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Average computer specs for 2015

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by OnlinePartimer3241, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. OnlinePartimer3241

    OnlinePartimer3241 Newbie

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    Okay I'm new here, just bought a domain name and host for my niche(health related) and slowly building it up (more or less a test website on what works and what doesn't)

    I see the lounge has been popping up computer related stuff so is building a website futile if your computer is low end?

    I'm curious on what specs do other members have or I'm prioritizing the wrong thing and should concentrate on content and rank

    Here's a pic

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  2. Capo Dei Capi

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    If you can browse a website you can build a website, it requires almost no resources to setup a website. CPU power only really comes into play when you are doing alot of photo editing or video editing.
     
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  3. fredfred547

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    Yep. With that being said, I would assume the above specs you have are a bit low and outdated. I have 8gb of RAM. If that computer works for you though, then keep using it. You really only need a powerful computer for editing, mass uploading or mass tasks in general, and gaming.
     
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  4. Flinstone

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    From the photo i see its a laptop processor, and it displays its running @ 798mhz which means youre using the energy saving option, so when youre not "on the go" deactivate that and it will run at 1.6ghz. But anyways as said above.. to build a site or browsing no more is really needed.
     
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    Lol my calculator runs at more megahertz than that. If it works for you, then yeah, keep it sure. I'd invest in a desktop if I were you for productivity though.
     
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    I would upgrade the computer if I were you. You should still be able to build a website with your current computer without any issues, although getting something like let's say a solid state drive will increase your boot time as well as your write and read speed, which is useful if you're constantly saving new files and moving them around on your computer.
    Here's my computer:
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  7. OnlinePartimer3241

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    Sadly to say I'm using what is available; my desktop is busted for 2 years.... no one wants to repair it because its old

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    But the laptop is older, bought at 2007
     
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    Too bad you don't live near me. I have access to hundreds of old computer parts that aren't currently being used right now and I would've fixed your computer free of charge. :)
     
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    I agree with what the others say that if you can browse the Internet you can build a website.

    But then I also think functionality, speed, and usability plays a large role into how fast and how productive you can be with your time. (*time is our greatest most valuable resource).

    That being said, if you have the money I Would suggest investing in or building your own higher-end system. This way you can keep multiple windows open, be running multiple processes, and applications and jump back and forth between them when needing to access different things and not have it take forever.

    On my computer I usually have Photoshop, Excel, Firefox and Crome open, along with Dragon and various other applications. The eats up RAM and you need a decent processor.

    This website I use when looking to build a computer:
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    http://pcpartpicker.com/
    *Note I have no affiliation with them

    I like how they list out different system builds in the recommendations. As mentioned above you should probably update if you have the funds, if not you can make it work on just about anything.

    Hope this helps~
     
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  10. OnlinePartimer3241

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    Thanks for the advise, planning to fix or at least buy one that's why I'm trying to figure out specs for 2015 so I won't be tricked in buying Desktop. If worst comes to worst and my laptops keels over..... I'm going through an internet shop, read some Americans made their sales through the use of public libraries' computers.
     
  11. nuhll

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    I would say 2,4ghz dual core, 4gig of RAM, SSD for things which should be fast (OS, some tools), HDD for other things.
     
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    OP I wouldn't say you need an SSD. They're still fairly expensive, go with a 7200RPM HDD and you'll be fine. 4 gigs of ram will do you fine and shoot for a quad core cpu. And if you do pick the parts on your own, doesn't matter if you assemble the PC or not, make sure you pick up a good PSU. Nothing worse than a PC that dies because of a shitty PSU. 80plus is what you should be aiming for at minimum.

    If you pay attention to deals on sites like NCIX, Newegg, etc, you can probably build the above for around $600. And it'll last you minimum 3 years as long as you maintain it properly.
     
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    built in 2012 - still doing its job just fine 2015

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  14. nuhll

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    How can anyone recommend a PC 2015 without ssd.......:squint:

    Nothing besides a SSD makes your PC faster, no ram upgrade, no cpu upgrade (i mean cost/boost %)... and you can buy SSDs at 50?s...
     
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    Because with most ssd's only having 240gigs compared to a regular 7200rpm HDD having 1 terabyte for the same price or less it just isnt worth it. Boot times are really the only place where SSD's shine to be honest. Maybe in loading up games or something, but for IM related 7200rpm HDD is just fine.

    Edit - Back when I used to play CoD and counter strike on PC i was loading into games almost nearly as fast as guys with SSD's. If there was 2 guys loading in out of the however many playing with SSD's, I would be 3rd person loaded in
     
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    BS, there are a ton of programs that have bottlenecks when it comes to disk speed, and increasing disk speed improves performance. When uploading some small files from my 5400 rpm HDD on my laptop I was only able to get 200KB/sec but when I plugged in an external SSD I was able to get 300KB/sec on some small files.
     
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    Surely such a rich and successful proxy seller like yourself would have built a better PC by now?
     
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    You bring up your 5400rpm HD when I'm talking about my 7200rpm? lolk
     
  19. Capo Dei Capi

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    Even when I tested with a 7200rpm HDD now it was about the same speed, SSD's are so much better when dealing with alot of small files.
     
  20. hasan7707

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    Bro, megahertz isn't everything. The speed mainly depends on cache data. The more cache, the more faster processes.