About To Go Crazy...

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by adefenselesskid, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. adefenselesskid

    adefenselesskid Well-Known Member

    Age:
    32
    Posts:
    601
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    Missouri
    Okay we got a new computer a year ago, I don't have any say in the stuff we get, it all goes through dad. He decided to get a Acer Aspire, IDk all the specs and ----, but whenever you run the internet through it it has a really fast clicking sound. Like right now, I am running PS and this site, it is annoying as F--k... Is there anything I could do to shut it up besides throughing it off a bridge. We are also going to get a new computer in the next year and was wondering what brand and type would be good? The budget is around 500 but pops want the s--t cheep. Umm any advice?
     
  2. magma_saber

    magma_saber Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    314
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    You should check out the Dell Inspiron 1525 with the following configuration.

    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/con...CWPA1&s=dhs

    Intel® Celeron® 550 (2.0GHz, 533Mhz, 1M L2 Cache)
    Genuine Windows Vista® SP1 Home Basic Edition
    Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280x800)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
    1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
    80GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
    CD Writer / DVD player (Combo Drive)
    Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini-Card
    4 cell battery
    High Definition Audio 2.0

    Total: $499

    Or the Compaq Presario C700T

    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping...me=C700T_series

    Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
    Pentium® Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2370 (1.73 GHz)
    15.4" diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
    512MB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm) edit
    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
    Standard Finish
    802.11b/g WLAN
    80GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
    SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support edit
    6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

    Total: $499

    I would go with the Compq personally, since its more powerful.
     
  3. adefenselesskid

    adefenselesskid Well-Known Member

    Age:
    32
    Posts:
    601
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    Missouri
    Thanks, the budget does fluctuate. We have the Acer and then we have a HP upstairs that was made before Viscrap however long ago that was.
     
  4. adefenselesskid

    adefenselesskid Well-Known Member

    Age:
    32
    Posts:
    601
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    Missouri
    Sorry there was a double post.... Umm yeah so the one upstairs we are going to replace. It has alot of important docs and pics on it, is there an easy way to transfer that from one comp to another? Or would a External HD be good?
     
  5. Prince Zainx

    Prince Zainx The Dark Prince

    Posts:
    10,918
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Location:
    A world far beyond your imagination...
    If you are looking to buy a computer in the budget of around 500-550 USD (+ tax) then I would suggest building it up yourself or buying a premade from newegg...since, they rock
    Also the prices are going to go down in a couple of years so if you are waiting that long do tell me and I can get a good deal for you..

    Dell's are good as well as they use cheap parts :P
    Go with this one around 500 since it is good:
    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/con...DWFD2&s=dhs
     
  6. adefenselesskid

    adefenselesskid Well-Known Member

    Age:
    32
    Posts:
    601
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    Missouri
    Ohh and I don't need to have a package, just the tower.
     
  7. Prince Zainx

    Prince Zainx The Dark Prince

    Posts:
    10,918
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Location:
    A world far beyond your imagination...
  8. Leetsauce

    Leetsauce Well-Known Member

    Age:
    15
    Posts:
    1,305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    External hdds are cheap and easy, and one i would reconmend in this situation ans you can use i for future use.
    You could network them using a single Ethernet Cross-Over cable (cat5 will be grand). OR, if you are using two desktop PC's, just wip out the hdd on one system, an dplug into the other,and drag and drop the files. IDE/sata connection will be quicker thnan usb2.0
     
  9. Vpr99

    Vpr99 Senior Member

    Age:
    29
    Posts:
    913
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Location:
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    Hmm... I would go with the dells on this one mike. They are the best deal on the market, and if you aren't happy with it for some reason, you still have all the $ that you saved to buy parts.
     
  10. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

    Posts:
    8,054
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    my advice, when on such low budgets is to install extra RAM yourself
     
  11. adefenselesskid

    adefenselesskid Well-Known Member

    Age:
    32
    Posts:
    601
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    Missouri
    Wow umm so new news. We won't get another computer untill the one upstairs dies on us... We only go an new one every two years for mom to get outa collage or something idk... anyone know a way to kill a comp without it being obvious?
     
  12. PhanE

    PhanE Well-Known Member

    Age:
    75
    Posts:
    2,580
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    HAVOCGFX
    Yeah.

    1. Open up the tower.
    2. Get a rug.
    3. Wear some socks (optional i think).
    4. Rub your feet against the rug
    5. Pick a part. Any. If you know your parents will get it checked out and will likely replace parts instead of buying a new one i'd say touch the motherboard.

    Anyways...I wouldn't do it since it would ruin a good computer. There are some people out there that don't have computers.
     
  13. adefenselesskid

    adefenselesskid Well-Known Member

    Age:
    32
    Posts:
    601
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    Missouri
    Lol it was halfway a joke. Were getting a external HD so the only fesable way I would do it is after all the stuff is backed up. And all the little kids in africa would die for it ehhh? even w/o electricity.
     
  14. steez

    steez Banned from GR

    Age:
    30
    Posts:
    2,044
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Location:
    palm beach, florida
  15. PhanE

    PhanE Well-Known Member

    Age:
    75
    Posts:
    2,580
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    HAVOCGFX
    Lol figures :tongue: . Just wanted someone to say they just fried their PC.
     

Share This Page