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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by michigan1022, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. michigan1022

    michigan1022 michigan Member

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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Would need to know what you have to start with.

    You can get some amazing deals on Craigslist if you keep an eye on the market for a little while.

    I was able to snag a 1 year old $1500 custom built MacBook Air for my kid for college for a flat $500. It will last her at least 10 years.

    I'm in the market for a good MacBook Pro for portable video editing but I'm not selling a gun to get it so I'll have to wait for better go financial times.
     
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  3. michigan1022

    michigan1022 michigan Member

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    Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 32-bit
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 48 °C
    Windsor 90nm Technology
    RAM
    4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz (5-5-5-18)
    Motherboard
    NF-MCP61 (Socket M2 ) 40 °C
    Graphics
    E371VL (1920x1080@60Hz)
    1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 (PNY) 46 °C
    Storage
    232GB Western Digital WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VSA SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 38 °C
    Optical Drives
    LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S ATA Device
    Audio
    Realtek High Definition Audio

    im just updating my pc
     
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  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I was a build it and when it slowed down build another. My bro upgrades parts as he can.

    Honestly, IMO you would probably get the biggest bump in speed by installing a solid state hard drive as your boot up drive before upgrading your processors and ram.

    I'm not 100% up with the PC world since I went back to Apple (where I started in the late 80's).
     
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  5. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    My $.02, if you're in the process of upgrading the PC, upgrade your graphics too, if you ever intend to play games. If not then disregard that.

    That being said, if the motherboard is using an AM3+ socket, take advantage and look into some of the 8 core processors that AMD has that use the socket.

    And as Joe13 said, the switch from HDD to SSD would make a big difference. RAM and the CPU don't hurt either. Keep in mind that the same amount of memory in HDD is more expensive in SSD.
     
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  6. michigan1022

    michigan1022 michigan Member

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    well i am only using what i got