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2014-11-26 08:45 AM
cafebrad Forgot about them. Thank you, I try it out
2014-11-26 01:51 AM
Interceptor I'd check out NCIX they have stores in the Lower Mainland and a good online business. They will build it to your specs for $50. They also have a number of pre built computers. This way you get the parts you want and don't get stuck with a computer that is hard to upgrade. You can also look at their forum for ideas in your price range.

Some use this as a guide to pick your parts.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/
2014-11-25 11:42 AM
cafebrad I probably will try to stick to the 22" range since thats nice and large comapared to what i have now, and is a common but affordable option on the aio. I would also like at least an i3 processor or a6 , not bottom rung just so its a slightly future proof. it is just a family pc. no hardcore gaming or heavy streaming likely besides youtube. Dont want a laptop just because i dont want the kids thinking they can up and walk around with it. I do like the idea of the lenovo or sony models that have battery backup for the option of moving around though. we had a laptop and it got stepped on and abused.
2014-11-25 09:17 AM
Bplayer There are many more factors that you need to share. First is screen size as helps to define budget. Next what models have you eliminated and what have you considered as a potential. This discussion is in the desktop section but you have suggested an all-in-one, so does this mean that a laptop is a consideration?

Other items are amount of memory and storage, but they are likely not a deal breakers.
2014-11-23 10:15 PM
cafebrad Ive been shopping for an all-in-one to replace the very old dell in my kitchen. I want aio for the sake of saving space and simplicity of hookup and cable management. It is mostly for web stuff some very light gaming. kids are on it all the time.
I have cross shopped the crap out of future shop, best buy, newegg, tigerdirect and some others. i think its a harder decision now than before. budget is in the 7- 900 $ range. touch enabled is a must i think for the kids learning curve and they already know it from tabs and phones.
What i am thinking is maybe a touch monitor and small form factor pc , but monitors alone are kinda pricey.

any suggestions on a setup or where to build one ?
thx
2014-03-24 03:20 PM
das75 while gaming kid's noticing limits with his 2xGTX560ti in SLI (single monitor 1920x1080) so looking to upgrade and he has around $400 to spend. Price point has us decided on GTX770 now trying to firm up on one.

Newegg is looking good for a MSI Gaming N770 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 770 2GB. Reviews look good, but any reason to stay way from MSI products or Newegg?
2014-03-07 02:12 AM
gzink
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Just thought I would mention, I bought a Gateway desktop on sale at Future Shop. My 2004 HP (with lots of upgrades) just keeps humming along. I set up some weather software that I have had running 24/7 every Spring, Summer, Fall and I set up the Gateway to do it instead of old PC. Gateway has been down 3 times in 3 weeks with no apparent reason. Just shuts down. Today's garbage.
After updates a few months in the pc is now quite stable.
2014-03-07 01:43 AM
NeilN
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You can do it the other way, too (Mac VM on Windows).
If you pretend you didn't read the EULA (who does?)...
Yeah, I'm running an older version of Fusion (3.1.4) on the Air. Supposedly I can take the VM and run it in VMware Workstation when the new PC arrives. That will be handy - still being productive while doing umpteen software installs on the host.
2014-03-07 12:38 AM
four Any ESXi version between 4.0 and 5.1 (inclusive) is running on mainstream desktop hardware.
You won't get VMware supprt for Realtek ethernet (for example), but that is secondary...
2014-03-06 10:03 PM
AsherN VMware, Workstation or ESXi?

Because ESXi is real picky about hardware.
2014-03-06 08:21 PM
four You can do it the other way, too (Mac VM on Windows).
If you pretend you didn't read the EULA (who does?)...
2014-03-06 03:59 PM
NeilN Thanks. Components have been ordered. Been interesting working this week from a Windows 7 VM hosted by my Macbook Air.
2014-03-06 02:38 PM
BGY11 Processor won't matter for the SSD - as long as the motherboard supports SATA-iII (which any current board does) you'll get the most performance out of your drive

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2014-03-05 06:21 PM
tux @Sybok if you're looking for an off-the-shelf computer for basic web/email use, I'd recommend a cheap laptop, such as this Inspiron 15 currently on sale for $399. With an i3 processor and 6 GB RAM it has better specs than a similarly-priced desktop.
2014-03-05 03:56 PM
four Never heard about that. Doubt it.
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