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#1 moonfang

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 07:19 PM

I am looking to get a new computer, a desktop. What i have is an HP pentium 4, 2.4 GHz and 768MB of RAM. I am running Windows XP. So does anyone have any suggestions as to what to get? This is a home computer, not really used to play games but do have some for the grandkids. I do not need anything fancy but do need something soon as this computer is really stuffed!!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:03 PM

Do you have a budget?

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 11:57 AM

Sounds like you need something that is going to last you awhile for the basics. Since you're familiar with HP, I would recommend getting another one. You'll need one of the newer Intel processors and plenty of hard drive space.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 08:11 PM

That is a laptop, the OP is looking for a desktop.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:11 PM

I suggest you to try the PCs from Dell, although HP is a great option, I am more satisfied with dell's overall performance.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 07:57 AM

Dell has some pretty good models like this from the Microsoft Store.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:29 PM

While walking in and buying a computer off the shelf is the easiest way, I would suggest that you will get a better deal by taking your budget along to a trusted shop and discussing your requirements with a techie who can build one for you.

I reckon that you will get the best computer for your money this way.


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Posted 23 April 2011 - 01:04 AM

You can save a bit more money by putting it together yourself :)

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:33 PM

jame, it is common courtesy to start your own topic, that way we can continue to help the original topic starter as well as you without any confusion. :D

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:53 AM

There's nobody name jame in this topic.

>Michael 
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:17 PM

It was removed.

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Edited by hamluis, 28 April 2011 - 02:14 PM.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:22 AM

Oh, that's why :mellow:

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