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HELP! What PC should I get for IM

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by akamafia2009, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. akamafia2009

    akamafia2009 Registered Member

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    Hey guys, in a bit of a sticky situation and need your help.

    I am using the lenovo c320 now and its only 2 months old. been having problems when I load numerous IM softwares for scrapping and blog commenting. I get an BAD POOL Caller error on a blue screen.

    Anyway this PC is slower than I expected so I have decided to get a refund and buy something else (upto £500 budget)

    I dont have the time to build a custom PC I just need a ready made PC which would be good enough for scrapebox xrumer and senuke - all the important things for IMer.

    Any suggestions - if you cant then you could just suggest get a pc with a specific processor or something like that to help me when shopping around
     
  2. ziplack

    ziplack Supreme Member

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    getting a cheap vps will do the job
     
  3. healzer

    healzer Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    VPS for software.
    & The higher the price the better - always like that
     
  4. akamafia2009

    akamafia2009 Registered Member

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    I need a PC for some 3d rendering software aswell for my studies so I might aswell kill 2 birds with one stone.

    Higher price is better when your not on a budget:), thanks anyway
     
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    CazuaL Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What exactly do you need a IM computer for? Didn't know there was such a thing till i read this thread! Surely any computer will do the job?
     
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    CashGrower007 Regular Member

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    Build your own... you could build a really good rig with £500. It only takes around 2 hours to put together.
     
  7. ziplack

    ziplack Supreme Member

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    thats not a good idea
    im software like sb xrumer senuke
    will get your computer infected with malwares and spywares.
    So is safer to use a vps.


     
  8. dr.pepper

    dr.pepper Regular Member

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    Build a custom PC and get at least 8GB of RAM and at least a quadcore CPU.

    Usually you dont need 8GB of RAM, BUT!....

    Then use a virtual box to run the software in and assign it at least 4GB of RAM to use. That should be fine for running all the software at the same time.
     
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  9. ferma231

    ferma231 Elite Member

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    My suggestion

    Stay away from
    Acer
    Samsung
    Asus
    Lenov and other stupid crappy computers

    I have Dell , and guess what its running 5 years , without crashin , i have never had problems , never been crashed , never instaled new OS, and it still works like charm

    Dell's are cheap now , and they are best for your budget , so go ahead and get Dell PC

    Of course Mac would be best , but only you could get used Mac. i have 1 at home , and its really fast

    So yeah , Take Dell - You wont regret it
     
  10. 3v0|v3

    3v0|v3 Regular Member

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    Dells are horrible computers. Asus is the best you listed the are not crap.

    If you want a Windows computer then just build your own. Cheap, and fast.

     
  11. cevman1

    cevman1 Regular Member

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    I personally have nothing but good things to say about Asus, they build some quality PCs.

    As for the OP I recommend:
    Min. 4 Gb Ram, 8 Gb preferred

    Graphic Card: Atleast 1gb DDR 3. Mine is a ATI Radeon HD 4670 which is a bit on the older side now (2008-2009) but has performed marvelously. Can find much better cards pretty cheap ($90-$130) now. I always go with ATI based cards

    CPU: Quad Core 3.2 GHz. I have only used AMD's because they can usually be overclocked quite high. At the moment I have AMD Phenom II 3.2 x2 overclocked to 4.1 Ghz and stable at 39 degrees celsius. It is dual core but can be unlocked to quad core. Very good price, I bought it for $80 on Newegg, very much worth it if you are experienced with overclocking. Just read over some reviews on newegg when searching for your CPU, most of the reviews will tell you about a CPU's overclocking capability.

    For your IM software, recommend a VPS
     
  12. ferma231

    ferma231 Elite Member

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    Maybe we both are wrong but i know people with Asus and Acer and their are crashing a lot. blue screens , overheating and so on + thei are kinda slow, my sister got new acer and its slower than my Dell , even Acer stats are much higher
     
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  14. phluid

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    Asus has always been known for quality, they are no where near the same category as Acer. Asus is also making parts for all top laptop/pc companies.

    The statement about the Dell being much faster than the Acer means absolutely nothing without seeing system specs.
     
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