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#1 kingofsiam

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

I am shopping now for a new desktop. I need to replace an dell that crashed on me. (This is the 2nd dell that I have had hard drive crashes with and it has completely turned me off to Dell.)

 

I am just an average user -- websurfing, office, email, some video watching. No extensive or serious gaming here. But the computer is also necessary for work purposes (self employed).

 

I seem to be fluctuating between HP and Lenovo. I see good and bad reviews of both but almost no reviews of the particular models they have on their websites. (I don't put much faith in reviews on their own websites). Any suggestions?

 



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:25 PM

Do you have a budget?

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:54 PM

I would like to keep it at around 1000 or under. I don't think I need to break the bank on it



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:44 PM

Well you could get another pre-built desktop from HP or Asus but there is a better option which is to purchase a system from a boutique builder like Maingear who uses quality components and superb craftmanship.

>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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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:21 AM

Took a look at Maingear. Too many things to choose about in building a custom that I know nothing about.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

Any advice?



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:41 PM

There is the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p 2988A4U which is a business oriented desktop and is generally well built.


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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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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:43 PM

thanks






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