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  1.    18 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 84
    windows 10 pro

    New buy


    Hi Guys, I was hoping some of u could help me out in picking a desktop that will still be good in 3 to 4 yrs and I will be able to upgrade it at that point as well. I am looking to spend around $500 on it. I am not a gamer nor do i do any editing on videos. I would like to have a good amount of RAM on it and have slots to add on its own video card if i want to do, maybe use an ssd if it doesnt come with one, like to have minimum 6 usb slots if possible and so on. I would greatly appreciate ur help.

    thx
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  2.    18 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,069
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Well i would think may be able to for that price, might have to go $100. more or so. Look at Newegg, give you an idea as they are a good seller, unless you buy refurbished or used .
    http://www.newegg.com/Desktop-Comput...D-10?Tid=19096
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  3.    18 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Since you have only modest requirements, you should be able to easily find a good box for $500. As far as the future is concerned, who knows. Tomorrow they may come up with some spectacular new thing and all our boxes will look like old iron.

    The main upgrade (which you should do yourself) should be an SSD. SSDs are reasonably priced when you buy them individually but expensive when they come with the box. It is better to go for an after market upgrade.
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  4.    19 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 84
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    more replies are most welcomed and appreciated.

    thx
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  5.    19 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 236
    7, 10TP

    I'll give you my example. I'm using a PC that I built in 2012. I got an i5 processor (something like 3570K), that was mid-range at the time, a motherboard that had the right socket and USB3.0 ports, and the rest can be anything you want (everything else can be easily upgraded later). Oh, and the video card is some used cheap ATI card I bought on eBay. It keeps my "Windows score" down to 4, but what do I care? The PC works without any problems. I have no plans to "upgrade" or replace it. Surely, nowadays you can get way more computing power. But guess what? I don't need it.

    That's the main trick with "futureproofing". If you want to make sure you have the latest and greatest gear, you have to buy new hardware every few months. Personally, I don't see a point of having a machine with huge resources that you don't use. You can guess that I'm not a gamer. All software that I need for work runs perfectly well on my machine. Whatever I need from the internet I get faster then I can make a cup of tea - that's my personal speed requirement. My idea of an upgrade - if I find a new task fro which my PC is inadequate, then I buy or build new one.
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  6.    19 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 84
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    Guys, the reason i am asking this is since I bought my pc in either 2112 or 13. It came with windows 7 or 8 with it. I installed windows 10 on it in Sept. After the 1st yr of using it, I constantly get "not responding" issues with it no matter the OS. It happens when ever it wants to and doesnt matter what I am doing whether it is googling, checking out a list of things on windows explorer., viewing outlook or watching videos. I am sick of it happening. I dont know if it is just this POS of an HP presario p2-119 or what. I have done various tests on it for malware, virus, memory issues, HD issues, re-install the OS, tried different browsers.....etc.

    This is why I am thinking on buying a new PC for a little more money. So if someone can help me out i would appreciate it.

    thx
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  7.    19 Jan 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Why buy a new PC when you seem to have an OS problem. I would reload Windows 7.
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  8.    19 Jan 2016 #8
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 3,549
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    YUPP,i would buy a ssd hard drive ,and reinstall win10
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  9.    19 Jan 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 84
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    so u guys think it is a hardware error that is causing a "not responding error"? If so, is the issue with my HD and an SSD would solve it? Plz let me know.

    thx
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  10.    19 Jan 2016 #10
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 3,549
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    to rule out hardrive as the fault ,do a test of the harddrive, got to the hdd makers website/support and get there harddrive utility and follow there instructions to run the test ,best to do it from a boot device
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