get a bundle. (He would rather not do the whole mail in rebate thing.)
    Oh, one more thing. This is not like the, "My friend has a drug problem....":D This computer is for him, I am apple all the way!!:cool:
     
  2. scem0 macrumors 604

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    eBay.com

    eBay has great prices when it comes to PC's. But Macs sell for
    WAAAAAAAY more than they are worth. :)
     
  3. scem0 macrumors 604

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    And also, the best price possible would be custom building one
    yourself (or getting your friend to). It isn't hard, and it is much
    cheaper. Dell has been known to have cheap computers too.
     
  4. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If anyone could mess it up, it would be me.:D
     
  5. scem0 macrumors 604

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    ha that is what I said, and why I ended up getting my PC for
    a GREAT price on eBay. $700 for 2.4 GHz 512 MHz Sys bus,
    512 MB 333 MHz DDR, 40 GB HD. A lil over 700 after shipping.
    I love my PC. I still like macs better, but if you want to know why
    I got a PC that is a diff story, and it is in the switch forum. :)
     
  6. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Gaming? (guessing w.out looking)
     
  7. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    PM me if you're interested
    I'm selling this Dell for $500, new in its box:

    - Single Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, 2.4GHz
    - 533MHz Front Side Bus
    - 40GB 7.2K RPM IDE Hard Drive
    - 128MB ECC DDR-266 registered SDRAM
    - ServerWorks® Grand ChampionTM SL Chipset
    - 1Yr Parts + Onsite Labor (Next Business Day) + 1Yr Technical Support
    - Embedded Intel Gigabit NIC with PXE support
    - 48X IDE Internal CD ROM Drive
    - No Operating System
    - Standard Windows Keyboard, Gray
    - Documentation Electronic Documentation, PowerEdge 600SC
    - Logitec System Mouse, Gray
    - Integrated ATI-Rage XL Graphics
    - 5 Total PCI Slots
    -T hree embedded IDE channels for up to six IDE devices
    - 3.5" Floppy disk drive standard
    - Active cooling technology with three fans to better distribute the cooling load
    - Tower chassis - 17" (43.1 cm) H X 8" (20.3 cm) W X 19.5" (49.5 cm) D
    - Weight approximately 37 lb (16.8 kg)

    Will install most Linux distros for $50
    Can be picked up, or will deliver (San Jose, Peninsula, SF, parts of East Bay) or ship for $50
     
  8. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It sounds great, but he wants to spend around 700 with a monitor. He is not a power user at all. He does not even know what ram is. :D
     
  9. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    Well, fp 17"s are around $300 nowadays, so that's only a little over budget, and I'll cover half the shipping.
     
  10. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I will mention it to him, but he would still have to get an OS for it. I am sure that would confuse the crap out of him...
     
  11. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    I'll be here.

    I have a copy of Windows 98SE I can throw on for $25.
     

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