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I've had a gut-full [Aug. 12th, 2008|12:29 pm]
[mood |pissed offpissed off]

So I'm heading out to buy a new computer today.

That is all.

EDIT: Shaz and I will be heading out within the hour or two, so feel free to make suggestions of where to buy reasonably priced machines off the shelf.

[User Picture]From: nevryn
2008-08-12 03:29 am (UTC)
I'm so far removed from the desktop pc market it's not funny.

*MY* preference is still to build my own. But that's me.

We don't seem to have too bad a time with the Dells at work - but we get Optiplex, and not the ones you see advertised cheap on daytime TV (Dimensions, I think - which do have a bit of a rep). But I know at least one person who swears and curses about Dells.

In terms of spec - Look for an Intel Core2 processor - they seem to rock hard (I think they are all Dual core [Duo], too, except for the ones that are Quad core), and probably 2 or 4 GB of RAM these days.

As for graphics - I'd avoid machines that have 'shared' graphics memory. That is, they borrow from the main memory, reducing your available memory, and the performance isn't quite as good.

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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-12 03:45 am (UTC)
I'd rather build my own, but don't have the knowledge, and at this point just want this whole thing over with.

I'd put the thing into be recycled when i have a new machine, but at this point I'd be worried someone else would have the same bad luck I have.

I'm thinking petrol and a match at the mo'.
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[User Picture]From: rendragon
2008-08-12 04:15 am (UTC)
Hammer - much more satisfying...all the little shards ;)

Good luck with the purchase!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-12 06:23 am (UTC)
Canberra sells fireworks :D
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