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Windows 7: Advice on pc upgrades

06 Aug 2012   #11
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Can i find those products in a retail store, sorry im only 15 and i dont have a credit card, can i find this like someplace like best buy, walmart etc?


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06 Aug 2012   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
Can i find those products in a retail store, sorry im only 15 and i dont have a credit card, can i find this like someplace like best buy, walmart etc?
With luck, in certain retail stores that specialize in computer hardware: Fry's, Comp USA, Microcenter, maybe Best Buy. Best Buy is the only one of those companies that has stores in nearly every major city, but the other 3 are more likely to have a good selection of parts.

Microcenter has stores in Westbury, Long Island; and in Yonkers.


655 Merrick Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: (516) 683-6760


750-A Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
Phone: (914) 595-3020


http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0383860

The above power supply is supposedly stocked by Microcenter and is made by Seasonic, a high quality manufacturer. It should be fine for your purposes. Microcenter may not carry the exact model that Stormy recommended.
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07 Aug 2012   #13
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Bestbuy should have a few graphics cards to select from. I believe I saw a 550 before there, and it might have even been 550ti
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07 Aug 2012   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

Have you considered a console, or do you already have one?

That's another 'cheap' alternative.
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08 Aug 2012   #15
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Have you considered a console, or do you already have one?

That's another 'cheap' alternative.
No i hate console gaming
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09 Aug 2012   #16
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

The advice given here is great, and I think what you'll learn if you start with a couple components (GPU, PSU) that maybe you'll want to figure out how to build your own rig down the road. Maybe not. But that's what happened to me. I thought - well, if I can replace my RAM why can't I replace everything? I'll never buy a pre-made machine again in my life. You can put whatever you want in there, and you'll save $.

By the way, get to one of those Microcenter stores near you. They don't always have the best deals but sometimes they're comparable to Newegg or better. For example, right now:

Microcenter GeForce GTX 550 Ti - $111.99 after rebate

Newegg GeForce GTX 550 Ti - $119 after rebate.
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