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Post by Sainteven on 6/27/2011, 4:17 pm

As many of you know my computer is a piece of shit. I'm going to be buying a new one soon, but I'm not terribly knowledgeable about these things. What I've gathered is its a lot cheaper to build your own, but I don't actually know what that entails. I'm looking for suggestions for brands and where to buy. My price range is around the $1000 mark, give or take a couple hundred. Any advice would be welcome. This will be a desktop computer I've decided, and I don't need to get a monitor, just the computer itself. I am not going to get a mac or an alien ware so don't even suggest it. I want this computer to be able to run modern games (skyrim!) at good graphics, and I will be using it for a lot of graphics intensive projects, rendering and building 3d scenes and such.


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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by ChaosTheoryJRH on 6/27/2011, 4:29 pm

I'm going to go with what you said in-game, just throw your money at the best buy guy, and tell him to build you a computer.

But in all seriousness, I'm not the best with computers, and knowing what is the best, but I know a little.
I've found this computer, to me, it seems pretty nice, you may want someone like Lucas to check it out for you though:
http://www.centauruscomputers.com/html/helios_extreme.html

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by Ariley on 6/27/2011, 5:12 pm

ChaosTheoryJRH wrote:I'm going to go with what you said in-game, just throw your money at the best buy guy, and tell him to build you a computer.

But in all seriousness, I'm not the best with computers, and knowing what is the best, but I know a little.
I've found this computer, to me, it seems pretty nice, you may want someone like Lucas to check it out for you though:
http://www.centauruscomputers.com/html/helios_extreme.html

get the WOW optimized gaming PC, steven

you need it

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by saeTan on 6/27/2011, 5:32 pm

This one right here.
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP-RF711-S02US-specs

-i7 2630QM, Quad core, 2ghz
-17.3"
-NVIDIA GeForce GT540M, 1gb Ram
-4gb DDR3 Ram, upgradeable to 8
-750gb HDD
-SD shit

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by Vegeta400 on 6/27/2011, 7:39 pm

Get a I Mac.

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by sirporkrind on 6/27/2011, 10:46 pm

saeTan wrote:This one right here.
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP-RF711-S02US-specs

-i7 2630QM, Quad core, 2ghz
-17.3"
-NVIDIA GeForce GT540M, 1gb Ram
-4gb DDR3 Ram, upgradeable to 8
-750gb HDD
-SD shit

Get the one above that Lucas recommended even though its a laptop. Good value and quality brand DON'T go with dell (just my suggestion).

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by Sainteven on 6/28/2011, 12:16 am

saeTan wrote:This one right here.
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP-RF711-S02US-specs

-i7 2630QM, Quad core, 2ghz
-17.3"
-NVIDIA GeForce GT540M, 1gb Ram
-4gb DDR3 Ram, upgradeable to 8
-750gb HDD
-SD shit

hmmm this is really nice it seems. although i'd rather get a desktop

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by JesusAsaurusR3X on 6/28/2011, 12:21 am

If you can give me till tomorrow Steven, I can tell you what desktop my friend has. It can run MC on the highest settings, plus he tested how good it can handle the game by starting a new map and literally blowing it to pieces with the Elemental Arrows tnt arrow with an auto-clicker set to 1,000 clicks per second. The comp. had some lag, but not a lot of it. I can tell you now it would be just a tiny bit over your price range, but then again he did design it himself. :P

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by Sainteven on 6/28/2011, 1:15 am

So fare liking saetans laptop suggestion but I really don't need the portability and being a laptop will drive up price, make it harder to upgrade, and increase problems with heat, battery etc. Desktop would be much more useful for me.

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by saeTan on 6/28/2011, 4:23 pm

Sainteven wrote:So fare liking saetans laptop suggestion but I really don't need the portability and being a laptop will drive up price, make it harder to upgrade, and increase problems with heat, battery etc. Desktop would be much more useful for me.

Oh, sorry, you told me earlier that you wanted a laptop. No, don't be a douche and buy a prebuilt desktop. Build your own. Being lazy is just an assholish excuse not to. You'll get a better machine for a better price.

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by Sainteven on 6/28/2011, 5:16 pm

saeTan wrote:
Sainteven wrote:So fare liking saetans laptop suggestion but I really don't need the portability and being a laptop will drive up price, make it harder to upgrade, and increase problems with heat, battery etc. Desktop would be much more useful for me.

Oh, sorry, you told me earlier that you wanted a laptop. No, don't be a douche and buy a prebuilt desktop. Build your own. Being lazy is just an assholish excuse not to. You'll get a better machine for a better price.

I keep hearing that its better to build my own, but I really have no idea what i would want, or how to build it

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by Vegeta400 on 6/28/2011, 6:34 pm

I-Mac ftw

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by WesleyMD on 6/28/2011, 6:56 pm

I'll halp YOU IN TEAMSPEAK when you come back.

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by dtfgator on 6/28/2011, 10:08 pm

Saint, it's better to build your own because it stops you from paying hundreds of dollars extra because a company *cough* apple *cough* has put their logo on the computer. As for how/what parts, I have no experience whatsoever in that area. Ask Lucas or someone.

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by Coldplaya on 6/29/2011, 8:18 am

I have a thread in off-topic about my custom build and the parts, but I would suggest you build a computer. The benefits out weigh the risks.
On a seperate note, you guys gotta listen to what happened to me last week. : So, I decided to take apart my older computer. I looked on the motherboard and to my surprise, the nvidia graphics card was embedded on the motherboard!!!! So I decided to call customer support, due to the fact that the driver was not being offered anymore. It took them FIVE WHOLE FUCKING HOURS to figure out that I had windows 7, and the driver they had was for windows vista!!!


Thanks

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by commander_chair on 6/30/2011, 2:03 pm

You should get something with windows 98. Thats what my grandma used to have and i can telll you that was a computer.

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Re: Help Sainteven pick a new computer

Post by Ariley on 6/30/2011, 2:44 pm

commander_chair wrote:You should get something with windows 98. Thats what my grandma used to have and i can telll you that was a computer.

Get a gateway with Windows 98. You know, those computers that came in boxes that had like cow patterns on them.

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