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Posted: 8/13/2007 11:53:15 AM EDT
Dell haters notwithstanding, (I get awesome discounts through my company)

I looked all over thier site, but cant find where they will just sell a box anymore. My monitor, KB, speakers, and mouse are all less than 2 months old, so all I need is a new tower.

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 11:56:19 AM EDT
Maybe at a Dell Store?
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 11:56:57 AM EDT
I never bought just a tower...

but don't do it!

Aftermarket towers are SO MUCH BETTER in terms of acoustic design, heat dissipation, and ease of use!

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1218312

look around computer forums for sweet deals! Antec is a good bang for buck manufacturer.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 11:58:12 AM EDT
I think he is looking for a Dell tower because the "proprietary" Dell mobo won't fit in a regular Antec or other off-the-shelf tower.

You can have my tower on my old Dell 8100 dimension (free) if you want ... I build my PCs now.

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 11:59:27 AM EDT
Try calling Dell on their 1/800 order line and speak with their sales reps, maybe they know something that is not listed on their website.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 12:00:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stockshift:
I think he is looking for a Dell tower because the "proprietary" Dell mobo won't fit in a regular Antec or other off-the-shelf tower.

You can have my tower on my old Dell 8100 dimension (free) if you want ... I build my PCs now.



Damn, i knew they used crappy proprietary designs, but never they went out of their way to skip the ATX standard...

*sigh*

Only Dell i'll ever buy is their new fancy laptop!
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 12:00:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
I never bought just a tower...

but don't do it!

Aftermarket towers are SO MUCH BETTER in terms of acoustic design, heat dissipation, and ease of use!

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1218312

look around computer forums for sweet deals! Antec is a good bang for buck manufacturer.



Im not much of a Tech guy, so I really dont know about the finer details of what im looking for, brand, slang terms, ect.
Basically, 2gig on the memory, 160 or so on the HD, Windows, Word, and a decent processer. I know that does not fill in many gaps, but thats about the extent of what I think that I need.Im not a gamer, but it would be nice to have the option.

I built a DELL online that fit those requirements, with a KB and Mouse for about $600. Can I beat that elswhere?
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 12:01:32 PM EDT
I think what the man means is he wants the tower AND all the stuff that goes in it.. Just not all the addon BS.

I'm pretty sure we ordered some bare machines from Dell not so long ago, but we're not dealing with their consumer division.

If your company gets some decent discounts, talk to your computer guy about calling his Dell rep for a one-off employee purchase. If the wind is blowing from the east and the moon is in capricorn, there's a 50% chance they'll say yes.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 12:02:41 PM EDT
My girlfriend bought a new Dell tower by itself about three weeks ago to replace a Gateway desktop that is slowly dying. $325, delivered, XP Pro. With a monitor, keyboard, mouse and all hte other crap it was $550 or so, but she didn't need any of that stuff.

If you want XP, act fast. I don't think I can buy a new laptop without Vista.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 12:03:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:
I think what the man means is he wants the tower AND all the stuff that goes in it.. Just not all the addon BS.

.


That is correct, I need a complete tower, just not all the extra shit such a monitor, mouse, KB, ect.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 12:07:58 PM EDT
When you choose a computer on the Dell site, it will let you "Customize It!" go through those screens and eventually it will have sections for monitor, mouse, etc, just unselect those and you'll get just the tower shipped.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 12:08:18 PM EDT
I think that you can deselect the monitor and other crap when you place your order online. I bought a Dell for the wife about a year ago and received only the CPU, keyboard, and mouse.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 12:10:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
If you want XP, act fast. I don't think I can buy a new laptop without Vista.


You could de-install Vista and install XP right? I really don't want Vista ....
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 12:16:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 12:25:31 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

If you want XP, act fast. I don't think I can buy a new laptop without Vista.


Sure you can Dell has stated all along you can get XP throught the end of the year the links are on their pages if you want a computer with XP. I cannot imagine why anyone would want XP at this point, drivers have caught up all new Dell notebooks with Vista I have handled (including mine) are rock solid and there is no doubt Vista is more secure.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 12:23:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 12:24:44 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By SBCZILLA:

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
I never bought just a tower...

but don't do it!

Aftermarket towers are SO MUCH BETTER in terms of acoustic design, heat dissipation, and ease of use!

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1218312

look around computer forums for sweet deals! Antec is a good bang for buck manufacturer.



Im not much of a Tech guy, so I really dont know about the finer details of what im looking for, brand, slang terms, ect.
Basically, 2gig on the memory, 160 or so on the HD, Windows, Word, and a decent processer. I know that does not fill in many gaps, but thats about the extent of what I think that I need.Im not a gamer, but it would be nice to have the option.

I built a DELL online that fit those requirements, with a KB and Mouse for about $600. Can I beat that elswhere?


You might want to do this:

configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=04&kc=6W300&l=en&oc=bdcwyfz&s=bsd

Select the Q6600 quad core processor
Comes with 2GB memory
Deselect the monitor and it is $659

There is room to grow that system in the future.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 12:38:12 PM EDT
UM doesn't walmart sell dells now ?


on both counts
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 12:47:12 PM EDT
Yes you can, I am sitting from one I bought from them a couple of months ago.

I believe you can unselect a monitor, keyboard, etc, and reduce price.
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