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    So my computer of 10 years decided it was time to end its life yesterday. It was really a sad event for me, I'm slowly recovering.

    With that said, I'm not obviously in the market for a computer (DESKTOP, I have the audio/monitor from my last one so I just need a CPU really) and don't have much time to research (given, well, I don't have a computer). So I seek your help.

    My last computer had like 300ish MB of RAM and was adequate (a little slow but tolerable) so clearly my standards aren't big. I would just like something with at least 512 MB of RAM (would be nice if it had room to upgrade RAM later) that will be RELIABLE.

    I use the computer to

    -Play Poker
    -Watch Naked Lady Videos
    -Watch Streaming Sports
    -Download Music
    -Go on random Car/Sports message boards

    I don't play any games, I just want something relatively cheap but it must be something that's pretty reliable. I'm good at keeping up computers, never had a virus with my last one (it was a Gateway).

    Much thanks in advance. I shall return later to read all of your glorious advice.

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    http://www.apple.com/macmini/

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    • #3
      I'm more of a PC guy but thanks I will consider. I was looking at these Dells but haven't had enough time to sift through it all.

      http://www.dell.com/home/desktops#su...1809~0~1135283

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      • #4
        http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...804&CatId=2629

        Get windows 7 for free and you can also hook your PC up to the TV with HDMI and watch naked ladies on the big screen :)

        or something like this

        http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...154&CatId=2630
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        • #5
          Whatever you get, make sure you get surround sound to maximize your naked lady viewing experience and make your neighbors fear you....

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          • #6
            http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

            Even if you dont game, you could get a nice set up here, look through the AMD processor set ups and get a basic non-neon case to save a little $$$. Plus each of these set ups have good video cards. That make your naked ladies look nice. :-)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PalmerToCJ View Post
              I use the computer to

              -Play Poker
              -Watch Naked Lady Videos
              -Watch Streaming Sports
              -Download Music
              -Go on random Car/Sports message boards

              I don't play any games, I just want something relatively cheap but it must be something that's pretty reliable. I'm good at keeping up computers, never had a virus with my last one (it was a Gateway).

              Much thanks in advance. I shall return later to read all of your glorious advice.
              Just get the cheapest Dell or HP. That's all you need (if that).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PalmerToCJ View Post
                So my computer of 10 years decided it was time to end its life yesterday. It was really a sad event for me, I'm slowly recovering.

                With that said, I'm not obviously in the market for a computer (DESKTOP, I have the audio/monitor from my last one so I just need a CPU really) and don't have much time to research (given, well, I don't have a computer). So I seek your help.

                My last computer had like 300ish MB of RAM and was adequate (a little slow but tolerable) so clearly my standards aren't big. I would just like something with at least 512 MB of RAM (would be nice if it had room to upgrade RAM later) that will be RELIABLE.

                I use the computer to

                -Play Poker
                -Watch Naked Lady Videos
                -Watch Streaming Sports
                -Download Music
                -Go on random Car/Sports message boards

                I don't play any games, I just want something relatively cheap but it must be something that's pretty reliable. I'm good at keeping up computers, never had a virus with my last one (it was a Gateway).

                Much thanks in advance. I shall return later to read all of your glorious advice.
                Any recent PC should be more then able to complete those tasks easily. Most desktops come with at least 2gb of ram now a days anyways, haven't seen any 512mb machines for quite some time. So yeah just drop by your closest Best Buy or Frys, and most if not all of those machines should be fine for you.

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                • #9
                  If you go to a retail store you are more than likely going to pay more than you want. IF you are looking for something with that low of standards than there is no reason to have to spend an arm and a leg. Your easily going to spend 1000 bucks if you walk in to Best Buy. I would suggest going on Newegg or Tigerdirect and look at prebuilt computer there. They are not going to all be Dell, HP and Gateway computer. Some of them are built by reliable part manufacturers like Asus. For the most part nothing in a Dell computer is actually built by Dell. They are all provided by part manufacturers like Asus, ASRock, Nvidia, Radeon, AMD, Intel, Biostar, etc. etc. Basically in this scenario if you buy a computer with the Asus brand or Biostar brand, etc...you are buying the same computer essentially just without the name brand of Dell or Gateway attached to it.

                  Here is a link to check out on computers

                  http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...me=Desktop-PCs

                  Also check out the Netbook market. You can get a cheap Netbook or Laptop now that will do everything you are looking for, for almost nothing.

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                  • #10
                    You might overexaggeting a bit, becuase there are plenty of machines in the $350-$500 range at both BB and Frys. The ones around me at least.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Paul View Post
                      You might overexaggeting a bit, becuase there are plenty of machines in the $350-$500 range at both BB and Frys. The ones around me at least.
                      I am more so commenting on the fact that they will try to get you out the door with something more expensive than you need.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by njx9
                        *retching*
                        seriously.

                        reliable is kinda a misnomer these days.. a computer lasting 10 years is WELL outside it's normal lifespan. it's like watching a dog live to 40.

                        http://www.emachines.com/products/pr...od=EL1300G-02w

                        pick that one. 400 bucks.
                        for your money, better than any other thing you can get out there.

                        if you go to costco, you can get this for... 400 also...
                        http://www.emachines.com/products/pr...prod=ET1300-02

                        they're really not that bad... the costco version is about 25% better in every way than the walmart one...
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                        • #13
                          Just be careful about being cheap on the RAM as more and more of those lovely lady videos you like are being released solely in HD which you need a bit of spare RAM to run.

                          reliable is kinda a misnomer these days.. a computer lasting 10 years is WELL outside it's normal lifespan. it's like watching a dog live to 40.
                          Rubbish, maybe if you buy cheap pre-made crap, but my last 4 PCs are all still running and the newest one is now 5 years old or will be in about a week. 2nd newest is 9 years and running fine, in fact have never had a single problem with it, touch wood. Oh I forgot the HTPC, that one is only 3 years old.

                          If you build them yourself and use quality parts they will last forever or at least until a violent storm strikes(had to replace a PSU on my current one).

                          The above computers look fine for your needs, you might want to check that their is a spare slot inside the case for another HD though depending on how you go about obtaining your lady videos as 160gb is not much these days, though I guess expensive, slow externals are always an option ;)


                          Props to BK on the sig!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wogitalia View Post
                            The above computers look fine for your needs, you might want to check that their is a spare slot inside the case for another HD though depending on how you go about obtaining your lady videos as 160gb is not much these days, though I guess expensive, slow externals are always an option ;)
                            You can always just stream it now a days and save the room.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by wogitalia View Post
                              The above computers look fine for your needs, you might want to check that their is a spare slot inside the case for another HD though depending on how you go about obtaining your lady videos as 160gb is not much these days, though I guess expensive, slow externals are always an option ;)
                              'slow externals'. seriously.

                              sure, if you wanna watch bluerays from your external, sure, you'll be in a little bit of a bind if you're using usb 2.0, but for the most part, you can do DVD quality just fine with the effective 60 mbps that you get out of a usb as opposed to the 300 you're getting from spending the extra 100 dollars on eSata... sure, if you're working in a business speed environment, and need fast access, sure, but for the occasional noodies... you don't need eSata... you don't need firewire (although, it is nice) and general document storage... besides, once you download a video or rip one, convert it to divx or xvid or what have you for computer viewing... you shouldn't have much of a problem... when you fill up your box... go to best buy and spend the extra 80 bucks and by an external.

                              http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1185271084002

                              like so.

                              it also teaches the importance of backing up your computers onto multiple hard drives (especially if you don't run a server at your own home... which i can tell you 95% of the world does not) which prevents catastrophic data loss.

                              if were looking for 'content' not 'performance' you have to understand that getting the best/better isn't always worth the tradeoff... palmer->cj had a computer for 10 years... obviously performance isn't the most important part.

                              edit: i can do all of the task listed above on my eeePc... provided i have a server at my home and it makes it EXTRAORDINARLY EASY... but, you could as easily substitute a external in this case... but that's just me, i have small fingers.
                              Last edited by awfullyquiet; 09-03-2009, 09:09 AM.
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