Should i get new PC?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Jet, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    You don't intend to play any 3D games? Cause if you don't, practically all the low-end graphics cards are powerful enough to do 1080p video.

    Good idea on the monitor. A good monitor will really improve your experience. :)
  2. Jet

    Jet Just Started

    Hi Adrian. :D

    nah. I'm too old and busy for games already. :lol:

    I've done some research and come out with this. Its the lowest end i can get. I'm planning to use the onboard integrated Intel GMA X4500 graphics only.

    dual core e5700 RM188
    asus P5G41T-M LX RM205
    KINGSTON PC1333 D3 -2GB RM65

    what else should i think of before buying? if i get smaller version of mobo, can it fit nicely into my big cpu casing?
  3. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    Looks pretty good. :thumb:

    Intending to buy a cheap PC for my parents too. I might get them a cheap Sempron and a board with some integrated nVidia or ATI inside. :)
  4. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Recently I bought a pretty decent machine for my dad. We had slightly higher budget.

    This is what I got for him:
    Kingston 4GB DDR3
    Asus P8H67M
    WD 1TB Blue

    Jet: Any big casing will fit the small motherboard. That's what I did too.
  5. Jet

    Jet Just Started

    Hi The_YongGrand and Chai. :D

    I had short thoughts whether to get AMD or Intel. the mobo for AMD which i choose has lower VGA then Intel mobo. Furthermore i had pretty bad experience with AMD fan before.. :wall: Gonna get Intel this time. :mrgreen:

    What is the OS for your new computer, Chai?
  6. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Intel is more efficient. The latest Sandy Bridge has acceptable intergrated graphics performance, not like you will care if you are not playing any games. But it is more expensive, and it don't get the same performance for the same price.

    Using Windows 7.
  7. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    I don't know, I guessed both of them are nice too. :)

    I would recommend a Windows 7 Home or a Basic for that.

    Been thinking of the i3 route but the motherboards are pretty expensive. I will check the prices again when I move homes (hopefully). :thumb:
  8. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    The Intel GMA X4500 HD is good enough for HD video.

    But if I were you, I would spend a little more and get 4 GB RAM.
  9. Jet

    Jet Just Started

    ya. i thought the same too.. RAM is super cheap now compared to 5 years ago..
  10. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    Get a lot of RAM and also HDD space. :thumb:

    Btw, any one tried installing Windows 7 Starter Edition on a cheap desktop?
  11. Jet

    Jet Just Started

    how cheap is cheap? :think:
  12. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Well, I wouldn't really go with Windows 7 Starter, if you can afford a better SKU, say Home Edition.

    After all, it only allows you to run 3 applications simultaneously. It will definitely put a crimp on performance.
  13. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    Damn, only 3 applications? Looks kinda boring. My parents opened more than 3, that is the funny thing.

    Might look into a Home Edition. Of course, I will build the PC when I move the home.
  14. Jet

    Jet Just Started

    Hi. finally bought the stuffs.:mrgreen:

    dual core e5700 - RM188
    asus P5G41T-M LX - RM180
    KINGSTON PC1333 D3 4GB - RM89
    installation - RM30
    samsung 20" LED - RM372
    WD 2.5" Ext Hard 1T- RM290.
    Total damage on wallet - around RM1150. :thumb:

    i like new PC so much.. so damn quiet its unbelievable.. :haha:
  15. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    Wow what a coincidence! I bought the same motherboard as yours too few days ago. My comp broke down and had to replace a board, feeling lazy to change the CPU, so I went and purchased that board instead. :)

    The funny thing it is, the board has a serial port and a parallel port. But, it's still a good stuff, I'd say.

    Also, the E5700 is good too. :thumb:
  16. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Wow.. The price of external HDDs have really dropped a lot.

    I'm glad you spent a bit more for 4 GB of memory. Definitely worth every sen! :D
  17. Jet

    Jet Just Started

    ya. i'm glad i got 4GB too.. 2GB is really not enough now i think. :mrgreen:
  18. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    3.5" 2TB is only RM259. Time to get one!
  19. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Yeah, prices are really dropping!
  20. stevenyi

    stevenyi Newbie

    you should buy new PC

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