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Need help buying PSU & Case for computer

Q: Need help buying PSU & Case for computer

My existing PSU is very loud and the case doesn't look great.

What information shall I post so I can get help regarding the title.

Thanks in advance.

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A: Need help buying PSU & Case for computer

Your system specs are most important, it lets us know how much wattage you'll need to sufficiently power your rig and also the motherboard model will help us determine what size case you'll be needing as well. Once that is all posted, we can continue on to recommendations.

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I have a gaming computer which is slightly past warranty. A while ago, I got a new motherboard and found out that it could not be attached to the case. Since then, I have been using the computer without the components all being attached. This has recently caused it to start vibrating, which I assume is bad. I know that I need a new case, but I'm not sure how to start.
Basically, do all cases work for all computers? I have a 750w power supply. Do I need a special case for that? Will my motherboard fit in any case? I have a crossfire video card setup. Will any case have enough slots for that? Thanks.
 

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Hello, I'm just wondering if anyone could offer advice... I'm gonna build from scratch, a new Intel P4 CPU. Right now we use an old Intel P2 (overclocked to 434 MHz), it's not very fast anymore...

What I'd like to know is, what type of CPU case should I be looking at buying, or does it matter? I was out there today and there's so many made for the P4. Mid towers and hi one's different colours, shapes, sizes... Oh boy was I lost real quick. Well of course a salesman will always try to sell you his personal favorite. Should I worry about bells and whistles, flashy lights and what nots? Should I buy one with the power supply in it, or is it cheaper to buy the case, then the P/S, just so I know it's a better brand name? Once I figure out a case, then I'll be back to ask about a good motherboard to buy, and so on....

Thanks in advance for helping.

Wogster.
 

A:Buying the right case ?

If you are in to working inside your PC yourself, I would buy a Full sized or midi-tower. They are much easier to work in than a desktop.
Get the most wattage power supply within reason. The way things are going, you will be updating and needing it.
This is the truth, until someone comes along and rebuts me!

John
 

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Hi,
Would this motherboard fit in this case? because my backplate looks different to this one on the case
Thanks in advance,
Henry
 

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Yes--it will almost certainly fit--there is no description on that case, but it looks like a standard ATX mid-size case. The back plate pops out--the Motherboard comes with its own and you pop that one in place of the one that comes out.
 

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So I'm looking at buying a new case because the one I have is a bit cramped. The case I have now (RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WG) is rather stuffed full, and with how long my video card is (EVGA GeForce 9800 GT) I can't use most of my hdd bays. The card takes out the 2nd and 3rd bay, and makes it hard to use the 4th. Then the top bay is right over the IDE hookup on my Gigabyte Mobo.

I'm looking at this Cooler Master case. It looks like there should be quite a bit more room in it, and I can add a few extra fans. But I'm still wondering if I am going to run into similar issues with my video card being rather long.

So my question is, does anyone have experience with this case, and a video card of similar size.

Thanks
 

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We have had unusually large numbers of failures of the power switch on some coolermaster cases, and when they fail, Cooler Master has been unable to provide a replacement
 

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hello, i'm trying to find a pc case to match with the mother board i bought (azus P5B-VM DO) i can provide other specs if needed

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current specs:
Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 @ 2.66GHz
Conroe 65nm Technology

RAM:
6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)

Motherboard:
ASUSTek Computer INC. Leonite2 (Socket 775)

Graphics:
X203H ([email protected])
1023MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Gigabyte)

Hard Drive:
466GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0 (RAID)
New CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo e7500 2.93ghz Conroe 45nm

new mobo:
Azus P5B-VM DO

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I Think that i am going to buy this case EZ-Media G7 Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB Ports, Front Thermo LCD and 480-Watt Power Supply which is found on this site http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1109105&CatId=1847

I have an Asrock x533 motherboard found on this site http://www.asrock.com/product/product_x533.htm

I was jsut wondering if my motherboard would fit into this case because there is only 2 ports for usb on the back of the case but on my motherboard there is 4 usb ports on the back... And i need teh eithernet port on the back for my highspeed if this needs a difference can anyone help me out? tell me if this case will work?
 

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Hi guys ! I wanna buy a new case and i have some questions. First of all, the case that i have in mind is a corsair carbide spec 01 and my questions are as follows:
Do I need to fill every fan slot so that dust won't come in?
Will cable management be effective?
 

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Nice case and excellent choice. No you don't need to fill every fan slot....dust will get in with or with out fans. The only cure for that is to blow out the case, fans, heatsinks is on regular basis. I blow my custom rig out once a month...I just like mine clean.

Cable management is a must for high end rigs....1 - it does't impede air flow and it helps dissipate heat more evenly for hardware that produces heat. 2 - you don't get as much dust build up.
 

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Howdy...

I want to buy a solid-quality, aluminum case, and I'm looking for suggestions. I plan on buying a seperate power supply, so that's not an issue, and all I really want is a case that cools well, and has at least two usb 2.0 ports and 1 firewire port accessible from the front.

This is probablly the case I would go with right now. Any suggestions?

http://www.lian-li.com/product.php?...17&PHPSESSID=0278a2cc0f43906579a8d01e9bd82756

I don't want to go much higher in price than this, but I would go up a bit...
 

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Hey all

I was wondering whether there was a place to buy a new HP Pavillion case? For some reason, and somehow, some of the cases at work are missing sides. Whether my predecessor threw them out or whether someone just misplaced them - I don't know. Anyway, I can't have the cases missing a side showing themselves in the office. It looks messy and people can easily knock the internal parts with their feet. I was hoping I could just buy a side panel from HP. Does anyone have any idea whether I can do this? Or do I need to buy a whole new case and if so, does HP supply them?
 

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Im currently using the brand "Just PC" that hold 435 watts, but now that I just got myself a 7800GT eVGA, it require power to that video card. My Just PC case work fine, but after pluging in the power for the video, _NEC dvd, and Hitachi HD, I need more plug(at least 2 more)!!! so that I can have more hard drive storage, I've just research on newegg on some cases, but I don't know which one is good. Sooooooo....I come to techspot(of course) and ask for advice on what case I should get, I need a case with PS and with a price range from $50-75(or 80).

Thanks

You can look on what my motherboard I'm using right now...
 

A:Buying cpu Case for powering up eVGA7800GT

Psu

I'm not a gamer, so you should wait for them to respond, but I think it is highly unlikely that you are going to find a reliable power supply (much less with case) for the dollars you mentioned. Spend your money on PSU FIRST, than find a case. Maybe something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103936
500W would be even better, just be sure it's a reliable brand. Read this: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=792566

Good luck!
 

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I am between 2 cases the one is a THERMALTAKE VB1000BWS SOPRANO WINDOW BLACK and thats the link to its http://www.eshop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.700278 its in greek soz but thats all i got and the other case is called NZXT LEXA MIDI TOWER ALUMINIUM - BLACK/SILVER and the link is http://www.eshop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.808642



plz help me i am buying the computer in days and i need ur help.If anyone knows a better case with about 130 euros plz tell me
 

A:I need help to choose a case.. buying a com in 2 days hlp me

Well the second one looks cooler, but they both seem to be very good cases. It doesnt help it all being in greek tho, ive never seen the second one before but i managed to find some info on it in english http://www.avadirect.com/product_de...Silver)+Mid-Tower+Case,+ATX,+No+PSU,+Aluminum and i gotta say i really like the look of it.
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. When I press the power button, the power button light turns amber, I hear some fans spinning, and the CD drive spinning. However, it never gets to the boot screen (or any screen). If I open the case and press the power button, however, the power button turns green and the computer works fine (loads all the way up and functions like normal). If I close the case after it has started, it continues to run fine. I'm guessing / hoping it's not the mother board or power supply that has directly gone bad... but maybe there is a connection or something? that changes from when it's closed to when it's open. I've heard of something like... the motherboard is shorting out by touching the case... but I'm not really sure where to look for that / how. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

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hi all ,

i have a desktop

i changed my broken case to a new case like

i removed the HDD and the motherboard and the CD-rom ..etc and installed them to a new case

but when i press the switch button it works normally , and the screen display normally and there are no beeps , but after like 20 second my computer turns off automatically ! ,

what may cause this issue ?
 

A:i replaced all of my computer components from my broken case to other case

could be overheating CPU. Did you apply fresh Thermal paste to the HSF after reinstalling the motherboard? Is it tight and secure? Did you blow out all the dirt, dust and debris from the fans' fins?
 

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Hello everyone.

First off I would like your guidence\preferences on these things when buying a new PC for games like Half Life 2 and Doom 3:

wich one should be sufficient a AMD Athlon XP 2400/2600/2800/3000 with Quantispeed Technology.

512mb RAM or 1024mb RAM (both are PC 2700 DDR 333mhz)

A 120GB Ultrafast with 2mb buffer or 120GB Ultrafast with 8mb buffer (both are 7200rpm).

A 128mb ATI Radeon 9600 with TV out and DVI or a 128mb NVidia GeForce FX 5600 with TV out and DVI or the 256mb version of the FX 5600 stated before.

These are the only things i'm stuck on as i would get the better ones but i may be wasting money so i thought i'd let you guys choose for me.

Thanks for the help in advance.
 

A:A little help on buying a new computer please.

If you have the money right now, you would be better off with the following configuration:

3000+XP(fastest AMD processor out there)
512MB DDR 333MHZ (512MB is way enough for gaming unless you are into video editing and some graphics work)
120GB 7200rpm Ultrafast with 8mb buffer (offcourse 8mb will be faster than a 2mb in terms of fetching and writing data)
Not sure about graphics card though, ATI 9800PRO RADEON is the ultimate choice if you are seeking for a high-end graphics.
 

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I am going to buy a new computer. I notice that a lot of them have a processing speed of 2.0 GHz. My old one has 2.4GHz. What is up with this? Should they not be getting higher? Also, I was wondering about 2 GB of ram or 3GB?? The one I was looking at also has Nvidia GeForce 6150 Graphics. Want to do a little gaming. Is this a good enough graphics card?
Sharon
 

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your gith most seem to be 2.0 ghz but theres 2 of them on one processor, so technically speakin u have 4.0 ghz as for the ram i have a 2.0 gb and playin games ive almost never seen it go over 1gb usage so 2 should be more than enough, not sure bout hte video card but the gefore 7000's and 8000's are better cards than the 6150 and some of them are still relatively cheap
 

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I am going ot buy a new computer in the near future. I want to be able to edit home videos and copy old vhs tapes to cd or dvd.What do I need as far as cpu speed, ram, video card etc. I would like to keep the price under 2000 for the total package. Also what are good software bundles for video editing? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I am soon going to be buying a new computer and I am overwhelmed by all that is available. I already have a computer about 3 years old. I am going to keep that one for the children to use. I would like my new computer to be able to do the regular everyday things like internet, word, etc. As well I would like it to be able to play games reasonably well for our resident teenager. I live in Canada and am willing to pay up to $1200 not including a monitor. I am going to be given a three year old Samsung to use.

Any ideas would be most welcome.

Thank you in advance.
 

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Well I bought a PC online and its been nothing but errors and crap so I'm refunding it and gonna buy a local PC but I need help picking some stuff out. I'm going for gaming but I can't spend more than $800 or so. The base computer is like $550 or so. I want an ATI card that can run Oblivion with little lag. My current system can run it fine but there is something wrong with the motherboard, gfx card, processor something (Infinite Loop nv4_disp bsod error) and nothing I have done to fix it works.

Current Specs:
X-Discovery Mid-Tower Case 420W W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature
AMD ATHLON™64 3500+ CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
COMBO DRIVE (16X DVD-ROM & 52x32x52 CD-RW)
AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK + 3 EXTRA CASE FANS
1GB PC3200 400MHz DDR MEMORY
80GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive
EVGA nForce4 SLI Chipset SATA RAID Dual PCI-E Mainboard
NVIDIA Geforce 6800 XT 256MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD

I'm going to get atleast a 500W PS this time because some people say a 420W is low? but anyway just making sure this time.
 

A:Buying another new computer :( Need Help

anyone?
 

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I am going to school soon for web design and development. I am looking to buy a computer and I have two I am looking at.one is a hp 15t best value touch i7 and the other of bus a dell inspiron i5
 

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Can anyone give me a name of places on the internet that I can buy a computer.
I don't need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers.

I would like 512 memory, 80 gig HD, cd/dvd combo burner,wireless card, networking card, 2 usb ports on front and 2 on back, win XP home

Any suggestions?
most of the places advertised have the complete system. I just need the HD with the necessary components.

thanks for any suggestions.
 

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Try newegg.com or krex.com
 

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so my pal at work is in the process of buying a puter for his 15 yr old son...the son is a gamer and wants a nice system with a 17" flat...i have checked the usuall places ie dell hp etc.... i don't really want to get in to building it for various reasons, so has anyone seen any great deals,any links would be appreciated...he wants to spend 1k or less...thx
 

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My friend wants to get a new computer... hell start his own thread soon.. sry for starting this one...
 

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And you need to know..?
 

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I am going over to a friends house tomorrow to play on a computer. I will buy it if its up to par.
Does this look like a good deal to yall? He wants 600 dollars exactly.
AMD Dual Core 3.0 GHZ processor.
4.00 GB DDR2 Ram
1 GB of ATI Radeon GRam diamond 3650 pci express
200GB of hard disk memory
5.1 Digital surround with Logitech speakers and subwoofer.
Logitech track ball mouse and run of the mill wal-mart keyboard.
Windows Vista Basic (Which I will reformat the hard drive to protect credit card information and other personal items) and no other software included.
The monitor is a HD beauty pictured below. It is 19 inches LCD.
It also has some custom fans on the inside with LED lights which makes it a visual beauty. It runs quiet and stays cool in most situations (proper ventilation around the PC).
 

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I want a new computer,
I already have monitor keyboard mouse speakers and all that stuff.
I just want to buy the actual computer.
Where is the best site I can go to find the best price and best equipment?
And what is the best computer now?
All opinions and help is welcome!
Thanks !!!!
 

A:need help buying new computer!!

It would help to know what you will be using it to do. Gaming? graphics? etc?
 

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ok guys idk if this would be the right place to put this but if its not i apoligise but any way im buying a new computer and im wanting to know how bill me later works and is it safe? any information to help is apreciated.

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First off, you have to pass a credit check... so if you have bad credit or no credit forget about it. What it does is front you a sum of money, they give you a certain amount of time to pay the money that you have borrowed. I believe there are no interest within the deadline but if you go a day over that prepare to start adding a couple of zeros on the bill.

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Hello guys i am from greece and want to buy a new Computer System. I want to your opinion about it. Here are the componets. (sorry but they are in greek e-shop). You can see the names of each part.

psu: Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 600W 12cm Fan 80+ Bronze CP-9020048-EU 72
gpu: Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 GV-R785OC-2GD 220
ssd: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Sata III Basic Drive MZ-7PC128B/WW 96
mobo : Gigabyte Z77-D3H 117
cpu : Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz 6MB BX80637I53570K 223
ram : Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 45

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I dont know which subsection to post this thread on, if its in the wrong one could a moderator please move it?

I've saved up around 1500$ for a new computer (for gaming), where should I buy one? I suggested Dell on a BBS, and people thought I was insane.

Is there a cheaper, more efficient, and better site that I have overlooked?
 

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Would like some help in picking a new computer. Presently using a Micro Millennia Max, circa 1999, P3, 733MHz, 384MB RAM, Win98SE. Speed is quite acceptable for the things it's used for. Computer is used for both personal and home office business (conducted almost entirely using MS Office Pro). Not a gamer. Don't burn music or video CD's, though may soon have a digital camera, and will want to store pictures on CD's or DVD's. Don't need huge amount of storage space; the 25GB drive I have now is less than half full.

Been looking at the HP Pavilion a650e with an Athlon 64 3200+; dual 8X DVD+RW/+R and CD-RW; 512MB DDR/PC3200 RAM; 80GB Ultra DMA drive; 64MB DDR Nvidia GeForceFX 5100, TV-out; 3.5" floppy (only because have friends with old machines; I use a 256MB flash memory stick); no monitor (already have 2); 1 year warranty. Goes for about $900. Don't see any reason to spend more at this point, but definitely willing to listen to argument to the contrary.

Would be interested in opinions on HP (reliability and tech support) and on any other makes I should consider. Many thanks.
 

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Hi All
I found a Mirus Intel Dual Core Pentium D 805 package at Sears, I thought about buying.

I can't find out ANYthing about this package and can find no reviews....please help!!

Thanks,
budsmama

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Is there a link to the Sears page?

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Ive been tiring my eyes, back, and fingers out by trying to search for a decent gaming computer shop!

I wanted to buy a computer with around 80GB +, 512MB RAM +, 2.8Ghz +, Atleast one PCI-E Slot (or APG, if PCI-E is better just PCI-E), several PCI slots 2 - 3. Comes with a monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse (Doesnt have to includde the monitor, speakers, keybord and mouse, would prefer it know).

Im fed up with this damn Dell Dimension 3000, didnt look into gfx cards when i bought it only to find out that the best gfx card i could buy was 40 and crap lol.


Im UK, so an england site and a computer of those specs. or a decent computer UK shop for prices around 0 - 650.

Thanks for your time.

PS : Which is better APG or PCI-E i dont know really and whats the difference?, also http://www.advancetec.co.uk

I looked up on there and found a decent computer for 391 (without any accesories) just wanted to see if you think its worth it. You can find it on that link, then click on Advance Systems, then AT Gaming Systems, and its the system at the very bottom called AT 64 BIT GAMING SYSTEM.

Thanks again.
 

A:Buying a Computer.. if i can.

British_Command said:



Ive been tiring my eyes, back, and fingers out by trying to search for a decent gaming computer shop!

I wanted to buy a computer with around 80GB +, 512MB RAM +, 2.8Ghz +, Atleast one PCI-E Slot (or APG, if PCI-E is better just PCI-E), several PCI slots 2 - 3. Comes with a monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse (Doesnt have to includde the monitor, speakers, keybord and mouse, would prefer it know).

Im fed up with this damn Dell Dimension 3000, didnt look into gfx cards when i bought it only to find out that the best gfx card i could buy was 40 and crap lol.


Im UK, so an england site and a computer of those specs. or a decent computer UK shop for prices around 0 - 650.

Thanks for your time.

PS : Which is better APG or PCI-E i dont know really and whats the difference?, also http://www.advancetec.co.uk

I looked up on there and found a decent computer for 391 (without any accesories) just wanted to see if you think its worth it. You can find it on that link, then click on Advance Systems, then AT Gaming Systems, and its the system at the very bottom called AT 64 BIT GAMING SYSTEM.

Thanks again.Click to expand...


if uwant a gaming computer u wont get 1 for 400 ood pounds, u need to speend more like 1000-1500 to get a gaming computer, and another thing u wont get a gaming computer with 80gb it they start at 160gb. I can recommed 2 good gaming comps, dell xps 700 or 1 of the alienware comps.

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I'm thinking about buying a new computer, and wondering if there's any cheap but good/fast gaming computers?
 

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I want to buy an inexpensive, used computer for a friend who has an old pre-pentium computer and who uses it very little. While, using Juno, she can get email from me, she cannot access any attachments I send her, such as website pages, nor can she access email from me which include graphics or pictures. Nor can she listen to anything I might send her that includes sound. I want her to be able to acess those things.

Does anyone have a recommendation as to a fairly reliable place where I might shop for a used computer?

Plus, I don't know for sure what to look for. I know I should be concerned about processor speed (I want about 200 MHz), HDD size (need only a very little, like 2GB or less), modem, sound card, RAM (I have 56,000KB and it has been quite enough; she could do with a much smaller amount), color, OS (Win95 or 98). But I'm not sure what all it takes to have sound and some graphics capability. And I don't understand many of the specs I see listed for used computers I have looked at online. My friend does not need CD Rom capability and really doesn't need floppy capability.

I would appreciate any comments that might put me in a better position to know what I am doing.

Thanks, grandpaw
 

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I am looking to buy a new computer? what are the things I should look for in the specification? I want a computer that will last me a while, but not to expensive.
 

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Which 1 is best for the price>

Econmic $565
Amd Athlon 3000 64bit 754
Gigabyte motherboard
512mb ram
80gb hdd
cdrw
shared 64mb video
6 channel sound
56k interbnal modem
10/100lan
floppy
400watt case 2 usb in front.
Mini speakers, ps2 keyboard, optical mouse
Or..

Professional $825
Amd 64 3200 venice 939
asus p5p8oos or gigabyte k8nsc-389 motherboard
samsung cd rw
r9600pro 256 md
160gb
1 gb ram
on board 6channel sound and 10/100lan
56k internal modem
floppy
internet keyboard, optical mouse, 1200W speakers, 400 w power case with 2 usb infront.

Plz help i am having trouble deciding. i am a 15yr old student and dont play barely ne 3d games. and they are both very costly to me as i dont earn much.

pleaz help, Danny
 

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I'm new to the site I appreciate all the feedback I can get. I would describe myself as being 'very good' when it comes to computer issues and knowledge but not an expert. I feel like I could do several upgrades myself.

I plan on purchasing a computer within the next 6 months. I'm basically live paycheck to paycheck (thank you student loans!) so not looking to buy a super computer. I'm looking specifically to go with the Dell XPS 8700.Currently they run for 650-750 depending on when you can catch special deals. I'll probably buy the basic computer and add upgrades myself. My typcial computer use...I play one baseball sim computer game that I'm addicted to. It eats up memory terribly but doesn't have fancy graphics or anything like that. So I definitely want a lot of memory. I use the internet a ton, surfing the web, watching youtube video's etc. So I'd like a strong performing PC, no lag if possible. I also use Microsoft excel, word etc for work related projects. I download music from itunes but that's it. I don't see myself as needing a lot of HD space. Looks like most models come with at least 1 TB, so that should be plenty.

Several questions about key components...

Memory - I at least want 8GB, would prefer to buy or upgrade to 16GB. Would I notice a huge 'performance speed' difference if I shot for 24GB or 32GB? I believe there are slots to do this if I want.
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A:Buying a new computer...need help

I recommend building the machine yourself.

If you are going to buy a proprietary machine, don't buy it new. Check out theserverstore.com website, specifically the Precision T5500. You can get a dual six core workstation, (both CPU's hyperthread, so windows recognizes 24 processing threads), with 24GB memory and 1x 3TB enterprise drive for $720.

Then, go out and purchase an SSD and whatever graphics card you want.
 

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heres the specs for thenew machine ill be building for my uncle. im going for amd, but if anyone here think i should go for intel, im open to all suggestions.

athlon64 2800+
msi neo2
fx5600
512mb ddr
120gb sata
cdrw/cdrom
 

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Hello my pc is a windows 2000 and has been running slowly with my 5 channel surround system i have a pioneer vsx 918volt multi channel receiver harmen kardon 5 set speakers with subwoofer anyways its been running slow with my gaming and music at the same time i've been trying 2 find the ultimate computer for my sound and processing for surfing the web etc i play java games i am looking at these two computers and here are the links tell me which one is most approachable 2 buy for myself thanks! here they are...

http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/ca...affixedcode=WW

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...8bbff5901den02

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I am looking to buy a new computer in the next few weeks, and I'm hoping you can help me out in making a choice. The computer will be used for basic internet surfing, some online games, e-mail,etc. Also I usually store alot of music files and maybe a hundred or so pictures on my computer at once. I want something that will load web pages quickly, and allow me to have several pages open at once. I will need to burn movies and music easily and disc labelling would be a nice feature. I am currenly leasing a computer with Windows Vista, and have to say I'm not impressed. It might be the fact that I have only 1GB of Ram, but it seems very slow to me, overall. I have found a store on Ebay that will customize a computer for me and offers a pretty good warranty, but now I just need to know exactly what I need. I don't want to be updating next year, so I want to get a good system right off the hop. I've already decided that I like the widescreen 19" monitor I have now, so I will go with something similar. This store offers AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processors. Is this a good choice? Any other suggestions or advice from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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hi,

I wanted to get a good portable computer so I researched laptops under $1500 and they all suck so I decided im going to purchase a mini xp. My budget is around $AU1000 and I want to build this computer. Can someone please tell me some good value australian parts and I dont need keyboard/mouse because i alreadty have one. The main purpose for ths computer is for work so really I just need it to run work, publisher etc and the internet so I'm probably going to need a router or something in there.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Buying New computer what should I get?

Out of curiosity, did u look for Toshiba MX30? Retails in the US for under $ 800 and works like a charm for what you are looking for.
 

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I'm not quite sure if this is the appropriate place for this or if you've been asked this a million times..but

I'm looking for a new laptop. I currently have a Dell laptop. I recently had to reformat and reinstall Windows. Everything is all wonky still missing lots of drives and I keep just going in circles and I'm just fed up with it and Dell.


I had a Compaq growing up and it was a pain as well. So now I've gotten leery or Compaq's/HP's.

I just want a nice, dependable, fast computer. I'd like to spend $1000 or less. I've been leaning towards Toshiba. Any thoughts or suggestions. I'd just like some input from some people who really know what they are talking about.

Thank you!
 

A:Buying a new computer..

Before you buy anything, you need to be sure about what jobs you want the thing to do for you. If you want to do basic office type work, (letters, spreadsheets, presentations etc) you could go for a machine with a decent screen but not so much RAM, HDD space for example. If you want a games machine, everything will have to be top end specs.
Personally I favour Acer machines - I have had them for years and never had any trouble with them.
 

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yes i looking to buy a new computer do that mine broke and seem to not be able to be fixed so i was seeing if anyonew new what the 1st and 2nd best pc out there beside dell and what should i look for in the pc because i mostly use it for typing and chating and maybe get a job from the computer
 

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Hi Techguy!

I'm thinking of buying a new computer, but after a long time of not buying and living for a while abroad (Netherlands), I'm not sure which should I buy. I was thinking of a laptop so I can travel with it. but I'm looking for one that I can play some games and download my movies.

so,
anyone in the Netherlands can tell me which shop is best for computers?
which computer would you recommend? what prices should I look?

Thank you very much
Chaim
 

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I don't work with laptops much, beside my own; but, I can tell you that if you intend to use it for gaming, I would avoid mobile-type processors, which are always designed to extend battery use and, consequently, suffer to a lesser or greater extent (depending on the specific processor) in performance.

I would consider only the most powerful desktop-type processor I could afford. Personally, I don't generally use my laptop very far from a wall plug so a high-capacity battery isn't important in my case; but, I got the largest battery anyway. It increased the weight of the unit; but, my laptop is considered a desktop substitute anyway because of its size and weight so a few ounces extra on the battery isn't a big deal.

If gaming were not an issue, I would have made a different recommendation.
 

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I want to know if the computer below can take a PNY 9800GT PCI-Express Graphics Card 2) How many watts is the power supply? 3) Is the processor one thing thats divide into 4 or is it 4 mini processors? I'm trying to buy a good computer and tweak it for gaming. My 1st time buying a computer, the current one I have was bought for me in 2002.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9180423&type=product&id=1218046802234

Here is the Graphics Card: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8968094&type=product&id=1218006355798
 

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Read the tech specs.

http://www.dell.com/content/product...desktop-studioxps-435mt?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

360 watt power supply to small for a 9800 series card. 9800 series generate a lot of heat, don't know the chassis thermal design. You may end up with a heat problem.
 

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So it's time I buy a desktop. The only game I will be playing will be WoW. I'm a 16 year old kid in high-school, so of course my budget is super-low. I know the more ram the better, and I need a good video card. I've customized a computer off of cyberpowerpc.com that I think will do what I need it to do. The end price was about $718..no monitor that is. I selected the ATI Radeon HD 3850 256MB video card, 2gb of memory, and windows xp. Is there any other "things" I should really focus on to make it a great gaming pc at low budget. Btw it's a dual core processor.
 

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I know if I had $718, I could build a super computer and get a monitor... If you are only going to play that one game why don't you get a barebones kit (you can get them for $200 or less if you know where to go and then you will have extra $ to get a decent video card as wel as a nice big lcd monitor)... My system that I am running now I paid less than $150 for. I just got a 22 inch wide screen monitor for $150 on sale so I am really enjoying my games... I don't have the best of systems but can run most games... At least all the ones I like. I can turn you on to some great $ saving sites where you can get the most for your $... Whatever you do, Do not buy a computer from a store... You will get a bunch of crap and bloat ware with it.. Do it yourself.. It is not that hard and if you build it, you can always fix it...
 

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ok I know pretty much what i wanna buy:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
2048MB (2x 1024MB) Dual-channel DDR400 (PC3200) RAM
Dont know what motherboard
Nvidia nForce4 SLI X16 chipset
2x SLI Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
200 GB Hard drive.

If I want to have a LAN with an existing computer, what do I need, (software, Hardware)

Also does anyone know any good motherboard for this. BTW does the chipset come with the motherboard?

The Nvidia site http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build.html has a list of mobo's but I couldn't find the differnece between them all.

Also I don't know much about sound cards, but I want 5.1 channel speakers, so does anyone recommend any sound cards.

Finally, I will be installing windows XP (32-bit) so do I need to set the the proccesor to run in legacy mode, and how do i do this.

THANKS ALL!
 

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