Out with the Laptop, In with the Desktop....hopefully.

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  1. adrian2055

    adrian2055 MDL Member

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    Please go for a SSD hard drive instead of the regular one,
    As for the rest, more experienced will reply
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  3. Joe C

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    Do you have any experience at building pc's?
    After checking that mini ITX case, I would tend to think that case is not the kind of case a beginner should be attempting to build with, but hey.... looks like it could be fun
     
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  4. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    You'll have to stick with the Skylake cpu for Windows 7, although with some configuring and effort you can use a Kaby Lake cpu. What are you going to using this pc for? Gamming? Office work....
     
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    I'm on the beginner level. I only chose that case because of the design. Can you recommend a case that would be a better choice for a beginner?


    S**T!!!! So I will need to move to Win 8.1 to get a better cpu? My laptop has a Skylake cpu in it and I was wanting to go higher.

    I mainly do audio and video editing, but I'd like to do some gaming if possible.
     
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  8. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    theirs nothing wrong with learning...the must important part is for him to make sure he doesnt short out the mobo with the case...a lot of newbies make that mistake.
     
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    @MS_User I will definitely get a SSD. I never considered an alienware since dell purchased them. I'll look into it.

    @#Joe C: I want to stay below $1,000 if possible. This system would be for gaming. I plan on using my 43" TV as a monitor. The current laptop is struggling to play certain games that I really want to play.
     
  11. Joe C

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    Won't be easy getting a game pc for under 1K. A good GPU for gaming will easily run you more than $400. for just that. Check those prices from Dell on that Alienware Aurora pc for the Nvidia 1080 gpu
     
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    Alienware is expensive. We considered Dell.
     
  13. adrian2055

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    @Joe C: I'm learning that. The prices are killer. I really can't afford to swing that price at this moment. I'll wait until I can swing that price. I at least need to sell this laptop first if possible.
     
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    Get a decent GPU as most of what you will be doing with your rig is GPU-intensive.
     
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    Um...yeah....so I kinda forgot to mention that I have an old gateway sx 2803-25e desktop in my closet....could I do anything with that system? A better board maybe?
     
  16. Joe C

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    An X299 might be overkill for running games
     
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    what is hes budget because under $1000... alien ware starts $799 anything under that is not true gaming computer.
     
  18. Joe C

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