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DCI's Custom Computer Price Configuration Worksheet
It may help to keep in mind the expression "You get what you pay for",
and we do the whole job (your entire setup) and back it up and provide fast local full support!
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In case you missed the "Why DCI section" you really need to understand that our customer base and the market that we service requires that we provide more than just a mass produced, high-volume marketed computer. We truly do the whole job. To summarize in the least amount of words we can - The prices below and system we sell include; delivery and setup of course! - Plus installation of all your software and peripherals, transfer of any data you may need moved from one other computer, a comprehensive but clean and organized software setup  Local Fast Support and thus we are not in the high volume market.  We need to provide fast blah blah   meticulous efficient setup to Your liking!   onsite service,  backup, instruction to your level. So if or when you need support you have a local source that is familiar with your entire setup - hardware, software setup and peripherals and actually assembled the computer so we are much more capable of fixing whatever problem you run into. Also you are dealing with technicians that each have over 19 years of full time and very broad range experience which is a lot different than dealing with a company that may have been around for 20+ years, but the person you have to talk to for support is always different and often just hired, has trouble with English and lives in India (as Dell often does).

We do not charge much if anything extra for these services, our computers cost more than a mass produced and often cut down system because it simply costs more to independently assembly a quality computer based on top rated components which are each purchased separately, hand assembled and tested.  We include the above services not at much added cost but as a way to compensate for the higher cost and because we find that most computer users problems and frustrations stem from the fact that they purchased the computer like it were a typical appliance and the lack of a proper initial setup, backup etc is the reason they were less than thrilled with their last computer and probably the reason they are considering purchasing a computer from us. We also go the extra mile because we feel it is needed in order for the buyer to really like their computer.  If you need us to lower our price to make the sale and possibly acquire your business we may be able to do so, but we probably would want to cut back on some of the added services mentioned above.

First a few words about the choices we offer;  We currently offer two main platforms; (all are Industry standard footprint computers based on award winning name brand components and use Intel CPU's and Intel chipsets.


Worksheet Instructions
: You can configure up to five varying systems - 1 for each column. Your browser's status bar (assuming it is turned on under view status bar) and the last row of the worksheet below show your current configuration total.  The colors in the table have a meaning like green rows are on items we do not recommend.  Clicking the reset button will reset all five columns back to their default/initial settings in about 6+ seconds depending upon the speed of the computer you are using.  Some of the advantages this worksheet provides are that you can easily compare multiple system prices and configure most systems we offer in one place. The specifications are abbreviated in the work-sheet below and so requires a good bit of technical understanding for some one to be able to properly use/pick components. If you do not understand the meaning of the specifications below please just call us on the phone for a custom quote and details.

The following worksheet/table shows five sample computer systems which you can customize.
It may save you time to know in advance their default initial configuration:
Full Details on the parts can be found on our price page.  Pictures and Reviews on the parts page.

C Column #1: Our Base System without a monitor:  $1,880 - (On special for $1,780)
 

Intel Pentium 4 - 2.4 GHz CPU, 512 Meg 333Mhz DDR RAM80 Gig Hard Drive 7200 RPM, CD-RW Rewritable ROM drive, AGP Video Card - nVidia chipset GeForce4 MX440 with 64 Meg RAM, 10/100 NIC, O.S. Windows XP Professional, Windows Keyboard, Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse, 6 channel sound, Good Speakers with Subwoofer, 3.5 Drive, 56k Fax/Modem, 6 USB version 2 ports. Add $170 for a 17" CRT Monitor or $200 for a 19" Monitor  - See Detailed Quote -

   
C Column #2: Above system plus 19" CRT Monitor and upgraded CD-RW to a combo CD-RW/DVD drive and Microsoft Word 2002/XP  $2,160
 

Intel Pentium 4 - 2.4 GHz CPU, 512 Meg 333 Mhz DDR RAM80 Gig Hard Drive 7200 RPM, Combo DVD/CD-RW drive, AGP Video Card - nVidia chipset GeForce4 MX440 64 Meg RAM, 10/100 NIC (PCI network interface card), Operating System - Windows XP Professional, Windows Keyboard, Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse, 6 channel sound, Good Speakers with Subwoofer, 56k Fax/Modem, 6 USB version 2 ports. Quality 19" CRT Monitor, Microsoft Word 2002 with CD   - See Detailed Quote -

   
C Column #3: Above system #1 but using Asus P4P800 motherboard and faster 800 MHz FSB CPU, Faster RAM: $1,980
 

Intel Pentium 4 - 2.4 GHz CPU (800 Mhz bus version), 512 Meg 400 Mhz dual-channel DDR RAM80 Gig Hard Drive 7200 RPM, CD-RW Drive (52xW/52xR/24xRW and 16X DVD), AGP Video Card - nVidia chipset GeForce4 MX440 with 64 Meg RAM, 10/100/1Gb NIC, Operating System - Windows XP Professional, Windows Keyboard, Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse, 6 channel sound, Good Speakers with Subwoofer, 3.5 Drive, 56k Fax/Modem, 6 USB version 2.0 ports. No Monitor - See Detailed Quote -

   
C Column #4: Above system #3 plus 19" CRT Monitor and upgraded CD-RW to a combo CD-RW/DVD drive and Microsoft Word 20012/XP  $2,260
 

Intel Pentium 4 - 2.4 GHz CPU (800 Mhz bus version), 512 Meg 400 Mhz dual-channel DDR RAM80 Gig Hard Drive 7200 RPM, Combo DVD/CD-RW Drive (52xW/52xR/24xRW 16xDVD), AGP Video Card - nVidia chipset GeForce4 MX440 with 64 Meg RAM,  10/100/1Gb NIC, Operating System - Windows XP Professional, Windows Keyboard, Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse, Integrated 6 channel sound, Good Speakers with Subwoofer, 3.5 Drive, 56k Fax/Modem, 6 USB version 2 ports. Quality 19 CRT Monitor.     - See Detailed Quote

   
CC Column #5: The Works? - $2,530 - Like #4 above plus a Faster CPU, Faster video card and a large 2nd hard disk for fast rotational full backups
 

Intel Pentium 4 - 2.6 GHz CPU (800 Mhz bus version), 512 Meg 400 Mhz dual-channel DDR RAM,  80 Gig Hard Drive 7200 RPM, 2nd Hard Drive 120 Gig 7200 RPM with routines setup for fast easy Full backups, Combo CD-RW/DVD Drive 52xW/52xR/24xRW 16xDVD, AGP Video Card - nVidia chipset GeForce4 TI-4200 with 128 Meg DDR RAM, AGP 8X,  10/100/1Gb NIC, Operating System - Windows ; XP Professional, Windows Keyboard, Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse, Integrated 6 channel sound, Good Speakers with Subwoofer, 3.5 Drive, 56k Fax/Modem, four USB version 2.0, 19 CRT Monitor.   - See Detailed Quote

As many people want a certain type of monitor we are only including the cost of a monitor in a few of the sample quotes. You can easily add a monitor we offer or one you get yourself to the prices below. Also we are pushing combo CD-RW/DVD drives instead of just CD-RW as more people are buying DVD Writers DVD Media is being used more to share data and we believe you may regret not being able to read DVD media if you go without such a drive.

Computer Price Configuration Worksheet:
- PLEASE CALL for the most Current Pricing, Specs and Information -

- Components -

 Cost
Dif

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
CPU  Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478 / 512K Cache / HyperThreading            
  Intel Pentium 4 - 2.4 GHz and 533 MHz FSBus
  Intel Pentium 4 - 2.66 GHz and 533 MHz FSBus
  Intel Pentium 4 - 2.4 GHz and 800 MHz FSBus C
  Intel Pentium 4 - 2.6 GHz and 800 MHz FSBus C
  Intel Pentium 4 - 2.8 GHz and 800 MHz FSBus C
  Intel Pentium 4 - 3.0 GHz and 800 MHz FSBus
  Intel Pentium 4 - 3.2 GHz and 800 MHz FSBus

*All include 512K Internal Cache & Hyper-Threading

           
Motherboard - Asus or Intel - Top Reviews & Intel Chipset            

P4 - Asus P4PE-X (i845, 533 or 800 FSB) C

P4 - Asus P4P800 (i865PE, DDR 400 RAM/800 FSB) C

P4 - Asus P4C800 (i875P, DDR 400 RAM/800 FSB) C

P4 - Asus P4P800-VM Value (i865, DDR 400/800 FSB) D

P4 - Intel D865PER (i865PE, DDR 400/800 FSB)

P4 - Intel D875PBZ (i875P, DDR 400/800 FSB)

RAM - ( DDR 333 or Dual Channel DDR400)            

512 Meg DDR RAM PC2700/333 Mhz.- 1 Stick 2.7 GB/s

1 Gig DDR RAM PC2700/333Mhz - 1 Stick

512 Meg DDR PC3200/400Mhz  DuCh - 2 Sticks 3.2GB/s

1 Gig DDR PC3200/400 Mhz DuCh - 2 Sticks 3.2GB/s

Case & Power Supply: (All are ATX Industry Std & P4 ready!)            

Medium Tower ATX ( 4-5.25" Bays + 6-3.5") 400 Watts C

Full Tower ATX ( 6 - 5.25" Bays) 340 Watts - Too Big D

Hard Disks: (All are 7200RPM Enhanced IDE/UDMA            

40 Gig 7200 RPM

60 Gig 7200 RPM

80 Gig 7200 RPM C

120 Gig 7200 RPM (for 8 MB cache just ask)  C

160 Gig 7200 RPM 8MB cache

180 Gig 7200 RPM 8MB cache

200 Gig 7200 RPM 8MB cache

250 Gig 7200 RPM 8MB cache

For Serial ATA Interface add $40

CD Drive in Bay #1: (Plain CD, CD-RW, DVD, Combo)            

CD ROM Drive 52X

CD RW Drive Samsung 52W/52R/24RW C with Software

CD RW/DVD Combo 52xW/52xR/24RW 16X DVD  C

DVD/CD Pioneer DVD 500M 16xDVD 40xCD + PowerDVD

DVDRW Sony DRU510A CD-RW & DVDRW & Software

CD-R Disks cake of 50 - 40X rated (100 $55) With Marker

Optional CD #2 in Bay #2: (Plain CD or DVD/CD)            

CD ROM Drive 52X D

DVD/CD Pioneer 500M 16xDVD 40xCD & Power DVD C

No 2nd CD type drive.

Video Card: (all are AGP) - Benchmarks Here            

nVidia GF4 MX440 64 Mg DDR, Video Out. AGP 4X

nVidia FX5200 128 Mg DDR, Video-Out & DVI. AGP 8X

nV GF4 Ti4200 128Mg DDR VO, DVI, 8X (VIVO+$25) C

nV FX5600 128 Mg DDR, VidOut, DVI, 8X (VIVO+$20)

nV FX5600 Ultra, 128 Mg DDR, VIVO, DVI, 8X

nV FX5800 128 Mg DDR, VidOut, DVI, 8X

nV FX5900 128, VO, 8X (Ultra, 256Mg, VIVO + $90)

ATI Radeon 9200 128 Mg, 8X (VideoIn/VideoOut + $15)

ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128 Mg, VO DVI 8X (Pro + $25)

ATI Radeon 9800 128Mg 8X VO, DVI ( Pro + $100)

ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 9000 64Mg, TV, VIVO, 4X

ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro 128, TV VIVO, 8X

No Video Card. I want to get or use my own.

TV Tuner + FM & Video Capture (PCI Card - add a video above)

Many video options available - Please call if interested.

           
Operations System:  (Win XP or 98SE - OEM Version)            

Windows XP Professional CC

Windows XP Home Edition D

Windows 98SE

For XP CD add $20 or Backup of your final setup on DVDs

No Windows needed or I will supply my own O.S.

Keyboard: PS/2            

Standard Windows Keyboard (our favorite at any price)

Microsoft Internet Multi-Media Keyboard

Microsoft Natural Internet Multi-Media Keyboard

Mouse: PS/2            

Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse CC

Microsoft Wheel Mouse with Pad

Microsoft Explorer Optical Wheel & 5 Buttons

Optical Wheel Cordless Mouse - Requires Batteries!

No Mouse needed I already have one I like.

Other models/trackballs available. Please Call if interested

           
Sound Card:            

Integrated 6 channel sound chip on motherboard CC

Creative Lab's Sound Blaster Live

Creative Lab's Sound Blaster Audigy 2 with 1 Firewire Port

Speakers:            

Altec Lansing TP3 with Subwoofer and Treble/Base control

Altec Lansing

Creative

Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 - 3 piece. Top Rated Speakers

Altec Lansing AVS200. 2 Speakers, No Subwoofer (low end)

No Speakers needed or already have them.

Many higher end models available - please call if interested

           
Modem with Fax:            

Modem Internal 56.6k Data In 14.4k Fax - PCI V.92

No Modem - I have High Speed Access and don't want Fax.

Standard or Common Items:            

Network Adapter - Shared Internet, Files, Printers, Etc C

Disk Drive 3.5" 1.4 Meg - Teac

Monitors:  - Provided as a Service,  Feel free to supply your own            

17" CRT (16" Viewable) .20 Dot Pitch, Flat Screen C

19" CRT (18" Viewable) .22 Dot Pitch CC

21" CRT (20" Viewable) .21 Dot Pitch

LCD Monitors - Please Call for Info

No Monitor - I have or will get my own.

Software Applications OEM Bundle Specials:            

Microsoft Word 2002/XP CC

MS Works Suite XP (Word, Money, Encarta, Streets, Picture It) C

MS Office XP Small Biz (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook)

MS Office XP Pro (Word, Excel, Pub, Access, PowPt, Outlook)

No Word or Office - No Thanks - Have My Own?

MS Encarta Ref Suite Pro 2003 - Can install to Hard Disk

WordPerfect Suite 2002 (WordPerfect, QPro, Presen, Paradox)

Quicken 2003 Deluxe (For Money Deluxe add $10 more)

Norton AntiVirus, Music Match+, ThumbsPlus, WinZip, ARdr

Fast Full Backup Device: 2nd Hard Disk - Optional            

60 Gig 7200 RPM

80 Gig 7200 RPM C

120 Gig 7200 RPM C

160 Gig 7200 RPM

180 Gig 7200 RPM

200 Gig 7200 RPM

250 Gig 7200 RPM

None - No Thanks - maybe later.

*We recommend you also or at least get a CD-RW drive to backup data.

           
Power Protection:            

UPS - Uninterruptible Power Source APC Back-UPS LS 500C

Power Director/Surge Suppressor & Phone Line Jack

None - No Protection desired or have my own.

Sub-Totals:

 

        - Components -                   

  C1 C2 C3 C4 C5

Note: Deduct up to $450

The above components and thus the price is based upon our recommended top quality components. However these days it seems few if any of our competitors offer such quality components, nor do they do your full setup.  We too can cut costs if you desire. By using components similar to their offerings we can cut up to $450 off the above quote. The components and service that we would have to substitute/curtail include; A less expandable motherboard (saves $70) which integrates the video card (saving another $60) on the board and has less expansion slots. A smaller medium tower case saves $20. Low end speakers can save $35, Lesser quality/brand CD-RW drive saves another $50, Windows Home edition saves $30  which comes to a $265 discount.  If you want only a one year on-site warranty as some of their systems include deduct another $70 for a total discount of $335. If you do not need us to setup all your software and transfer data from another computer or keep a backup of your software setup deduct another $90, plus we shave off another $25 to bring you to our maximum discount of $450.  And this system still includes an RJ45 LAN jack, and typically a faster CPU (512K cache version and Intel brand) and faster RAM (DDR 333 Mhz) than their low end systems typically include. Plus we still provide faster support, fast direct access to the local technician you want to reach and that is familiar with your whole setup, delivery, added training, cleaner more user friendly software setup, and much more - please see the Why DCI section of this Web site for full details.

New Customers - If asked we would deduct $100 or so off our regular systems without cutting any of our offerings in order to secure new customers and the referrals/repeat business we plan to achieve by impressing you with a great computer and great support!

 

We no longer list any AMD CPUs as we do not feel they are as
safe as reliable or as compatible and we do not want problems!


Compare our Prices to a similarly configured Dell

 

Questions? -  Please Call 717-7917

Disclaimer: Prices shown on our website are not guaranteed.  As we are only human and this software might contains bugs, or be out of date we cannot guarantee to honor any prices this page may provide. Please call for firm pricing and custom quotes.

   

We are rather hungry these days (having closed the store front/walk-in establishment) and these prices are not written in stone!

   

For now to place an order we prefer you call 717-7917, and optionally email this page to DCIComp@bellsouth.net with the computer your interested in selected in column "Your Pick-1" above, or note which column you used below. Should you want more than one of the item, mention the quantity you desire.  We could automate this, but we prefer to be notified soonest, so we can get started on your order, and so we can to talk with you and verify your order is as you desire.  Unless requested otherwise delivery is typically made seven weekdays from the date ordered. Payment is due upon delivery.  A deposit may be required on special order items.


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