considering building a pc

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Brenna, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Brenna

    Brenna New Member

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    hi,

    I am not sure about building a pc yet. I am not sure if I should just save up some money for a mac or just go with building a pc.

    I am not a gamer. i will be using the computer mostly for internet, burning movies and music, and some, not a lot of programs.

    I would deeply appreciate some help.
     
  2. Gary1

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  3. StrangleHold

    StrangleHold Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree, better off doing a PC. For what you want to do, it really would not take much of a build. How much are you wanting to spend. If you dont have a OS you need to factor in that expense too.
     
  4. kurby

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    I agree with Gary1 You will be paying a premium on the hardware, software, and service. Also, the time to replace parts in a MAC is longer and more tedious. Building your own PC will let you choose your own price and you can build it to be highly upgradable allowing it to last longer. Parts are easily swappable which will cut down your maitenance cost.
     
  5. Brenna

    Brenna New Member

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    okay next question, should i build from scratch, or just piece by piece, upgrade my existing pc?
     
  6. fire r a g e

    fire r a g e New Member

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    Scratch if you can, but upgrading is ok.
     
  7. claptonman

    claptonman New Member

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    We'll need to know your specs on your current computer to see if there's any worthwhile parts. If nothing, the hard drive and CD drive are probably still good.
     
  8. Brenna

    Brenna New Member

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    HP pavilion p6000 series

    Microsoft windows 7 64 bit

    6gb ram (i think)

    550 GB hard drive

    foxconn amd rs780L

    amd phenom ii (tm) X4 830

    2.8 ghz

    thats all i could find, lol. so sorry. maybe starting from scratch would be good.
     
  9. Benny Boy

    Benny Boy Active Member

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    What's that one not doing for you?
     
  10. claptonman

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    Agreed, for internet and movies, that is a good enough computer. I'm guessing you've never reformatted and reinstalled windows? That would be the first thing to do if you're experiencing slowness.
     
  11. Benny Boy

    Benny Boy Active Member

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    Yep. And if you got an ssd for the os it would seem like a new comp.
     
  12. Brenna

    Brenna New Member

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    okay. one word - Microsoft. I sorta hate windows. with a passion you don't wanna believe. also, I want to have a computer with 1 Tb and a much better sound system.

    also, sometimes programs run funny on this computer. also wanting to use an external hd but not sure how to yet. thanx.
     
  13. fire r a g e

    fire r a g e New Member

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    Onboard sound these days are just as good quality, if not better, than sound cards.
     
  14. cabinfever1977

    cabinfever1977 New Member

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    buy large amplified computer speakers(u know 2 speakers and a sub)plug into built in audio,u wont noticed the diffrence between built in or soundcard

    buy a usb external 1 tb hardrive,plug into usb port
     

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