CurvedSpace Forums: K GUYS HELP ME - CurvedSpace Forums

Jump to content

Toggle shoutbox Shoutbox

JGJTan Icon : (05 July 2018 - 10:07 AM) So this has been a while! It's @jgjtan and @leftyy here having a nostalgia trip. We hope you all have been having a great time so far! Miss you, be back in another 5-10 years. (Or find me on social media -- it's not that hard.)
MoldyRaven Icon : (07 November 2017 - 10:03 AM) Back again after 14 years! Good to see this still up.
X Zolon Icon : (22 October 2017 - 04:54 PM) Polo.
MA-53 Icon : (13 October 2017 - 09:42 PM) Marco
ticktockclok Icon : (08 October 2017 - 11:26 PM) Just thought of this place, and figured I would try to log in. I last posted 10 years ago. Hello to anyone out there - especially those from way back!
Res Icon : (06 October 2017 - 03:11 AM) As well as things can be, good to hear from you all :D!!! Much love all around.
X Zolon Icon : (05 October 2017 - 05:02 AM) Strange. I was thinking about it around the same time. Just didn't come back until now. Hope everyone is well.
Glammeress Icon : (16 July 2017 - 12:48 AM) Just thinking about this place, like out of nowhere. Hope everyone is well.
Rylkan Icon : (09 July 2017 - 04:07 PM) Not bad. Just finishing up grad school. Which means I am looking for distractions from writing. :p
Phieta Icon : (09 July 2017 - 05:06 AM) Still flying, so to speak. How goes with you?
Rylkan Icon : (09 July 2017 - 02:42 AM) I am even more amazed someone replied to this in less than a few month timescale. Hi! How goes?
Phieta Icon : (08 July 2017 - 09:43 PM) He does log into GW every month or so to retain leadership, so that's something
Phieta Icon : (08 July 2017 - 09:42 PM) There are several of us! Several!
Rylkan Icon : (08 July 2017 - 06:33 PM) I was actually hoping to get in touch with Cspace since its been forever. But it looks like our old leader is lost to the void.
Rylkan Icon : (08 July 2017 - 06:29 PM) In a moment of pure nostalgia, I remembered this site. Seeing any shouts from this year is insane.
asyluman Icon : (17 January 2017 - 02:45 AM) i only JUST started playing FFVIII
asyluman Icon : (17 January 2017 - 02:45 AM) woah are people still here
Phieta Icon : (13 January 2017 - 09:05 AM) Apparently I joined SeeD 14 years ago today.
Dragonman Icon : (10 September 2016 - 02:29 AM) Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young was very heaven
x.. Icon : (13 July 2016 - 01:14 AM) idk. both of those are complicated questions.
Resize Shouts Area

  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

K GUYS HELP ME

#1 User is offline   Darkness Icon

  • CHILDREN!
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • Group: Super Moderator
  • Posts: 11,224
  • Joined: 12-April 03

Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:11 PM

Hey sooo.

I'm looking to buy a new computer and such. Now I know really not that much at all about computers and how they work and such, and honestly I don't really care. So. You guys can help me! xD

Here's kind of what I was planning on getting:

This combined with this. (I was also looking at this for a card, I can't tell the difference and I dunno which is better.)

Now as I said, I don't really know much about computers.

These are really the only things that I know about this computer that seem important to me:
3.20GHz processor
4 GB memory
1 TB hard drive
and ATI Radeon 5770 card

Past that I don't even know what's going on. So, my question is, will this work? Am I stupid (don't answer that)? Are these two things I'm planning to buy missing something that's rather integral to making computers work properly (other than the monitor/mouse/keyboard, I'm not that silly)? ADVISE ME, SIRS


(On a side note, I was originally just gonna get this, but then figured I could get a better deal and better performance if I bought a barebone kit thing yeah xD)







“In the valley of hope, there is no winter.”

0

#2 User is offline   x.. Icon

  • I Can't Decide On An Avatar
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • View gallery
  • Group: Moderator
  • Posts: 6,142
  • Joined: 05-May 06

Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:58 PM

You don't game right? What are you going to do with that beast? :eek13:
0

#3 User is offline   Darkness Icon

  • CHILDREN!
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • Group: Super Moderator
  • Posts: 11,224
  • Joined: 12-April 03

Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:10 PM

View Post☭, on 14 June 2010 - 02:58 PM, said:

You don't game right? What are you going to do with that beast? :eek13:

Maybe I do. :shifty:

Now answer the questions.







“In the valley of hope, there is no winter.”

0

#4 User is offline   x.. Icon

  • I Can't Decide On An Avatar
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • View gallery
  • Group: Moderator
  • Posts: 6,142
  • Joined: 05-May 06

Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:20 PM

Past that I don't even know what's going on.

So, my question is, will this work? - Probably, since the most important parts you have to match up all come together

Am I stupid (don't answer that)? Yes

Are these two things I'm planning to buy missing something that's rather integral to making computers work properly (other than the monitor/mouse/keyboard, I'm not that silly)? You might want a sound card, but not a lot of people do now. Also you'll find it quite hard to install an operating system without a disc drive and SATA cables.


ADVISE ME, SIRS - I'll try, badly.


Both of those cards look good and will play well, but the XFX is sexier.
0

#5 User is offline   Darkness Icon

  • CHILDREN!
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • Group: Super Moderator
  • Posts: 11,224
  • Joined: 12-April 03

Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:36 PM

View Post☭, on 14 June 2010 - 03:20 PM, said:

Are these two things I'm planning to buy missing something that's rather integral to making computers work properly (other than the monitor/mouse/keyboard, I'm not that silly)? You might want a sound card, but not a lot of people do now. Also you'll find it quite hard to install an operating system without a disc drive and SATA cables.

Yeah I don't think I'll be getting a sound card. And oh right, disc drive xD Am I supposed to get an external one or something, or does an internal one somehow work with that thing even though it uh I don't know where I'm going with this sentence. And wtf are SATA cables?

View Post☭, on 14 June 2010 - 03:20 PM, said:

Both of those cards look good and will play well, but the XFX is sexier.

What distinguishes them from each other?







“In the valley of hope, there is no winter.”

0

#6 User is offline   x.. Icon

  • I Can't Decide On An Avatar
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • View gallery
  • Group: Moderator
  • Posts: 6,142
  • Joined: 05-May 06

Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:38 PM

View PostDarky! =D, on 14 June 2010 - 11:36 PM, said:

View Post☭, on 14 June 2010 - 03:20 PM, said:

Are these two things I'm planning to buy missing something that's rather integral to making computers work properly (other than the monitor/mouse/keyboard, I'm not that silly)? You might want a sound card, but not a lot of people do now. Also you'll find it quite hard to install an operating system without a disc drive and SATA cables.

Yeah I don't think I'll be getting a sound card. And oh right, disc drive xD Am I supposed to get an external one or something, or does an internal one somehow work with that thing even though it uh I don't know where I'm going with this sentence. And wtf are SATA cables?

View Post☭, on 14 June 2010 - 03:20 PM, said:

Both of those cards look good and will play well, but the XFX is sexier.

What distinguishes them from each other?


SATA cables are what connect hard drives to your motherboard. They look like this:

Posted Image

Of course, if your drive isn't OEM (it usually says OEM in the description on the site if it is) it will come with one of those.

I'd go with internal. Much more reliable and no 25/100 chance of it working.

You'll need two SATA cables if you plan on getting one hard drive and one disc drive.

They both are pretty much the same, except the XFX one looks like it has a far better cooling system.
0

#7 User is offline   Darkness Icon

  • CHILDREN!
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • Group: Super Moderator
  • Posts: 11,224
  • Joined: 12-April 03

Posted 15 June 2010 - 02:55 AM

So... Things to buy: the computer, the video card, disc drive, two SATA cables, and er wait that's all? By the way that kit seems to come with a HD, dunno if you were aware of that, does that change anything?

Also, what does a disc drive need to have. In other words, do I need more than this? xD







“In the valley of hope, there is no winter.”

0

#8 User is offline   x.. Icon

  • I Can't Decide On An Avatar
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • View gallery
  • Group: Moderator
  • Posts: 6,142
  • Joined: 05-May 06

Posted 15 June 2010 - 03:28 PM

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Hard Drive (OEM)

Sony AD-7240S-0B Optiarc DVDRW Drive - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, SATA (OEM)

You'll definitely need two SATA cables, because both of those drives are OEM.

Are you sure you'll be all right assembling?
0

#9 User is offline   Darkness Icon

  • CHILDREN!
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • Group: Super Moderator
  • Posts: 11,224
  • Joined: 12-April 03

Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:50 PM

View Post☭, on 15 June 2010 - 08:28 AM, said:

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Hard Drive (OEM)

Sony AD-7240S-0B Optiarc DVDRW Drive - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, SATA (OEM)

You'll definitely need two SATA cables, because both of those drives are OEM.

Are you sure you'll be all right assembling?

My dad will probably be doing most of it lol.

How long do the cables need to be and whatever?







“In the valley of hope, there is no winter.”

0

#10 User is offline   x.. Icon

  • I Can't Decide On An Avatar
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • View gallery
  • Group: Moderator
  • Posts: 6,142
  • Joined: 05-May 06

Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:05 AM

18" should be fine.
0

#11 User is offline   Darkness Icon

  • CHILDREN!
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • Group: Super Moderator
  • Posts: 11,224
  • Joined: 12-April 03

Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:34 AM

Alright. So yeah, I don't really know anything about disc drives. Does one need anything more than the one I linked to? Or does that one do all the stuff that you'd need? And is that one an internal one? Do I want an internal one? ... Did I already ask that?







“In the valley of hope, there is no winter.”

0

#12 User is offline   Phieta Icon

  • Not impressed, darling.
  • Icon
  • View gallery
  • Group: Super Moderator
  • Posts: 6,876
  • Joined: 14-January 03

Posted 17 June 2010 - 03:28 AM

For optical drives, internal vs. external comes down mostly to personal preference. External costs a bit more for the same performance, but obviously is much simpler to move between computers, since you don't have to open the case and unmount it from the frame.

And that drive should handle just about any CD or DVD format you throw at it. Speed looks decent enough to me, but I dunno what's available these days or if it's a good deal. But it shold be fine if you don't need Blu-ray and don't mind giving money to TigerDirect and Sony.
Those who will remember, will speak fondly of the warm morning breeze.
0

#13 User is offline   Darkness Icon

  • CHILDREN!
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • Group: Super Moderator
  • Posts: 11,224
  • Joined: 12-April 03

Posted 17 June 2010 - 04:26 AM

View PostPhieta, on 16 June 2010 - 08:28 PM, said:

But it shold be fine if you don't . . . mind giving money to TigerDirect and Sony.

... Should I?







“In the valley of hope, there is no winter.”

0

#14 User is offline   Phieta Icon

  • Not impressed, darling.
  • Icon
  • View gallery
  • Group: Super Moderator
  • Posts: 6,876
  • Joined: 14-January 03

Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:11 AM

View PostDarky! =D, on 16 June 2010 - 09:26 PM, said:

View PostPhieta, on 16 June 2010 - 08:28 PM, said:

But it shold be fine if you don't . . . mind giving money to TigerDirect and Sony.

... Shold I?


Fixed that for you.

I dislike Tiger Direct for shafting people on returns and rebates; they have a reputation for this and have done it to friends of mine. (They also sued Apple for naming one of the OS X releases "Tiger," but then, frivolous lawsuits are as American as baseball and apple pie).

I dislike Sony for using music CDs to install rootkits on its customers' PCs as an anti-piracy measure — seriously, wtf? — then creating an even worse security problem with the uninstaller they released for it, and more recently for removing the "Other OS" feature from the PS3 via a software update (effectively forcing owners to buy a second PS3 if they wanted both to continue using this feature and to play new games), again over fears of piracy.

So basically I think they both follow douchey business practices.
Those who will remember, will speak fondly of the warm morning breeze.
0

#15 User is offline   x.. Icon

  • I Can't Decide On An Avatar
  • Icon
  • View blog
  • View gallery
  • Group: Moderator
  • Posts: 6,142
  • Joined: 05-May 06

Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:48 AM

View PostPhieta, on 17 June 2010 - 07:11 AM, said:

View PostDarky! =D, on 16 June 2010 - 09:26 PM, said:

View PostPhieta, on 16 June 2010 - 08:28 PM, said:

But it shold be fine if you don't . . . mind giving money to TigerDirect and Sony.

... Shold I?


Fixed that for you.

I dislike Tiger Direct for shafting people on returns and rebates; they have a reputation for this and have done it to friends of mine. (They also sued Apple for naming one of the OS X releases "Tiger," but then, frivolous lawsuits are as American as baseball and apple pie).

I dislike Sony for using music CDs to install rootkits on its customers' PCs as an anti-piracy measure — seriously, wtf? — then creating an even worse security problem with the uninstaller they released for it, and more recently for removing the "Other OS" feature from the PS3 via a software update (effectively forcing owners to buy a second PS3 if they wanted both to continue using this feature and to play new games), again over fears of piracy.

So basically I think they both follow douchey business practices.


Huh? I frequently burn pirated DVDs/games with a Sony drive.
0

  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

4 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 4 guests, 0 anonymous users