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Need a new PC...help a Mac guy out :)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by netmoney1, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    Ok, so all my computers are Mac except a old laptop and it shit the bed last night - not worth even trying to figure out what is wrong with it - so.....

    I am looking for a new PC desktop to use just to run software - I will not use it for anything else. No games, no Internet surfing, not going to "work" on it...just run software.

    I don't want to build one...I just want to order one, have it arrive, open it and power it on...

    So...what would you consider to be a good pick up? Not looking to spend a ton of $$$ because its just to run software.

    If anyone has some suggestions of some awesome deals let me know! Thanks!
     
  2. bigbong

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    Depends on what you mean by "software". Are we talking about video editing programs or notepad text editor? Makes a difference :)
     
  3. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    Yeah, sorry....no graphic design, no video editing....just some of the more popular seo software and automated social marketing programs
     
  4. Untouchable

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    Get a Corei7 Processor
    16 Gigs of RAM
    and A Gigabyte Motherboard
    Also a 128Gig SSD would be nice.
    You can just use the built in GPU.
     
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  5. zerofoxtrot

    zerofoxtrot Senior Member

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    So just a computer to run SEO software etc? You might want to have a computer with a good CPU and sufficient RAM then. An average computer from a computer store would suffice.
     
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  6. netmoney1

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    Any suggestions on the best places to purchase from?
     
  7. Doom101

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    newegg
     
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  8. Flappage

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    If you're just using it for SEO software, have you considered a VPS? You can log in from anywhere and you won't risk your home ISP getting pissed with you.
     
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  9. netmoney1

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    Nope, didn't think of that...I will have to look into that. Thanks!
     
  10. mak111

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    Personally I've been hp loyal for every laptop I've ever had they look a lot more well done than the other laptops I've seen
     
  11. bigbong

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    Cheap VPS tend to come with fairly low actual processing speed and ram which makes them pretty much crap for resource demanding work, such as cleaning up a list of 1 mill emails etc. So again depends on what type of SEO stuff you are doing.

    I always buy my PCs from ebay. Have two or three sellers there that sell new and refurbished PCs really cheap.
     
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  12. Known

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    I would try newegg if you can't build, look for an i5 and 6gb of ram, nothing else really matters for you.
     
  13. Roparadise

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    Does anyone know of a good website like newegg that accepts payza?
     
  14. zonfar

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    I bought a cheap crappy old 3.2ghz 1gb ram dell pc just to run some BH tools on for $50 shipped on ebay
     
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    Bit of overkill for a PC he just wants to turn on, perhaps to save money an i5, 8 gigs of ram? Still would be cheaper than a comparable Mac.
     
  16. ahiddenman

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    Look on eBay, Lot's of seller's on there with custom made PC's that are pretty cheap and powerful :)
     
  17. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Depending on the software you want to run, you could look into getting a nettop pc, the new intel atoms for them are pretty good,and they don't use much power. A fresh install of windows xp will make them good for a lot of IM software.
     
  18. deiwman

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    go for the VPS if you only want to run software....
     
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    Last time I had a nettop with an atom I sent it straight back, useless processors.. they can just about handle multiple browser tabs let alone software :p
     
  20. Roparadise

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    What year did you have it? The newer ones seem pretty good.