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Best home computer for $595

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August 26, 2011 3:18:55 AM

I'm looking to buy a desktop or laptop PC for managing home movies/photos, spreadsheets, Quicken, surfin' the net, and viewing YouTube videos. What are some good options?

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August 26, 2011 4:41:19 AM
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August 26, 2011 8:07:36 AM

abekl said:
What? How does this address the OP's request for a 595 system?

OP need dekstop or LAPTOP for movie etc ..
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August 26, 2011 8:08:34 AM

henydiah said:
OP need dekstop or LAPTOP for movie etc ..


OP needs a desktop OR laptop, not both :D 

EDIT: oh you edited it, nvm then :) 
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August 26, 2011 8:12:14 AM

wow my post too expensive ... :D  i'm sorry :) 
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August 30, 2011 6:09:06 AM

Do you know how to build a desktop from base components?
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August 30, 2011 7:04:47 AM

Did you mean you want assembling self not manucaturer with you budget ?
Get Sandybridge
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September 7, 2011 7:06:59 PM

henydiah said:
Did you mean you want assembling self not manucaturer with you budget ?
 Get Sandybridge


Assemble or off-the-shelf; either way is fine.  If I go with a desktop, I can use the LCD monitor, keyboard, mouse, and printer I have already. Basically, I have 2 old Compaq Presarios: an SR2011WM and an SR1838NC, nether working right now.
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September 7, 2011 7:09:43 PM

Charlemagne_3 said:
Do you know how to build a desktop from base components?

Yes.
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September 7, 2011 7:17:22 PM

SmilinJimFission said:
I'm looking to buy a desktop or laptop PC for managing home movies/photos, spreadsheets, Quicken, surfin' the net, and viewing YouTube videos. What are some good options?


I'd go with an Intel core i5 2300. MORE than enough for you, and you can easily keep the build under $595.
If you don't plan on doing any upgrades in the future (you can still add a video card) get an LGA 1555 H61 mobo (asus makes
'em well).
For memory you don't need more than 4 GB.
The rest of the components will be standard - 500W PSU, Western Digital/Seagate 500GB(or whatever) HDD @7200RPM (3.0 GB/s I think is what the H61 board offers), generic case or if you want a cool looking one get a lower end NZXT with the cool LED fans.

If you can afford more I wouldn't bother upgrading the processor. Upgrading to H67 or P67 will help only if you need it, so look into that. You could always get a nice monitor or an SSD with extra cash.

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September 7, 2011 7:28:52 PM


You're fine. I can use my existing monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Thanks!
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September 7, 2011 7:32:39 PM

sugarcraft said:
I'd go with an Intel core i5 2300. MORE than enough for you, and you can easily keep the build under $595.
If you don't plan on doing any upgrades in the future (you can still add a video card) get an LGA 1555 H61 mobo (asus makes
'em well).
For memory you don't need more than 4 GB.
The rest of the components will be standard - 500W PSU, Western Digital/Seagate 500GB(or whatever) HDD @7200RPM (3.0 GB/s I think is what the H61 board offers), generic case or if you want a cool looking one get a lower end NZXT with the cool LED fans.

If you can afford more I wouldn't bother upgrading the processor. Upgrading to H67 or P67 will help only if you need it, so look into that. You could always get a nice monitor or an SSD with extra cash.

I appreciate your help in giving me some options. Thanks!
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