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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby Alexandra » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:38 am

Beaker wrote:How to make a kickass gaming PC for less than $1000.


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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby GMJS-440 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:02 pm

slavedog wrote:
GMJS-440 wrote:I paid $800 but have a core i7 and 16gb ram.

I did have to get my own cables though.
Was, that new, gmjs? I need something with that kind of spec so would be good to get an idea of prices. Cheers.

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In Cambodia, little bit more for those specs
http://vtech-computer.com/index.php?rou ... ct_id=2693
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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby logos » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:01 am

GMJS-440 wrote:
slavedog wrote:
GMJS-440 wrote:I paid $800 but have a core i7 and 16gb ram.

I did have to get my own cables though.
Was, that new, gmjs? I need something with that kind of spec so would be good to get an idea of prices. Cheers.

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In Cambodia, little bit more for those specs
http://vtech-computer.com/index.php?rou ... ct_id=2693


Looks good, but the i5 with the same specs is 230$ less. Is the difference worth it if you don't use it for video editing etc?
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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby Gin&Tonic » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:31 am

I've been building gaming PC's as a business for a few years and I certainly wouldn't call the above "kickass".
However, shortcuts can easily be made. Easiest way to shave down the price is too not buy all the RGB led bling which is WAY overpriced because it appeals to kids.
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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby slavedog » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:36 am

logos wrote:
GMJS-440 wrote:
slavedog wrote:
GMJS-440 wrote:I paid $800 but have a core i7 and 16gb ram.

I did have to get my own cables though.
Was, that new, gmjs? I need something with that kind of spec so would be good to get an idea of prices. Cheers.

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In Cambodia, little bit more for those specs
http://vtech-computer.com/index.php?rou ... ct_id=2693


Looks good, but the i5 with the same specs is 230$ less. Is the difference worth it if you don't use it for video editing etc?


No, I don't do video editing. Just need to be able to run graphics, e.g. Illustrator, PS, etc. But I do usually have a bout a dozen programmes open at once and I'm finding my i5 4GB ram starts to slow down towards the end of the day. So thinking that upgrading to i7 and 8GB would solve that.

I'll pop in to Camtech some time, I've bought reconditioned second hand PCs from them before which work fine and are good value.
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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby 1984 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:54 am

You could probably solve the slowdown with another stick of RAM, would certainly be the cheapest option.
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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby slavedog » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:04 pm

Yeah, I did wonder about that. I don't really need a new machine if they can boost this one up a bit.

I'll pop in have a chat with them.

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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby dv8inpp » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:10 am

If you're not already using a SSD, get one. Biggest change you can make, especially now prices have dropped a lot. Even better go NVME on your SSD.
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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby slavedog » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:51 am

dv8inpp wrote:If you're not already using a SSD, get one. Biggest change you can make, especially now prices have dropped a lot. Even better go NVME on your SSD.


Cheers, will check it out.
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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby slavedog » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:49 pm

I took my machine to Camtech Saturday and they are boosting it to 16gb RAM. $40 per 4gb stick. 4 needed (can't use the old with the new it seems). Seems reasonable. Hopefully it will have the desired result.
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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby epidemiks » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:58 pm

slavedog wrote:I took my machine to Camtech Saturday and they are boosting it to 16gb RAM. $40 per 4gb stick. 4 needed (can't use the old with the new it seems). Seems reasonable. Hopefully it will have the desired result.


Double check their work. Many motherboards only have 2 ram slots so you won't fit 4 x 4GB.

General price for 8gb isnt too far off that anyway.

DDR4 8gb for 75 a stick

http://desktop.goldonecomputer.com/inde ... y&path=246

DDR3L 8GB for 70 a stick
http://desktop.goldonecomputer.com/inde ... y&path=153

RAM will definitely help running illustrator and PS, but you'd also see a huge performance gain with a dedicated graphics card with a few GB of ram if you don't already have one.

Agree with the SSD advice. One big SSD as your boot drive, and your work and ai/ps cache on a separate drive.
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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby slavedog » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:40 pm

epidemiks wrote:
slavedog wrote:I took my machine to Camtech Saturday and they are boosting it to 16gb RAM. $40 per 4gb stick. 4 needed (can't use the old with the new it seems). Seems reasonable. Hopefully it will have the desired result.


Double check their work. Many motherboards only have 2 ram slots so you won't fit 4 x 4GB.

General price for 8gb isnt too far off that anyway.

DDR4 8gb for 75 a stick

http://desktop.goldonecomputer.com/inde ... y&path=246

DDR3L 8GB for 70 a stick
http://desktop.goldonecomputer.com/inde ... y&path=153

RAM will definitely help running illustrator and PS, but you'd also see a huge performance gain with a dedicated graphics card with a few GB of ram if you don't already have one.

Agree with the SSD advice. One big SSD as your boot drive, and your work and ai/ps cache on a separate drive.
Ok, thanks for that. I picked it up this afternoon. I'll plug it in tomorrow and see how it goes.

I do have an a lot of trust in these guys as they've been keeping my old machines going and supplying me with new ones for years. And they're just very nice people to deal with.

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Re: Custom made desktop Computer Tower-Only $1100

Postby slavedog » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:38 pm

Machine now running well on 16GB RAM, huge improvement in performance. Should have done it months ago. Thanks all for the suggestions.
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