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Purchase Topic: New Computer for Design and Gaming


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#1 tehbazzard

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:15 PM

My budget for the new computer is:
$350-$500

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Gaming, Art and Graphic Design, various media work

What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Steam, Sony Vegas, Photoshop CS5, Corel Painter 11

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
I like to emulate games from around the Nintendo 64 era, so 32-64 bit era. I would also like to play more modern games on Steam, on low-mid settings.

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
I probably have about 3-5 programs running at once, but some of them have varying memory usages, like Firefox to Photoshop to just OpenOffice.

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Yes.

Weather the computer is a laptop or a desktop doesn't really matter. The Laptop is meant for a desktop replacement, not for portability. I would enjoy a system with at least 3 USB ports, and at the very least 150 GB HD.
If I have to build the desktop, that is OK by me.

Edited by tehbazzard, 05 May 2011 - 09:55 PM.


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#2 killerx525

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:01 PM

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz -$100

Motherboard: MSI 870S-G46 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s ATX -$80

Ram: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 -$45

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 310 -$60

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100322L Radeon HD 6450 1GB DDR3 -$52

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" -$60

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit -$100

Total Price: $529.41 including shipping.

Edited by killerx525, 05 May 2011 - 10:01 PM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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