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#1 panicpimp

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:37 PM

I am looking for a decent desktop to use for work and game on some. It has been a while since I had a PC desktop, I had an I-Mac in college. I went to best buy and spoke with a guy who seemed to be pretty knowledgable and recommended these computers? Asus
HP DOes anyone have any suggestions or anything they think would be a better choice?

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:37 PM

Their both good choices, the ASUS computer slightly more so then the HP due to the fact it has a phenon Quad core compared to an athlon II quad core, as well as 2 gigs more ram, it will perform better and will be better for gaming. Other then that, Id say you cant go wrong either way. graphics wise, the cards on both are integrated, and lousy at that, the HP has a slightly better graphics card, but either way you go if you plan on doing any serious gaming the graphics card will have to be upgraded.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

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 24 May 2011 - 01:33 AM

I would buy the HP desktop because of the graphics and 4GB of ram is sufficient.

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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 27 May 2011 - 05:47 PM

You do realize that a store bought computer be it from HP or Acer or Asus, can and likely will have
similar parts no matter the name on the box? Often you will find the exact same cpu/motherboard in
the HP line of Pavilions and the Gateway of what ever name they call it this week. You should not look
at the name on the box, but the list of PARTS IN THE BOX.
You want:

1. the CPU AMD or Intel (measured in GHZ and more is better)
2. the system ram or DDR2 or DDR3 again more is better
3. the video card if any, or if it is on-board video
4. storage(hard drive or drives) SSD are fast but small, usually backed up with a old style mechanical
typically at least a terabyte for storage

narrow down your wants and needs for these components before you shop for pretty sales pictures
You, yes YOU! STAND STILL WITH IT! How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:39 PM

Not always the case but the actual quality of the laptop matters.

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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 29 May 2011 - 06:59 PM

ya, in most cases killer is right, the parts are not the same. For example, ASUS laptops for example use ASUS motherboards, HP typically, uses ASUS boards as well. Some years you see them with MSI, but usually theyre ASUS or foxconn. Gateway, for example, is almost exclusively, ECS motherboads, which are complute junk. But you also need to keep customer service in mind-HP is one of the better ones out their for customer service that Ive seen.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

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 30 May 2011 - 12:42 AM

And Acer has garbage support service!

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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
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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