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I was outraged when I saw that my Dad's small business was quoted $1172.73 for a

 

HP DC7900 SFF E4800 w/ a 160gb hard drive and 2gb of ram.

 

This price seemed way too much for a computer that only had integrated graphics and not an entirely great processor.

 

So I am looking to build the computer instead,

keeping in mind that the computer is rarely used for anything other than acessing MYOB over remote desktop and editing word documents, does anyone have any cheap , bang for your buck

recommendations ?

 

Also it using going to be using dual monitors, that is already sorted out though. We won't be needing any extra peripherals etc.

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Keeping in mind the main reason you'd buy a Dell, HP, Acer, woteva for a business is so that you won't be the one who gets harassed should any problems crop up:

 

Intel Retail Box DG41TY $91

4G Kit-800(2x2G) PNY $74

Hitachi SATA 500G $64

Intel E7500 $154

IDE Pioneer218 $59

Antec Minuet 350 $139

OEM MS 64 bit Vista Business $174

Total $755 from MSY

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Team Dark 2G Kit(2 x 1024M) PC6400 800Mhz 4-4-4-12

$48.00

Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300/2.6Ghz/2MB CACHE/800FSB/LGA775

$84.00

Western Digital 320G ES16 SATAII 7200 rpm HDD(16Mb Cache)

$59.00

Antec NSK4480B-II Solution ATX MiniTower 380W PSU

$122.00

Asus P5KPL-AM-PS S775 G31 FSB1600(OC) 2DDR2

$54.00

Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32bit w 7 UPG(OEM)

$189.00

Pioneer IDE DVR118L 22X DVD Black

$55.00

 

Total

$611.00

 

For the tasks you specify, that'll be like driving a fucking jet to work. Its better than the one you listed, and a fuckton cheaper.

 

Prices are from umart, would be hella cheaper if you got from MSY too.

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Gigabyte GA-GC330UD $119

Antec ISK 300-65 Mini ITX Case $109

Kingston 2GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL5 $44

Windows Vista Home Premium OEM SP1 & Windows 7 upgrade $165

 

some hdd to chose from they get faster as the price goes up

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT 320GB $78

Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB $95

OCZ Vertex 30GB SSD $169 (lowst power use and is much faster)

 

you may not need a optical drive other than to install things so this part would be optional

Lite-On DS-8A2S Slim DVDRW OEM $89

 

this pc should draw around half the power of the other pc's suggested and have more than enough grunt to run what you want

$515+

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Graysonline man...grab a second hand dell for like $300 which will eat 2D applications :) That's if you want total el-cheapo.

 

I have 3 of those for the kids and they pretty much last forever (or long enough anyway).

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I was outraged when I saw that my Dad's small business was quoted $1172.73 for a

 

HP DC7900 SFF E4800 w/ a 160gb hard drive and 2gb of ram.

 

This price seemed way too much for a computer that only had integrated graphics and not an entirely great processor.

 

So I am looking to build the computer instead...

Dell's most basic Vostro 420 model will kick that quote's arse for $27 extra, delivered, with monitor:

 

Core2 Quad 8300

2GB RAM

Vista Business

320GB HDD

20" Monitor

512MB ATI® Radeon™ HD 4350

DVD burner etc

1-year onsite warranty

 

$1199 delivered (incl. $200 discount for next couple days)

 

If you want to go cheaper, no reason you couldn't go a lower-end Vostro.

 

Srsly, save yourself and them the time and hassle. Consider this: in three days time they could be receiving a computer package, whole and complete, backed up with one year next business day onsite warranty. Can you provide that, personally? I know I can't!

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I was outraged when I saw that my Dad's small business was quoted $1172.73 for a

 

HP DC7900 SFF E4800 w/ a 160gb hard drive and 2gb of ram.

 

This price seemed way too much for a computer that only had integrated graphics and not an entirely great processor.

 

So I am looking to build the computer instead...

Dell's most basic Vostro 420 model will kick that quote's arse for $27 extra, delivered, with monitor:

 

Core2 Quad 8300

2GB RAM

Vista Business

320GB HDD

20" Monitor

512MB ATI® Radeon™ HD 4350

DVD burner etc

1-year onsite warranty

 

$1199 delivered (incl. $200 discount for next couple days)

 

If you want to go cheaper, no reason you couldn't go a lower-end Vostro.

 

Srsly, save yourself and them the time and hassle. Consider this: in three days time they could be receiving a computer package, whole and complete, backed up with one year next business day onsite warranty. Can you provide that, personally? I know I can't!

 

 

get it with out monitor and really drop the price

 

yes dell for sure

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