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Posted 24 January 2006 - 09:19 AM

I'm planning on getting a new computer, but I only have around $800 to spend on one. What's the best things I should get, or what should I invest more money in? I'll probably use it a lot for gaming and school and such. Desktop preferred, I think that would be better for me.

I can probably go up to $1000, but then I'll have to borrow money.... :unsure:

Thanks everyone!
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 06:07 AM

http://www.dell.com/tv

Enjoy. Although I don't think you'll like it too much.
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for the link, Viper2681, but that didn't really help to answer my question...
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:12 PM

Well, for the computer you're looking for to be good for gaming, you're just gonna have to choose something with decent RAM (512mb minimum), a high-end processor (2.0ghz Intel and up, 1.8 AMD and up), and a DAMN good video card.
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:42 PM

Which one should have the most priority over the others? If I had to choose between them, that is.
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Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:56 PM

Gaming? Video card, most likely.

<shonen> You're not in the games section, >7 words per post. </shonen>
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 10:46 AM

and how good does "damn good" have to be, Viper2681? :huh:
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 08:08 PM

All depends on the game requirements, really. If you want to play the awesome new games, you'll need something with at least 128mb of memory.
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:55 AM

Ugg... those are expensive... also, what does hard drive speed have anything to do? I'm guessing a lot, because the 5400rpm drives cost a lot less than their equivalent 7200rpm versions.
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 03:52 PM

It just means how fast it spins, and how much faster memory is written to the drive.
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:42 PM

a thousand bucks? T_T you lucky.... meh, just dont do what I did and get a computer without any video card slots. it was a big improvement from my old computer and was cheap, but after i played Halo i wanted more powah @[email protected] and i had more money.

vipers right, most important things are RAM, processor, and video card. If your gonna go custom, try to have space to upgrade if you feel up to maybe installing some parts of your own later on. RAM, id suggest 512 minimum for gaming, you might wanna go 1GB if your thinking newer games. Processor is important too, but you dont really have to blow your wallet up, especially since most video cards now got their own GPU. Video card will eat your wallet alive though haha. Go 128 or 256, NVU or ATI whichever suits you better, both are good. HD speed is really only for FPS junkies and stuff, but i really really wouldnt suggest going 5400. thats like...stepping backward in time. the default nowadays is 7200, while some junkies go up to like 10k rpm. and don't skimp on the monitor either, cuz you can always reuse it later on if you decide to get a new computer.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 10:57 AM

I saw a 15000rpm drive... it was really rediculously priced, who needs drives that go that fast anyway...
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