|I've had a gut-full
||[Aug. 12th, 2008|12:29 pm]
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.
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.
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'.
Hammer - much more satisfying...all the little shards ;)
Good luck with the purchase!
Canberra sells fireworks :D