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Help me choose a new tower for IM tools.

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  1. joshweaver9

    joshweaver9 Senior Member

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    As I previously stated in a thread, I currently own the newest model Macbook Pro and a Google Chromebook CR-48.

    I am looking to purchase a tower that will solely be used for IM tools. I mainly planning on running scrapebox and tweetattacks on this computer. I have been looking for refurbished towers. (I will get an extra year warranty through my AMEX card so I'm not worried about a refurbished unit)

    The two I found on circuitcity.com that I am looking at are the

    http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=285645&Sku=S445-12101

    and

    http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7281731&Sku=S445-10129

    These seem to be fairly powerful desktops for the price.

    Let me know if anyone else can suggest a different product.

    Also, just to make everyone certain...those are not affiliate links.
     
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    Cnotey Power Member

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    It always amazes me that a computer savvy person would pay for an overpriced machine. When they could build it themselves for a quarter of the price. Building a tower is probably the easiest thing in the entire world to do.
     
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    joshweaver9 Senior Member

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    I never claimed to be computer savvy with hardware. I would much rather have something built for me haha. And I'm currently putting in 70 hrs a week in my event management job and don't really have time to build a computer. Although, its really not a terrible idea and might be kinda fun to build one on my own.
     
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    NoirHat Regular Member

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    I recently built a new computer for IM stuff

    Specs:
    AMD Phenom II QuadCore 840 3.2Ghz Processor
    Gigabyte Motherboard (AM3)
    60GB Vertex OCZ SSD
    4GB Corsair XMS3 Ram
    Windows 7 64 Bit
    Coolermaster 430 Elite case
    LG M227WDP Monitor
    Also have a Gigabyte Gaming Mouse and Mouse mat and a Logitech mechnical keyboard.

    And i am quite suprised at how fast it is. I also have a 500GB WD HDD incase i need more space :)

    I also built that myself so i saved a bit and learnt how to build a computer in the process :)
     
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    m0nster Senior Member

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    didn't know circuit city was even still in business. if you don't buy from scratch buy from the manufacturer if you can or tigerdirect/newegg etc. i never felt confortable buying a computer from ebay but you could take that route. if you just go grab something, i think acer uses pretty decent quality parts from what i remember.
     
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    Cnotey Power Member

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    It takes like 20 minutes to put a computer together. Anyone with half a brain can do it. Just make sure all of your hardware is compatible. Seriously man, you could take 30 minutes to order your parts, then another 30 minutes to put it together.

    You could put together a monster for $600-700. Whereas they would charge $1k+ for the same thing.
     
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    NoirHat Regular Member

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    A. He's lookin at puters in the 300 something dollar range.
    B. I personally guarantee you will not unbox everything, assemble it all, load windows, load drivers, updates and software all in 30 minutes.

    If you want to do it for fun, that's fine but thinkin you will save a bunch of money trying to build a sub $400 puter at home instead of buying online is crazy. Unless your time is worth nothin I guess.
    :abducted:keep an eye out for deals and jump on it cuz they can sell out fast
     
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    joshweaver9 Senior Member

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    See do I really need a "monster" to run the tools I said? If so...then maybe I'll reconsider my price range. But since I will not be gaming on this anything like that, I thought the computers I named would suit my needs just fine. Correct me if I am wrong because I may be.
     
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    u don't need a monster for tweetattacks and scrapebox.
    a $400 i5 wouldn't even sweat
     
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    joshweaver9 Senior Member

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    ended up buying an i3 3.20GHz with 6 GB DDR3 and 1.5 TB HD. thinking it will do what I need it to.