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Old 09-23-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I’m looking to purchase a new PC with quad processors and a minimum of 4gb memory.
Which manufacturer in terms of quality and reliability would you recommend?
HP
Compaq
Dell
Gateway
E Machines
Acer…………………..etc.
I really would appreciate all the advise I can get and any information on why, why not, etc.
Thank You
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:30 PM
 
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I’m looking to purchase a new PC with quad processors and a minimum of 4gb memory.
Which manufacturer in terms of quality and reliability would you recommend?
HP - NO
Compaq - HELL NO
Dell - OK
Gateway -MAYBE
E Machines - HELL NO
Acer…………………..etc. - DO THEY MAKE DESKTOPS ANYMORE?
I really would appreciate all the advise I can get and any information on why, why not, etc.
Thank You
I still build my own PCs because I can build a better product than any of the mass producers will build but if you put a gun to my head, I'd probably buy a higher-end Dell or maybe a Gateway and immediately reformat the hard drive and reload a clean Windows without all the pre-loaded BS.
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I still build my own PCs because I can build a better product than any of the mass producers will build but if you put a gun to my head, I'd probably buy a higher-end Dell or maybe a Gateway and immediately reformat the hard drive and reload a clean Windows without all the pre-loaded BS.
Thanks...this is good...REP 2U
Do you ever build & sell to order?
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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Makossa, you specify a "minimum of 4GB memory".

Please note that to use more than 4GB of RAM you'll need a 64-bit operating system. In fact a 32-bit operating system will actualy use LESS than the 4GB of RAM that you install.

So unless you want to go 64-bit Vista or 64-bit Windows XP, your minimum 4GB of RAM is also slightly more than your maximum RAM.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Makossa, you specify a "minimum of 4GB memory".

Please note that to use more than 4GB of RAM you'll need a 64-bit operating system. In fact a 32-bit operating system will actualy use LESS than the 4GB of RAM that you install.

So unless you want to go 64-bit Vista or 64-bit Windows XP, your minimum 4GB of RAM is also slightly more than your maximum RAM.
rep2u---thanks. this is the info i really, i didn't know that..Very Much Appreciate your input
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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Thanks...this is good...REP 2U
Do you ever build & sell to order?
Nope. Not worth the support headaches. Your best bet might be to do your research and figure out what you want, piece by piece, and either build it yourself or find a local shop that'll build it to your specs. Building a quality PC isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I’m looking to purchase a new PC with quad processors and a minimum of 4gb memory.
Which manufacturer in terms of quality and reliability would you recommend?
HP
Compaq
Dell
Gateway
E Machines
Acer…………………..etc.
I really would appreciate all the advise I can get and any information on why, why not, etc.
Thank You
What is the intended use? It does make a difference.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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A DESKTOP PC with quad processors?

Are you really looking for a true Personal Computer, or is this going to be a server? Dell, HP and Compaq all make good servers. I have a Dell PowerEdge quad Xeon, and it's a good box. I've also owned Compaq and IBM servers. I had one IBM that was almost silent - a very rare thing for a server...

If it's going to be a desktop, why all the horsepower?
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:36 PM
 
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I believe the OP is talking about an Intel quad-core processor...which would be most beneficial for graphic-intensive computer gaming. The 4GB of RAM also fits this scenario.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I believe the OP is talking about an Intel quad-core processor...which would be most beneficial for graphic-intensive computer gaming. The 4GB of RAM also fits this scenario.
Yeah, not so much the gaming but graphic arts and music. I cut, edit (etc.) music, do numerous graphics projects as stand alone and/or combined.
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