I give up -- any recommendations for new PC?

Re: I give up -- any recommendations for new PC?

PostBy: tboonie On: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:41 pm

Spoken like a true salesman :)
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Re: I give up -- any recommendations for new PC?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:56 am

True! :oops:
But it is what I do. :D
That $6000 server weighs in at 75 pounds and out performs more expensive name brand servers! :lol:
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Re: I give up -- any recommendations for new PC?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:28 am

Well, I guess this thread is dead. Smitty bought a new one ! :clap: :cheers: :clap: :cheers:
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Re: I give up -- any recommendations for new PC?

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:41 am

SMITTY wrote:My main use will be surfing the net, so I need something that will do that FAST -- no lagging -- & stay somewhat usable for the next 5+ years, preferably 10. I'm not afraid to spend for the best. I want big hard drives (for pics & files), big memory & big processor speed.
But why does he need the server? Just get a $500 +/- business class Dell and put the rest of the money in a NAT (Network Attached Storage) unit with RAID. In another 5 years the computer will be obsolete and can be replaced with a by then less than $500 one. The NAT will still be humming along with all the data intact he put on it 5 years earlier. Can't afford an off the shelf NAT with RAID? Build you own using the existing computer. The drive will be completely reformatted with a new Linux operating system solving the virus problem. Remember, "My main use will be ....."
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Re: I give up -- any recommendations for new PC?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:17 am

Spoken like a true salesman

Selling an Eskimo a refrigerator :D
Yes Yanche I know the server was overkill, just a bit a sarcasm :lol:
The server sarcasm was followed by this sage advice...
Expect to pay about $1100 at your local shop and you will not be disappointed.
OR
Spend $500 at the big box store every 3 years.

Remember I was advocating for the repair of the old box.
At 5 years the computer was due for replacement.
$500 well spent for the refurbished box.
Just make sure to image that drive on a regular basis along with daily data backups.
That program will lessen any viral impact. :(
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Re: I give up -- any recommendations for new PC?

PostBy: spc On: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:38 am

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Re: I give up -- any recommendations for new PC?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:06 am

Luke...
You have found The Force :lol:
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