Building my friend a new computer...

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    ...and he wants a video card that he won't need to replace for three years. I told him that's a hard bill to fit, because three years is a long time for a computer to stay relevant with no upgrades. I picked this one out for him:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130038

    Think that's good enough, or is there a better option out there? He can't really afford to spend $600 on a video card, because he's got bills to pay and a house that's in the middle of renovation.

    (Jolly, you'll be pleased to know I specced an intel motherboard with a C2D processor.)
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Good card.

    And now for Jolly's comment:



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  3. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    Well, "work for 3 years" means different things to different people. Is he gaming? Because I have server boxes that still love their 8MB ATi cards....

    What is it going to be used for?
     
  4. irrompible

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    While I honestly don't think that card will last 3 years if he's into playing newly released games, it is a good card and overclocks well from when I've read about it.
     
  5. copiertalk

    copiertalk Secure Our Borders! OT Supporter

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    stop. You will have to provide support for the next five years.

    Tell him to buy a dell.
     
  6. thebox

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    well, it certainly won't run new games on any remotely high settings in 3yrs
     
  7. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    EVGA ftw though, I just asked for some free stuff in an email and they said they are going to send me a lanyard and a T-shirt just for buying one of their 7600 GT's. All I had to do was ask. :)
     
  8. rsxm5

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    EVGA makes decent cards. I think they have a lifetime warranty now. Their RMA turn around time isn't the best though... luckily their cards do not fail often
     
  9. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    :rofl: i couldn't agree more
     
  10. Doomsday

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    might as well wait for the 9 series then. if the 9 series turns out expensive, the 8 series prices would most likely go down by that time.
     
  11. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I told him to buy a Dell last time. I still provided support. But I do a pretty good job of explaining shit over the phone, or using Remote Assistance, so what the hell.

    Besides, he's not completely inept. He knows how to reformat and reinstall and make backups and mount ISO images as virtual drives, so he's not a complete noob.
     
  12. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    And why wouldn't they want you to advertise their product for them? Companies love that shit.
     

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