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what sites do u guys buy your pc's from, looking for a nice "new" old never used


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#1 cpunoob

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 05:04 PM

model if thats possible 8)

 

might settle for just a chrome book, but i might need something more

dont care if it comes with windows xp 7 or 10

 

looking for atleast something greater than what i have now

i have a

1.3 gig processor

640mb memory

33gig hardrive

 

would like something around 2 gigs processor, should i look for dual core? even if for basic pc stuff

many of the ones ive seen come with 4 gig memory, im guessing thats enough

hardrive size most are well over 50 now

 

are the dedicated graphics or intergrated graphics systems better now than the crap from 10 years ago 8)

 

 i have 32 mb for video and its crap

ive seen some just say intergrated graphics but no number is given

 



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 06:12 PM

Newegg and amazon are my haunts, both offer comparable prices and some parts are cheaper depending on where you go.

For stuff like motherboards and processors, eh there is no difference between the two.

For stuff like RAM, PSU's  hard drives and cases is where prices start to vary.

If you want pre built there is pretty much no difference, though barebones kits can vary


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:55 PM

ive never bought anything online before

 

what are my best option to getting started on making a safe purchase



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 02:02 PM

 

ive never bought anything online before; what are my best option to getting started on making a safe purchase

Do not use a Debit card, use only a credit card.

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 10:43 AM

what if debit card not linked to bank

 

pre paid card



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Posted 13 October 2015 - 10:16 AM

Credit cards normally have better consumer protections.  If there's a dispute, lender's monies, not your monies, are "on hold" til dispute is resolved in either direction.


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Posted 13 October 2015 - 10:17 AM

I've gone to both Altex and Fry's [both in Austin] for most of my computing needs and wants.  Desktop & 2 laptops from Altex, lots of peripheral goodies from Frys.


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Posted 13 October 2015 - 01:31 PM

Credit cards normally have better consumer protections.  If there's a dispute, lender's monies, not your monies, are "on hold" til dispute is resolved in either direction.

 

Credit card vendors take your side in a dispute.  Banks do not; they put the risk on you.  So I quite agree with @RolandJS's advice.



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 01:12 PM

Amazon first, Newegg, Tiger Direct second choices.

 

Amazon is just so darn big now...it would be hard to want something and not find it available there, with possibly lower costs/shipping.

 

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