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Buying a new machine

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BlackHorseman, Aug 3, 2006.

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  1. BlackHorseman

    BlackHorseman Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I intend, in the next few days, to get me a new machine.
    I plan to install Win2000 (or another version of Windoze) for games, and then Linux (I'm yet to determine which exactly), to facilitate convenient dual boot.

    I need it mainly for internet & web development, but also for games. I don't play games that require the very top video hard, and, anyway, I don't like spending too much on that.

    The info I need is - what hardware would you recommend for me to buy? (I intend to select all parts myself). More than anything I need to know which products/companies are most reliable. I guess there are either pre-prepared lists and/or tables detailing such info, so a link to one (or more) of those would also be very helpful.

    Thanks in advance,
    Daniel.
     
  2. colmaca

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    Its always good to say how much $$$$ you want to spend.:rolleyes:
     
  3. Jones

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    Here are some brands I'd recommend, based on my past experience:

    Processor - AMD is most popular for gaming (although I use Intel ;) )
    Motherboard - Asus, Abit, DFI
    RAM - Crucial, Corsair, Kingston, OCZ
    Video Card - BFG, EVGA, XFX
    Sound card - Creative Labs - Not really necessary with the quality of on-board sound, but nice to have
    Case - Antec, Thermaltake, Lian Li, etc - Personal preference, really
    PSU - VERY IMPORTANT!! - Antec, Enermax, Ultra

    If you're in the States, I'd shop at Newegg.com. If you're in Canada, the best place I've found is Tigerdirect.ca.
     
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