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new computers (laptop or desktop) under £600 that is GOOD...
any geeks with any answers?
build it yourself</geek>
buy the bits and build it yerself, you will get a LOT more for your money :)
I did not ask how to cause destruction in like 2 easy steps...
like lego, but with added chance of electrocution
The main reason to build it yourself is to get the bits you won't but last time I checked the labour costs weren't really that huge.
I've ordered stuff before and got people to make it for me.
Doing it yourself is both fun and nervewracking but the only way to get exactly what you want.
Still MacBooks are only £699 at a starting price and there are PC laptops competing there too. Depends on what you mean by 'best'? If you're playing games then you need a desktop unit.
Im guessing this is shit?
Really, it's about what you're going to do with it.
If you're trying to build something dedicated for gaming or music then you're going to need to build it yourself and you'll need to spend a lot of time researching on gaming/music websites to find out what you need to be careful of.
If you're just after something ultra reliable for internet and word processing then either buy any PC and stick Linux on it or pay extra for a Mac.
That said I've never really had issues of reliability from Windows for that sort of stuff: however I don't go around downloading any bit of software I see, indulge in downloading from Torrents and click YES to spam merchants in the email.
Essentially until you know what the 'best' is for you then you can't expect to buy the best. It's like buying a car not a toaster.
however it pretty much comes down to the same thing in terms of not knowing.
I would say you're much better off just buying a desktop box unit without a monitor if you can because you can get much better monitors than most of those will give you.
write essays for uni, use itunes, use internet, use msn, watch videos, play football manager...and i am trying not to download anymore but it is sooooo.....tempting.
Also wouldnt mind using cubase but clearly dont have enough money to be a compatible computer.
I dont think I necessarily push a computer to its limits anyway.
but you don't need that. You need Reaper: http://www.reaper.fm/
Only $40 and I can tell you it works absolutely fine on an ageing Sony laptop from 3 or 4 years back at least.
I'm still running a P4 2.6Ghz 1GB RAM machine I built four years ago and it's coping with most shit I can throw at it. Certainly it would eat everything you're talking about for breakfast. I used to run Cubasis VST on a PIII 800 7 years ago.
Anyway, pretty much any computer you buy will be good enough for what you want to do, I'd think. And if something sucks then you just buy a new card to upgrade that.
i'm still running my athlon 1.4ghz with a gig of ram from 6 years ago which I built myself. And it still works pretty well for most things but i should probably get off win2k.
it is, Dual core is where its at and very cheap now. Have a look on dell's website. http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/desktops_better?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs
I was just about to say, check Dell, you can get a really good computer for £600 off there.
Well maybe not really good, but good enough for what you want it to do.
Would that be a foolish purchase?
I have a 2 year old laptop atm. Its fan is fucked and the lid is kind of coming apart. Also Im beginning to have to reformat it every month or two.
Im thinking of getting a desktop and clearing this laptop then using it actually as a laptop with only basic programs installed.
I have like some money in the bank, so could use it on new desktop and 360 when pro evo and gta come out. Silly idea?