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    Default Need negative Dell reviews

    Hey guys,
    my friend is in need of a new computer, the original plan was for me to build him one, but now his father is involved, and he really wants to buy a Dell Dimension 4600, i need negative reviews on this computer because i kno my friend wants and needs a better computer than this pos, but his father doesnt understand how it wont beable to be upgraded, he jus sees the price and he thinks its the best deal!

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    For computer NooBs, Dells really aren't that bad. I'm sure you bould build any system Dell offers for less. All you really have to do is keep him away from anything that has integrated graphics. That's a true sign of a POS system.

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    just put together something that costs less but performs better...not necesssarily best bang for the buck...but better than the dell

    man..i feel bad...like another n00b lost to the world of prebuilt machines...
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    if he is a complete noob...i would just buy a Dell...if something goes wrong with a built pc...it can be hard to troubleshoot for them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EWeezy
    if he is a complete noob...i would just buy a Dell...if something goes wrong with a built pc...it can be hard to troubleshoot for them...
    Agreed. I build for no one that I have to see on a regular basis

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    if you never plant to upgrade
    and want to spend the extre cash and thereby get n00b support then
    dell is ok
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    i see him every day, hes not a noob, he jus dosnt know enough about different compenets to buy and build him self, i have priced out a system on newegg, and then a comparable dell and the dell was more, but his dad found a dell on ebay for $449
    and i cant really maych anything up to that system, its fairly good, except it has integrated graphics which are HORRIBLE!!!!!!!and i kno most dells dont have a agp port so he cant buy a high end graphics card, and it has 256mb ram. but his dad said if i had reviews saying that it was a total piece of crap he would consider letting me build him a computer, plus my friends dad has sum guy feeding him information on how dells are the greatest computers ever!
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    let him buy the dell and just wait for the him to give you a call in a month or two telling you how much of a POS the dell is. ... and then just say .... "i told you so"

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    better yet, let him get one and then bring your comp to his house and u can have a mini-lan and show him the difference. not just benchmarks but real life performance. I bet anything simple tasks like openning IE takes noticeably longer on a dell. I have not seen any dell under $1500 with a 7200rpm drive...
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    if you guys would like to see the computer that his father wants to buy heres the ref # for it on ebay # 5134070633
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    i don't know about him being a noob, i know enough to build a pc, overclock, flash vid cards and the sorts, but i still consider myself a noob... especially compared to what people in these forums know

    as for you friend getting a dell... you can
    A) let him get it and let him learn a lesson on his own
    B) try to convince him how much cheaper getting a rig built from part off of newegg********** is and how much better it is for the same price or a similar price

    the reason there are no negative reviews of that pos is because people who know something about pc's and use them for gaming don't get near anything made or that has to do with dell
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    maybe you could point things out like the ***** of upgrading a dell using anything but dell components ?

    normal atx psu can kill or be killed if connected to a dell mobo and prob the other way around
    **********************.duxcw**********/dcforum/DCForumID3/436.html

    you cant fit a dell mobo in non dell case and the other way around

    more dell stuff
    ****************dfarq.homeip.net/article/919
    ****************delltalk.us.dell**********/supportf...ssage.id=12690

    who knows where else dell stray from the std's to force you to keep buying their stuff ?
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    its not my friend who wants the dell, its his father who is funding the new computer!
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    Rudegar is exactly right. I cant imagine those systems have become better as far as allowing the user to make thier own upgrades without going through them. Just kindly remind your friends dad that any upgrading that has to be done later on, assuming its even possible, must be done through them or someone licensed by them lest you void the warranty on it.

    I also agree with a statement made earlier in the post. Take the system hes thinking about buying and start shopping online. Im sure whatever they can build over at dell it can be done much better for the same prices but it all depends. It may be hard to sell this person on the idea that intergrated video is almost always a bad thing.

    Of course, you could always sit this person down and let them read our responses to the thread you started. Of course be sure to explain to him that we are all seasond computer pro's around here
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    It's hard to argue with the person in control of the finances. I hope you can disuade him from buying a Dell.

    The irony of the situation is that he isn't just thinking of buying a Dell...but it's a USED Dell ; (
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    wow... look at those ****ing losers in the dell forums... thats low, loser nerds lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCgeek
    wow... look at those ****ing losers in the dell forums... thats low, loser nerds lol
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    I find it sad that they put their dells in their sigs like they are good machines or sumtin. And their sigs are like a mile long and filled with stupid ******** like "gigabit lan" or "sata controller"... ****ing losers
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCgeek
    I find it sad that they put their dells in their sigs like they are good machines or sumtin. And their sigs are like a mile long and filled with stupid ******** like "gigabit lan" or "sata controller"... ****ing losers

    haha that made me spit soda on my work machine. Dont tell my boss rofl.
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