Best Desktops ?

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  1. Posts : 1,685
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #11

    I built my own Desktop too. I'm sure you can find a YouTube video on how to do that. It's very simple, you just need to know the minimal amount of parts that you need to build it. It will save you a lot of money, and make it the perfect system for you. There won't be any pre-installed nonsense software in there. You don't want pre-installed software in there, because that dramatically slows down the computer for no apparent reason.

    Very simple computer (this is just at the top of my head, YouTube surely has better info):
    1) An outer casing
    2) A Motherboard
    3) Solid State Drive
    4) Graphics Card
    5) Audio Card (if the motherboard doesn't already have one)
    6) Wireless Network Card (if the motherboard doesn't already have one)
    7) Add more optional hardware if you need them (example: DVD/Blue-Ray drive, more hard drives, etc)
    8) Oh and of course, the Windows 10 Operating System, unless you already have a valid Product Key (I bought Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit for $40 online somewhere)
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  2. Posts : 516
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       #12

    A little off topic, but thank you both for your kind words. Much appreciated.
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  3. Posts : 1,524
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       #13

    Yes, I've been comparing build vs. buy for many years, and the buy option always wins.
    bobkn said:
    I haven't researched it lately, but I believe that building a system yourself does not necessarily save money. The PC business runs on low margins, and large manufacturers get component discounts that may not be readily available to retail parts buyers.
    Plug it in and it works. No hassles. No labor. No mistakes. No head scratching.
    And you get a warranty.
    And it often costs less than home-made.

    I went that route last April and got a high-end Dell desktop.
    A local build shop said he'd build the same box for me for the cost of parts plus 8% (but he quoted a 1 TB second drive rather than the 2 TB in the Dell).
    The parts cost was $1413. (Add $113 for his labor.)
    Instead I bought the Dell for $1416 using their "special price offer".
    Easy choice.
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  4. Posts : 121
    WINDOWS 10 x64-bit
       #14

    Robert11 said:
    HelloWho has the best reputation these days for desktopsellAsusOr... ?
    Best to stay away from HP ?
    $ 600 range.
    No gaming.
    Just basic word processing, some light spreadsheets, and internet.

    Thanks,
    R.
    Yeah Stay Away From HP> Just to err on the safe side.
    No to computer lovers are alike so other then our recommendations here, when all is said and done; it's your final say. All I can say is do your homework, there is so much information on each that your considering from Dell to Acer to such and such and some stuff you may only need a chrome book or something more if your wanting a lot of memory/power. Even if you not needed a *Gaming* kind of performance from a desktop PC, still want it to run smoothly and with out bogging down only 6 months after buying it. I like masterchiefxx17's idea as well; when you build your own it's built by YOU so everything you need in it and no extra *Stuff*

    Merry Christmas!

    Captain.
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       #15

    Why stay away from HP?

    I just outgrew a seven-year-old HP desktop, replaced with a Dell.
    And my wife moved off of a seven-year-old HP desktop, replaced with a Lenovo laptop.

    Both HPs performed well. I had a drive failure on one of them after three years, but no other issues.
    Both still work ... but they were replaced for newer, better, faster equipment.

    So again, why stay away from HP?
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  6. Posts : 121
    WINDOWS 10 x64-bit
       #16

    margrave55 said:
    Why stay away from HP?
    I just outgrew a seven-year-old HP desktop, replaced with a Dell.
    And my wife moved off of a seven-year-old HP desktop, replaced with a Lenovo laptop.
    Both HPs performed well. I had a drive failure on one of them after three years, but no other issues.
    Both still work ... but they were replaced for newer, better, faster equipment.
    So again, why stay away from HP?
    I note a lot of folks me included have had terrible problems and service with HP in the past as well as the present. The OP, knows about it, maybe from past horrors? who knows.
    If HP changed it's ways thus creating better products and service; then good. I did mention to the OP to do his research. I don't like dell either but, left that one out.

    I was giving advice not intending to offend anyone, my apologies.

    Captain.
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       #17

    No offense taken.
    I wonder ... I bought those two HP desktops in 2010.
    Have the bad HP experiences come up more recently than 2010?
    That is, was I just lucky to get HP in their "good" days?
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  8. Posts : 121
    WINDOWS 10 x64-bit
       #18

    margrave55 said:
    No offense taken.I wonder ... I bought those two HP desktops in 2010.Have the bad HP experiences come up more recently than 2010?That is, was I just lucky to get HP in their "good" days?

    Yeah, your a lucky fella for sure.
    It was to the point folks were recording
    their call to HP Reps. I don't doubt there are bad
    mess ups in ALL brands but it seemed HP then was the worst.
    I concede, I could be wrong due to outdated information.

    Captain.
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  9. Posts : 668
    Win 10 pro
       #19

    Robert11 said:
    Hello

    Who has the best reputation these days for desktops:

    Dell
    Asus
    Or... ?

    Best to stay away from HP ?

    $ 600 range.
    No gaming.
    Just basic word processing, some light spreadsheets, and internet.

    Thanks,
    R.
    IDK about reputation, in my experience asus is not bad
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  10. Posts : 516
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       #20

    roy111 said:
    IDK about reputation, in my experience asus is not bad
    Actually Asus makes a great desktop PC because they use all of their quality Asus parts. For RAM they typically opt for Crucial and Corsair and Seasonic for the PSU.
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