I'm in the market for a new computer...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by xSamaelx, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. xSamaelx

    xSamaelx Guest

    I'm in the market for a new computer and I don't feel like building it myself so I was wondering what are some good companies that offer high quality computers that don't cost too much.

    Here is what I want:

    - at least a 2.5 Ghz processor
    - at least 512 MB ram (Prefer 1 GB)
    - at least 200 GB hard drive
    - Video card isn't important
    - of course USB 2 support
    - Firewire Support
    - Preferably comes with it's own monitor
    - Full Tower case

    And if there is anything important I missed just ask and I'll reply. But what company offers something along those lines for cheap?
     
  2. samm

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  3. xSamaelx

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    I should've said this before, but I don't really want a Mac. I prefer PC.
     
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    he said computer, not expensive paperweight :mamoru:
     
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    why do you need all this? Especially teh 1gb ram...
     
  7. xSamaelx

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    I want my computer to last a long time. I don't want to have to buy a new computer in a year or two because it can't play new games or run new software. The computer I have now is 4 years old but is still considered top of the line in todays market. I want that same thing with my next computer.
     
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    You could go balls out on this one, Athlon FX55, dual GF 6800 Ultras, 4 gb of ram, and I will still be able to build a better computer in a year for half what you pay.
    You don't need to buy the best of the best today, just something with a couple of upgrade options for the next 12-18 months. Better cpu and more ram in 12 months and a better video card 6 months after that.
     
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    pricewatch.com
     
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    beave Housin Beers & Buildin Dams

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    FUCK NO

    worst post EVER!
     
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    Yes, that's becoming less of a problem now, since machines are usually more powerful than most games use. For example, I have a two year old system that can play most games, without buying the best then.

    So my advice, buy what's needed now, upgrade later (when prices for video cards, RAM, .. decreases). This way, you don't spend more money now for something you won't use. You buy it cheaper later when you do need it.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Why are you concerned it will go out of date but then also say you don't care about the video card?
     

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