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    Request for Geek Help

    Need a new home computer. Would not say I'm a power user but I will be editing some home videos on it. Other than that just normal average Joe usage.

    I've not been in the market for a pc for a while, my current home pc is ancient, so I am wondering if anyone can give me some general advice on what the current standards are. How much processing power do I need? RAM? Etc.

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    Re: Request for Geek Help

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Need a new home computer. Would not say I'm a power user but I will be editing some home videos on it. Other than that just normal average Joe usage.

    I've not been in the market for a pc for a while, my current home pc is ancient, so I am wondering if anyone can give me some general advice on what the current standards are. How much processing power do I need? RAM? Etc.

    Thanks in advance.
    Desktop then?



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    Re: Request for Geek Help

    I was gonna say this but looks like you're too late.



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    Re: Request for Geek Help

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Need a new home computer. Would not say I'm a power user but I will be editing some home videos on it. Other than that just normal average Joe usage.

    I've not been in the market for a pc for a while, my current home pc is ancient, so I am wondering if anyone can give me some general advice on what the current standards are. How much processing power do I need? RAM? Etc.

    Thanks in advance.
    Anything with over 8 gigs of ram as Windows itself needs 4 gigs to run everything smoothly.



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    Re: Request for Geek Help

    Get an Apple. I suggest searching their refurbished page on their site.

    Refurbished Mac - Apple Store (U.S.)



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    Re: Request for Geek Help

    Quote Originally Posted by blutarsky View Post
    Get an Apple. I suggest searching their refurbished page on their site.

    Refurbished Mac - Apple Store (U.S.)

    WTF.

    Refurbished Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
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    Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard



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    Re: Request for Geek Help

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I was gonna say this but looks like you're too late.
    newegg has it for the same price and funny you bring that one up because in the quick look I took before you posted it was my favorite.



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    Re: Request for Geek Help

    Quote Originally Posted by blutarsky View Post
    Get an Apple. I suggest searching their refurbished page on their site.

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    I wish I could afford one, but I'm stuck in the $400-600 range most likely.



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    Re: Request for Geek Help

    Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-Bit
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    Could be a little of overkill on the video card.



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    Re: Request for Geek Help

    I build a quad core, 4gb desktop that flies for your price range. I highly recommend that.



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