When you decide to purchase a custom-built system, there are three things everyone
what the purpose of the unit is.
- Set yourself
a realistic budget to fit that purpose.
around, but make sure you compare IDENTICAL
A quality, current
system including a quality 19 inch widescreen monitor and HP printer should run you around $1,500.00, including taxes. Your
system should be based around at least a 2.6GHz
processor for that price. If you are concerned
about upgradability, be sure to purchase a motherboard
based on the latest chipset and socket technology.
Finally, try to be realistic in your planning.
You aren't going to be happy with a ultra-high-end
gaming machine that you only paid $999.99 for.
Likewise, don't buy a $3,000.00 word processor.
Avoid those $499 and $399 "Internet Specials" at all costs; You will not be happy with your Internet experience, considering
all the 'Net has to offer now, including streaming
video, audio, and other amazing multimedia! At
Forest, we value honesty above all, and so should
everyone else! Don't be afraid to ask questions
of your salesperson regarding your needs, because
that's what they're there for!
Below, you will
find advice on individual component selection.
Many stores believe in the "Buyer Beware" concept, and they may try to take advantage of one who is less knowledgeable
in the computer field. The consumer must be careful
in their decisions! Be certain to avoid ILLEGAL
situations. If any non-shareware software is pre-loaded
on your system, and you don't have a license to
use it, IT IS ILLEGAL. OEM software that comes
in multi-packs of hardware is the ONLY exception.
Software Piracy is everyone's responsibility!
We sincerely hope
that this advice will help make your buying decision
easier and less stressful. If you have any questions
or concerns regarding the information in this document,
please feel free to E-Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck in your search for a system, and feel
free to shop around. We encourage it! :-)