**buying new P.C., would love advice**

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    -I don't want Apple, I want PC.

    -It has to have decent processing speed, I do some music mixing and eventually want to do video. I know everyone says to use MAC for that, but there's other reasons I'm going PC so just let that go.

    -I'd like to keep it under $1k, and find a 0% interest deal.

    -The touch-screen monitors would be nice, but aren't necessary if most of the dough is going to processing speed/efficiency.


    Thanks in advance guys and gals, I really appreciate any links, etc.
     
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    If you live in or near a good size city there is bound to be at least one good custom computer shop that can build you the computer you need. Get a huge hard drive, a fast processor, and at least 3 or 4 gigs of Ram. You can add on other bells and whistles according to what you want the computer for. And you should be able to get a custom PC with all that for well under $1,000.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend and HP. Sure, they have a lot of bells and whistles, but they are like a Jaguar - pretty and perform, but in the shop half of the time.

    I have had to send my laptop back to HP so many times.

    Such a hassle that I would trade off the bells and whistles for something else.

    If IBM were still in the business, I would definitely go back to one of their machines - never, ever crashed. Ever. I don't know if that is the case now that they are Lenovo, but maybe read some reviews - if they seem to say the quality is similar to IBM, go for it...in a NY minute.

    Otherwise, the Vaio seems good and stable, but pretty expensive.


    So, that's my experience. Hopefully, Ringel will post - he knows the hardware, so I would listen to him.
     
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    I'll never own another Dell.
    I think building your own is the way to go.
     
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    If you're going the laptop route, the Sony VAIO has given me and others in my family excellent service. But they are more expensive. But once I had a custom computer built, I won't buy a PC 'off the rack' again. You can get so much more for your money with a custom built.
     
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    I definitely am going desk-top, it's mostly going to be used for making my music and mixing it and whatnot.

    The thing about custom-built is that they aren't in the business of Credit, and I'm looking elsewhere other than to best-buy (whom I've had a 0% interest card with forever now) for the reason that their PC prices are outrageous. So, I was hoping to find the same credit offer at a cheaper place, all in one shot.
     
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    First off that shit you're editing isn't music.
    Second you ever heard of saving up and then buying ?
    Of course not. Yer uh murkin.
     
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    I have the money to buy outright and then-some, ass face, but I always use 0% interest when it's available to build and maintain my credit for free.

    Second off, you are not better than Americans. Geek, your schtick is tired.
     
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    You might look at Wal-mart. We've found some of the very best prices there. Every now and then Costco also has some great deals but be sure to comparison shop because they often aren't offering the best deals.

    And if you want to pay it out then yeah, custom built is likely not an option unless you have a new zero percent for a few months credit card. But in my opinion you really will get your best value with a custom built.
     
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    I mikght lean that way and just have it built. Let me take a gander at walmart and see what they've got.

    Do you know how fast of a processor I should have at minimum for video/audio editing?
     

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