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Anyone Recommend A PC?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Geetfaux, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Geetfaux

    Geetfaux Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Sep 16, 2008
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    I'm looking for some opinions/advice on a decent computer. I've had a look around but i'd like to see what you recommend :tea:

    I need something with a few monitors, capable of handling multiple progs & decent gfx card

    I plan on spending around £800/$1100ish

    Any advice appreciated!
  2. marcuskona

    marcuskona Junior Member

    Sep 27, 2008
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    your request is kind of vague from a computer repair tech and builder point of view, if your looking for an off the shelf, get a dell with a 3 year extended warranty and then when you reach 2 years 11 months, pull the hard drive and smash it on the ground, wait 5 days for the tech to bring you a new PC,

    if you are looking for something with long shelf life and room to grow then you cannot find this in a name brand, go custom built, with the dual monitors I would guess you want something with decent graphics engines so go dual SLI "Nvidia"

    to get some good ideas I recommend tigerdirect and check out their barebones, its decent quality and you leave yourself open to many options down the road.

    Good luck and if I can be of further assistance please ask away.
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  3. cskgsquad

    cskgsquad Registered Member

    Oct 8, 2008
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    Here is what I would build:

    *Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000 RPM

    *EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

    *G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

    ~I'd buy 2 of those kits to = 4GB.

    *SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

    ~Or you can buy 2 lower end graphic cards and use SLI to get same performance.

    *CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    *Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor

    ~Of course pick your case, cooling parts, dvd burner/drive, etc. There's a simple one I built in 5 minutes that came out to around $1,000 on newegg. You can use ebay and get 25-30% cash back on all those items. Have fun.
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