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Yet another new computer thread by MatildaBomblewill.ocx - Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:27:11 EST ID:VWwjJK+w No.121710 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I’ve been out of the loop and without a desktop for about 5-6 years, and I’m expecting a windfall in the coming months. I’m done dabbling with os modding, multibooting, hardware kajiggery (except ram, drives), etc. and just want to game and Internet with the occasional graphic design and a/v editing dabbles.

What do y’all recommend in the $500-1500 (usd) range?
LillianSaggleville.asc - Sat, 24 Mar 2018 13:54:43 EST ID:O4pq+Zhw No.121711 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I sometimes see deals posted here that I would totally have jumped on if I didnt already have a PC
FuckHegglesteg.sys - Sun, 25 Mar 2018 04:30:58 EST ID:uWUFOzhL No.121712 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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EbenezerDrubbersen.swf - Sat, 31 Mar 2018 01:10:54 EST ID:pzPLnC/O No.121720 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I’ve been out of the loop and without a desktop for about 5-6 years
I could tell from your ORLY owl. Takes me back. Get an AMD CPU. Then shoot yourself because RAM is overpriced.
ArchieNublingkare.ffl - Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:43:51 EST ID:JIYj2YlV No.121721 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Then shoot yourself because RAM is overpriced.
The exact same RAM I bought for $36 on black Friday two years ago is now over $100.
ClaraBuncocke.dd - Sat, 31 Mar 2018 11:19:36 EST ID:aNa5lZli No.121722 Ignore Report Quick Reply
DDR2 RAMs cost more than DDR4
ClaraBuncocke.dd - Sat, 31 Mar 2018 11:20:54 EST ID:aNa5lZli No.121723 Ignore Report Quick Reply
thats because its some gay ass gamer ram with some unnecessary ass heatsinks or shit
I bought 2x4gb Kingston 3100mhz DDR4 kit for $30 in early 2017
GeorgeClegglespear.lnk - Sat, 31 Mar 2018 16:32:29 EST ID:5B5UWvKJ No.121724 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lol it really isn't.

Heat spreaders ain't expensive, and if it's XMP RAM you do need them. Just a punched out piece of aluminum. Don't need some big extruded thing. You could also just stick a fan on your ram.
Depending what you're doing you either don't need faster RAM at all or get a small marginal benefit.

Your ZIP files will zip a little faster though.

>2x4gb Kingston 3100mhz DDR4 kit
That's the minimum acceptable amount of ram
>early 2017
That's before the RAM pricing troubles. Hell, that's before the cheap clearance DDR3 supply ran out.

And yeah, Ryzen is a good deal. You miss out on Intel's iGPU and QuickSync, but the processors have enough independent cores to stream whatever you want regardless. And CPU encoding video has noticeable quality advantages over QuickSync and Nvidia's GPU encoding.
EdwinSandercocke.tmp - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:04:38 EST ID:n6KODDna No.121736 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Op here. Glad there’s still good info being shared on /tech/. Thanks.
I’m probably going to get an inspiron 27 aio, unless convinced otherwise. Still got a month or two before the money appears.
JohnGuffingwater.jpg - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:00:37 EST ID:JVi2i32g No.121737 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If it does everything you need it do and you want an AIO, that sounds good. Maybe look for something refurbished. I've never paid retail for OEM hardware and I've never regretted it.
ShitSerryman.htm - Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:13:00 EST ID:UqZ5rXJk No.121754 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, apparently a large factory in Malaysia or something, making ram for multiple companies, covering like 80% of the world caught fire and it was so bad that it caused memory to jump up in price. A factory flooded by a typhoon caused the same thing to happen to hard drives back in 2009-2011, I remember how ridiculous it was. Suddenly 500GB's were back to 130-140(cad).

The 4 Corsair 4gb DDR3 sticks I have right now...the first 2 I paid when I built my main desktop and chose every single piece cost me 65cad and now they're worth 80-100 dollars. It's shit, and Trump's tariff bullshit likely won't help but it'll come back to what it used to be more or less. Seems ALMOST like they do it on purpose to rake it in insurance wise and the higher prices following it by having almost everything concentrated in a few factories. Idiots, I remember the desktop I built back in 2000, most pieces came from France and Germany and the high quality headphones I bought with were from Russia. You'd never see this right now.
PriscillaCishville.hqx - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:36:59 EST ID:vpfE8QdL No.121772 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I recall the factory was making some kind glue or aggregate used in chip manufacturing
EugeneDrummerwill.mdl - Fri, 27 Apr 2018 02:48:49 EST ID:vpfE8QdL No.121774 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because the shit is obsolete
DorisSaddledale.psp - Sat, 28 Apr 2018 03:57:36 EST ID:mfeQIXKg No.121776 Ignore Report Quick Reply
tru, i actually didnt even realise shit was that obs
ThomasGoodspear.pdr - Sun, 29 Apr 2018 22:46:11 EST ID:vpfE8QdL No.121778 Ignore Report Quick Reply
single factory serving the entire world market = can you say MONOPOLY

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