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#1 weatherman13

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:52 PM

My budget for the new computer is: $1,000

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Facebook, Skype, some games, facebook games, youtube, and email.

What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Elements.

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Sometimes not much. Just need to play games at a minor level.

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?
Multasting is what I need.

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

Here is a link to the computer I have in mind: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229266 . I want something diffrent from your normal Dell and HP. Another reason I like this computer is beacause it has a lot of ventalation. What is your opinion.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:12 AM

That desktop you suggested would be fine for the tasks you mentioned.

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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 26 July 2011 - 09:03 AM

Will this one work? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229265

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:22 AM

Now here is the options right now in my parents price range. These are my options to keep the price under $1,000 for the computer with software.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5

Option 6

Option 7

Option 8

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:55 PM

i would either go option 5 or option 4 out of those choices because of the quad core and better graphics card

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:49 PM

Just wanted to tell everyone I ended up getting this PC: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883113171

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 11:39 PM

Gateway is ok but the only con about that desktop is the onboard graphics but it would do.

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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 26 August 2011 - 11:40 PM

Agreed with the onboard graphics; If you use the PC for Photoshop (as you mentioned), I would look into adding a SSD (Solid State Drive) to compliment the current "green" HDD. If this drive is from the "Green" line from WD, it spins at 5,400RPM and is... quiet but quite slow.

It mentions that it comes with an expansion drive for another HDD. You will be amazed at how much this speeds up the PC if the OS and Programs are transferred to it. For best results, leave a small (5-10Gb or less, depending on size) partition for current projects.
Throw the video file on the SSD, do your work, and xfer it back to the HDD when finished. Same with games, or anything else usually kept on the HDD.

I'd say intel is the most reliable, but check out newegg for the older ssd's if you like :)

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:51 AM

Intel makes the most realible SSD on the market, don't bother getting OCZ.

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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 August 2011 - 01:44 PM

I'm on my third Vertex III :dance:



EDIT to avoid threadjack:
First one was unstable (random re-boots, BSOD upon waking up from sleep).
Second one had read/write speeds of 295/139MB per sec with CrystalDiskMark on a fresh format [yes to ACHI/Trim]. If anything else was plugged in, that other drive would take priority (even if changed/saved in BOIS). Random freezes of simple programs and inability to minimize continued after 2nd fresh install from a new technet .iso
Both covered under warranty. Just finished a fresh install on this one, we shall see...

Research says it's underdeveloped technology, and that bugs in the hardware need to be worked out before a release. Especially with the common BSOD on sleep issue; many unhappy laptop users with this one.

Absolutely agree on intel's reliability, but there are other mainstream manufactures that I haven't researched [patriot, crucial, etc], and I've heard good things about those that connect via pci-e.

Edited by fiveleaf, 27 August 2011 - 09:03 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:26 PM

I'm on my third Vertex III :dance:

LOL already?!?

>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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