Thread: Choices of computer buying....
January 25th, 2007, 07:23 PM #1
Choices of computer buying....
Alright, well here's the deal.
Yes, I know this is really far in advance, but I want to make sure of myself before I choose which direction I want to go.
I have the rest of this school year, and then next, before I go to Cegep (in quebec, like precollege, or grade 12 + 13).
Now when I go to Cegep, I'm pretty much sure I am going to buy a laptop.
The thing is, I also want a new desktop.
My idea, is that this summer I will work, (well I work now too), and do pretty much full time hours, to get a good amount of cash over the 3 months off. At the end of the summer, since all the new stuff is going to be out by then (GFX cards, vista, etc.) it'd end up being win-win, hopefully. But my idea was at the end of summer of working, to build myself a kickass dual (or even quad) core computer, depending on what's out. This would be my build all to end all computers, since I've dealt with such crap that has be handed down to me in the past. I would also be spending a decent amount of money on it (I'm thinking at least $2500 Canadian) so it would be able to withstand any task I throw at it, but this won't be until the end of summer.
That means, I have a year left until Cegep, which the other half of the idea was, that since I'd already have a really nice desktop, I'd only have to buy a decent enough laptop to go through cegep, and even perhaps university.
Now by all means, constructive criticisim is accepted, and well wanted here. I just would like to know what would be best for me, and what would satisfy me the most .
January 25th, 2007, 08:42 PM #2
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Don't go all out on a desktop, especially it's going to drain practically all the money you saved..
When building desktops I always build mid-high end, something that is easily upgradeable when the time comes...
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January 26th, 2007, 12:30 AM #3
Yea, that's pretty much what I was thinking too, because although I'd be making the desktop my main, I'd want a decent amount for my laptop, and together for them both I don't want to kill myself.
But you think it's a good idea? Because I can't see myself living with this desktop I have now for another two years, and plus the desktop I build will probably (and hopefully) last me through university as well as my laptop, plus it'd be upgradeable making it better. Then when I get the laptop near the end of highschool, it'd have stuff that'd last a while.
January 26th, 2007, 06:02 PM #4
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