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Help me buy a new computer!!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by JCLUB, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. JCLUB

    JCLUB Member

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    Hi!

    I need to buy a new computer, but I want to be sure I get what I need to burn DVD's as efficiently as possible. I don't want to regret I didn't get more RAM or got too slow of a drive, didn't get that hyper threading(HT)processor or whatever.

    I'm concerned about cost, but I don't want to get stuck with a computer that isn't good enough or tests my patience.

    I don't understand too much about what each component does for the big picture. What should I make sure my computer has to make my DVD copying experience as pleasant as possible and why?

    Thanks!

    Stan
     
  2. deadcat

    deadcat Regular member

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    Youd be better asking in the hardware section.
    However, id buy as much of everything you can afford
    big hard drive 120gb+ minimum
    dvd +-RDL 16x pioneer make a good one A08
    dvd rom just about any will do
    at least 512mb fast ram PC3200
    Cpu i prefer AMD for value and oc ability anything modern will suffice

    Remember that no matter what you buy, it will be outdated in a month, best bet is to spend 75% of top of the line for good price v performance
    The computer in my sig (with the extra drives/dvd burners removes) didnt cost me a great deal and does everything i need to backup, limited games, office work which is what i need. Obviously if your a game junkie you will want the latest graphics card etc
     
  3. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    *moved from dvd-r newbies*

    Post in the appropriate forum next time.
     
  4. amr12391

    amr12391 Guest

    if anything don't get a pentium celeron proccesser..try gettin a pentium 4 or an AMD athlon 3000+ or over...get at least a 2.0 ghz proccesser with 512 MBRAM recommended for playing 3D games such as call of duty...half life...doom 3 etc. get a NVIDEA GEFORCE 2 for ur video card...don't get NVIDEA GEFORCE 4 because i had a lot of problems with it.....spend more money on whats inside ur pc that what it looks like..i got a pc with lights in it and i have problems bcuz i didn't spend enough money on the insides...uless u have a large budget goin...worry more about whats inside that the looks....
     
  5. wdowsing

    wdowsing Regular member

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    amr12391 u have 1 serious problem with NVIDEA GEFORCE 4.
     
  6. Liez4Love

    Liez4Love Regular member

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    ??? NVIDIA GeForce 4 is causing problems for you?? like what??
     
  7. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    I would say set a max price first. Then go from there.
     

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