SEARCH

The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse

How-To Geek Forums / Off Topic

Computer terms and lingo

(52 posts)
  • Started 6 years ago by James-Gameser
  • Latest reply from madmacs
  • Topic Viewed 2995 times

James-Gameser
Posts: 29

that face turned out wrong. why is the text down here ain a different font?

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Haha, I think my horse is ok - haven't talked to it in a while

Thanks btw :)

Well, by all means have a look at, but 2 years in technology is a very long time, and things have greatly improved since two years ago, so maybe this isn't such a good idea.

Have a look at some of the Dells floating around, I have heard good stuff about them :) Not sure on the Korean front, but I imagine sites such as Amazon will deliver to the Korea (that is the US site, UK site is here)

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
James-Gameser
Posts: 29

then again my friend has some alienware laptops (or so he says :/) that have vista and arent that old, so i might buy one of those maybe, but playing on a desktop is a lot more fun i think that a laptop. and besides, im not going anywhere, so a desktop would be more efficient i think. If u have any desktops uve seen around the tech market please share the URLs and other data with me. I'll be keeping my eyes open for with nice technology like the jet plane that Sherlock holmes secretly had and was flying around to savethe world with. In the words of sherlock, I bid u adiue old chap!

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
LH
Posts: 20002

Watch out!!! You will awaken Oma, (formerly known as TechGranny), who may very well attack you with "well aimed" cookies :)

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Haha - we'll keep you posted :)

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
James-Gameser
Posts: 29

http://cgi.ebay.com/AsRock-Int.....dZViewItem

please tell me if this computer is a good one. I have a good feeling bcus it can actually be shipped here! The only thing i would want different on that list is a better keyboard+mouse. Its a good price, and i dont think the guy is ripping us off bcus he got 99% good reviews with 6000 or so reviews. So if u could look over it please and thank u's.

sincerely, #1 most intelligent kid in his school who is getting an F in biology :(

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

That's looking very nice to me!
Speedy processor plus ample RAM is promising.

I'd wait for somebody else on here before you buy it though, but that appears to be an excellent find!

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
madmacs
Posts: 1438

Hi James, this is the kind of system that blinds buyers. You said you wanted your system for gaming, well the processor is fine, the RAM too, unfortuantely the graphics card is definately a no go for serious 3D gaming, sadly, go for a 8800 GT at least. As for a floppy drive, well they´re hardly ever needed nowadays it would maybe be better to get a card reader instead, especially if your using a digital camera. The AsRock motherboard only supports 100 MBit LAN which if too slow for todays standards, 1000 MBit is good. Plus the fact AsRock don´t have a real good name for themselves (Asus are a name you can trust)!! I´d go for a slightly better power supply too, 450 seems to be the very least you should be looking at, 550-600 would be stabler.

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

That's what I didn't say :P

Not an expert on graphics cards sorry

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
James-Gameser
Posts: 29

yea i was kind of skeptical about the graphics card. i saw another one with 9400 so when i saw the 8400 i was not sure. but pls find me a good computer to buy tho because i dont know how to read all the stuff u specified. i mean i can look and guess but ya. thanks for the heads up madmacs

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
James-Gameser
Posts: 29

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA.....=p3907.m29
http://cgi.ebay.com/Power-supp.....dZViewItem

Do u think the seller of this pc will upgrade the power supply straight onto the machine? and also on this one, im a little skeptical about the CD drive and the # of USB ports. is there only 2 USB ports?

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
James-Gameser
Posts: 29

and i dont think this guy'll ship the computer to me. it says UPS ground :(

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
James-Gameser
Posts: 29

http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Dual.....240%3A1308

this one seems ok except the video card

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
James-Gameser
Posts: 29

and wheres the power supply?!

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

James-Gameser,
Don't worry.
You will get your computer.
The Guy is Retail Reseller.
A lot large and also (One Person Companies) on E-Bay.
May even be a Sales Rep for a larger (Un-Named on E-Bay) Company.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
James-Gameser
Posts: 29

http://ati.amd.com/products/ra.....index.html

this is a good video card?

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
James-Gameser
Posts: 29

http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-64-E.....240%3A1309

this looks like a good buy also but i dont know how to customize it and all that. its too confusing.

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
James-Gameser
Posts: 29

http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Dual.....m153.l1262

would i need more fans if there is a bigger power supply? and also, what is a 'controller card' and 'network card'? Im going to shut up now and leave it up to u guys. maybe i shouldnt customize the pc.

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

You seemed kinda hesitant about customising before...

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
James-Gameser
Posts: 29

yea but i feel a little more confident, since i was researching it for like 5 hours yesterday. i know approximately what kind of stuff to get since u guys helped me along and my research.

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 



Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.