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jamesfoxbr

I need a new computer

Now my computer is trying making me mad, this computer is very old and some time started have problems freezing specially when I'm trying paint. I will tomorrow search prices for a new computer in a computer shop of my city because my computer already +/- 5 years or more old. I hope this problem dont make me delay more my training with paint and works.

I need advices about how buy good computers, specially I wish a computer with good graphic support, I work with big resolution images and I like play games on computer but not a much expensive computer because I dont wish make big bills.

I was thinking something like:
Processor: Intel core I5 or I7
Video Card: Maybe geforce something between gtx 550 to gtx 660
HD: 1 TB
Ram Memory: between 4GB or 8GB

I wish use 2 monitor in future when I pay the computer because is more easy for painting work and for streaming.
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Added: 5 years, 4 months ago
 
JeffyCottonbun
5 years, 4 months ago
My advice: if you want a GOOD, RELIABLE and not a very expensive graphics card, get an ATI (7xxx series)
jonhskitsune
5 years, 4 months ago
Radeons are also the Best for me! XDDD

my 6750 Started to overheat cause I accidentally removed the cooler, i Replaced it back but i think i broke it, I was thinking on Buying a 7750 soon
XavierTehFurry
5 years, 4 months ago
I owned the ASUS 7750. Great card for the price. I currently own a 7870 though. :P
BunnyFoxglove
5 years, 4 months ago
First thing you want to do is make sure you have RAM. If you're going i5/i7 you need DDR3 ram, I would suggest minimum 8-16gb. The mistake people make is thinking that the graphics card controls all the video processing when you're making art. This is wrong. A lot of that is handled by your CPU and your regular memory (ram).

An i7 is probably going to be sort of expensive, and you may not even need it. Hard drives are relatively cheap depending what you want. I would suggest looking at a 2TB, and see the price difference. Last I checked it's not a big difference between them. I do NOT suggest the gtx 550 or any other geforce that ends with 50. Those are the "economy" line, and are fairly crappy cards that they sell dirt cheap. If you're going with a 500 series, make it an MSI 560 ti (titanium). It's a solid card, and out performs a lot of the others in the 500 series.

If you're on a budget, I suggest looking at an i5. If you're doing any gaming on the PC look into at least a 660 gtx or ti.

If you're not on a tight budget you can see my PC specs here.

Hope that helps. :3
XavierTehFurry
5 years, 4 months ago
Depending on the program, 16GB is still a little much (and very expensive right now). I would suggest personally 8GB if he can afford it (personally, 4 is fine for a great amount of things, so long it's DDR3)
BunnyFoxglove
5 years, 4 months ago
Yes I agree, 8gb is enough for most things, but I do suggest if he gets 8gb to get a single 8gb stick not 2 x 4gb. It makes upgrading later a lot easier.

Unfortunately, right now there is a shortage of ram, but I'm sure that will change soon. I don't suggest 4gb, because he's doing a lot of painting, and that can soak up your ram real fast depending on how high the resolution is.
TwoTails
5 years, 4 months ago
Mine is older, also stalls a lot on stuff it didn't use to. But I can't get a new one.
Well good luck.
Puggy
5 years, 4 months ago
Hi dude, I am having issues with mine too and plan to have a new one too, and I live in brazil also:

After some research, I found out that Dell computers are good and are not very expensive, I am going for one that has: A 2Gb GeForce gtx 620, 8Gb RAM, 3rd Generation 2.3 Ghz i7 with turboboost up to 3.3Ghz,1Tb HD, LED Touch Display, and it is gorgeous beautiful for as low as 3500 R$ (there are cheaper places) it is the best deal I've found on Laptops....  

And it comes with windows 8, with the option to upgrade to windows "Blue" as soon it is released, wich makes it as easy to use as windows 7 :D
Zarphus
5 years, 4 months ago
dell is not good. they cut corners, and their hardware often fails early. they are not reliable. as a technician, i have worked on more faulty dell machines than any other brand. and when something like an HP does come in, its often due to a physical problem, like they dropped the laptop or the display was smashed with excessive force.

you also shouldn't let windows 8 anywhere near your system.
Puggy
5 years, 4 months ago
Serioulsy? hm.. good to know...   I am not thinking about having another HP... I am using one that really made a terrible first impression on the brand...  

Luckly in my researches, I found a samsung laptop with all the same specs and price range, but with no touch enabled display...  but I don't think it will be a big issue...
BunnyFoxglove
5 years, 4 months ago
Keep in mind laptops are more expensive than desktops as well. Sometimes as much as double the price, and weaker performance. If you don't need a laptop, get a desktop.
Puggy
5 years, 4 months ago
I know, but my carrer requires me to be productive everywhere, I have to go to lots of places and show my work, and I need to be able to work with programs such as Maya and After effects in those, so a tablet won't be suitable because it is not powerful enought, neither a desktop because of the mobility issues, and I am not wiling to spend on both a desktop AND a laptop...    :/
BunnyFoxglove
5 years, 4 months ago
Yeah, I don't hate laptops, I have one for work purposes as well. But I do my personal stuff on my desktop mostly. I'm lucky my work provides me with a laptop. I just know that laptops cost more, and you get less because they're made with lower specs for heat reasons.
Zarphus
5 years, 4 months ago
asus makes some decent laptops. a couple of my friends have a gaming one they got for 1200$ from best buy. and they run great.
Puggy
5 years, 4 months ago
I was aiming for ASUS, I am a little fanboy of their stuff, but in brazil it is kinda hard to get my hands in one, for some reason they don't ship a good variety of their merchandise to here.

But anyway, I will be buying mine only in the holidays deason, so I have plenty of time to search a lil' bit more.
Zarphus
5 years, 4 months ago
im running a nearly identical system to yours, but with more RAM. and i havn't had any troubles with it in the 3+ years ive had it. it sounds like your troubles are software, not hardware.  if you can share with me some of the details of the problems, (especially error codes, and blue screen codes) that'd help a lot. if the system reboots instead of holding at the bsod, tap f8 on startup and select to disable automatic system restart on failure. the bsod code can give valuable info about the problem.
jamesfoxbr
5 years, 4 months ago
Each a random couple of minutes my computer make a quick sequence of freezy 3 to 5 times with duration of 1 second each. When freezy with the music and all sound stopping too and making noise. This is getting worse with cold weather, this make me think is really hardware problem.
Zarphus
5 years, 4 months ago
this is prety common actually, and usually points at things like registry errors, or other small flaws where the computer wants to do a task, and has an issue with it. the freeze occurs when it tries to figure out what to do with it to handle the problem. alternatively, this is your system stopping to add more virtual memory, in which case, get more RAM. from the sound of what you do, you should need no less than 12gb of RAM. i reccomend 16.
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