January 1, 2009 at 4:36 pm #28455
Here are my thoughts on the current best value for an intermediate Computer. Again, cheaper components can be added, some components completely removed, and many savings can be made, but this is in my opinion the best bang for your buck. 1x Generic case with 500W power supply
January 1, 2009 at 11:05 pm #30753
Everytime you mention these components it is like waving chocolate infront of a chocholic!!!! I am trying to calm my addiction down…but this is not helping because it sounds so yummy…(and cheap)January 2, 2009 at 12:14 am #30754
all of the goodiies sound good, but the main things to achieve a fast system are of course the quad processor, the extra RAM and at least one extra hard drive to provide RAID0 striping. If you already have a motherboard to support these, then you can make a silk purse out of a sows ear with only $550 or so. If your board doesnt support quad core, but your case is reasonably modern and therefore the power supply suits.. you can get a quad core upgrade kit with 4GB RAM and motherboard for about 550 bucks. Add an extra hard drive as well if you only have one, and you have an extremely powerful and lightning fast computer which you have upgraded to for between $600-$650.
January 3, 2009 at 2:18 am #30755BearParticipant
I am getting ready to start buying parts for a new machine, as I go along I will take pictures and post them, this time I am going all out and sparing to expense ( At least for me )BearMarch 19, 2009 at 6:18 am #30756
OK, here is a computer i pieced together in a couple of minutes, cheap and very niceIts amd, so its faster, cheaperps [~] means about!Raidmax Case with 500w PsuMarch 19, 2009 at 6:37 am #30757
I'd dispute whether AMD is faster, but there is no denying its cheaper. I can tell you though, should you want to sell your computer and build another, that (in Australia at least) AMD has absolutely no resale value, so if this is important to you then Intel is a better choice.My sweetspot computer is a couple months old, and really these days, that makes it obsolete
March 19, 2009 at 6:48 am #30758
I forgot the exchange rates lolAs far as amd vs intelIntel has the power, but for the price... Amd all the wayOn the point of regular updates, my brother / partner Is better in this area and he may join soonAnd as far as a link in the signature, I might, depends on how motivated I am to click a few buttons =PAnd now its time for bed... 3.in the morning here and I have... School...Good night all and I had an awesome first day hereHere's to rambling on in postsCheers, from the tired american =PMarch 19, 2009 at 8:19 am #30759DSTMParticipant
My sweetspot computer is a couple months old, and really these days, that makes it obsoleteMarch 19, 2009 at 8:37 am #30760
😀I wasnt suggesting that anyone updates their computer monthly! I meant I should be updating the information more often though, so that if anyone does decide to update, they have current information available. In the world of computers, the best deal is different from one day to the next...
March 19, 2009 at 4:49 pm #30761
yup..its always nice to know what the coolest parts for the price isand this is just the midrange pc, if you go into an Office pc, you get more power and a single monitor... averages about $1,000 (us) the office pc is a dual core, great for things like tax programs and the like...And i think once every few months you should get something new for your pc, it doesn't have to be anything extravagant.March 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm #30762
I just love reading about computer parts and I wish I had all of them in my house to look at and play with. I used to have parts stacked up to my ceiling, but seriously, my house was a mess…March 20, 2009 at 2:30 am #30763
Well, i think most of the tech oriented people here would like to have 60 pcs, no matter how old (actually older parts can be worth a lot)
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