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  • Main_Brain
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    I recently had to replace my Graphics Card, and common wisdom that AMD is superior to Nvidia (atm).

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  • snoopy369
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    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.

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  • korn469
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    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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  • Imran Siddiqui
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    Hmmm... how far out of warranty?

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  • korn469
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    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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  • The Mad Monk
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    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.

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  • Imran Siddiqui
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    Is Cyberpower ok? I have heard mixed things about it.

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  • korn469
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    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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  • Imran Siddiqui
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    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

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  • N35t0r
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    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.

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  • Imran Siddiqui
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    My point is made. Oerdin likes Win7 over Win8.1 and since Oerdin is always wrong...

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  • Dinner
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    Naw, it really sucks and I still hate my work laptop with 8.1 on it. 7 really is just a better operating system.

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  • Imran Siddiqui
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    I think all of you who have problems with Win8 are merely simpletons .

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  • The Mad Monk
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    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.

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  • Imran Siddiqui
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    No, I haven't.

    If I go Dell, I may wait until Labor Day for sales (I just missed 4th of July sales).

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