cthulhukeeperz
2002-09-29T13:05:34Z
my friends dad just bought a comp for 1200$ and this are its specs


CPU=1.7 GHZ P-IIII
memory:128MB rambus PC-600
vid card: GF2 MX 400 64 MB ddr


you would laugh your self to death if I go on

I find this REALLY funny
MikeL_HH
2002-09-29T13:12:40Z
Anyone notice how BestBuy and FutureShop NEVER sell comps with REAL vid cards. It's alway integrated crap. If you get a G2 MX with your prebuilt, your damned lucky!
MikeL_HH
2002-09-29T13:35:39Z
FutureShop ad.

Now, the average consumer looks at that and says, WOW! 1.7 gigamaherz for only $599.97CDN! so they buy it. The funny part is, if they don't know the difference between a comp and a craputer, chances are, they wont miss the performance and think they have the best thing EVER.




Integrated vid, sound, and modem are standard even on the most expensive comps. And the parts of the comp are made by some small company that you never heard of, working out of a hole in the side of a cave in Iran (no offence to the wonderful people of Iran).

If you were a average (meaning stupid) consumer and thought that higher numbers means higher performance. Where would you buy your comp from? Most likely a local comp store like BestBuy for FutureShop. And since Bestbuy and Futureshop both carry brands like HP and Compaq as there flagships, chances are, your ganna get screwed.

If you don't beleive me. Go to www.bestbuy.com  and www.futureshop.ca  and look at there desktop computer section. Notice that almost all of their comps for under $1000USD/$1500CDN have integrated stuff. And the comps above that price have G2 MXs (or equivelent). The only exception being the Alienware comps that Bestbuy carrys.
The_Punisher29
2002-09-29T14:57:06Z
www.voodoopc.com 
www.alienware.com 
www.falcon-nw.com 

If you don't have enough money for those, build it yourself
MikeL_HH
2002-09-29T15:00:03Z
Building it yourself is always the best solution. It's too bad that the average consumer is getting screwed tho.
Richard12
2002-09-29T16:47:13Z
Yeah I know. Most of the prices you get in Best Buy happen after rebates. For the ammount you lay out on a Pentium 4 System at Best Buy I can probably make 2 1800+ systems with a Radeon 8500. It's a joke. Sometimes I feel like going into the computer departnment and challenging there prices.
Dante
2002-09-29T16:51:09Z
It's funny how most pre-built systems come with such crappy video cards. How the hell do people play computer games with a GeForce 2?!
MikeL_HH
2002-09-29T17:00:12Z
etsd311
2002-09-29T17:21:43Z
heh heh...
my friend's dad just bought a new HP comp. from BestBuy... :rolleyes:

get this...

P4 1.6GHz
256MB PC133!!!
TNT 2 m-64!!!


P.S.
MikeL_HH
2002-09-29T17:31:03Z
WOW. What a speed demon. :rolleyes: I'm so jealous.
cthulhukeeperz
2002-09-29T18:18:30Z
Quote:

Originally posted by Dante
It's funny how most pre-built systems come with such crappy video cards. How the hell do people play computer games with a GeForce 2?!



look what I am useing ROFL and I play new games I gt a whoping 7fps!
^Bad_Boy^
2002-09-29T18:35:36Z
LoL.. hehe alot of people that know nothing about computers get fooled very easily
Bothware
2002-09-29T19:56:24Z
I think its appaling that companies sell GF2MX cards or even worse integrated crap to the unaware public - there should be law to prevent this - its redicolous.

The minimum card in anything should be R8500 / R9000 / Ti4200 kida level! - even better in systems for slightly more money.
MikeL_HH
2002-09-29T20:52:43Z
Was just at Futureshop and almost EVERY comp had integrated graphics. Found 2 comps with G4 MX 420s and some laptops with R7500 and G4go.

Some comps had large signs that read 64mb Intel Extreme Integrated Graphics.
It's both sad and scary at the same time.
cthulhukeeperz
2002-09-29T20:54:52Z
a GF2 MX would not be that bad I think, but for the money people are paying they should get something much better. I am thinking about getting one since they are cheap and my GeForce 2 GTS 64MB burnt out , and my Rage fury 32MB isnt friendly with my mobo