How to Buy a Desktop PC
Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:48 PM
Posted 13 September 2007 - 02:33 PM
I would also like to point out that while cases are an important factor, unless you're having a custom built system, you'll have little choice of case design.
Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:28 PM
Posted 22 October 2007 - 05:33 AM
The ideal way is to have a photo program that helps you with this task and even the free ones do now and you use a DVD or CD to back your pictures up to and keep them syncronized with this program which would require you using a R/W DVD or CD not a regular R one. Most read write drives also come with a program that can also do the backup and syncronizing for you.
If you make incrimental back ups over the yr you could then file the CD with that yr on it and know that they are all the photos done say in 2007. As you go along once you verify that the pictures are on the CD you can remove them from your computer. The best way to back up is to syncronize when ever you add pictures to your collection as hard drive failure does happen, altho rare loosing even a few key pictures can be disappointing.
Hope this helps.
Posted 17 February 2008 - 12:23 AM
So ask yourself this as well as what chip, memory, display, video cards it will comes with. Ask yourself what kind of support will I get from a USA based company that has sold out America and uses cheap labor offshore tech support. If anyone knows that answer as to which company really uses tech support within America that speaks English clearly and is understandable. That's should be a very important thing you think of before making that big buy as well!
Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:24 AM
As for parts, at the moment, Intel CPUs are the way to go. AMD is great, they just aren't AS good as Intels. GPUs, both Nvidia and ATI have great stuff at the moment.
Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:00 PM
I have never needed tech support. I fix everything myself and I never took any course on it. So many people lack common sense anymore. What a joke!
I've had my desktop, which I bought on ebay, for 5 years now. It still is better than anything they are putting out new.
If you use a firewall and know how to to keep spyware and adware off your pc, you will never have to buy tech support.
I use all free programs for that--- ZoneAlarm Firewall (which makes me completely 'stealth' to the online world and hackers), and CrapCleaner, Cyberscrub and Spybot adware & spyware removers.
There is no reason to ever purchase any of these essential items.
Message was edited by: AuroraDizon. Please refrain from personal attacks.
Posted 27 August 2008 - 06:13 AM
I have found the best way to save space that is occupied by a large amount
of photographs is to burn these files to a CD-ROM or a DVD. If the total of
those files exceed the capacity of a CD-ROM then you may need to use a DVD. In
some cases, you can use a Flash
Drive to save files to as well. Once these files
have been burned to a CD-ROM, DVD or Flash
Drive they can all be deleted from your system by
highlighting the first file, hold down the SHIFT key and select the last file
in the folder. Once you have all the files selected, (before you right click
the highlighted area or hit the delete key) continue to hold the SHIFT key
down. Holding the SHIFT key while deleting will ensure the files are
PERMANENTLY DELETED from your system and not just deleted to the Recycle
Bin. If the files are just deleted to the Recycle Bin, they are not remove from
the system and do not actually free up any space. I hope this helps you...
Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:04 PM
Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:23 PM
Posted 18 April 2010 - 04:59 AM
Also, I disagree with the recommendation to buy a business desktop just because a user only check and send e-mail, juggle the occasional Word document or spreadsheet. A home/light PC user wouldn't need all those business software, OS which would result in unnecessary cost for a consumer.
Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:10 AM
And with 64-bit and the crazy amount of RAM these ship with...you never have to "log off" your account and just resume with all your windows intact on wake in like...what is it nowadays? 2 seconds? If you have the ancient Vista, it's like 5 seconds. LOL
This post has been edited by rasmasyean: 18 April 2010 - 05:20 AM
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