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Old 09-06-2008, 08:23 PM  
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Rausch turns to the dark side...PC

So, the old Mac I've got will cost more to upgrade (Ram, new 0S, et) than just buying a new low-end PC. I really haven't used a PC much since 2000 so I'm pretty out of the loop there.

The stepdaughter will be doing her school online and can't with the mac I've got. Since I can't afford a new PC and PS3 the puter will be my new gamestation and want to hook it up to play Netflix movies on the TV.

I've looked at a few deals I'd like you PC nerds to give your thoughts on and any recemondations (no Gateways, thx) would be appreciated.

Mostly looking at this: http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/shop/de...op%20Computers

And this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227087

Geek advice?...
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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The computer from New Egg looks better to me...A lot bigger hard drive, faster cpu, and the price is a lot better.
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:32 PM   #3
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wait just one ****ing minute there, brad. macs are expensive? WTF? I had NO clue!!!


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Old 09-06-2008, 09:48 PM   #4
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I'd expected more feedback from you bastids...
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:52 PM   #5
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Why can't your daughter do her schooling on your mac?
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:53 PM   #6
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Don't expect to game on either of those...
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:59 PM   #7
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Why can't your daughter do her schooling on your mac?
I'd need to upgrade my OS to accomodate the newest java. On top of that add over 500+ gigs of ram. Perhaps even then the new OS wouldn't run all that smooth with my ancient processor (G4 - 800mghz.)

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Don't expect to game on either of those...
Any deeper thoughts there Padwan?...
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Video cards are shit. Otherwise I'd get the second one...can't go wrong with a Q6600 and 4GB for 600 bucks.

If you want to upgrade the video card on the second one it'd be a snap...has a free PCI-E port. Get an 8800GT.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:03 PM   #9
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I'd need to upgrade my OS to accomodate the newest java. On top of that add over 500+ gigs of ram. Perhaps even then the new OS wouldn't run all that smooth with my ancient processor (G4 - 800mghz.)



Any deeper thoughts there Padwan?...
I hope you know that RAM is not Storage. I think you know that though.

But yeah, that's an old mac.

I'd probably go with the newegg one. I like it's specs.

Claythan - the Video cards aren't terrible.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:05 PM   #10
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Video cards are shit. Otherwise I'd get the second one...can't go wrong with a Q6600 and 4GB for 600 bucks.

If you want to upgrade the video card on the second one it'd be a snap...has a free PCI-E port. Get an 8800GT.
I'm tring to keep under $1,200 for everything (monitor, upgrades, etc.)

Most "out of the box" desktops come with $#it vidcards. I'd expected that, but I don't need to p0wn the competition, just enough muscle to run the games as inteded for 2-3 years...
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:05 PM   #11
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I hope you know that RAM is not Storage. I think you know that though.

But yeah, that's an old mac.

I'd probably go with the newegg one. I like it's specs.

Claythan - the Video cards aren't terrible.
They're freakin' integrated. If he wants to do any gaming at all he needs to get a real video card. Neither of those cards will run Mass Effect well.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:07 PM   #12
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They're freakin' integrated. If he wants to do any gaming at all he needs to get a real video card. Neither of those cards will run Mass Effect well.
The second one was an Nvidia 7000 series. I don't think that's integrated.

Unless I'm missing something....

EDIT: Yep, I missed the Integrated part in the detailed specs. The headline just said Nvidia 7000 series, which isn't necessarily Integrated.
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The second one was an Nvidia 7000 series. I don't think that's integrated.

Unless I'm missing something....
You are. It's a piece of shit. It barely runs Unreal Tournament 2004
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:09 PM   #14
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I hope you know that RAM is not Storage. I think you know that though.

But yeah, that's an old mac.

I'd probably go with the newegg one. I like it's specs.
Newegg is my choice, the PCmall (still get PC/MAC mall mailers from my last purchase) is hers.

What I have is WAY beyond behind (new games, photoshop, illustrator, final cut pro, etc.)
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