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help me pick a new PC

  1. greglambert
    Gingerbread Oct 31, 2014

    greglambert , Oct 31, 2014 :
    OK here is the delima I have not had a proper PC in a couple of years since my Mac DP G5 died. These days I use my phone tablet and chrome book most of the time. I need a PC to root/work on my phones and do some very basic video editing. I hate to spend the money on a new full powerd MAC and I really HATE windows. So it is down to amac mini or a Walmart PC tonload with Ubuntu
     

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  2. Boston_Faith
    Honeycomb Oct 31, 2014


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  3. Neth
    Jelly Bean Oct 31, 2014


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  4. ParthThakur
    Jelly Bean Oct 31, 2014


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  5. dualcorebrain
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 31, 2014

    dualcorebrain , Oct 31, 2014 :

    Never buy a PC!


    Build it. Its much easier than you think and much more powerful than PC you will buy from the same price

    Go on YouTube and type in budget PC build October 2014 or find any other YouTube PC building tutorial.

    I built mine and I love it!!!
     

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  6. Twanne
    Gingerbread Oct 31, 2014


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  7. zpiggy1
    Gingerbread Oct 31, 2014


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  8. shastada
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 31, 2014

    shastada , Oct 31, 2014 :
    Get a laptop, unless you are gaming the laptop is much more useful.

    Macbook Pro Retina is the best computing device (of any type) I've ever owned.
     

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  10. J.Pinkman
    Jelly Bean Oct 31, 2014


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  11. Flyer27
    Honeycomb Oct 31, 2014

    Flyer27 , Oct 31, 2014 :
    There is a lot of information online on how to build a "Hackintosh". Doing this will allow you to build a machine that can dual-boot OS X and Windows 7, or any version you choose, and have both working without any hardware compatibility problems.
    Best of both and much cheaper than buying either.
     

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  12. KenKen1111
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 31, 2014


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  13. funmunke
    Marshmallow Oct 31, 2014

    funmunke , Oct 31, 2014 :
    For what you described - jump over to Amazon. They are selling refurbished Surface Pros for under $500. Powerful enough, quick, mobile, runs full windows, and has a snap on keyboard.
     

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  14. Piedii
    Gingerbread Oct 31, 2014


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  15. skwaL
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 31, 2014

    skwaL , Oct 31, 2014 :
    Build it yourself then decide what you need it for. If you want the PC strictly for gaming get socket 1156, 1155 or 1150. If you want the PC for production of videos, graphics yet still be amazing at gaming....build a Socket 2011 (like mine). If you want overclockable performance get a CPU ending with a K (4820K, 3770K, 4770K etc)
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    MY SETUP
    Rampage IV Extreme
    i4820K (just bought)
    H80i Cooling (will upgrade to X61 Kraken)
    Quad Channel memory (16G)
    And simple stuff: Mouse - Roccet Kone XTD, Keyboard - Corsair K70, Monitor Asus 144Hz.
    Headset Sennheiser PC 350SE
     

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  16. vantt1
    Jelly Bean Oct 31, 2014

    vantt1 , Oct 31, 2014 :
    My 15" Retina MacBook Pro is the best mobile computer I've ever owned. My desktop PC is a DIY built system though; the best desktop computer I've ever owned!
     

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  17. jackill
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 31, 2014

    jackill , Oct 31, 2014 :
    you can put ubuntu even on nexus 10...just sayin' :)
     

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  18. shastada
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 31, 2014

    shastada , Oct 31, 2014 :
    Yeah I built my own desktop because I wanted a gaming box. I find myself using my laptop at home 90% of the time unless I really need the screen space or want to game.
     

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  19. dadomutuc
    Gingerbread Oct 31, 2014

    dadomutuc , Oct 31, 2014 :
    MBP may be your best bet. Check out an Apple Store near you. They usually have refurbished units. You don't need the fastest or most expensive. Since you have not had a machine for a couple of years, last year's model will be pretty fast for you :)
     

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  20. shastada
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 31, 2014

    shastada , Oct 31, 2014 :
    Very true, there hasn't been much improvement in CPU/Memory/SSD speeds in the last 2-3 years. The biggest issue going older will be battery life, but otherwise you'll still love it.
     

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