Thinking about buying a desktop computer, I have a few questions

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by DarkNinja, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. DarkNinja

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    so I’m thinking about buying a desktop computer and I have a few questions. I need one because I have an iPad, but I want to be able to type on a bigger screen and a bigger keyboard. I will use the desktop computer for email, YouTube, typing documents, and for school. What I want to know is, how much money should I spend? Also, I had a desktop computer with a pentium d processor, that computer started later on getting pretty hot, and I wonder, does that mean that computers with that kind of a processor won’t last long because of getting too hot after a while? EDIT: that desktop computer with the pentium d processor stopped working, so that is why I asked. I wonder if desktop computers with hotter cpus don’t last as long as cooler ones.
     
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  2. OmniDyne

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    How much are you willing to spend?

    No, it doesn't work that way. Your computer was 10+ years old. That's why it stopped working. There's all kinds of reasons a computer will stop working.
     
  3. DarkNinja

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    I see. I guess I would spend at most around $150-$200, though I don’t know how much I should spend.
     
  4. OmniDyne

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    Well if you're interested in building one, you could save some money.

    Quality of life wise, a $200 computer may be quite sluggish for everyday tasks, but I can take a look and see what's out there.

    Depending on the parts in a pre-built computer, I'd probably try to spend at least $400.
     
  5. Laquer Head

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    $150-$200 is a rubbish budget.

    Save minimum $500 and even then you are getting low-end.. but new at least.
     
  6. Darren

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    PC's are cheaper than you realize I think. You can get basic towers for $350 new. Decent used ones under $200. For basic stuff you don't need much money anymore.
     
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  7. Laquer Head

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    Different countries, here a $200 PC is a complete hunk of... to each their own what makes sense for them
     
  8. OmniDyne

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    Hell, for just over $200 in the states you could build a 2200G system with a 256GB SSD and voilà! You have a legit pr0n machine, and still have room for Rocket League.
     
  9. Darren

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    You could at least pretend its for work or something.
     
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  10. OmniDyne

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    Nah, we're best known for our transparency here in the States, especially when it comes to privacy
     
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  11. Intel_man

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    Transparency huh? Trump still hasn't released his tax returns. ;)
     
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  12. Darren

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    Psh. I'm still waiting for Obama's birth certificate. /s
     
  13. OmniDyne

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    Transparent in all the wrong ways (;
     
  14. DarkNinja

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    Well, I live in the United States of America. Another question I have is, is it worth it to send my old desktop computer to a computer shop to get it repaired? A sibling said that it isn’t, since the desktop computer was bought for $200 and was refurbished.
     
  15. OmniDyne

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    If it's the PC with the Pentium D, then no, I would think not.
     
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  16. Darren

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    As someone that used to work in a shop, I'd just sell you a newer one. Anything pre Windows 7 hardware wise is relatively worthless.
     
  17. Cisco001

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    If you just want to do some word processing or watching youtube, you can grab a used $200 like this from ebay.
     
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  18. DarkNinja

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    The computer was bought for $200, if I’m right it was a windows 7, and the processor was i5 processor. It was refurbished. Should I send it in to get repaired if it was not working?
     
  19. johnb35

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    Which is it? Pentium D or an I5? Pentium D chips did run hot. Would need to know why it stopped working to determine if its a cheap fix to get it running again.
     
  20. DarkNinja

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    Like I said, i think my computer came with windows 7 but I got windows 10 for free. The processor I think was i5 processor. It was around $200 and I think was refurbished. should i send this computer in to be repaired at a computer shop?
     
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