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Offline Magenti

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #570 on: June 11, 2009, 10:27:01 am »
A bit concerned about the weight of the thing.. but I think ill live sitting in the sun playing minecraft XWEE
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #571 on: June 11, 2009, 05:35:42 pm »
On the opposite side of that... my laptop hasn't shipped yet. Curse you Woot, and your $5 shipping.

I want my monkey man, I mean netbook.

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A week latter....

Yay, I got it  ;D

It's tiny, but I'm in love. Installing Eeebuntu on it right now
« Last Edit: June 18, 2009, 09:47:45 am by Fink »

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #572 on: June 19, 2009, 09:56:58 pm »
Alright, then.

I need a desktop computer (I've given up on Laptop... D:) that can play Team Fortress 2, at maximum settings. But only, for at most, 500.

Patman, can you do eet?! D:

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #573 on: June 19, 2009, 10:57:05 pm »
Hm... depends.

Do you have an OS available that you can install? If so, consider trying the Crysis rig.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #574 on: June 20, 2009, 12:00:28 pm »
Hm... depends.

Do you have an OS available that you can install? If so, consider trying the Crysis rig.
Unfortunately, no. I don't have an OS. The computer I use came with Windows XP built in, so yeah.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #575 on: June 20, 2009, 12:42:42 pm »
Alright that complicates things a bit. Without an OS it's gonna be tough to max out TF2 with 500 bucks.

Is this the same sum of money that you approached me with before? The sum that I said to sit on for a while until you can build something worthwhile?

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #576 on: June 20, 2009, 12:46:32 pm »
Basically, yes. But yeah, at least with a desktop, built by me (>_>), I can easily upgrade it as I come into more money. The reason I need it soon, is because the computer I have now is dying fast. D:

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #577 on: June 20, 2009, 01:47:57 pm »
What's the problem with your current computer?

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #578 on: June 20, 2009, 02:46:09 pm »
Eh.. Off the top of my head?

USB ports down work, graphics card has problems (it crashes... Somehow.), and I seem to have a lot of viruses, but the computer doesn't detect them.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #579 on: June 20, 2009, 03:16:10 pm »
You running spyware checks?

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #580 on: June 20, 2009, 03:24:42 pm »
I did, nothing came up.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #581 on: June 20, 2009, 06:12:39 pm »
What are you using?

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #582 on: June 20, 2009, 07:58:00 pm »
I used AVG.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #584 on: June 21, 2009, 02:03:19 pm »
http://www.hardware-revolution.com/computer-systems/gaming-pc/

Check this website, it has different builds for different price points and it's updated regularly.