Gatta new 'puter

  1. Just had to gloat! Well it's a new/old one second hand but with a 20 gig hard drive 120 mb ram and fast fast fast!!!

    Best yet new screen!!!

    I have been using an old laptop and the only real difficulty I am having at the moment is breaking the habit of using the touchpad. I keep scratching the desk and on a couple of occasions have tapped the screen!:roll

    OOOhhh!! I love this new bright clear screen!!

    Maybe now I will see the typos and spelling errors before I post:chuckle
  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Ted
    Congrats on your new 'puter!

    My moto:

    One can never have enough fast and powerful computers!

    As for the clear screen to catch typo erers. . .

    wel, my scren is clere and yit aye stil hav muche tipo erors. . .

  4. by   gwenith
    Thanks all _ I tried the copy and paste thing but I kept wanting to check things within the thread plus I am usually too impatient and just get in there and type away!!!
  5. by   Shamrock
    Ah what fun, love getting a new computer.
  6. by   H ynnoD
    For a second I thought this was going to be about Golfing...Puter----I going to build my 3rd computor next year and pass this one down to one of the Kids.
  7. by   jnette
    No fair. I hate you.

  8. by   Ted
    Originally posted by Donny H
    For a second I thought this was going to be about Golfing...Puter----I going to build my 3rd computor next year and pass this one down to one of the Kids.
    Donny -

    I'm comtemplating building my own computer for the first time!

    I currently have a Dell Workstation 420

    I've added more Ram; a second processor; three different peripheral PCI based cards including one for a rather fancy-shmancy audio recording card. . .

    Since many the PC is becoming more "plug and play", it would seem that building one's own computer would be relatively easy.

    I've even begun to figure out what type of mother board and corresponding case I'd need.

    The problem I've encountered is where to buy the stuff!!! For instance, I can figure out which company sells the mother boards and processors I'd want (which would be heavy duty stuff for audio/video recording and editing!), but those companies tend to sell wholesale to other computer makers.

    Any suggestions and ideas on building one's own computer would be greatly appreciated!

  9. by   H ynnoD
    Hi Ted
    4 years ago I didn't even know how to get on the internet,then last year I built my own computor.I didn't go all out since I don't need a whole lot of computor to surf the internet.Small computor shops that build computors are good places to go.Shop around alot and ask alot of questions.The ones that take the time to answer your questions without looking at you like your stupid are the Best.I buy most of the internal componets,motherboard,hard drive,dvd,cd player,floppy drive,stuff like that from alittle shop here in Fresno called computor Mania.I went to almost every shop till I found the one that was right for Me.Also sometimes our fairgrounds have the computor expos.Those are great,but you should all ready know what you want and are looking for.Also if you hear about a motherboard or something like that you might be interested in.Put it in the search engine and see what pops up.There are some discusions here and there or pros and cons on the internet.
    I'm going to be researching how I want to build my next computor alittle here and there for the next 7 months.Going to build me the best I can afford.Programing and working out the bugs can be a couple of days of headaches.Good Luck
  10. by   Ted
    Appreciate the feedback!

    Yep! I'm going to do much research too! I also visit a couple of music and video focused bulletin boards. When I'm ready, I'll be posting lots of questions there too!

    Technology is moving soooo fast! I want the fastest, of course, especially since I'm getting into video editing. I get stuck on questions like: Is it best to have dual processors (like two Pentium 4 2.6 mhz processors) verses one really fast one (like Pentium 4 3.06 mgz)? Then, of course, there's the mother board which need to accomodate all of the fast running data.

    At any rate, I'm not quite ready . . . financially. . . to build any type of computer now. Hopefully within by next year I'll be ready!

    Let me know how your research goes. I'll do the same if you want!

  11. by   Tookie
    Well done Gwentih - Does that mean you will visit more often
    (Joke Joyce)

    I must admit it is nice when you upgrade be it the puter or the screen.

    Actually when we got a new screen l couldnt beleive how much better l could see.