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mwalimu54
November 13th, 2009, 03:08 AM
What kind of desktop or laptop are you thinking of getting next?

syntr
November 13th, 2009, 03:09 AM
Dell Inspiron Mini 10v

HappyFeet
November 13th, 2009, 03:56 AM
I always build my own.

dragos240
November 13th, 2009, 03:57 AM
Hmm..... I'm getting a case soon. And a few parts. I think I'm going to build it.

keplerspeed
November 13th, 2009, 04:00 AM
Ive been look at building a uATX size computer, ive done big and water cooled, maybe small and quiet will be my next project.

hoppipolla
November 13th, 2009, 04:04 AM
I actually plan on making this little trusty micro-ATX pc last as long as I possibly can! The PSU is a bit noisy so I may have to replace that.. but for the most part I reckon it will be an interesting challenge to see how long this lil trooper can stand up! :D

JillSwift
November 13th, 2009, 04:04 AM
I already have a new case, power supply, card reader, DVD-R drives, GPU, and motherboard. I just ordered memory, CPU and hard drive.

Been saving up forever for this. I hope I get it right, it's been ages since I've built "from scratch".



TOPOWER ZU-600W 600W ATX 12V v2.01 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply
SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA
Broadway Com Corp R-910 Black thick Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
EVGA 512-P3-N973-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX
OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR13332GK
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

redfoxkt
November 13th, 2009, 04:23 AM
I always build my own.

i agree when u build ur own computer u know wats in it and u know its gonna work how u want it too...that and the parts usually come with 2+ year warrenties where as if u buy from a company they are gonna charge u a nifty fee for a year warrenty.

SunnyRabbiera
November 13th, 2009, 04:29 AM
system 76 :D

HappyFeet
November 13th, 2009, 04:34 AM
I already have a new case, power supply, card reader, DVD-R drives, GPU, and motherboard. I just ordered memory, CPU and hard drive.

Been saving up forever for this. I hope I get it right, it's been ages since I've built "from scratch".



TOPOWER ZU-600W 600W ATX 12V v2.01 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply
SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA
Broadway Com Corp R-910 Black thick Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
EVGA 512-P3-N973-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX
OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR13332GK
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I have the same mobo and video card as you are getting. You will love it with ubuntu. Great choices.

aysiu
November 13th, 2009, 04:34 AM
I don't know when I'm going to get another computer, but when I do get one, I'm seriously considering getting a ZaReason laptop. At that time, I'd like to see if I can arrange with them to let me see one in person. To be honest, I like what they do, but their laptops look ugly as all hell in the pictures.

Warpnow
November 13th, 2009, 04:36 AM
I'm waiting for the cortex A9. Hopefully they'll be cheap in desktop versions as well.

Frak
November 13th, 2009, 04:38 AM
I'm waiting for the cortex A9. Hopefully they'll be cheap in desktop versions as well.
I'll just wait for the laptop version. They look nice.

Windows Nerd
November 13th, 2009, 04:40 AM
I already have a new case, power supply, card reader, DVD-R drives, GPU, and motherboard. I just ordered memory, CPU and hard drive.

Been saving up forever for this. I hope I get it right, it's been ages since I've built "from scratch".



TOPOWER ZU-600W 600W ATX 12V v2.01 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply
SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA
Broadway Com Corp R-910 Black thick Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
EVGA 512-P3-N973-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX
OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR13332GK
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive



Sounds like one kick-*** computer.

sgosnell
November 13th, 2009, 04:44 AM
I don't expect to ever own another desktop, home-built or not. They're just too limiting. When I do buy another computer, it will almost certainly be another small netbook-style, 9" max, depending on what is available when my EEE dies, probably several years down the line.

blueshiftoverwatch
November 13th, 2009, 04:44 AM
Self built is the only way to go.

Dullstar
November 13th, 2009, 04:46 AM
I have to choices - Apple, or self build. And unless WINE drastically improves or commercial games become Linux compatible, I'm going to go with Macs, and then every time my Linux box wears out (too old to run most worthwhile distros) I'll build a new one.

The Funkbomb
November 13th, 2009, 04:47 AM
I'll build my next desktop. Hopefully I'll have enough money to be ahead of the curve this time.

I might also pick up another laptop at some point.

JBAlaska
November 13th, 2009, 05:08 AM
Always build my own since my first "MegaBox" Lets see if I can remember the specs:

AMI Enterprise EISA MB -w- 64Mb Level 2 cache! - $1600.00
486-33 Intel CPU - $900.00+
2X Seagate/Wren <9ms 300MB SCSI HD's (Mirrored!!) - $1200.00 Ea.
Mylex SCSI bus-mastering Caching EISA controller -w- 4Mb Ram on-board $$1400.00
Paradise SVGA Video card -w- 1MB 256 colors!! about $400.00
Sony Trinitron 14" monitor Non-interlaced!! about $600.00

This box rocked DOS 4.01 and some lame GUI shell called windows 3.0, but GEM desktop is better and I don't think that windows thing will catch on LOL.

Xbehave
November 13th, 2009, 05:21 AM
ACER i hate them but they are cheap

JillSwift
November 13th, 2009, 06:55 PM
I have the same mobo and video card as you are getting. You will love it with ubuntu. Great choices.

Sounds like one kick-*** computer.
Thanks =^_^=

It's nice to get a bit of validation. This project's making me nervous =0.o=;

Bachstelze
November 13th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Other: no idea. I don't plan to get another computer in the near future, and I don't know what will be around when I do.

gn2
November 13th, 2009, 08:09 PM
I'm considering an Acer Revo to attach behind the living room TV.

UltimatePisman
November 13th, 2009, 08:16 PM
I'll get an Apple as the first family computer since 2004.
Because since 2007, everyone is using their own notebook in the house.
My mother got mad about the speed and stability of Vista, and never wants to use her notebook (and don't recommend her Linux, she don't want to touch it).
And my sisters notebook is slowly falling apart, and she really likes Mac OS X.

doorknob60
November 13th, 2009, 08:30 PM
Self built. Actually, it will probably be just the computer I have but with a Phenom II CPU instead of an Athlon 64 X2 (just a CPU upgrade)

JlyGrnMigt
November 15th, 2009, 05:42 PM
I'm looking at the ZaReason netbooks. It's a shame they don't let you preview what the pink looks like :)

SuperSonic4
November 15th, 2009, 05:45 PM
Almost certainly self-built although I'd like a small laptop to check msn and facebook for travelling

Gr8world
November 15th, 2009, 05:51 PM
I want to try a smartbook when they come out...
Or I built my own and try to configure the multi-seat setup...

Eagles18
November 15th, 2009, 06:08 PM
I have my eye on a nice Toshiba that gets approximately 9.5 hrs of battery life.

ZankerH
November 15th, 2009, 06:10 PM
If desktop, self-built.

If laptop, the most generic, plack-plastic nobrand that fits my required specifications and is sold without an OS.

koleoptero
November 15th, 2009, 06:29 PM
i always build my own.
+1

Chame_Wizard
November 15th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Self built FTW.:popcorn:

this will be my new computer next year:

Motherboard:AMD 785GHX/128 (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=A785GXH/128M)

CPU:AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 Dual-Core Processor(3.0 Ghz,AM3) (http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=562)

AMD Athlon 2 X2 comparisons CPU (http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/processors/athlon-ii-x2/Pages/AMD-athlon-ii-x2-processor-model-numbers-feature-comparison.aspx)



Graphic Card:ATI Radeon 3850 (http://ati.amd.com/products/Radeonhd3800/index.html)

Memory:4096 MiB,always of Kingston. (http://www.valueram.com/datasheets/default.asp#DDR2%20400MHz,%20533MHz,%20667MHz%20an d%20800MHz)

HDD: Western Digital 1 TiB Sata2(model WD10EACS) (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=336)


OS: Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala "Karla" x86-64.

CharlesA
November 15th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Jill that machine looks like a beast.

My "next" machine was actually a mobo/cpu I had laying around that I threw into an HTPC case and installed an OS on it. It's not that good, but it works for streaming video from my dvd collection. <3

Crunchy the Headcrab
November 15th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Well my next computer will be a desktop so I chose to build my own. However, if I ever buy a laptop again it will be another Asus. I've never had such a pleasant experience with a computer.

Zoot7
November 15th, 2009, 07:34 PM
I just put together a desktop for myself this summer (I always build my own), and I'm hoping I'll get a good few years out of it.
However my laptop is 2 years old, so it's more than likely going to be a new laptop I'll buy next.
I'll probably get another Dell if I can find one with Linux friendly hardware, although I've no intention to dump my Dell XPS M1530 anytime soon.

RandomJoe
November 15th, 2009, 08:22 PM
I just bought a Macbook Pro. Got tired of being tethered to the desk with the previous self-built beast of a desktop.

If I do buy another computer anytime soon (don't need one, plenty of hardware already) it would probably be a Mac Mini to set up as a Linux server. I'm on a bit of a power reduction kick, trying to see how low I can get my "essential" loads (yes, computers are essential! I'd go crazy without them! :D ) in an effort to move more of them to my off-grid solar system. The Minis at 15W or so beat the pants off what I'm running right now!

Except for server duty, I can't see getting another desktop. Laptops have all the power and then some that I need, and being able to easily take it with me is key. I suppose at some point another manufacturer will produce something I find desirable, but right now the Macbook Pros beat everything else hands down (in my opinion).

markp1989
November 15th, 2009, 08:27 PM
I just bought a Macbook Pro. Got tired of being tethered to the desk with the previous self-built beast of a desktop.

If I do buy another computer anytime soon (don't need one, plenty of hardware already) it would probably be a Mac Mini to set up as a Linux server. I'm on a bit of a power reduction kick, trying to see how low I can get my "essential" loads (yes, computers are essential! I'd go crazy without them! :D ) in an effort to move more of them to my off-grid solar system. The Minis at 15W or so beat the pants off what I'm running right now!

Except for server duty, I can't see getting another desktop. Laptops have all the power and then some that I need, and being able to easily take it with me is key. I suppose at some point another manufacturer will produce something I find desirable, but right now the Macbook Pros beat everything else hands down (in my opinion).

you would probably save more money by getting an acer aspire revo (20w idle) or somthing like that rather then a mac mini if your not going to use mac os, i dont see any point in spending extra cash on a mac, but thats just my opinion.

lisati
November 15th, 2009, 08:33 PM
I'm not too fussy about the brand, but wouldn't mind a machine with a quad-core processor, with heaps of RAM and hard disk space for video editing. Sadly my budget isn't up to the task at the moment, and when I am in a position to get a new machine, I might have to make do with a dual-core processor.

autonomy
November 15th, 2009, 08:48 PM
For school, I have to get the equivalent of a LenovoW500 ThinkPad notebook with Intel Core 2 Duo.
• 15.4” widescreen display, Weighs 6.2 lbs
• Built in Camera
• 4 GB RAM and 320 GB, 7200RPM hard drive
• Dual Layer DVD RW Burner, 7 in 1 card memory card reader
• ATI Mobility FireGL V5700 with 512 MB Dedicated Video RAM (OpenGL Compatible)
• Internal 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel A/G/N Wireless for fast downloads, Internal 56K Modem
• 9 Cell Li‐Ion Battery (up to 8.3 hours max)
• Windows Vista Home Premium -- I'm going to ask if I can use Ubuntu instead, but Windows 7 should be acceptable by the spring.

ElSlunko
November 15th, 2009, 08:52 PM
I've got my beast desktop and a shuttle which was meant to be a server (now my g/fs computer) but I think my (or OUR) next computer will be a laptop. I voted asus but might go dell.

drawkcab
November 15th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Acer Aspire Revo AR3610-U9012 Intel Atom 330(1.60GHz) 2GB DDR2 160GB NVIDIA ION

$330

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103234

http://fwd.five.tv/upload/0020/2129/acer-aspire-revo_size_10.jpg

I don't really care for Acer all that much but I wanted a cheap HTPC and this Revo is the most bang for the buck by far.

starcannon
November 15th, 2009, 10:21 PM
I have only ever bought one pre-built Desktop, and even that was put together by a local shop. After that I rolled my own.

I highly recommend building ones own desktop, particularly if one is a Linux user. You get full control over the hardware this way. When I'm in the market to build a new desktop, I take a little extra time and write a list of my expectations. research hardware designed to fulfill my expectations, then research which brands/models of the hardware work flawlessly with Linux. Then I get busy sourcing the parts, and wait like a kid for x-mas for the UPS/Fedex trucks to roll in with me bits and pieces.

steveneddy
November 15th, 2009, 10:28 PM
Where's the option for system76 (http://www.system76.com/)? They are the largest provider or PC's with Ubuntu preinstalled.

My next laptop:

http://system76.com/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=88

with quad core processor, 4 gig RAM and 500 Gig 7200 RPM HD

Something simple to keep me occupied.

If 8 GB of RAM were cheaper I would configure it that way.

EDIT:

Looking at ZaReason and System76, I found that you can get more laptop with System76 than ZaReason.

ZaReason's Strata 4660 configured with Core 2 Duo at 2.4 Gkz, 4 GB RAM and 320 GB HD is $1774.00

System76's Serval Professional with a Quad core processor at 2 Ghz, 4 GB RAM and 500 GB HD is $1627.00

I already have purchased two System76 laptops, one for myself and one for daughter in college (she also uses a MacBook Pro that is dual booted with Mac OSX and Vista) and when it comes time nextt year I will purchase another Serval laptop from System76.

Roasted
November 15th, 2009, 11:10 PM
I always build my own systems. I'm not too sure if I'll upgrade any time soon. My quad core system with 4 gig of RAM pushes anything I throw at it quite nicely. I wouldn't mind having 8 gig of RAM since I eat up a good chunk when I'm running virtual OS's, but it's not that big of a deal to justify dropping more money on DDR2 800 RAM, so we'll let it pass.

As far as laptops, there's been some real cheap HP mini's floating around that I've had my eye on. If I could land a 11.6 inch laptop with a decent proc, 2gb RAM, 160gb drive for like 350 that's ubuntu approved - sign me up!

steveneddy
November 16th, 2009, 02:49 AM
As far as laptops, there's been some real cheap HP mini's floating around that I've had my eye on. If I could land a 11.6 inch laptop with a decent proc, 2gb RAM, 160gb drive for like 350 that's ubuntu approved - sign me up!

I've thought of one of those as a spare or something just for surfing and goofing around.

gn2
November 16th, 2009, 02:58 AM
I don't really care for Acer all that much but I wanted a cheap HTPC and this Revo is the most bang for the buck by far.

It's a real shame that Newegg don't have a Linux version of that.

McMichael96
November 16th, 2009, 03:25 AM
Apple iMac 27 Inch :p

Exodist
November 16th, 2009, 03:27 AM
Unless its a Laptop, I always build my own PCs.

JillSwift
November 16th, 2009, 03:47 AM
Acer Aspire Revo AR3610-U9012 Intel Atom 330(1.60GHz) 2GB DDR2 160GB NVIDIA ION

$330

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103234

http://fwd.five.tv/upload/0020/2129/acer-aspire-revo_size_10.jpg

I don't really care for Acer all that much but I wanted a cheap HTPC and this Revo is the most bang for the buck by far.
Cutest wee little computer evar!

Firestem4
November 16th, 2009, 04:48 AM
Other: The TouchBook from AI ( www.alwaysinnovating.com ).

My very, very expensive HP laptop just took a dump on me. (Graphics can not display anything above 640x480, i think; without freezing and crashing.)...So it may be time to finally grab that as a replacement. Though it wont come anywere close to graphics capabilities of my HP. =(

drawkcab
November 16th, 2009, 04:58 AM
It's a real shame that Newegg don't have a Linux version of that.

There is a linux version of the $200 model that features the atom 270, but it does not have enough snort to be an htpc.

gn2
November 16th, 2009, 11:17 AM
There is a linux version of the $200 model that features the atom 270, but it does not have enough snort to be an htpc.

It's not the Atom used in netbooks that's in the Revo, it's a different model, the 230 which is a different beastie, being 64-bit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Atom_microprocessors

The presence of the Nvidia ION also makes the graphical abiities far in excess of what's available in a netbook:


This just leaves nVidia's ION platform, the key component of which is the 9400M graphics chip - that seen in the new Apple MacBooks. This brings with it the vital feature of hardware video decoding support, making it possible to playback 1080p h.264, MPEG-4 and VC-1 encoded video. In our testing, performance was flawless. HD film trailers, encoded in h.264 with stereo audio, all played back with no dropped frames, with CPU utilisation hovering between 20 to 30 per cent.

Source: http://www.trustedreviews.com/pcs/review/2009/06/05/Acer-Aspire-Revo-R3600---nVidia-ION-Nettop/p2

Generally yes, I agree that the 330 is better than the 230, but do you really need it?

drawkcab
November 17th, 2009, 06:10 AM
It's not the Atom used in netbooks that's in the Revo, it's a different model, the 230 which is a different beastie, being 64-bit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Atom_microprocessors

The presence of the Nvidia ION also makes the graphical abiities far in excess of what's available in a netbook:



Source: http://www.trustedreviews.com/pcs/review/2009/06/05/Acer-Aspire-Revo-R3600---nVidia-ION-Nettop/p2

Generally yes, I agree that the 330 is better than the 230, but do you really need it?

For only $330? Yes, yes I do!

I'm using this as a very inexpensive HTCP so I think the extra snort will come in handy with the hi res stuffs.