Is this a good deal?

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  1. Holadem

    Holadem Lead Actor

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    I can get this with free shipping and a free printer through my company. Is it a good deal, or will it be in May when I am ready to buy?
    DELL Dimension 8200, P4 @ 1.8GHz
    256MB PC800 RDRAM
    64MB DDR NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200 w/DVI
    40GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive (7200rpm)
    10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
    V.905/56K Telephony Modem
    16X Max DVD ROM
    16x/10x/40x Max CD-RW
    SB Live! Digital Sound Card
    HK-395 Speakers
    MS Works Suite 2002 Standard
    19" Monitor
    Epson Stylus C40UX Inkjet Printer
    FREE Shipping.
    TOTAL PRICE $1300
    I was debating wether or not to build my own machine, but if that is gonna save me only $100, then I would rather go with this. It will be used for surfing (broadband), video editing, and occasional gaming. Whaddayathink? [​IMG]
     
  2. Jay H

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    Having checked the Dell deals through my company (who buys Dell PCs for work), I've found that our "special deals for employees" is not that big a deal. Dell runs better deals through it's normal advertising channels and since the employee discounts cannot be combined with any deal outside their normal channels, it's not that much a deal. If your plan is like ours, I think you can find a deal just by checking the website or subscribing to their flyer distribution. Every now and then I get a little flyer in the mail announcing all the Dell promotions and some of them are decent for already-made computers.

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  3. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

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    Check out dells site and see what their specials are for this week. They change what free stuff they are handing out everyweek. If you don't need the machine right away just wait until you do need it and then start checking their web site for the deals. That same system you listed spec'd out on dells site now would be 1428 (1678-250 mail in rebate), then add shipping. So the price you were quoted is better.
     
  4. Holadem

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    I went back and highlighted the 19" monitor, just to make sure you guys saw it [​IMG].
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  5. AllenD

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    I was tossing around the idea of building another machine and here's my hardware list. (I always struggle between buying pre-built w/support/warranties and DIY. I always end up the DIY route since it's so much fun. [​IMG] ) You can add some round cables (3x=$42), a mouse ($10), keyboard ($15), 3 piece multimedia speakers ($30). I didn't list them since I already have them. I'd use ME but XP is available for $97 with hardware purchase, which I really should take advantage of:
    AOPEN H600A MIDDLE TOWER W/300W (PENTIUM 4 READY) ATX POWER SUPPLY 4x5.25" 2x3.5" 1x3.5"(hidden) W/FRONT USB
    $69.00
    SONY SPRESSA 24X/10X/40X EIDE INTERNAL CDRW W/SW (White box)
    $88.00
    THERMALTAKE VOLCANO 7 COOLING FAN FOR FOR AMD SOCKET 462 & INTEL SOCKET 370 PROCESSOR W/3 & 4 PIN CONNECTOR (SUPPORT UP TO 2.0GHZ)
    $22.00
    SAMSUNG 19"/18V SYNCMASTER 950B .22 1600X1200 68HZ TCO99 MPRII
    $220.13
    ATI RADEON 7000 64MB AGP DDR W/DVD PLAYBACK & TV OUT (Retail) Detail Specs
    $78.99
    WD 40GB 400BB EIDE ULTRA-ATA/66-100 9.5MS 7200RPM 2MB BUFFER Detail Specs
    $85.00
    A1SOYO K7V DRAGON+ VIA KT266A CHIPSET ULTRA ATA100 ATX FORM FACTOR 1xAGP(PRO)/5xPCI/3xDDR W/RAID,LAN,AUDIO & SMART CARD READER CONNECTOR
    $139.00
    AMD ATHLON XP 1800+ 1.53GHZ OEM W/O COOLING FAN (1 YEAR WARRANTY)
    $130.00
    MICRON MT16VDDT3264AG 256MB PC2100 266MHZ CL2.5 DDR DIMM $90.85
    PIONEER DVD-106S 16X-DVD EIDE SLOT INTERNAL #106S
    $56.00
    Sub Total $978.97
    S&H (Ground - Approx. 5-6 business days) APPROXIMATELY 5-6 Business days for delivery $82.39
    Grand Total $1,061.37
    BTW: Shipping was to CT. No sales tax outside of CA. I'd end up paying tax, and no shipping since the shop is close to me.
     
  6. Andy F

    Andy F Stunt Coordinator

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    Holadem, do you work for pratt? my girlfriend's father works there and has been looking into the deals too.
     

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