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If you SEO, you should buy a new computer.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by GooglesMostWanted, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. GooglesMostWanted

    GooglesMostWanted Regular Member

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    Yesterday, I purchased a new computer. The specs are i7 2600k, 8 GB ram.

    My old computer was a dual core 2.8 ghz ( if I'm not mistake ) with only 3 GB ram.

    Whenever I opened blog comment pages (like 6 of them), it would lag considerably. I mean, my firefox would end up frozen.

    Now, I can open 30 blog comment pages with no lag, no freezing.

    I just wanted to let you guys know that if you are doing SEO, especially work where you have to open multiple tabs on a browser, make sure you have a top of the line computer.

    I have probably increased efficiency by 50%. I can do double the work in the same amount of time.

    Should have done this a long time ago...... stupid I know, but I thought I was "saving" money.
     
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  2. skohh

    skohh Regular Member

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    You should of just used linux brah.
     
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  3. Black.Star

    Black.Star Junior Member

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    First you better earn the money to buy the new computer.
    But ofcourse you are right with what you are saying,
    a good machine could help you alot.

    Still not sure if you need 8 gb ram to open multiply tabs...
    But because I have a 16 gb ram PC for rendering and editing I better shut up here :)

    How much was your PC?
     
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    skohh Regular Member

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    Nice buy on the i7 :p
     
  5. GooglesMostWanted

    GooglesMostWanted Regular Member

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    Should have. Stuck with Windows 7 atm. I'm hating the themes though.

    If I knew I would be able to work this much faster with a new computer, I would have bought it earlier. I didn't think my computer was that old.

    I bought the entire custom built pc for $575. No graphics card, but eh I don't care. I'm not gaming these days anymore ;)

    Thanks bro ;) I'm loving it
     
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    Yeah... My PC is dual core still and I think I definitely need to upgrade at least the CPU. I have 8gb of ram so I am fine in that department. I've noticed programs are slow and I am capped at max CPU % being used up, when using some of my apps for SEO.


    Hmm... I haven't checked compatibilities of my programs through Wine yet. I should probably do that.

    Or just stick a virtualbox in seamless mode running XP lite. Mmm.
     
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  7. Expertpeon

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    Why are you using firefox and that RAM leaking POS?

    My current specs: X6 1100T 6x3.3ghz comp with 12gb of ram and solid state HD :eek:
    100mbps dedicated line to my house.
     
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    For SEO and marketing? No cause many programms won´t work on Linux and you constantly have problems with wine and so on.

    I always have different USB sticks with different Linux distributions with me and I know for sure that Linux is the best if you know how to use it.

    But for normal work Windows is way faster to set up.
     
  9. GooglesMostWanted

    GooglesMostWanted Regular Member

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    Definitely upgrade. I didn't know it had this much of a difference. Imagine how much more money I'll make by being more efficient.

    Man .. sick set up. I'm using firefox because I am paranoid of Google Chrome. I love Chrome but I do NOT want to give Google anymore information.


    You are right. If you run SEO tools on your PC, Linux would hold you back. Although you could install your SEO tools on a VPS and use them in that fashion.
     
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    x-bassist Junior Member

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    Yap, just like me. I hate when my computer lag.
    I upgrade my old 7750 AMD 4GB DDR, with Core i3 Laptop with 8 Gb RAM.

    So far works very nice.
     
  11. GooglesMostWanted

    GooglesMostWanted Regular Member

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    Yup, feels good to not live in 2005 anymore.

    I wasn't thinking of the time I would save by buying a new computer. Imagine how much more money I could have made if I had 50% more time over the course of a month ;).
     
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    Well i got 20 to 30 tabs open constantly and i'm only running this:

    amd Athlon 64
    3200+
    2.21 GHz 1.00 GB of RAM
    Geforce Fx 5700 Agp Tv - Out
    Windows Xp

    the funny thing is when i Play online games like Quake, i got the lowest ping, i personally think it's how you set your shit up, i've gone around 4-5 months without even turning this thing off, and built the shit 10 years ago. hehehe
     
  13. GooglesMostWanted

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    Dang.. interesting. I'm thinking Kaspersky was causing my computer to be extra slow. I'm using ESET Smart Security now. Way better!
     
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    What? No.

    I think your old computer got problem.

    My old laptop is only 1.86Ghz dual core with 1.5Gb DDR2 RAM
    And can open up to 32 tabs on Chrome or Firefox with no problems. It's just the connection started to slow down.

    But now I'm using Macbook Pro which is more productive for me. Hell, you laugh when I say about Macbook Pro. I knew it! :D
     
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  15. GooglesMostWanted

    GooglesMostWanted Regular Member

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    It's different when you are opening 20 tabs and some pages have up to 1k comments.
     
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    Try using Google Chrome and see if you like it.

    In my opinion I like it over firefox.

    And nice specs on your new computer :)
     
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    I feel paranoid. I think Google is watching me check my keywords ;/

    Thanks on the compliment, although I know there are people here that have specs that will blow mine out of the water. I'm just glad I'm rid of that old crap. :p
     
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    You could have just rented a VPS mate:D
     
  19. JuliaG1

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    Any recommendations for laptops I am looking to buy a new one but am not big into hardware.
     
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    I still prefer firefox's expandability. Still heaps of plugins you just can't get for chrome.