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  • #16
    No, I haven't.

    If I go Dell, I may wait until Labor Day for sales (I just missed 4th of July sales).
    “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
    - John 13:34-35 (NRSV)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Imran Siddiqui
      I refuse to get a Win7 computer. If it doesn't have Win8.1, I don't want it.


      I always thought you were saner than that.
      No, I did not steal that from somebody on Something Awful.

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      • #18
        I think all of you who have problems with Win8 are merely simpletons .
        “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
        - John 13:34-35 (NRSV)

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        • #19
          Naw, it really sucks and I still hate my work laptop with 8.1 on it. 7 really is just a better operating system.
          Try http://wordforge.net/index.php for discussion and debate.

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          • #20
            My point is made. Oerdin likes Win7 over Win8.1 and since Oerdin is always wrong...
            “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
            - John 13:34-35 (NRSV)

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            • #21
              He probably likes it for all the wrong reasons.


              I've got to update my PC, something is acting up and I don't know what, and I'm getting random CTDs and BSODs, it's a PITA. I refuse to spend much cash now, since domestic prces are through the roof, but I am guessing I can swap my video card now (which is the most likely culprit - it has apparently been running with a faulty fan for a while, and I only caught up when I started having graphical glitches, by which time it was totally stuck), since updating processor would mean changing the mobo as well (it's an H55 with an LGA1156 socket). What's the sweet spot for videocards right now? My mobo has a PCIe 2.0 port.
              Indifference is Bliss

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              • #22
                What about this:

                http://www.woot.com/offers/hp-envy-i...ref=cnt_wp_2_8

                It's Factory Reconditioned HP, and it needs an update to the PS and graphics card, but it's $500 for:

                Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0 GHz (Turbo up to 3.2 GHz)
                6MB Shared Cache
                Processor Core: Quad-Core
                Memory: 8GB DDR3
                Max Memory: 16GB
                Memory Slots: 2
                Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600
                Hard Drive: 2TB SATA (7200rpm)
                Optical Drive: SuperMulti DVD Burner
                Audio Codec: Integrated IDT 92HD65C
                Sound: 5.1 channel
                Network: 10/100/1000 BASE-T
                Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2)
                Bluetooth: Yes, 4.0
                Power Supply: 300W

                Has 4 USB 3.0 spots, a 15-in-1 memory card reader, 6 USB 2.0 spots
                “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
                - John 13:34-35 (NRSV)

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                • #23
                  http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Zeus_Mini-I_200/

                  • Intel® Core™ i3-4150 Processor
                  • 8GB XPG V2 1866MHz RAM
                  • NVIDIA GTX 750 1GB Graphics
                  • ASRock B85M-ITX mITX MB
                  • 1TB SATA3 7200 RPM HD
                  • 8X DVD Rewritable Drive
                  • Zeus Mini mITX Gaming Case
                  • MS Windows 8.1 + Office 365

                  for 699 before any rebates

                  However, you have quite a bit of ability to customize it.

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                  • #24
                    Is Cyberpower ok? I have heard mixed things about it.
                    “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
                    - John 13:34-35 (NRSV)

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Imran Siddiqui
                      I think all of you who have problems with Win8 are merely simpletons .
                      Insults aside, an OS that can't be operated by simpletons has no place in a consumer market.
                      No, I did not steal that from somebody on Something Awful.

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                      • #26
                        I purchased computers from cyberpowerpc in 2006 and 2009. I didn't have any problems with them when I first bought them. It was only years later after they were out of warranty problems arose.

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                        • #27
                          Hmmm... how far out of warranty?
                          “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
                          - John 13:34-35 (NRSV)

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Imran Siddiqui
                            Hmmm... how far out of warranty?
                            The 2006 computer started having problems in 2011 and it gave up the ghost in 2013. However, if I wanted to find a AGP graphics card and a disk with windows XP on it, I could get it running again. The power supply, motherboard, memory and processor are all good. The hard drive is flaky, and the graphics card is messed up, with massive blocks and spots in the output. Also, trying to fix the graphics card, I wiped the hard drive and can't find my recovery disk.

                            The 2009 computer's power supply died in 2012 I think. However, after replacing it, it's running fine.

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                            • #29
                              Cyberpower I've heard pretty decent things about also. Their parts are mediocre in quality but they're not any worse than most retail PCs (HP, Dell, etc.)

                              Of course building your own > any retail

                              Don't forget there is a risk you cannot upgrade RAM after purchase. Cheap motherboards potentially could be limited to 8GB.
                              <Reverend> IRC is just multiplayer notepad.
                              I like your SNOOPY POSTER! - While you Wait quote.

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                              • #30
                                I recently had to replace my Graphics Card, and common wisdom that AMD is superior to Nvidia (atm).
                                Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

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