Desktop Computer... Which One?

#1
Looking to change the old workhorse laptop for a desktop but have no idea what is good or bad, anyone have any thoughts or decent links on the subject?

Gundulph
 
#4
the_rigger said:
You need one with an additional 'Porn Drive' for storing excessive amounts of adult art.
Fully agree, the larger porn storage space the better :wink:

Gundulph
 
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#6
Never buy anything by Dell, they’re poo.
In the last two company’s I’ve worked for I’ve had nothing but trouble with their desktops and laptops. They have a reputation for terrible quality with it comes to hardware.
 
#8
Goku said:
Never buy anything by Dell, they’re poo.
In the last two company’s I’ve worked for I’ve had nothing but trouble with their desktops and laptops. They have a reputation for terrible quality with it comes to hardware.

What about IBM?


I had similar with DELL in the past, the Toshiba Laptops are something else! after a desktop though so its easier to upgrade etc. in future...
 
#9
What do you want to use it for? How long do you want it to last? How much (ish) do you want to spend? Do you have any special requirments (apart from porn!) ? Do you require a printer? ADSL Connection? Which operating system do you want to use?
 
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#10
If I were you I’d build it myself, it’s not that hard.
I built my PC and got all the parts from here http://www.scan.co.uk/

It’s cheaper to do it yourself and you know you’re getting quality.
 
#11
Tango34_UK said:
What do you want to use it for? How long do you want it to last? How much (ish) do you want to spend? Do you have any special requirments (apart from porn!) ? Do you require a printer? ADSL Connection? Which operating system do you want to use?
Hmm, see your point! I will obviously have to put some more thought into it...
 
#13
Dont discount dell. Used them at last 2 companies. Current coy is global with 300+ Servers and 5000 + desktop\laptop. Not had any major problems with them. If you upgrade the standard warranty to 3 year next day on site then if its fecked they will come out and fix it. (if its a hardware issue). Dell get a bad rep but if you look at the number of units they ship and the number of global contracts they have with large orgs they must be doing something right!

Building you own cheaper?? This was true up till about 3 years ago but due to the bulk buying power of companies like dell this is not quite as true anymore if your just after a standard desktop. If you want it to be a high end workstation then yes build your own and save heaps. If your just looking for something to store porn, look at arrse and do some WP'ing and play a few games go for a decent branded PC. Dell will do you an entry level PC with a flat monitor for about £350 - £400 if you look in the right place. Its the extras that will bring it up in price like decent graphics card and upgrade to bigger monitor and the 3 year on site waranty.

Question to ask yourself.. Are you confident enough to fix hardware problems by yourself or do you want the security of being able to get someone to do it for you? Just some extra points to think about.
 
#15
Yes Dell are a global company but the (desktop) product is sh1t, bad design, inconsistant hadware specs etc. Having said that their server based kit is very good and cheap.

It is not cheaper to build it yourself but if you spec the base unit yourself you are then able to "Upgrade" to your hearts content.

From Personal Experience (19 years) the ideal is: AMD 3000+, 939 socket (64 bit Duel core enabled) motherboard, 512MB RAM, 1st HDD 40/60GB, Porn drive 200 - 250 GB. DVD RW + a CD-CDRW unit 128MG 16x or 256MB 16xPCI G/card and a 19" TFT . In total about £800 inc.

To upgrade it means replacing the CPU with an AMD 4000+ (Duel core) and adding memory. (the current cost of a 4200 Duel core cpu is about £200)

OS NEEDS to be XP Prof and not home. Download your required apps. Ignore built in WIFI etc. as it does nothing for your usability.

PM me if you need further info at no extra cost.

JJ
 
#17
There are too many machines on the market now to be able to choose just one. Best bet buy a Media Centre comp. You might not use it all just now, but it has most of the goodies you could want. 3GHz, 1Gb (ram), 128Mb video/tuner/PVR card, front bus 800Mhz, 200Gb HDD (min), DVD rom, DVD/CD writer, 2Mb l2 cache, get a dual core if you can...... next thing you know you will be running the house from your desktop........ remember the humungous porn drive...........!
 

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