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purchase template: laptop for everyday use

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#1 cianne


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:05 PM

budget - less than $500 if I can help it, but I don't know if it's going to be possible from the little online shopping I've done =(.  I probably can spend a little more, but it will postpone the purchase. 


primary uses - web browsing, light downloading, listening to music, and plain old text documents


software - antivirus, something to run music and video from, audacity (music editing software)


games - none 


how many programs at once - 3 at most


picture/music storage - about 30GB


I have never had to buy a computer before (always just took someone's handmedowns), and I want to make sure I don't have to turn around and immediately upgrade a processor or RAM or something that I didn't know enough to get the appropriate kind of in the first place.  I assume my usage habits are pretty tame compared to most  and that anything in the store should do me just fine ... but PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong.

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:07 AM

A $500 budget is pretty decent considering your uses are simple and basic, this laptop can easily handle the task at hand.

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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