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Need Advise on new Desktop


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#1 SFB

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:47 AM

My desktop died. It won't send a signal to the monitor and I can't get it to even boot in Safe Mode. I am going to replace it and was reading some of this forum site's info. I'd like some comments on what I have come up with.

I probably only need a $300-400 machine since the most complicaed thing I do is design a website with FrontPage every once in awhile (yeah, I know FP is outdated). I doubt that I need anything faster than an i3 chip, if even that. I've looked at the specs on the following machines and they seem to provide what I need.

Acer AG 3610, Acer Inspirion AM 3970, Acer Veriton, Dell 560 887NBK. I am not a fan of HP.

One problem with getting a new machine is I don't think many have a 9 pin connector on the back panel. My wife needs that to connect her sewing machine to in order to download embrodiery patterns to it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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#2 heavydude

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:46 PM

Visit Best Buy and look at the backs of their display models.

If there is no 9 pin connector, there's probably room to install one and they'd probably do it for $50 or so when you buy the computer.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:41 AM

http://advanced.m.nextag.com/9-pin-serial-to-usb-adapter/zzamzB1z0--search-html

You could just get a USB to 9-pin comverter for cheap as an easier solution




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