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terryw



Joined: 19 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:46 am    Post subject: New PC* Reply with quote

Hello Again Soft Tag.
I am off to Uni in September and need/want a new PC. I will be doing ICT and Multimedia course.
I will need a PC that has really good graphics, runs fast, has decent memory and could withstand gaming like flight simulator and multimedia software like macromedia.
I was wondering if you would pick a PC for me? Laughing
I was looking at a price range of a maximum 700.
Oh and i have a dell E176 flat screen, would i need a new screen to cope with the new stuff.
Any recommendations
Thanks TerryW
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Markb



Joined: 29 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I suspect that Softy is on holiday at the moment, I'll take a moment to give my advice.
Chances are, any reasonable PC will run the apps you mention, you only need to look at the cutting edge when you are going for the serious gaming PCs. For that money you could even look at Laptops. A quick search on Laptops direct comes up with this for 630. Unless you need Vista, you could even consider taking the downgrade to XP which would make the 2Gb RAM even more attractive as it is considered a minimum in Vista. The portability could be really useful at uni, and with the specified 4 hour battery life would work well in lecturers. You would probably be able to use your existing monitor as a second on the Laptop. Dual monitors is really useful.

Hope this was of some use to you.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouls a Laptop be wise, i mean i may need to have updates and will need a huge hard drive?
It would be excellent for mobility, but would a laptop have the power/memory/space a desktop has?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What applications are you using that you feel need lots of power. Also external storage is very reasonable, what kind of volume of data are you expecting to generate?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be using major multimedia software (don't know exactly what yet) and well if i don't get a new PC (after me new one) then it will need to hold about 4 years of degree work :S Or like you said external hard drives will be an option.
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