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Purchase Template: Old PC died. Need a new one ASAP


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#1 Kiyoshiro

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 02:20 AM

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

My budget for the new computer is: I haven't been able to determine this yet, but let's go with $800 or less.

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? Web browsing, gaming, and some blogging.

What software do you intend on using on the computer? Mostly a web browser, games, and possibly video recording software.

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? Nothing too intensive. Examples are Maplestory, Elsword, and Tree of Savior.

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? I'll usually have a web browser, a game, and a program called Discord up at the same time. When web browsing, I tend to have multiple tabs open.

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? Yes.

Will you be overclocking? No.

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices? I live in Colorado if that is what the question is asking.

How many monitors are you planning to use? Just one.

Do you need peripherals? OS? I have no idea what peripheral means, but I absolutely want to stick to using Windows 7.

Any particular reason why you are upgrading? As the title said, my 3-year old PC is now dead.

An additional note, if you think building a PC is the best option, then I'm willing to try it. I've never built a PC before, but I know some people willing to help with that.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 01:26 PM

Your PC may be dead but it may have some parts that can be useful. As it's only 3 years old. So any idea what parts are still working? Memory, hard disk, CPU, optical drive, case, power supply...?



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 02:17 PM

I think it should be everything except the hard drive that is working. However, I'd rather get a fresh new one as everything about that PC is just outdated, and it won't satisfy what I want to do. Plus, I'd like to have something that's actually good for once.

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 02:34 PM

Ok, so new computer exept hard drive. In case you already have valid Windows 7 licence, remove that Windows 7 Pro. I Don't know exactly what laws in your country say about EULA so cannot be sure if you have legal Windows 7 license already. Other forum members perhaps know better.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2n7pZL

 

Parts I selected fits almost any micro ATX or ATX case, so there are almost unlimited amount of choices. Cheapest from PC Partpicker http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vl80001w2z

 

Looks like I missed budget over 250 dollars. In case you want to spend all 800 dollars, no problem. That setup should be good enough however.


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Posted 17 March 2016 - 03:09 PM

Er, I believe you may have slightly misread my post. The reason my old PC is not functional is because the hard drive died. Thank you for the suggestion though.

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 04:51 PM

Er, I believe you may have slightly misread my post. The reason my old PC is not functional is because the hard drive died. Thank you for the suggestion though.

 

Still stays on budget, just add http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001






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