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Windows 7: Would a 1 year warranty be sufficient for desktop ?

07 Mar 2010   #21
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Not everyone would be able to build their own, I know I certainly couldn't I'm not physically able, and if you do build your own I bet they would cost a bit more than the off the shelf ones, I'm talking of desktops laptops aren't in the picture.

If you're all honest you'd buy the top of the range components and don't forget you've got to add on the cost of an operating system in the price, now can you honestly say you'd be able to build one cheaper than can be bought ready made.

Someone in the thread mentioned that you could buy a computer for the cost of extended warranty, well I certainly couldn't buy one for what my warranty cost, unless it was perhaps an old out of date one, I paid 150 for three years on site cover.

Anyway I've given my views and for me extended warranties work, I have them on all major electrical appliances and they've worked out well for me
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07 Mar 2010   #22
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Not everyone would be able to build their own, I know I certainly couldn't I'm not physically able, and if you do build your own I bet they would cost a bit more than the off the shelf ones, I'm talking of desktops laptops aren't in the picture.

If you're all honest you'd buy the top of the range components and don't forget you've got to add on the cost of an operating system in the price, now can you honestly say you'd be able to build one cheaper than can be bought ready made.

Someone in the thread mentioned that you could buy a computer for the cost of extended warranty, well I certainly couldn't buy one for what my warranty cost, unless it was perhaps an old out of date one, I paid 150 for three years on site cover.

Anyway I've given my views and for me extended warranties work, I have them on all major electrical appliances and they've worked out well for me
Laptops are in the picture - easier to build than desktops, if you can find the right parts. As for price, that isn't a factor. You have the luxury of choosing a great PSU instead of a cheap one, a proper chipset and a decent case.
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07 Mar 2010   #23
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

If it is under 600$ I would not bother. Maybe Maybe 700$ but if you will be gaming I really highly suggest you learn to build your own computer.

I spent over $2000 and have no idea how my parents said yes to it but after 1 year it failed, multiple graphics failures, bad hard drives from HP. I had the 3 year warranty and it wasn't even that great. All it did was teach me how to understand the basics of the inside of my computer but later that year i bought it I found out I could have spent under 1000$ if I built it but I was young and my parents much less Knowledgeable about computers.

If you want to buy a desktop I would still get the most highest warranty especially from HP, much less from Dell but know you are not getting anything great at all or if you are you are getting it with an arm and a leg added in costs. Also If you do get one, make sure you check the insides and take a photo and document it and your hardware on the computer before it breaks down just in-case. I was smart enough and HP or what ever tech that fixed my computer was a piece of crap.
They actually stole my 6gigabyte ram sticks and replaced it with 4 one gigabyte sticks. Some local computer shop even stole our secondary hard drive back when drives were expensive. We had two 20gb hard drives and they left us with one and partitioned it so it looked like we had 2 hard drives still on the PC. It really sucks when you don't know anything about the product. I make sure I know everything about the stuff I own.
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07 Mar 2010   #24
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zezasu View Post
If it is under 600$ I would not bother. Maybe Maybe 700$ but if you will be gaming I really highly suggest you learn to build your own computer.

I spent over $2000 and have no idea how my parents said yes to it but after 1 year it failed, multiple graphics failures, bad hard drives from HP. I had the 3 year warranty and it wasn't even that great. All it did was teach me how to understand the basics of the inside of my computer but later that year i bought it I found out I could have spent under 1000$ if I built it but I was young and my parents much less Knowledgeable about computers.

If you want to buy a desktop I would still get the most highest warranty especially from HP, much less from Dell but know you are not getting anything great at all or if you are you are getting it with an arm and a leg added in costs. Also If you do get one, make sure you check the insides and take a photo and document it and your hardware on the computer before it breaks down just in-case. I was smart enough and HP or what ever tech that fixed my computer was a piece of crap.
They actually stole my 6gigabyte ram sticks and replaced it with 4 one gigabyte sticks. Some local computer shop even stole our secondary hard drive back when drives were expensive. We had two 20gb hard drives and they left us with one and partitioned it so it looked like we had 2 hard drives still on the PC. It really sucks when you don't know anything about the product. I make sure I know everything about the stuff I own.
And the PSU? Was it a $20 model?
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07 Mar 2010   #25
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

A big LOL I don't even want to think about it much. I keep it in the house as a reminder to not be clueless consumer. But good question Frost, it is probally a 5$ PSU by now but that was when PC were expensive to have for a house and the big bulky monitors.
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07 Mar 2010   #26
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zezasu View Post
A big LOL I don't even want to think about it much. I keep it in the house as a reminder to not be clueless consumer. But good question Frost, it is probally a 5$ PSU by now but that was when PC were expensive to have for a house and the big bulky monitors.
Agreed, the PSU is a forgotten part. People spend thousands on a couple of 5870's, which means nothing. The PSU is the most important part, closely followed by the chipset (which is never mentioned for store bought PC's either). I rebuilt an old factory PC, put in an Antec True Power 550 - quiet and perfect along with other parts. As for the gaming PC, put in an Xigmatek NRP-MC651 650w PSU - both 80+ bronze, both are great quality.
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07 Mar 2010   #27
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Laptops are in the picture - easier to build than desktops, if you can find the right parts. As for price, that isn't a factor. You have the luxury of choosing a great PSU instead of a cheap one, a proper chipset and a decent case.
When you build a laptop you are essentially just adding a drive, ram, and GPU if the laptop you buy has a GPU slot. I wouldn't call that building a laptop.

Price is a major factor in buying/building a PC to the majority of people.
you can't build a low end PC cheaper than buying a pre-built machine.
Mid range and higher end PC's can be built cheaper.
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07 Mar 2010   #28
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Laptops are in the picture - easier to build than desktops, if you can find the right parts. As for price, that isn't a factor. You have the luxury of choosing a great PSU instead of a cheap one, a proper chipset and a decent case.
When you build a laptop you are essentially just adding a drive, ram, and GPU if the laptop you buy has a GPU slot. I wouldn't call that building a laptop.

Price is a major factor in buying/building a PC to the majority of people.
you can't build a low end PC cheaper than buying a pre-built machine.
Mid range and higher end PC's can be built cheaper.
Low end can be cheaper - and a laptop you have to add the cpu too.
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07 Mar 2010   #29
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
I just need opinions, If I was going to buy a desktop computer, should I spend more money and get the extended 2,3 or 4 year warranty ? Or should I just stick with the standard 1 year.

Compared to a notebook, a desktop is obviously less prone to damages, obviously due to not transporting it around and so on.

Anyways, I would appreciate opinions, I'm thinking and looking into possible getting a gaming desktop soon.

PS

Would you agree that the hardware in a desktop is stronger and less susceptible to failure compared to a laptop ?
It looks like he is looking for a opinions for desktop guys not laptops. While I say you guys are correct lets help out the OP
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07 Mar 2010   #30
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zezasu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
I just need opinions, If I was going to buy a desktop computer, should I spend more money and get the extended 2,3 or 4 year warranty ? Or should I just stick with the standard 1 year.

Compared to a notebook, a desktop is obviously less prone to damages, obviously due to not transporting it around and so on.

Anyways, I would appreciate opinions, I'm thinking and looking into possible getting a gaming desktop soon.

PS

Would you agree that the hardware in a desktop is stronger and less susceptible to failure compared to a laptop ?
It looks like he is looking for a opinions for desktop guys not laptops. While I say you guys are correct lets help out the OP

that's fine I welcome all comments Anyways I may just look into building my own system after all. When the time comes, we'll see what my money situation is like. It would awesome If I could build a decent gaming system for a couple grand at the most then have enough left over and possibly get a decent laptop with excellent battery life such as the MBP !

Thanks for all your thoughts !
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