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It's always good to have a spare PC for testing software, OS & other stuff

You know like a spare PC.

If you wanna test software or try other OS's like testing out all the Linux for fun.

Like you know installing Windows every edition at a time to test it out.


Or to use it for programming sometimes programming can cause the computer to go blue screen and will corrupt OS. I remember.

Plus if you wanna try that software for fun.

If the spare PC gets a virus or crashes you can easily format it with out a problem.

A person can have a personal main PC for every day life and a spare PC for fun messing around with and testing out other stuff with it.
That way the person won't mess up the main PC he has.


I remember my computer had a virus on the main PC and I was really upset and angry had to install the OS and re install the apps I had allot of work.

If the spare one crashes or gets stuck, virus happens to it, can be easily fixed with out a problem and no worries since the main PC will be alright.
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  1. Yes, it is good to have a spare PC, however if you can't afford it you can always run a virtual machine for that kind of thing. You could even get a different hard drive and boot to it, or hell to just a different partition and dual boot. I like using virtual machines because you can have your main PC running at the same time. If you dual-boot to Linux, you can't use your main PC.

    If you swap out hardware as often as I do, another advantage to having a spare PC is to troubleshoot parts and what not.
  2. Jaime3d said:
    Yes, it is good to have a spare PC, however if you can't afford it you can always run a virtual machine for that kind of thing. You could even get a different hard drive and boot to it, or hell to just a different partition and dual boot. I like using virtual machines because you can have your main PC running at the same time. If you dual-boot to Linux, you can't use your main PC.

    If you swap out hardware as often as I do, another advantage to having a spare PC is to troubleshoot parts and what not.


    For a spare PC highest I will go is $600. The main Beast Build will cost me $6k :D
  3. virtual machines are a good choice.... i dont know what type of programming you are doing that would cause blue screens.. doesnt seem possible the way ide etc are designed.. but I dont know every programming environment to say that for a fact. With virtual machines you can make snap shots and restore in minutes.
  4. napninjanx said:
    Jaime3d said:
    Yes, it is good to have a spare PC, however if you can't afford it you can always run a virtual machine for that kind of thing. You could even get a different hard drive and boot to it, or hell to just a different partition and dual boot. I like using virtual machines because you can have your main PC running at the same time. If you dual-boot to Linux, you can't use your main PC.

    If you swap out hardware as often as I do, another advantage to having a spare PC is to troubleshoot parts and what not.


    For a spare PC highest I will go is $600. The main Beast Build will cost me $6k :D


    lol you sure you over 13 years of age... its kinda silly to spend 6k on a personal machine...
  5. zoemayne said:
    napninjanx said:
    Jaime3d said:
    Yes, it is good to have a spare PC, however if you can't afford it you can always run a virtual machine for that kind of thing. You could even get a different hard drive and boot to it, or hell to just a different partition and dual boot. I like using virtual machines because you can have your main PC running at the same time. If you dual-boot to Linux, you can't use your main PC.

    If you swap out hardware as often as I do, another advantage to having a spare PC is to troubleshoot parts and what not.


    For a spare PC highest I will go is $600. The main Beast Build will cost me $6k :D


    lol you sure you over 13 years of age... its kinda silly to spend 6k on a personal machine...


    $3,656.77 for a PC build and I am 21 :P
  6. Best answer
    With that much into a PC, should have the Drives, power and DRAM to run multiple VMs and even dual boot.....but yes it's good/nice to have an extra rig or two or more around - just for a 'spare' PC could pick up a decent laptop
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