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What desktop computer would be best for me?


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#1 AngelsOfYellowstone

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 05:38 AM

I've been using laptops for a few years now. The last desktop I had was back in 2005 or 2006 and it ran on Windows XP. I've always preferred desktops since I like to just stay in one place, and because they have more hard drive space and memory than laptops, but because I once traveled quite a bit laptops have been best. But they greatly limit what I like to do.

Since I am going to be living with my mom most of the time and only going to see my dad in the summer and in November, I'm saving up a bunch of money to get a bunch of different programs, and a tablet and scanner and whatever, and a desktop. What I'll be doing is drawing, animating, editing, some voice acting and making Let's Plays. Memory shouldn't be too much of a problem since I can always upgrade if there isn't enough, and I'm planning on getting an external hard drive to move and store a bunch of stuff if I start to run out of space, but I would prefer not spending too much money on such things. So what would be best for my geeking out? (And please nothing about Apples. Not that they aren't good, but I don't want to spend $3000 on something that does less than what a regular computer can do)

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 05:50 AM

That's a lot of stuff to buy...what is your budget? And does that need to include a scanner, monitor, keyboard or anything?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 06:00 AM

I am saving up about $2000 (obviously I'm not planning on buying anything any time too soon). Most of the programs I've been looking at are fairly cheap, less than $90 (same with the scanner and tablet. Not so much the external hard drive), so most of it will be going towards the computer itself. Keyboards I bet I could just buy at Goodwill. Same with monitors, if need be.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:51 PM

Well...I would not buy any "name brand" system with a restore/recovery capability as the means of resolving problems or reinstalling the O/S.

You seem to have plenty of dough...I suggest building a system, rather than purchasing...you will give yourself more options and have a real O/S disk which may save you much frustration during the time you enjoy your new system.

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