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Windows 7: Need advice on friend's pc


09 Feb 2010   #21
monkeys breath

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I would caution against ZipZoomFly. I have fallen into their little scams, or the companies that they partner with.

Basically, I was charged $20 for a $10 rebate. Fortunately, they were easy to deal with when I called them, and they gave back the $20.
actually newegg is no better in this regard. i personally have been very happy with my purchases from zipzoomfly. price wise they are pretty much in line with newegg.


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09 Feb 2010   #22
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeys breath View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I would caution against ZipZoomFly. I have fallen into their little scams, or the companies that they partner with.

Basically, I was charged $20 for a $10 rebate. Fortunately, they were easy to deal with when I called them, and they gave back the $20.
actually newegg is no better in this regard. i personally have been very happy with my purchases from zipzoomfly. price wise they are pretty much in line with newegg.
All I can give is my personal experience.

The best I can recommend is no matter who you buy from, read the fine print and watch your credit card statement for unfamiliar charges.
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09 Feb 2010   #23
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorian hawkmoon View Post
My friend has got a PC that's considerably outdated, he wants to know what games he can play.

His config is:

P4 (2.4 Ghz)
512 DDR RAM
INTEL ORIGINAL 864G MoBo
SYNCMASTER MONITOR (15")


OS: Win 7 Ultimate (x86 version)
Any advice is really, really welcome !

Thanks
try checking "windows 7 compatibilty center"

and are we talking new games or dated older games??
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10 Feb 2010   #24
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Dated older games.
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10 Feb 2010   #25
BWK

 



Don't forget to point them to this link...
Get more ram! Free!

IMO tigerdirect has way more stuff for the do it yourself type person. I compared the two sites tigerdirect and newegg, and they (newegg) seemed to have less than half of the items that tigerdirect had and when it comes to comparison shopping for upgrading my pc....I'm all over it!
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10 Feb 2010   #26
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BWK View Post


Don't forget to point them to this link...
Get more ram! Free!

IMO tigerdirect has way more stuff for the do it yourself type person. I compared the two sites tigerdirect and newegg, and they (newegg) seemed to have less than half of the items that tigerdirect had and when it comes to comparison shopping for upgrading my pc....I'm all over it!
if you want name brands that you can trust at a lower price then you want newegg or zipzoomfly most of the time. if you are willing to take a chance on brands you have never heard of then your best pricing in most cases is going to be tigerdirect. i have been buying parts from both companies for at least 10 years. plus i'll tell you a little secret zipzoomfly, newegg, directron, provantage all share their west coast warehouse to same money.
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10 Feb 2010   #27
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Honestly guys as far as older GPU's go Ebay is by far the best for that. The selection on older GPU's at newegg or anywhere else really does'nt compare. I just installed Win 7 an old P4 1.7GHz 762MB memory compaq machine.

By upgrading to a Geforce 6200gs PCI card I have Aero working perfectly on this old compaq. The 6200gs was the biggest card I could add to my compaq due to power supply limitations "250 watts". Nobody else had that GPU but I got free shipping from HongKong with Ebay and I now have Aero working perfectly on my old compaq machine.
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