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Purchase template: New laptop/desktop


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#1 tomcatlover

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 06:29 AM

My budget for the new computer is:

Somewhere between $400-700
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?

Web browsing, photo storing/editing, email

What software do you intend on using on the computer?

Photo imaging, MS Office

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?

No, usually if a game is involved, it's downloaded from the internet (mainly Scrabble)

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?

No....maybe two at the same time, but not often.

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

Pictures

Edited by tomcatlover, 20 May 2011 - 06:32 AM.

Gateway SX2803-25e Win 7 Home Premium Intel Pentium E5800 processor Intel GMA X4500 Graphics 1TB HD,6GB DDR3 Memory
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC Win 7 Home Premium SP1 AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.5 GHz 4 GB RAM 64-bit OS
Ipad 2, ver 7.0.4 13.2 GB capacity


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#2 killerx525

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 08:33 AM

TOSHIBA Satellite L655-S5161WHX

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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
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:08 AM

Thanks, Aussie.

Anyone else?

Gateway SX2803-25e Win 7 Home Premium Intel Pentium E5800 processor Intel GMA X4500 Graphics 1TB HD,6GB DDR3 Memory
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC Win 7 Home Premium SP1 AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.5 GHz 4 GB RAM 64-bit OS
Ipad 2, ver 7.0.4 13.2 GB capacity


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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:48 AM

The tasks you listed...are all easily done by any recent system.

I'd suggest doing some browsing at basic websites such as Tiger Direct, Newegg, and Dell...and get some more definitive ideas of what you want to spend your money on.

You also need to determine whether you want a desktop or a laptop. IMO, a desktop is preferable if the portability factor is not important. The basic advantages of having a desktop over a laptop (IMO) include upgradeability, easier to troubleshoot/replace component failure, better value.

Louis




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