VB1: Help! I'm rubbish with computers - genuine help needed [ A VB1 THREAD ]

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Found 3rd Sep 2010
Obviously I'm not really rubbish at computers, I'm amazing at computers. Probably the best on this forum. However, I'm also lazy.....

This seems the best for the price...

overclockers.co.uk/sho…-OK

(for collection at the weekend - not interested in dell etc etc)

Yes / No

Only thing I'm not sure about is the i3... I know its new, I know its midrange/low range, which is fine, but is it any good.

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what you gonna be using it for

i know nowt about computers and am just being nosey

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It's not for me. For a mate. Doesn't need it for gaming, but would like a bit of future-proofing, so that seems like a good inbetween machine.

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Does it have a colour monitor and a CD drive? If so, you should be fine. Most modern games run off CD and are also in full colour.

You might also want to see if it comes with speakers so you can listen to music (via the CD drive) and some games also have sounds.

Also check that it comes with a "modem." This is a device for connecting your PC to a phone (it's actually short for "modular external messaging") Using one of these devices you can connect to other PCs around the world and "chat" to fellow computer lovers.

BFN

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It'll play Doom2 ok. Not sure if Theme Hospital will tho. Sorry.

Edited by: "splatsplatsplat" 3rd Sep 2010

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DJ1

Does it have a colour monitor and a CD drive? If so, you should be fine. … Does it have a colour monitor and a CD drive? If so, you should be fine. Most modern games run off CD and are also in full colour. You might also want to see if it comes with speakers so you can listen to music (via the CD drive) and some games also have sounds. Also check that it comes with a "modem." This is a device for connecting your PC to a phone (it's actually short for "modular external messaging") Using one of these devices you can connect to other PCs around the world and "chat" to fellow computer lovers. BFNfp



I think so DJ1, but could you explain what CD Drive means?

splatsplatsplat

It'll play Doom2 ok. Not sure if Theme Hospital will tho. Sorry.



OMG! i loved theme hospital i would play it for hours lol

I think so DJ1, but could you explain what CD Drive means


CD = Choccy Dooby

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vibeone

I think so DJ1, but could you explain what CD Drive means?



Certainly. A CD or “coloured-disc” to give it its full name is a storage format used by modern computers. Its name comes from the fact that the plastic on the disc causes a colourful rainbow type effect if held up to the light.

A modern CD can hold up to 100MB of data (that’s enough space to store 1,000,000,000 books or 14 episodes of Coronation Street)

Once inserted into the drive, a small needle reads the data off the disc and sends the information via a small wire to the hard disk drive. The needle is often referred to as a “laser” an acronym of “Long and short electrical reader”

BFN

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oh and make sure the ports are serial and ps/2 dont go for this new fangled usb rubbish it will never catch on. and also forget the CD drive, floppy drive is the way forwardwhich holds an amazing 1.44 MB of storage
Edited by: "boabbyrab" 3rd Sep 2010

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vibeone

I think so DJ1, but could you explain what CD Drive means?

boabbyrab

oh and make sure the ports are serial and ps/2 dont go for this new … oh and make sure the ports are serial and ps/2 dont go for this new fangled usb rubbish it will never catch on. and also forget the CD drive, floppy drive is the way forwardwhich holds an amazing 1.44 MB of storage




You guys are great.

1.44mb? That sounds like an awful lot of space. Will I need that much? I also want music.

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Make sure it has one of those coffee mug trays too.

well it does have a needle to play these new fangled CD's so it will play some vinyl records

i3 is a decent chip. There is no such thing as 'future-proofing' - its just a question of whether it is showing its age in 12 months or 24 months.

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jah128

i3 is a decent chip. There is no such thing as 'future-proofing' - its … i3 is a decent chip. There is no such thing as 'future-proofing' - its just a question of whether it is showing its age in 12 months or 24 months.



Hes only gonna want to do desktop stuff, so anything is future proofed to a certain extent.

Seems like the i3 is quite highly thought of though which is good.

price seems more than reasonable too for the system. £329.

dont forget to add your OS which will add £65.

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mattbisme

dont forget to add your OS which will add £65.



I don't need to.

Its good for what it is but its not future proof as it only 2 slots for memory. so wont be able to add additional DIM unless you change the whole lot

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IrfanFaruki

Its good for what it is but its not future proof as it only 2 slots for … Its good for what it is but its not future proof as it only 2 slots for memory. so wont be able to add additional DIM unless you change the whole lot



He won't need more than 4gb for the life of the system.

Thats fair enough. Than the system should be fine

vibeone

It's not for me. For a mate. Doesn't need it for gaming, but would like … It's not for me. For a mate. Doesn't need it for gaming, but would like a bit of future-proofing, so that seems like a good inbetween machine.



Liar - you have no mates! ......

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*katie*

Liar - you have no mates! ......x



Your mum is my "best mate".

IrfanFaruki

Its good for what it is but its not future proof as it only 2 slots for … Its good for what it is but its not future proof as it only 2 slots for memory. so wont be able to add additional DIM unless you change the whole lot



Not really an issue only having 2 slots.

Could still have 8gb ram in that which is enough for a while.
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