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Post by S7 Coolhand on Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:07 pm

By December I will either buy or build a new PC. It will primarily be used for gaming (evenings) and to run a Magic Jack phone line for business (24/7). I'm leaning toward building a desktop since I will have to keep the phones up all the time and so won't be turning it off often or traveling with it, but not totally set on that. I would be down with a prebuilt setup for the right price too. Brainstorming right now, so if anyone wants to put in twocents please do, or let me know if you spot a great deal.

Must run Windows 7, SW:KoR (on highest settings), and Magic Jack.

I have a ton of old components, but not much I will reuse except the sound system. I did buy a case I never used a couple years back, atx mid tower, but it was cheap. Could run it through my 42" lcd 1080p 60ghz TV for a short term but will probably want a different monitor eventually, so maybe a package deal on a prebuilt again for the right price.

No real price range yet but hoping to keep it under 1500 and have near top of the line graphics/proc speeds. Hoping to have energy saving features during the day while I work as it will just be running the phone, maybe music.


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Post by S7 Coolhand on Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:15 pm

Oh and thanks in advance for any advice or deals anyone presents! Also does anyone know if KoR will run on a Linux based Windows clone (Ubuntu?)?

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Post by S7 Coolhand on Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:29 pm

Oh and I threw $1500 out but would prefer to keep it well under that pirat

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Post by S7 Vision67 on Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:40 pm

$1200 will have you absolutely set for at least four years. Thereafter, you can just buy a new vid card and be on top of the game again.

And if you're looking at running ubuntu at all... Learn from Panzer, don't buy Alienware Laughing

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Post by S7 wonky on Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:06 am

S7 Vision67 wrote:$1200 will have you absolutely set for at least four years. Thereafter, you can just buy a new vid card and be on top of the game again.

And if you're looking at running ubuntu at all... Learn from Panzer, don't buy Alienware Laughing


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Post by S7 Panzer on Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:53 am

It wasn't the alienware it was my stupidity not make a separate partition.

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Post by Atrum on Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:44 am

You said you're comfortable building?

Tigerdirect has "barebone kits" that are great.
www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=692378&CatId=4149

That system is pretty ridiculous. It's got a 40GB SSD you'll have your OS and probably your games on and that will amaze you at how fast it is.

IF that's a bit spendy just look through the barebone kits with the i5 instead of the i7. That should drop the price down a couple hundred $ (they build them with slightly lower specs).

Also the way barebone kits work; you have all the parts shipped and you put it together yourself. It's easy though so I wouldn't worry about it. Also, most of them do not have:
Keyboard
Mouse
Monitor

So if you don't already have those you'll need to factor that cost in.

+ Magic Jack

Every computer is going to have the ability to run it.

+ Music

If you're a big audiophile then I'd drop the extra $50 and get a decent sound card. You'll be able to add it in later, but it will make a pretty big difference. That and buying good speakers.

+ Energy Saving

Any computer you buy now will come with windows 7. Windows 7 has built in energy saving settings so you'll be able to adjust that no matter what.

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