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by Raven70
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Frankenstein - Recommendations for a piecing together mostly obsolete system parts
Replies: 0
Views: 597

Frankenstein - Recommendations for a piecing together mostly obsolete system parts

Thoughts, suggestions, no money. TIA! 3 computers and only need one, but don't have budget to upgrade just yet and targeting later this year to build a dedicated gaming system. Needs - Home PC, light 1080P gaming, Plex server (literally just to manage storage and I don't transcode and use Apple TVs ...
by Raven70
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Budget gaming rig for son. . .Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 3589

Re: Budget gaming rig for son. . .Suggestions

. . .honestly, I'd reconsider not getting an SSD - I think they're almost a must-have for any new builds, and really are very reasonable in price. it's not uncommon to see 256gb drives dip below $100, and 128's even under $50 sometimes. if large storage is needed - sure, get a spinner - but in term...
by Raven70
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Budget gaming rig for son. . .Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 3589

Budget gaming rig for son. . .Suggestions

First, I noticed my signature is like 6-8 years old I think. . .please ignore. Haven't been on in a while. QUESTION What is a good CPU, MB, Video card combo for under $500 for a budget gaming PC? BACKGROUND In January 2012, I built my son (10 at the time) a budget PC (~$400 total) so he could play M...
by Raven70
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Low End PC Build or buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Resolved

Ended up going with an AMD A4-3400 Llano. Was able to keep the costs under $400. System is built, and have upgrade path with graphics card (running off A4 chip for now), as well as motherboard will take 16GB. Thank you.
by Raven70
Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Low End PC Build or buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Thanks, wasn't battery (replaced). Been shopping for pcs for a couple of days and have come to the conclusion that for $350, you get crap. However, I think I have something. How does this look? Approximate Purchase Date: This morning Budget Range: ~350 System Usage: 9yo son's pc. . .General Usage an...
by Raven70
Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Low End PC Build or buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Low End PC Build or buy?

My son's PC bit the dust last night. It was slimline Dell that was over 5 years old (impressed it lasted that long). Rather than invest any time or money in trying to figure out what occurred (power, but no screen, and no post. . .), going to either build a replacement or buy. Have not built a compu...
by Raven70
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Trying to build a system, mid-level with moderate gaming. .
Replies: 8
Views: 1805

Where else. . . http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16856101016 OOS I am giving up for the next 30-60 days, but will spend time watching the AMD vs. Intel / ATI vs. Nvidia / my mobo manufacturer's butt smells better than yours debate. . . I have spent way too much time reviewing all o...
by Raven70
Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:17 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: DVI KVM Switches. . .good ones?
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Thanks. I saw that brand, but was not familiar with them. No, both systems will be running digital. Same resolution as well
by Raven70
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: DVI KVM Switches. . .good ones?
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

DVI KVM Switches. . .good ones?

Purchased 22" Spectre with a native 1680x1050 resolution. Have a Startech KVM now with PS2, audio and VGA that works great in analog. I want to move to DVI based USB and Sound KVM. The only two that I have found with decent reviews for under $200 street are: Avocent Switchview Dvi 2 Port USB KV...
by Raven70
Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Motherboard and Graphics Card Choice
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Karlsweldt, I too am curious about the 256 vs. 512MB. If I am running a 22" LCD, and want very high res (native 1680x1050), would 256 be enough? Also, I now keep seeing conflicting info on the whole two card vs. one card issue. On one site (might have been here or Tom's Hardware), they did a ca...