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Windows 7: How to buy a new pc the right way!

03 Apr 2012   #11
Music Guy123

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tank997 View Post
a lot of people cant do this. I always get pissed when i hear really experienced PC users say to novice PC users (usually in an elitist tone) to "just build one yourself". There is A LOT of knowledge that goes into buying individual components and assembling them to form a perfectly working PC. Most likely you will need a lot of troubleshooting knowledge also. Most regular people just dont have the know-how.
This is what forums are for


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03 Apr 2012   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
7. Choose a PC that is quiet. You don't want your new pc to be waking you up during the night because it is so loud!
I do find quiet computers to be extremely important to me. While this might not be important to everybody, it's certainly an important consideration. Years ago, I built computers with cheap cases, crappy power supplies, etc. They were always loud. Now, that I can spend more money on quality components, it's very doable to get a high performance PC with little noise.


In response to some other posts, I don't think building a computer is necessarily the right choice for everybody. A hardcore enthusiast, sure. But lots of people just want to get something, have it running and not worry about drives, installing software, etc. I don't think there is anything wrong with this approach...even if it's not "always" how I do things. Yes, I have purchased assembled computers as well as built computers. I've built more than I have purchased over the years, but I've done both and don't necessarily regret either method.
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04 Apr 2012   #13
Tekno Venus

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All this talk about building your own PC is great except when you have a laptop (like me! ). Then you really can't build one yourself unless you are very skilled.The only things you can really do are RAM and HDD upgrades. The rest is possible but much harder than on a desktop.

I want to add an SSD to my laptop but I can't really afford it and Dell have decided for me to upgrade my HDD I have to almost completely disassemble the whole thing!! See this:


For a laptop it is best to buy an off the shelf brand. The site I use to get laptop reviews is Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News - Notebookcheck.net as they seem unbiased and have lots of detailed info.
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04 Apr 2012   #14
Music Guy123

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I am sorry old fellow, I couldn't disagree more with regards to buying a laptop of a shelf! I would always get a custom one from now on! I know a good company that does them at a brilliant price, I think they cover Europe for postage wise. So aren't any use in the USA.
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04 Apr 2012   #15
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Well Like Tank posted earlier it is easy for someone Like us Experienced users by the way 20+ years for me on pc knowledge started in Highschool on a friends Mac

Then buying my first packard Bell in 94 /16mb ram 133mhz cpu cd/rom and a 33.6 modem i was flying back then

Anyway My point is I understand it is frustrating for someone who has an idea of how this stuff works to relate do it yourself to someone that is asking for help

Honestly the best way to get Computer know how is to do Hands on old Pc's in the Garbage anything that you can get your hands on to provide you with a TEST DUMMIE if you will

Im sure most people who have bought computers over the years have a few sitting around collecting dust that is when the Oppertunity to figure out how this stuff work arises

But it is always up to the person some people are just plain lazy and rather pay for someone to fix there problems insted of tackling them

As long people don't want to be bothered on building or for that matter on proper how to use it you will always have a need for Computer techs etc

Let's face it people that like to do there own projects are RARE breeds these days it's all about the easy lazy way for most people

sad thing is more Headaches come from taking the easy way instead of the road intended
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04 Apr 2012   #16
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It's all very subjective of course, and not everyone wants the bother of building their own computer.

As one who just wants to buy a computer and use it right away, I use my local computer store. Why, you might ask?

Well, their after-sales service is second to none, as is their no-quibble exchange or refund if you're not satisfied.

If I buy an iMac from Apple, I get a year's warranty and charged the earth if I want a longer one. If I buy an iMac from my local store I get a free three-year guarantee and a price match with competitors.

Same with a Dell or HP, a year's warranty from the manufacturer, two years from my local store.

It's a no-brainer for me.
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05 Apr 2012   #17
Tekno Venus

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Music Guy123 View Post
I am sorry old fellow, I couldn't disagree more with regards to buying a laptop of a shelf! I would always get a custom one from now on! I know a good company that does them at a brilliant price, I think they cover Europe for postage wise. So aren't any use in the USA.
That's a good point. I didn't think about those sorts of companies when I posted. I was thinking more about assembling them from scratch. Companies like Cyberpower and pc specialist are a good call but were too expensive for me
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