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    Re: So My Desktop PC Just Died...

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Windows 8 does the same amount of so called spying... they just dont give you the ability to shut it off.. Also it is not more spying than Google or Apple does on their devices. Most of the "Windows 10 is spying" bull**** has been promoted by Linux and Apple zealots without a shred of evidence. In fact, when actual experts have done investigations into it, by looking at the data traffic, how much there is and where it goes and when, they found pretty much nothing suspect.

    As for your budget.. it is freaking huge for a desktop. Only thing that really is an issue is the graphics card which are way overpriced due to crypto mining. I would look at your games, look at the recommended specs on graphics card and take it from there. Also you should seriously look into Ryzen chips, as they are cheaper, just as good (if not better) and it would let you have more money for those overpriced graphics cards.

    Also 16 GB of ram is perfect. Strategy games tend to use a lot, vs shoot em up games.
    Yes Ryzens are nice. I'm saving up for a 8 core Ryzen system to buy as soon as prices come down a bit. Maybe even a 16 core/32 thread THREADRIPPER for VR

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    Re: So My Desktop PC Just Died...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nap View Post
    I got my PC from Digitalstorm. If you don't plan to build your own I highly recommend them.
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    Re: So My Desktop PC Just Died...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nap View Post
    Check out Star Citizen. If you like shooters, mmo, and space SIM then you will love it.
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    Re: So My Desktop PC Just Died...

    Quote Originally Posted by Renae View Post
    vaporware?
    I hope not, lol I got 1k invested in it :p

    It's been in development for awhile, 3.0 will be releasing soon and it should be pretty sweet. It is likely 2-3 years from full release but with 125+ million in crowdfunding it will eventually be there.

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    Re: So My Desktop PC Just Died...

    Quote Originally Posted by Renae View Post
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    I used to build my own, but my last 2 PCs were purchased through them. They have outstanding quality, but even more impressive customer service. My first PC I got from them was only marginally more expensive than building it myself, by the time I bought the second though they have grown and now there is a pretty good size upcharge for the label, however I still purchased through them because of the level of service they provide. One of my friends built the exact same computer I got from them buying each part while on sale or with rebate and he saved roughly $450 but it took him another month or so to acquire all of the parts and then build himself. The only difference in our machines is that mine has a warranty, lifetime tech support, and my CPU and RAM was OCed so I didn't have to worry about doing it myself.

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    Re: So My Desktop PC Just Died...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Why stop at a 1T drive? We just picked up a 4T external off Amazon for $100. Drive space should never be a limiting factor anymore.
    Are SATA drives faster than USB 3? Or do you have eSATA?
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    Re: So My Desktop PC Just Died...

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Are SATA drives faster than USB 3? Or do you have eSATA?
    I wasn't suggesting getting an external for use as a primary drive, only that drives are cheap and you can probably get a 4T internal for less than I paid for my 4T external.
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