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Q: Please Help me to purchase new PC

I am from Bilaspur (C.G.). INDIA I have a HCL PC HCL ezeebee that I purchased about 3 year ago. Now I am planning to purchase a new PC.
What I will do with this PC
... various OS (Linux) Testing in Virtual Machines(MS Virtual PC, Virtual Box etc)
... .NET and Web application development
... Audio Video and Photoshop related work. (Graphic Designing)

I will run mostly Visual Studio 2008, Adobe CS3, SQL Server, Windows Vista Business and Linux. But this list may increase.
I have Pinnacle PCTV Stereo card for watching TV on my existing HCL PC. Will it work in new Motherboard.
I am crazy downloader of Music, Software, Movies, Pictures. I think I need more space on HDD.

I would like to mention that I am a Computer Geek. I spend my whole day on computer. I need Fast and Reliable PC which can work minimum 24hr or more continuously without any problem.

As I mention above I will also work on graphic designing therefore I need a monitor with CRT quality display. I like sharpe images of LCD monitors but I also like color range and image quality of CRT monitor. Is there any LCD monitor available which can produce CRT like colors.


Is there any CRT monitor which do not create strain while reading text on it for long time.

Generally I purchase computer related products from DIGITAL AGE at bilaspur.They are good. But they have no knowledge of computers related words. Once they said to plug LAN cable into Phone port. That's why I need your suggestion.

Which computer should I buy?

Should I but Branded PC or Assembled?
Some People said that Branded PCs are better. Will I get high configuration branded pc with custom choices?

I have created this configuration for my PC
Intel Quad Core Processor,
1 TB hard drive
19 or 21 inch flat Monitor

Please help.

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Preferred Solution: Please Help me to purchase new PC

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I am building a computer for my first time and after choosing a motherboard, have no idea what RAM to buy. I know that I want 8 gigs of RAM, and the motherboard has slots for 4 RAM cards, but I don't know how to figure out how many pins should be on the RAM that I buy. The motherboard that I chose is an MSI ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboard 970. I would prefer a RAM card from Corsair, but thats just personal preference, not necessity. Help anyone?

Also, in case you need more info about my motherboard, I got it at this URL: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-DDR3-Moth..._n_feature_keywords_two_browse-bin:6159420011

A:What RAM should I purchase?

As described in the motherboard description - Memory: 4x DDR3-2133(OC)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, Max Capacity of 32GB.

This means your motherboard takes DDR3 memory. When an OC follows a number it means that in order for you to run 2133 memory you must overclock, I.e. add more voltage to get it to function at this speed. This is something you don't have to concern yourself with.

Before we move forward why this motherboard? Here are 2 questions that will help you in the process of building a PC:

1. What do you want your system to do?
2. What is your budget?

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well i have some money in hand... and i was wondering in wat to spend it on, this is my current system..

AMD anthlon 64 2x dual core 2.4, 4600
2 x 7600Gt Xpervision gpu/Nvidia
550W psu
M2n-E Sli motherboard
3.5gb of RAM

now i have 3 objects that i am wanting..
the 8800gtx 300mgb...
the new amd anthlong 64 2x dual core 3, 6000
a new computer case with built in watercooling -(was suppose to get the other day but had none in stock)

now i think the case wud b the best as i cud overclock my 7600 and my cpu more as they wudnt overheat and i wudnt have to sell my old case like i wud wif my cpu and gpus... (i wud lose a lot of mony tryin to sell them)

A:what to purchase...

Get the 8800GTS 320mb (I think this was what you're referring to).

This would give you the highest performance boost IMO. Twin 7600GT just wouldn't compete, unless you overclock using LN2, and even that, its debatable.

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Old computer is on it's last leg and am looking for pros/cons as to what I should buy next - tower/laptop. Computer is used personal use and minimal business things. Will be of course purchasing the Office products and am looking to add publisher to that package.

Any good words out there as to what I should purchase.


That's like asking us what you should get for dinner. No one else is going to be able to offer any real insight because none of us are going to be using the system. You know if you need it to be portable or not. You know if you place to upgrade the hardware down the line. You know your budget. Sorry if it comes across as me being unhelpful...it's just that this is an extremely vague question that's purely an opinion...and none of us are qualified to make that choice for you.

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I am going to get a CD re-writer for back-ups. My computer place stocks Liteon 40x12x48 with Nero Software.

Have never used a burner before and was wondering if this is an OK brand. I looked it up on the Internet and it seems quite popular. I only want it for basic stuff. I don't really want to go elsewhere as this place has looked after the computer very well since I got it.

Just thought I would check out the views of this forum.


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The Lite-On is an excellent burner for the money. Lite-On has been good about their firmware updates. The 40X burner you mentioned was released without Mt Rainier support and with P-CAV recording mode. They added both Mt Rainier and true CAV recording through firmware. You donít have to know what all that means. Just go to their site and get their latest firmware and you will have the fastest 40x burner on the market.

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im looking for a psu thats 350 watt that would work in a HP Pavilion a305w.

idk anything about psu's...just everything else lol

80 dollars is my limit...might be able to go higher...but would proffer it to be around 50 or 60

thanks for your help guys

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Hi there,

I came across the Acer Aspire ZC-700 desktop PC 19.5" with the following specs:

Windows 10 (pre-installed),
Intel Pentium Processor N3700,
Memory - 4 GB,
Hard drive - 1 TB,
Built-in WiFi,
35mm thick,
Ergonomic stand that can be adjusted in height and angle,
Full HD IPS display,

I am able to get this PC for £240.

Any pros and cons for this would be great.


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...a hardware firewall for an office network. We have about 15 computers connected through a DSL modem plugged into a switch. I was wondering what exactly "unlimited nodes" stands for on firewalls such as our old sonic wall? Will this firewall protect the amount of computers we have? http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=251800

A:Looking to purchase...

"Unlimited nodes" means exactly that - the firewall will work with any number of hosts behind it. This is opposed to products that will work with only X amount of computers at a time.

As for which device to get.. This depends on what you want that firewall to do and how much traffic it should handle.

I really doubt that you would have functional internet with lots of computers plugged into a DSL modem. Are you sure that this "DSL modem" thing does not already include a router and therefore also a firewall?

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Ok so I am in need of some new RAM, currently I have 2x2GB of DDR2 800MHz Corsair Gaming Memory totaling 4GB, but one of the RAM sticks is bad and doesn't work. And I don't want to spend $95 on a 2GB RAM stick. So I have $90 left that I had gotten on my birthday, and was wondering what is the best, highest amount of DDR2 RAM I could buy. I want a lot of DDR2 RAM, but not only do I want a lot but I want it to be good quality RAM that will last a long time, and has a fast speed like 800MHz or higher for $90 or less.

A:New RAM Purchase Help

Dont really have an answer to your question, but have some advice. If you are not going to replace all the ram at once, be careful with the purchase. Make sure that all the sticks are identical, especially the frequency. Many, who replace, ram, buy all that will be used at the same time.

BTW a belated happy birthday.

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Hello all, i'm planning on purchasing a new computer for christmas from an online store that i feel is fairly reputable. i'm just not sure what type of processor to shoot for though. i currently have a 1.3 ghz Intel Celeron from gateway that i bought off my sister not too long ago. This system is fairly outdated that i know, and i am wondering if I should go with a quad or dual core intel that is 1.8ghz or am i better off with an intel celeron D 3.6ghz. from what i am hearing the dual core is (2) 1.8 ghz cores, so in essence a 2.6 ghz right? on one hand i think that the 3.6ghz would be pretty damn fast, and yet i read articles that would lead me to believe the 1.8 ghz dual core would be faster. i plan on using my computer for normal internet browsing as well as some gaming. i play some mmorpg's like guild wars and plan on getting into playing some half life and gears of war. which of these two processors would be best for a gaming system. These are the two that i am looking at here.

Intel Core 2 Duo 800 / 1066Mhz FSB
Intel Celeron D365 3.6ghz Lga775 533fsb

which is the best for gaming?

A:New Purchase, what to buy

two cores does NOT. i repeat. NOT mean twice the power. it simply splits the load between two processors. it makes it a hell of a lot faster even at a slower gigahertz speed.

i just want to clear that up so there are no misconceptions there. that's a key thing.

if you want game and play something like the half life series or gears of war, you're going to want a fairly hefty processor. not to mention a good graphics card.

the processors you'll want to look at are the Intel E6750 Core 2 duo, and hte Intel Q6600 quad core. you can even look up some benchmarks to show you how they perform as compared to other chips here:

for the rest of the system, make sure you have a quality power supply, at least 2 gigs of RAM from a good manufacturer, and a graphics chip that was very recently introduced.

in terms of power supplies, i suggest the Antec Earthwatts 500watt, the Antec NeoHE 500watt, or an Enermax Liberty power supply. those are very powerful for the price, and are certified to give at least 80% efficiency if not better. so you'll get vast amounts of power, and you'll save on your electricity bill.

for the RAM, get some from Crucial, Mushkin, Corsair, G. Skill, or OCZ technologies. those are the top brands in the business. or at least make sure it comes with it. and get at least 2 gigs worth.

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I hope I'm in the right forum?
I 'm going to buy a new computer, $400 is my limit. "Tigerdirect" has several that looks like they would fit my needs.
Systemax Ascent KMA3500 ($399 + &19.95 shipping)
ADM Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.30GHz
160GB SATA 7200 HD
Memory DDR2 2GB
GeForce 6100 GPU
350 Watt Power Supply
Operating System: "Windows Vista Business"
Startup OS: "Windows XP Pro"
I'm leaning toward this one because most of my software is old and may not play on Vista, and I like XP it has done me no wrong. Besides I'm 84 years old and I don't want to learn any new systems.
WS Office97, Lotus 123, and others. I am not in position to replace my software with the latest editions.

The other is:
Compaq Presario SR5710Y (Refurbished) ($299 + $19.95 Shipping)
ADM Athlon X2 4450e 2.3GHz
250GB SATA 7200 HD
Memory DDR2 3GB
GeForce 6150SE
250 Watt Power Supply
Operating System: "Windows Home Vista Premium"
The Vista is a drawback, but this looks like a great buy.

Any suggestions , comments or pertinent information on these two machines , or others in my price range?.
Has anyone any info. on machines like the Systemax with 2 OS?

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Want to upgrade to XP Home Edition from WIN98SE, I will use complete install and want to know what price I should expect to pay and any pitfalls with buying the CD on the web?

tks all
bill w

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Hi Guys,

Im looking to upgrade my RAM to 1600Mhz.

Im wanna get 8Gb again

I've seen: Corsair 8Gb DDR3 1600MHz Vengence Memory

And also Crucial Ballistix 8Gb 1600MHz

My Budget is ?40-50, and was just really after some opinions, or whether anybody as any alternatives which are possibly better?

Also just wondering if i can go to 1866MHz as i can get some which fits in my budget

Crucial Ballistix 8Gb 1866MHz

Thanks for any help in advance

A:Help with new RAM purchase

The only specs for RAM that you want to be careful to match are:
Although I must mention that you should not expect to see a real world noticeable increase in performance by jumping up from 1333 to 1600 (or even 1866). Running faster RAM can be important in overclocking in order to get a stable overclock.
Alternately, you could play with overclocking your current RAM to 1600 and save the money. Some 1333 sticks (but not all) can handle it.

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I am thinking of purchasing xp. I have built this system of mine and most of it works most of the time but all of it never works all the time. I have a dual boot dual hard drive system. The reason for two os's is because I couldn't get everything to work in win2k pro. Now I am having video difficulties. I have a very full system. I have a modem, network card, sound card,dvd decoder card, scsi card and video card (ati all in wonder 32mb pro), cd rw, dvd,zip drive, usb hub,compact flash, It is my dream to have everything work with one operating system. I would like to be able to watch movies,tv,record cd's at 12x,download network etc. I have been thinking of getting win xp pro in hopes I will be able to use all my hardware and all my software. I don't have any old dos games. I don't even care about games to tell the truth. But I do like music and movies etc. Do you think xp will do the trick or will I just be wasting my money? Also do you know what is involved in becoming a licensed system builder from Microsoft?

A:To purchase or not to purchase

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I need to purchase a new FP Shooter and just can't seem to decide between "Battlefield 1942" and "VietCong". I've read all the reviews and as usual they leave me with no information.

I am concerned that both of these titles will be either too much or too buggy for my PC. Is there anyone out there with any experience with these titles?

My PC as a 32mb GeForce 2 video card. Which was more than enough for 'Unreal Tournament 2003', MOHAA, Red Faction II and "Delta Force: Black Hawk Down".

Since it is still a long time before 'Halo' or 'Half Life2' or 'Doom 3' will be released I need another FPS to tide me over until then. Are there any other FPS's out there that I am overlooking?


A:which to purchase

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i keep gettting pop ups i need driver update   but it has a one time payment i need to do it monthly...

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Ok so I am looking to purchasing my first NAS and I am having trouble trying to understand what I should purchase based on my needs. Here is what I am looking for:

-HDD indicator for each drive
-Gigabit Ethernet
-Hot swappable
-Compatible with OS X and linux
-Capable of showing up as a Network drive for everyone to access

Most that I have researched involve a web interface to set up and can only be access through there such as QNAP. Any chance that there are any that don't involve the web to constantly access? I plan to have like 8TB in the nas.

Thanks in advance!

A:NAS purchase need help

I think they pretty much all use a browser to access settings, but its jut by local I.P. address, nothing Internet involved unless you're coming at it from the WAN side, then you need a NAS with web-access.

NAS drives are usually tucked out of the way and rarely looked at, better for the NAS to email you periodically about it condition. Gigabit is important but so is the underlying power of the NAS itself. Cheap NAS drives with gigabit ethernet can still be slow--usually the more expensive they are, the faster and even more robust ones have a second gigabit port as a failsafe.

Don't know about hot swappable. Mine are in RAID 1 and they'lll email me if there's a problem (hopefully).
Compatibility, some would have thier own format like RiserFS, and I think all mine are now just good old NTFS so there is no need for translation at all with Windows so I'm not sure about standardization when it comes to sharing with those three main OS flavors.
All NAS drives show up on a network once properly configured, with their own I.P. address and name...that's the N in NAS.

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Hi, looking for some help/advice.
I recently purchaseda new PC and need to buy a Operating Sysytem. I am looking to buy Widows XP Pro but I am somewhat confused, ethere seesm to be so many to buy.. some with serice pack 1 some with 2 and some complete..

Can someone advice which I need to get my pc up and runnning. are the ones with service packs jsut upgrades and that means I already need to have a OS system insalled on the pC to install ?

All help appreciated

A:New XP Purchase

Where did you buy the pc from? Can you not purchase the OS from them? You need Windows XP Pro SP2

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I'm looking for some expert opinions... =)

I currently have a BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX-260 OC MaxCore 55 video card and I'm trying to decide if I should purchase a second one for around $70-80 and SLI them... or try to buy an improved replacement card for a similar price and possibly try to sell my current card.

This current card is a:

Memory: 896 MB
GPU Frequency: 655 MHz
ALU Frequency: 1404 MHz
Memory Frequency: 1125 MHz
Memory Bus Width: 448 bits
Number of ALUs: 216
Any suggestions? Advice would be greatly appreciated! =)

A:Purchase another GTX-260 and SLI?

Well if you have an sli motherboard and a decent power suppy its a pretty cheap way to double your framerates in most games.

You will be pretty hard pushed to find a single similar pefrorming directx 11 gpu for that kind of money,

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Hi all. Just finished my new build and am hunting for deals on a GPU. Not looking to spend more than $100-150 (pref. less). Im not a huge gamer but I play. I can play Skyrim on medium settings off the igpu so I would hope the money spent on a gpu would improve from there (not sure how much improvement though) . Im looking for the best bang for the buck.
Asus p8z68v-lx
i5 2500k OC'd to 4.3G
Xigmatek cpu cooler
8gig. Corsair XMS3 1600
OCZ ZS Series 650w psu
Win 7 Pro. 64-bit
single monitor 1280x1024
(I'm loving this build so far)

A:Looking to purchase a new GPU

Try a 6870.
A discreet GPU would definitely be the way to go for gaming.

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I am considering buying/installing an SSD, probably 240gb. I currently have a very well functioning machine with a 1tb HD and all my OS and software is installed on that HD. I am using Windows 7, with all the latest updates installed. I have never used an SSD or installed one so I have some questions:
1. Is 240gb enough or would 128gb be sufficient? I believe I only want Windows 7 (likely upgrade to Windows 8 when released) on the SSD and leave my current HD alone with all my software as it is currently installed.
2. What/where can I find a step by step for installing the SSD and directing the OS to read everything else from the current HD.
3. I usually use the Hibernate feature and only completely power down every few days. Would that still be acceptable?
4. I assume I would have to purchase a new copy of the OS therefore I may wait until Windows 8 is released before making the change.

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I found a vendor with i7 desktop systems (two) each with 8 GB and with Home Premium Windows 7 64-bit and the price of each is about a hundred dollars less than the most recent time I had checked. In order to do XP emulation, though, I would prefer an i7 system (desktop) which supports that (Ultimate? or Business). Also wondering about one which includes HDTV tuner as well. I am not in a hurry.

A:purchase new i7 with Ultimate Win 7

If you are going to spend the money I would go for the Ultimate edition.
As for the HDTV Tuner that would be a hardware component of the machine.

Question is where are you looking? Can you post a link to these machine so we can look and advise more.

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I'm thinking of buying a scanner to scan old photgraphs with but I'm not sure what type/brand to buy. I would want the scanner to scan negatives. photographs (both old and new)

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Hi Folks.

Thanks for all the previous help.

Will purchase a new External HD, and per your advice will get a WD.
Need 1 TB, or perhaps 1.5 TB.

Read all the reviews for their various models, and one can really go nuts trying to figure out
which would be the most reliable.

I don't need portability, slimness, super-small size, super speed, etc.
My sole concern, after losing what was on a Seagate, is reliability.
Am also quite happy to live with a wall wart.
Must be USB 2.0 compatible.

Reading the reviews of a bunch of their models, it seems, for all of them, that
20 -25 % of users have had problems.
Thousands that don't, but a goodly number, for all I looked at, did after a short time or right out of the box. Luck of the draw, perhaps.

So, might anyone recommend a WD model or two that they feel is a cut above the rest re reliability ?

And, please:

Should I seriously also consider Hitachi ?
Do they actually make their own, or are they repackaged WD or Seagate's ?

BTW: Are the ones with wall warts more reliable than the USB powered ones ?

Much thanks, as always,

A:Which WD External HD To Purchase ?

Western Digital bought Hitachi's hard drive business 3 or 4 years ago, but both brand names are still in use. I don't know if Hitachi is possibly semi-independent within WD and has hard drive designs that are noticeably different from WD. That's possible, but I don't know how to confirm it.

If you don't need portability, you might consider an internal rather than an external. You'd gain speed since your data would not have to negotiate the USB interface at all, you'd avoid issues related to the enclosure, and you wouldn't have any worries about a wall wart.

I have a second internal that is purely for backup purposes. I've never even owned an external. I additionally make occasional backups to a third internal in an external dock, but the second internal is my workhorse backup drive. Completely backs up about 95,000 files and rarely takes more than 70 seconds to do so.

You're never going to avoid the issue of being sickened by the number of negative reviews you see for whatever drive strikes your fancy. Try to avert your eyes. Otherwise, take into consideration that some of that is user error and that those who have a poor experience with a particular brand/model are much more likely to make a review than those who were satisfied.

I chased my tail on this issue for several months last year when I was shopping for a new second internal drive. All of it pointless although I was emotionally incapable of doing otherwise. Eventually, you have to hold your nose and take the plu... Read more

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I bought a Windows 7 Pro 32 bit program at Ebay. I installed it and had problems with the virtual machine and downloading adobe products. Now, I realize I bought a back up copy, not for resale. What should I do? Reinstall it? Get Windows anytime upgrade and try to press for Pro ultimate. Are my problems related to this copy or could it be something else. I paid $111.00 for it saving about 75 bucks. It's not like it was bargain basement. I was told it was new, but I see it was made in Puerto Rico. Can anyone shed some light?

A:Ebay purchase

If you check the listing and it does not state anywhere that it is not Retail or OEM, you can open a claim with ebay and/or paypal, as you did not receive the product you paid for.

Other than that, I would try to re-install, sometimes windows just doesn't stick to your hard drive properly

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Hello. Just asking here as I trust the folks here. Not wanting to turn this into a battle, just want an opinion.
Wife is starting a 3 yr Phd in nursing, online. (at home) I'm going to buy her a new laptop and have decided on a i7 processor. Just unsure if it really needs to be dual or quad. Just need the speed for getting between apps. Will not be gaming and so-forth. Next question, which machine then to get? Doesn't need to be touch screen either. Really only interested in better keyboard and battery life. I bought her this little Toshiba Sattelite with i3 processor 3 yrs ago for her BSN and is still alive. Just fast and reliable. Thank you DM

A:laptop purchase with i7

Unlikely you would need the power of an i7. An upper level i5 is very strong.

If the i7 is in your budget range, go ahead on.

Get a quad core. I'm not sure off hand if there are dual-core i5s anyway.

If at all possible, get one with an SSD (solid state drive). She'll appreciate it every operating moment, whereas she might never appreciate an i7.

Most laptops will have only one hard drive, so presumably you'd get one with maybe a 250 or 500 GB SSD. If you buy one that has two hard drives, you'd likely have Windows on the SSD and use the standard hard drive for storage.

I'd say the better way to go would be to get a machine with one hard drive--an SSD, and then use an external hard drive for backup and/or more storage if needed.

You can always get an add-on keyboard to bypass the laptop's keyboard.

Battery life: read reviews for info on that. The harder you work the machine, the lower the battery life, but there have been a lot of improvements in that area in the last few years.

As for specific recommendations, I can't make any as I don't use laptops. The usual suspects would be Dell, HP, Lenovo, and maybe Toshiba. Maybe Asus? I'd avoid Acer due to horror stories about customer service. I wouldn't expect stellar customer service for any of them--just hope you don't need to use it.

Find a few prospective machines in your price range and post links to them so we can have a look.

Here's some i5 laptops with SSD:

Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, and More - Newegg.... Read more

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Would like to get a Laptop for Daughter in Law for and her daughter.
Mainly used for School work and Mom's craft work.
No gaming or high graphic card is needed.

Can be new or refurbished as I have had great luck with refurbished from Sam's Club.
Both my Laptop and Desktop are refurbished along with Sam's return policy have turned out flawless.
OS should be Win 7 Home Edition or Pro.
Lightweight with a 15 or 17" monitor are up for grabs.
Price range $250-$350

If you need anymore info just get back to me.
Any and all help is appreciated.

A:Laptop purchase?

B&H Photo Video is pretty good.

Laptops | B&H Photo Video

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Need suggestions for a NIKON point and shoot for around $300.00, I know where to purchase, just need help with what is a good choice would be.

A:NIKON purchase-HELP

I'm not up on all the new point and shoots available but, there are certianly plenty of them. I would suggest going to a store and hold them to see which one feels good to you as in easy access to controls and such things, then read some reviews to see which one meets your needs.

There are many good review site with a quick Google search.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P105 laptop, ca 2006, running XP3. It works, but there are problems. I would like to purchase and install Windows7. Where is a good place to buy (online is good). I looked at NewEgg, but they are offering a supplier's version, and it looks like you need special software to install. I'm not too techy, as you can see. What I want is a CD that I stick in my drive and say go. I assume this machine will handle W7. I'm also assuming it would require the 32-bit version. Right?

A:Purchase and install W7

Welcome to SevenForums ah100,
You should run this on your lappy to see if it's a good fit. I can say W7 should but for what you'll pay for the OS you may find it just better to upgrade the whole lappy. I use a Intel i3 HP with W7 64 bit and for something similar discounted pricing starts in the high 300's.


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I am running xp on a sony Vio laptop and know it has the built in capability to run wireless. Can you list all the components I need to purchase to go wireless around the house and the best place to purchase them online without hassles or delays and good shipping?
Thanks for any prompt responses,

A:can you list what I need to purchase?

All you need is a wireless router, assuming that you have a broadband modem that supports Ethernet connections. If you have a USB-only broadband modem, you'll need to consider replacing it. As far as picking up the router, I'd shop the bargain pages, that's where I get my stuff.

I'd also stick to the major brands, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear, SMC, etc. for the router.

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Tech Bargains

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Ok, so my stepson is a WoW fanatic. He has found a couple of sites where he can buy gold and pay to level up in the game. As much I dislike the idea of buying your way up in a game, it's his money and his choice.

So anyway, we bought the gold, and it was delivered to his WoW mailbox. In the confirmation email, it said to retrieve that gold as soon as possible due to the risk of random screening for RMT activities.

What are RMT activities?

Is this legal in WoW--to buy gold and leveling?

A:WoW Gold Purchase...

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hello and good day to all who read and/or respond to this thread

I'm new to pc gaming!!

For the last couple of weeks I have checked and researched many sites to determine whether or not to invest money into a pc, being that I'm a brand new student and long time gamer. Now i wish to take my gaming to the next level by becoming a pc gamer. As of last summer I played a few games online and became hooked my budget is about $1100.

what are good specs for good gaming? the visual is not so big of a deal I just dont wanna deal with any lag or slow downs.

games of interest now are mmorpg like wow, guild wars and warhammer.
shooters games like Unreal, call of duty and world of conflicted.

what should I do?

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Hi all,

I'm currently looking to purchase a new PSU for my machine. I used the watt calculator here ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator and determined that I need at the least a 400 W PSU.

I realize that when it comes to PSU's it is more complicated than, "the more watts the better". Just curious what would work with my system. Here are my specs:

Computer type: Desktop

Manufacturer: Custom build

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

CPU: AMD Phenom (tm) II X4 925 Processor

Motherboard: Asus MSO-M4N68T-MV2(B)

Memory: 4 GB

Graphics Card(s): ATI Radeon HD 5570

Hard Drives: Hitachi HDS721010CLA332

Apologies if I forgot something.

Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Want to purchase a new PSU. Any suggestions?

I believe in power supplies with a little more watts and 12+ amps.
If it was my computer I would select something in the 600/650 watt and 40+ amp on the 12v+
I also recommend a full modular power supply. They are a bit more money but they are worth it. These two below should give you quality but are not full modular.

The Seasonic

Welcome to Seasonic USA

or the Corsair.

HX Series HX650 Power Supply ? 650 Watt 80 PLUS? Gold Certified Modular PSU

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My laptop is on its last legs at this point; I've had it since summer of 2004 and it's practically unusable by now. I have a desktop computer (what I'm using now) but I still need a laptop, as I travel often and need a portable workspace. So I'm looking to buy a new laptop; the only issue is that I refuse to use Vista. I have it on my work computer and it's awful. I got someone to remove it and install XP over it but the computer is still messed up because of it.
Anyway, I'd like to purchase a new laptop with XP as the operating system. I understand that Vista is the standard now, but when I ordered my current HP desktop computer directly from HP in December 2007, about a year ago today, I specified that I'd like a business PC with XP as the operating system and they sent me one. I did the same thing earlier this month; I spent a long time on the phone with the rep at HP searching for the right laptop and again made it very clear that I wanted a business computer with XP as the operating system. What they sent me was a laptop with Vista on it that they had just uninstalled and put XP on. All the installation disks were for Vista and the laptop had a Vista sticker on it. I tested it out and right out of the box it was having performance issues; I called them back and said that I had wanted a laptop with XP as the original operating system and not Vista with XP written over it, like I had gotten a year ago, and they told me that they no long... Read more

A:Is it possible to purchase a new laptop with XP as the OS?

I believe Dell was. Not sure if they still are. You'll have to check their website to make sure

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I have a new desktop and a new laptop and both have Windows Vista on them. I do not have a copy of the disks for myself as I bought them refurbished and got great deals from a very trusted seller. I like to have back-up disks on hand in case I need them so which copy of VISTA should I purchase? Also do I get a 32bit or a 64bit?

I see so many upgrades and signature editions out there so it makes it hard to tell which one to get. Thanks all!

A:Which VISTA should I purchase?

Well mr.docsven as far as I know the 64-bit system version is a better choice for the reason of running programs at a 64 bit rate, I think it can run programs more efficiently and allows you to do more.

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Hello, my Surface Book was stolen yesterday and need to get a new computer for work (CAD and Sketching for Industrial Design). I would like to know: 1. How does the P40 GPU compare to the performance of the dGPU from the Surface Book? 2. I'm based in Austria and on Lenovo's webshop they offer a keyboard layout "English European". How is this different from the US international layout? (I don't want the QWERTZ or the English UK layout). If someone from Lenovo sees this, please try to improve the info on the webshop... it is really poor. Thanks!

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Anyone have any suggestions where to purchase Win 8 at decent prices? I found a specific site, but am too sceptic seeing their prices to just go and purchase?

A:[SOLVED] Purchase Win 8

If you're a student or faculty member it's only $70.00 (U.S.) directly from Microsoft.

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Both antivirus programs were developed in the Czech Republic and have been long-time competitors.

You can read about it here:



A:Avast To Purchase AVG

Iv used AVG antivirus paid version for years with ZoneAlarm Pro firewall and have had absolutely no problems whatsoever.

Hopefully the acquisition of AVG by Avast will not affect the reliabilty of the product as is the case usually when one firm aquires another. Avast has a brilliant reputation too however when one is comfortable and reliant on a product they usually dont like it to be changed.

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CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, or DVD+R DL, or something else? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

A:I'm not sure which would be the best to purchase to back up ...

@evad99?, welcome to the forum. Personally, I don't use CD's or DVD's.  I have all of my backups on two USB hard drives and a 32 GB Thumb drive.  I feel this is easier and if it is very important to me, I have it on all three drives.  Also, I use OneDrive for some backups. I would recommend DVD's if you choose to go with disks.  I have always been told that DVD+R's are compatible with more manufacturer's drives. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I hope I can ask this question here?

I build new computers and I'm trying to find the cheapest place to purchase Microsoft windows vista and 7 and 8 product key code license stickers?

A:Where to purchase win vista, 7 and 8

Have you checked the volume licensing Microsoft Volume Licensing Home Page

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I was wondering if i can purchase the upgrade version of XP, my cpu crashed and windows xp was ruined and I cant find the reboot discs anywhere, but when I start it up and press F8 it gives me a menu with boot options for windows, but nothing happens when you press the instructed keys. Anyways am I goin to have to buy the 200 dollar version or can i just get the upgrade version of windows?

A:I need to purchase windows XP, which one?

To do a full reinstallation you'll need a full version. You can buy them new and legit online for $139.

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Hi all,

I'm trying to purchase Windows XP Pro SP2 OEM version. Now this oem one is about $187, http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...ab=11&NoMapp=0

The retail one is like 300+, I don't really need any stuff other than the XP cd + cdkey, but the price difference is so big, is there any difference between OEM and normal retail version (the one comes with the box)?


A:Windoes XP (oem) purchase

Your answers are here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/arti...uld-i-buy.html (Sections H, I & J)

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I have looked at sites selling Windows XP Pro and XP Pro 64 bit and I
am confused. I eventually want to use the 64 bit version but I am
afraid I will not be able to use my printer or scanner for an
undetermined period of time because of the lack of drivers for 64 bit.
I have noticed a wide range of prices for the Pro but I am afraid of
some of them. I wonder if anyone knows what you should have to pay for
a legitimate version? Low but legal. (Full, OEM and Upgrade: what versions are
required to upgrade from.) I need to know as soon as possible if you
read this and can give me any advice it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks In Advance

Jim Allen

PS I am in the process of ordering parts to build a computer so will be able to use OEM if that is what I decide on.

A:Purchase of XP Pro Software

OEM will be the cheapest. Make sure what you are buying is genuine Microsoft product which has the full hologram on its face and an authentic COA and EULA so you can validate it.

To use an update you must have a previous valid version of windows on the system you are updating. A full, clean install is always better.

I bought an OEM version recently and paid $114.00 including shipping and handling. I have recently seen some for a few dollars less - it seems they vary with time. Make sure the one you get has SP2 already on it and make sure the components you buy are compliant with SP 2 requirements.

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I'm experiencing this error while im trying to install any app from the store. Earlier i had installed few applications and something changed i believe. I have not been able to install apps from quite a while now.

The only error i see is this
"Purchase error This app isn't available right now. Please try again later."Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Ok.... Here is my laptop purchase and price..... Let me know if you think it was a good buy for general computer use, nothing professional....

Dell 17.00" diagonal notebook
Microsoft works Plus & 4GB RAM
1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo PRocessor T5550
1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5550
4GB shared DDR2 SDRAM
250 GB Hard drive
8X DVD+/-RW with Double layer DVD+W5 in 1 memory card Reader
Windows Vista Home PRemium
6-cell lithium -ion battery

Word 2003 Full version works calendar
works word processor
powerpoint viewer
works dicaitonary
works portfolio
Works projects

A:Laptop Purchase

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I am getting ready to purchase my ram, and I was wondering if it's okay to purchase a set of 6400 (800+mhz) instead of 5300 (600+mhz) ram? My computer currently has 2gb 5300 (633mhz) 200-pin but I want to upgrade to 4gb 6400. but like I said, I don't know if I should purchase the 5300 or 6400. Sorry if this makes no sense. I am so tired right now.

A:I want to purchase new ram for my laptop

Use the Crucial memory scanner to test your motherboard compatibility with the type of memory:

SDRAM, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades from Crucial.com

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