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I need to buy 2 PCs

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  1. portugalkix

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    Hello BHW,

    I'm sure here are a lot of experts in PC configurations. I need to buy 2 PC's, one for home something just like checking mail, opening websites (LOL :D) and easy stuff and the second one for my work place. The latest one has to be a little heavy. Something where I can easily work on CS3, something where I can open multiple instances of different softwares, something where I can play call of duty modern warfare :p. For the first one I will put like 250$ and for the second one I don't have any idea how much will cost me.

    Anyone willing to help or to share the actual configuration you have?

    Thanks a million
     
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    lol for $250 you may be able to buy a dell laptop from 1998 :)

    GG
     
  3. portugalkix

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    I actually wanted to say 350$. I found a good config for that money on stores...
     
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    You can get a decent laptop nowadays for around those prices. Try looking on craigslist and then if you can't find anything there, go search on eBay - there's a lot of cheap computers on eBay. Last case scenario, try walmart - they have decent laptops for 350ish. In fact, instead of spending 250ish on each computer, why not just get a decent laptop for 400 or 500?
     
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    decent laptops starts from $300.. you can very well run creative suite in it without issues (not after effects though, after effects requires a lot of ram and can crash regularly in lower config systems).
     
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    Check out the Dell Outlet at outlet.dell.com. I bought a PC that was decent (at the time) for less than $350 and it comes with a full warranty and all that jazz. It's basically just re-certified used Dell computers that they can't sell as new because the box was opened or the PC was returned or something along those lines (i.e. nothings defective, everything's confirmed to be working, etc.).

    You can get everything from an extremely cheap low-end daily driver for checking email, browsing the web and watching videos to a very high-end XPS 8300 with an Intel Core i7 processor, boat loads of RAM, enough storage and a high end GPU (good for gaming, video editing and anything else you would want to do with the Adobe Creative Suite) for considerably less than you would if you bought it new from Dell - I'm fairly certain they even have some Alienware models on there from time to time.

    The catch between buying from the outlet and buying from Dell.com (aside from the fact that the outlet has used PCs) is that you can't customize your rig so you're pretty much stuck choosing from what's listed at any given time but that's never been an issue for me - just something to make note of. Also, the stock frequently changes so if you don't find exactly what you're looking for you can take your chances and check back or just buy what's there and upgrade it yourself (again, cheap as hell).

    They have used monitors, printers, and a bunch of other shit on there so it's definitely worth checking out. They even have bulk discounts if anyone's looking to outfit their offices on the cheap. I guess the real kicker here is the warranty because if anything breaks/comes broken you just ship it back and you're good to go with no questions asked. I would provide some examples of just how cheap this shit really is but they're currently doing a site update so everything's unavailable but should be good to go in a few hours or so I would assume.
     
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  8. portugalkix

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    Oh, my english is so bad.

    I wanted to say that for the first computer I have 350$ (I'm sure I will not need more for checking emails, internet browsing etc.)

    And for the second one I think I can put 500-600$. And I would like to make the configuration for both PCs
     
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    If you are going the desktop route, buy all the parts separately and assemble it yourself. It is not very difficult. If you can't do it, have the store do it for you. You can get an xxx configuration for about 30-40% less than what a branded computer with the same xxx configuration goes for. Moreover, you also get the usual warranty on the parts on an individual basis.
     
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    For the first one go with a i3 dual core Sandy bridge or Ivy Bridge if you have some low prices for it.

    4 GB of RAM, no GFX and a regular motherboard. It won't cost you more than $300



    For the second one i would go for something like :

    $300 - I7 3770K
    $90 - 16 GB of RAM @1600 Mhz (not quad channel)
    $150 ASUS / Gigabyte Motherboard (Go for one with the following : PCI Express 3.0, USB 3.0, BIOS UEFI, Socket 1155 and the more USB plugs possible :))
    $120 SSD Hard Drive
    I would take another HDD from a PC you currently have for storage
    $130 for a GFX (like ATI 7770 which is not exceptional but good for Home PC)
    $80 Power Supply
    $50 The suit case

    The second one can be really assimilated to a beast. You can run anything you want on it and tons of programs including heavy one.

    I found out recently that 16 GB of RAM changes life for those kind of Pc. SSD is not revolutionnar but spectacular. ATI hardware is good but drivers sucks balls.
     
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    +1. Best configuration you can get for both the pc's.
     
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