Started by gentle_dissident, June 22, 2016, 11:49:10 PM
Quote from: gentle_dissident on June 22, 2016, 11:49:10 PMI'm on Win 7. I understand that newer OS and programs are built to tax resources instead of conserve them. I have very little running in the background. Should I stick with Win 7? I have a copy on CD.
QuoteI don't play graphics intensive video games, but it would be nice if I could play Settlers of Catan in 3D mode without the lag.
QuoteSMART says my drive is fine, but it doesn't sound fine. 500 GB is overkill for me. What do people do with all that space?
QuoteI'd like to spend $500-$600 for just the tower.
QuoteI found an old KDS 17" monitor that doesn't bleed. It's literally a little rough around the edges, slight yellowing, but I'll take that any day over bleed.
Quote from: Hydra009 on June 23, 2016, 02:17:42 AMMy Steam installation is sitting at about half that and most of those are older games. A lot of new games clock in at 20-30 gigs now.
Quote from: Hydra009 on June 23, 2016, 02:17:42 AMI recommend looking at logical increments for a general idea of what you want, which'll probably be somewhere in the very good or great range.
Quote from: Hydra009 on June 23, 2016, 02:17:42 AMFrom there, it's just a matter of looking over your options and refining your search to whatever will work best for you. r/buildapc and r/buildapcforme are good communities for tips.
Quote from: Hydra009 on June 23, 2016, 02:17:42 AMAre you sure you can't spring for a new monitor? You should be able to get something decent and slightly bigger in the $100 to $200 range.
Quote from: Atheon on June 23, 2016, 12:59:50 PMI'm partial to EVGA Nvidia graphics cards.
Quote from: gentle_dissident on June 23, 2016, 12:40:20 PMI have no idea which brand or model of graphics processor is the best for the money.
QuoteAre modern on board graphics chips OK?
QuoteI'm guessing there are compatibility issues with motherboard slots and programs.
QuoteIs there a particular brand of computer I should look at?
QuoteIs Win 10 OK compared to Win 7? I really liked XP. It let me use my computer for work. Win 7 added tons of "user friendly" features that made doing actual work a pain. I had to tweak the freak out of the registry to make it functional. It still does things like running off with a file after I rename it and turning my music project folders into commercial music folders.
Quote from: gentle_dissident on June 23, 2016, 11:06:52 AMWe have a CRT in our living room.
QuoteI was hoping to be told to go buy some ready made job.
QuoteLast I read, I'd have to pay $1000 to avoid bleed. Has that issue been fixed recently? It's too bad plasma isn't manufactured anymore.
QuoteI don't know if I could handle a much bigger screen. When working on art and music, my eyes are all over the place. I'd think more area to cover would wear me out and be less precise.
Quote from: Hydra009 on June 23, 2016, 02:09:53 PMeither assembling it yourself or getting a friend to assemble it.
Quote from: Hydra009 on June 23, 2016, 02:09:53 PMI recommend replacing that ASAP. There's pretty much zero reason to keep CRTs around anymore.
Quote from: gentle_dissident on June 23, 2016, 02:04:28 PMI'd also like to know if Win 10 is closer to XP and far far far removed from Win 8.
Quote from: gentle_dissident on June 23, 2016, 02:11:40 PMI have no time, knowledge, or friends.
Quote from: gentle_dissident on June 23, 2016, 02:43:51 PMBTW, There's a Laser 50 sitting behind my monitor.