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jmcguire
jmcguire
Posts: 552

The build your own PC forum is a great idea, as many people enjoy doing so.

My suggestion is to create a sticky that will only be in the build your own PC forum and not on the main forum page that has a list of good/better/best components.

I do not know much about the current hardware, but an example of how I picture the thread is below:

Recommended Requirements for Windows 7
[List of recommended requirements for Win7]

Minimum Requirements for Windows 7
[List of minimum requirements for Win7]

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Recommended Requirements for Windows Vista
[List of recommended requirements for Windows Vista]

Minimum Requirements for Windows Vista
[List of minimum requirements for Windows Vista]

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Recommended Requirements for Windows XP
[List of recommended requirements for Windows XP]

Minimum Requirements for Windows XP
[List of minimum requirements for Windows XP]

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Current Top of the Line Intel Processor (Last Updated - XX Month XXXX) ** Note the date format as we have both US and European readers.
[Curent best Intel Processor]

Current Middle Grade Intel Processors (Last Updated -- XX Month XXXX)
[List of current middle grade Intel Processors]

Current Budget Intel Processors (Last Updated -- XX Month XXXX)
[List of current budget Intel Processors]

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Current Top of the Line AMD Processor (Last Updated -- XX Month XXXX)
[Current best AMD Processor]

Current Middle Grade AMD Processors (Last Updated -- XX Month XXXX)
[List of current middle grade AMD Processors]

Current Budget AMD Processors (Last Updated -- XX Month XXXX)
[List of current budget AMD Processors]

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Current Top of the Line nVidia Video Card (Last Updated -- XX Month XXXX)
[Current best nVidia Video Cards]

Current Middle Grade nVidia Video Cards (Last Updated -- XX Month XXXX)
[List of current middle grade nVidia Video Cards)

Current Budget nVidia Video Card (Last Updated -- XX Month XXXX)
[List of current budget nVidia Video Cards)

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Current Top of the Line ATI Video Card (Last Updated -- XX Month XXXX)
[Current best ATI Video Cards]

Current Middle Grade ATI Video Cards (Last Updated -- XX Month XXXX)
[List of current middle grade ATI Video Cards)

Current Budget ATI Video Card (Last Updated -- XX Month XXXX)
[List of current budget ATI Video Cards)

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I would assume most users would want the information for general/gaming Video Cards rather than cards designed for CAD, though it may be helpful to list them as well.

This topic could be locked an only to be edited by The Geek and the Mods. This way the topic stays clean, and the 1st post could constantly be edited to keep the topic from getting long.

The only problem I could see, is making the decision as to when to cut-off budget cards. For example:
While cards such as the nVidia gForce 4 are still available in some places, I would not consider it a budget card. It can run Windows XP (I actually use it myself on my Windows XP computer), but one can get a nicer card, even possible of running Windows Vista or Windows 7 for a very cheap price (people not interested in games won't need to spend as much on graphics cards, and may actually look at budget cards). For example, this card is only $25 USD.

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

That's really not a bad idea.

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jmcguire
jmcguire
Posts: 552

@The Geek
Thank you. I thought of this because when I was looking at a few posts today, I realized that Vista questions, for example asked one year ago are still useful today. Those that aren't useful today, because it was a bug that an update fixed for example, people are not even going to ask. Hardware questions on the other hand, could or could not be useful after a period of time. Questions on router settings, for example, would still be useful, but questions relating to which components would only be useful for the time of the post and shortly after before it became dated.

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