I've always bought HP Pavillions. My current unit is intermittently fugging up. shuts down after being on for a while. sometimes screen looks pixalated and I have to turn off.
what kind do you guys have? Anyone have a Mac? I hear the new one is suppose to be something special.
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Thread: looking for a new comp tower
Jan 25, 2014, 05:01 PM #1
looking for a new comp tower
I quit buying the big brands after the motherboard on my top of the line dell XPS died after just 2 years (past warranty). Turns out it was a proprietary motherboard and I couldn't find another...even dell didn't have any.
Any of the "boutique" companies are going to be more expensive, but it's all quality and no bull****. I currently have a kick-ass system built by Origin, but I'd also consider Falcon Northwest, Cyber Power, Digital Storm, etc.
Jan 25, 2014, 05:50 PM #3
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I just bought a new computer. I've been windows forever, and almost went the MAC route.
Ended up going with a Dell and Windows 8, and I"m hating it.
Wish I just shelled out the money for the MAC, and may end up doing that eventually.
Windows 8 is brutally terrible IMO.
I stopped buying the name brands and now I just build my own when I need a new one.
that way you are able to get a lot more power for a lot less money.
I bailed on apple back in 2000 and would not ever buy a mac computer. Apple is so full of themselves and if you ever have an issue you have to pay for tech support. Windows machines are cheaper and compatabilaty is never an issue.
Jan 25, 2014, 07:36 PM #6
I've had Macs since 1984 (the original 128k mac!)
In 1995 I bought a W95 machine because it was what we had at work. Hated it. Used it for a couple of months and went back to Mac.
I bought a W8 convertible last year because I was tired of carrying a MacBook Pro and an iPad around, and I thought this would do the job of both. It isn't perfect, but its innovative and feels as bleeding edge as my 1984 Mac felt back then.
I'm very happy with W8, but I can see how its jarring when switching from W7.
W8 NEEDS a touchscreen, otherwise it simply will not be the full experience. Having said that, I use a Surface Pro for everything except photo editing (because my whole photo library is on my mac and I'm too lazy to transfer it over) and connect it to an external keyboard, mouse and monitor and use it as my daily everyday PC. It has made travelling so much easier!
To me, Macs are now more about industrial design rather than interface excellence, and I'm not willing to pay more simply for pretty industrial design.
I do like that their latest OS is nicknamed Mavericks, tho'.
Jan 26, 2014, 03:07 AM #7
I absolutely love my MAC Book. Quick and simple. I transitioned last september from windows 7.
Jan 26, 2014, 03:29 AM #8
I too have a Mac Book. Have had it since 2008 and never had one issue or virus threat. I love Apple products though, have an iPhone, 3 iPods and two iPads
Chich, I agree with MFitz...build your own...you can hook it up with a lot of memory, tons of storage space and a good graphics card for about the same cost that your going to pay for one with less features.
And the plus side is, once you've built it (which you will find out is very easy) you will know how to fix it if anything ever goes wrong.
I had a problem a couple years ago, thought a horrible virus had ruined my computer....started with the least expensive part...the battery pack...and waalaah...hooked that badboy up and i was back in business.
Jan 26, 2014, 03:32 AM #10