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Where to buy a proper computer

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cottonwolf, May 4, 2015.

  1. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    Hellooooo Folks

    I'm in the UK, and was thinking of upgrading my computer arsenal of one 4 year old laptop, which is an acer aspire 5736z.
    Specs: Intel Pentium t4500 dual [email protected] each core
    3gb ddr3
    320gb hdd

    What I'd like to have is a desktop pc that is more suitable for seo work. I don't give a thing about video card specs, cause ain't nobody got time for that.

    I think a desktop would be a lot more beneficial in the long run that having leasing a vps monthly.

    My broadband speed sucks, up to 30mbit, but I don't plan to live at my present platz forever, so when I move out in 12 months, I'll buy myself faster speed, then I could use either my pc or laptop as a server to push seo tools from.

    Since I haven't been following what the latest best specs are, a good pc buying guide or some tips would be a great help.

    Thanks! So wut do you recommend?

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  2. hanssolo

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    I would stick with a laptop, so you can take your work with you if you have to travel. After all, isn't that the beauty of being an internet marketer? We aren't just "seo guys," we are IM guys right.

    Unless you're doing a lot of videos and images, consider an SSD, it loads faster and works much better. Stack that with an i7 and 8GB of ram and you're good to go. :)
     
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    made you still upgrade your spec
    add 8 GB ram, intel core i5 processor, 1 gb intel graphics
     
  4. cottonwolf

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    I've seen people saying that some computers booted in a 3-5 seconds with an ssd drive, lol.
    this laptop boots in 25-40 seconds, I'd say.
    before a reinstall, I had bitdefender on this laptop. With its booting scan whatever feature, the laptop booted in 2-3 minutes. Fuck that, lol.

    My thing with the desktop pc is that I can just dump it someplace and it's cheaper and a lot more powerful than a laptop, but alas, less mobile.

     
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    What is your budget?
    I purchased several new computers at the beginning of the new year and already have had to upgrade the Video Cards and Ram.
    Even though I have at least 2 computers running at all times, I also rent at least 1 VPS to ensure maximum productivity.
     
  6. hanssolo

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    My SSD PC boots in about ~4 seconds, but I have dual boot linux/windows. However, I run Ubuntu Linux for the most part (windows is a backup for certain SEO software testing).

    Yet, it's not the boot speed that I like the most. The overall speed of the PC is much better with SSD. Program loading, running, multiple windows etc.
     
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    i also preffer a pc over a laptop, not sure why but I work a lot better in front of an old regular pc than on my laptop, if you have the space, go for that, you can always get a laptop as well and sync your work if you want to leave for a period of time.

     
  8. srknth

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    newegg will give u good offers :)
     
  9. asap1

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    You should build your own PC or buy the pieces and get someone to put it together.

    Will save you hundreds, and the performance will surpass anything you can buy at a store unless you spend 2k but a 2k PC in the store only cost 1k if you build it yourself.
     
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  10. ThreadKiller

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    I would keep the computer I already have and instead rent a cheap server through server4you or hetzner. Less money down. Only 25 quid a month or so. Use pirated windows. Access through remote desktop.
     
  11. cottonwolf

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    Budget isn't that tight really, but I wouldn't want to spend more than 250-400 pounds for a computer as it loses 15-35% of its value each year. I normally don't mess up PCs with viruses and all that kind of stuff. I'm also a small time player compared to you. I've got two free amazon small windows servers that have been sitting around doing nothing. I'm gonna addmefast on these.

    I've never had a pc with an ssd drive honestly. My current vps from shapehost, in theory, runs on SATA3 and it's not terribly fast. it's a good and stable vps, but I/O speed was up to 10mb/s when I messed around with 3-5GBs of scraped url files. Honestly, I maybe awfully wrong. But according to them, sata3 is better than ssd. However, I might be wrong again, that my vps is not on sata3.

    So yeah, I'm pretty noob with modern hardware.
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  12. DonnieBrasco

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    CPU:Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($166.90 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard:ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($97.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory:Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage:Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($68.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage:Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card:EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case:NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Directron)
    Power Supply:SeaSonic S12G 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($75.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive:Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($18.75 @ Amazon)
    Total: $800.49
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Build/Price Date: 22.01.2015
    Source: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2498651/build-insane-office-800.html

    You can remove the gpu which saves you 115$ and the optical drive, i wouldnt spend under 500$ for a new computer, with that config you are good to go for the next 5-7 years
     
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    Go to this website if you're looking to legitimately BUILD a computer.

    It's actually really, really easy. Don't let the technological nature fool you! The site itself will tell you how expensive/productive each piece of hardware is going to be, so it's pretty much all you need to have.
     
  14. hanssolo

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    I have tested both SSD and non-ssd sata models, and I found SSD to always be superior. Though, I guess HD manufacturers do put out some good marketing for their own style of HDs. ;) In the future, I'm guessing most (if not all) PCs will have SSDs - like iPads, iPhones, Galaxies etc.
     
  15. cottonwolf

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    thanks folks for all the support.
    gonna add all these sources to my to-do list which is getting deeper all the time.
    I feel like a starcat knows more about pc specs than I do, lol

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  16. KELLOGGS

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    I'd stick with 8GB of RAM considering the OPs use of the machine, but definitely two sticks of 4GB so you can have dual channel. Otherwise a very helpful post.

    OP, if your internet speed is slow, don't expect to replace VPSs with home PCs. It's nice being able to set up a VPS and leave it to do it's own thing. With a PC, it'll slow down while you're running programs in the background and you'll have the increased cost of electricity as a result of keeping it on 24/7.
     
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    I only use my laptop for testing/developing. Anything that can get close to overheating it gets its own VPS/dedi depending on the load. Stick with a laptop - it's portable and lets you work from anywhere with wifi.
     
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    I have this beast for 3 years now without any hardware issues.
    Asus G74sx :)
     
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    Being from the UK I would recommend taking a look at wired2fire, great machines, good prices and great customer service. Aside ebuyer usually have good deals.