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How much would you pay for a computer?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gabriel0270, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. gabriel0270

    gabriel0270 Regular Member

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    The computer I have at the moment can't handle programs or anything that requires a lot of memory, so I was thinking to buy a new one. How much would you pay for a computer?
     
  2. luckysunny

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    well its depend on specs of computer & the budget of the person
     
  3. dragosdydy

    dragosdydy Junior Member

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    and also depends on the way you want to use it. for gaming, for online activities, for video & photo editing...
     
  4. gabriel0270

    gabriel0270 Regular Member

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    Mostly for online activities, I use a lot Photoshop and Dreamweaver since I create my own websites and also for SEO softwares. I think I'll pay somewhere around $600 for it... And I think it has i5 processor, 4GB RAM and I don't know other specs.
     
  5. alexistheboss15

    alexistheboss15 Regular Member

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    I use photoshop, after effects and premiere a lot, my specs are:
    I7 3630QM Processor
    16GB DDR3 RAM
    1 Terrabyte On board Storage
    16 gigabytes Solid State Drive for cache
    6 Terrabyte external Storage
    2 Graphics Card Nvidia GeForge 650M 2GB GDDR5 RAM
    15.6Inch screen
    its light etc.

    PS: This is a laptop as I am a student, gonna buy a computer in a year or so for 3500$ with dual Titans
     
  6. lakim0

    lakim0 BANNED BANNED

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    $600 is far more than enough for the programs you listed above.
     
  7. rodionu

    rodionu Registered Member

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    Well for 1000$ you can get a Dell Inspiron r15 5521, it's cheap and good:)
     
  8. reffik

    reffik Registered Member

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    If you don't want to play games you don't even need a good GraphicCard.
    For your purposes you just need much RAM. 16GB would be perfect.
    So you need a Mainboard with 4 DDR3 Memoryslots and decent onboard GraphicCard.
    If you don't want to render Videos or big 3D objects a simple dualCore CPU is enough.

    500-600$
     
  9. Coolspot

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    I just bought a new Desktop a few months ago, £199 - A6 ti-core cpu, 1tb hdd, 8gb ram, dvd-rw and the onbuilt graphics is more than powerful enough to play recent games. I mainly use it for doing graphics in photoshop. At£199 dosnt come with an os, but Linux is free, I currently run windows 8, only problems i have is with bugs in windows 8. (native windows apps like xbox music, close randomly) Normal programs like photoshop dont have this issue and it would be avoided with windows 7.

    The quality of the zoostorm pc is actually a lot better than you would think at the price. They have a range of desktops and laptops avalibule.
    I honestly cant recommended them enough. If you want to upgrade with extra hdd's or dvd drives etc then you will need a pci card and either molex converters or a new power supply. But for the price it's more than acceptable.
     
  10. gabriel0270

    gabriel0270 Regular Member

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    Thank you for your answers guys.
     
  11. sire243

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    Build one for $600 and you can run games on high settings. The already-done for you systems are overpriced and crappy. Check out newegg for some deals and you can even use parts from your old computer on the new one.
     
  12. monkid

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    Around 700-1000$ for quite high spec computer. :)
     
  13. Teotech

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    Since you do not use and rendering as video rendring and etc I think a 600USD desktop will fit your requirements.
     
  14. jdog37

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    If you are in the US... A lot of states are having tax free weekend to prepare for school kids. You may wanna check it out and take advantage.... Could save you a few bucks.

    Otherwise I cant be much help for ya.
     
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    I spent $500 for a PC video workstation, 8 GB memory, upgraded graphics card and 1 TB drive. I added a second drive to save the video to, you don't want the OS and data on the same drive. It's fast enough to do video and 3D rendering for the price. Sure I could have spent a lot more and go a somewhat faster machine but this was the sweet spot in terms of features for dollars. And of course I never installed Win 8, why bother everything is running fine under Window 7? A comparable Apple desktop would have been at least double the price in case you are thinking of going in that direction.
     
  16. This Web Guy

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    I use a custom build, must have cost around £1500 in total.

    i7 Processor (3930k)
    32GB Ram (DDR3)
    2 x 1TB HD + 500GB SSD
    GTX 780

    Think they're the important things, it does have a few extras too. It's much cheaper to build it yourself, fairly easy too.
     
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  17. This Web Guy

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    I highly doubt that thing is light... lol

    Do you even use the power? Using the programs mentioned there is no way you can, especially if you get a $3500 computer - it's a waste of money unless you know how to use it :p
     
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  18. ComputerJunkie

    ComputerJunkie Regular Member

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    I just recently built my new system, I spent around $2200 (£1500)

    Does the job, I'm more than happy with it;

    Intel i7 3770k
    32gb corsair vengeance 2400mhz
    2 1TB 10k RPM HDD's
    Asus Maxiumus v extreme
    Geforce GTX 760

    I cheapo'd out a bit on the graphics card but I don't play games nowadays.

    Runs all my SEO tools simultaneously without a problem, SENUKE on 50 threads whilst GSA SER is set to 500 threads.

    quite the beast.

    I personally would not hold back on price, if you have the money and need the hardware to progress in work related causes then theres not really any reason not to spend decent money on a decent system.
     
  19. fedix11

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    500-600$ are enough according to me. You can built it yourself to get best components at best price
     
  20. Blakester

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    care to share the store? :)