I like Lenovo Our of this above list, I would get the Gateway. How about we get back on topic and help joefoolz with selecting a new computer. The V has a similar price, hard drive capacity, and chassis size, but it performs quite a bit better on the Photoshop CS2 test because of its 1GB of system memory, which also lets it handle Vista Home Premium. The T is a bit faster at the Windows Media Encoder test, taking 2: Now I have a choice of spending bux or bux on a computer. It would seem that if something shorted on the motherboard you could identify some heat issues or something, some clue. Thousands upon thousands of eMachines owners loose valuable data.

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Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Present persons excluded of course. PS, the stories about the power supplies are part of a myth. The only truly good samaritans I have seen in this industry are the people who write some of the best software I own and have then released it to us for free.

I’m not sure that this is g5088 right system for that plan, either, since upgrading this PC requires you to remove or cut a tamper t508. And without the MCE interface, you’ll be switching in and out of the included third-party programs such as Napster and Microsoft Digital Image Starter Edition day trial to listen to music and view your digital photos.


But the days of squeaking by with a bare-bones single-core-powered computer are numbered, thanks to Web 2. This time I was more gentle to the power plug. It is a very satisfying experience. I guess low quality breeds more low quality because people buy the stuff. I had a power supply fail, the mother board didn’t kill it or die with it.

I know its not worth it, but its kind of interesting. Audio Output Form Factor. We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

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In this thread someone suggests buying a refurb, in another the poster is told to avoid them like vieeo plague. Now they offer a two year warranty on some models. It worked, of course it had no load on the power supply. So genius me, yanked the power plug from the back of the computer and shut it off.

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The best deals on laptops, tablets, PCs, gaming and much more! Option 6 by far! Dell is good if you don’t get their base home budget unit. Joe – if you are still in the market to build, check out this thead.

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Laptops by Dan Ackerman 10 days ago. I think i might have to go with a GT 1GB because i have no cards so i can’t get online, and Gt’s are compusa over here is 80 bucks.

That said, I hope that Vista Home Basic is a short-lived version of the operating system, since the concept of the “basic” computer is rapidly becoming dated. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Depending on the service emaachine, they may give you a hassle if they think you’ve opened the PC yourself.


Just bought an emachine T5088 am i a fool??

Improves an incomparable all-in-one. The rule of thumb for parts prices is this; to buy all the replacement parts for any given item multiply the retail price by 3.

The motherboard has voltage regulators that short, drawing massive current from the poor Emachines power supplies.

Gimme advice u computer gurus!!! I just noticed that emachines only gave you a 20 pin PSU connector instead of a 24 pin, look at the top right of the pic, you can see that 4 pins are not being used on the motherboads power connector, cheapskates, you really should have a 24pin connector unless the additional 4 pin connector has not been plugged in, find out what wattage your PSU is.

I think to be successful at building a computer you need to have a working computer to shop with, to post with and probably take your mind off worrying if your computer will work when you plug it in.