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What specs to look for in a new PC system


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debodun

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I am currently using a desktop system I bought in January 2012 as a refurb from a local computer repair shop, so whatever OS and hardware innards it has is what it had when came to me. Works fairly well, but I fear it is getting quickly outdated, especially with the CPU and RAM. I as just looking for advice on what to look for if I decide to get a new system. I don't need a really high-end system, but one that will be good for mainly Internet browsing and playing a few simple online games. Also, be advised that I can't make online purchases, so I would have to get it from a brick and mortar store. I'm willing to pay between $200 and $400. Here are the specs of my current tool:

 

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Some tips for buying

https://www.komando....-new-computer-2

Bestbuy might have a 400 dollar dell inspiron that should do what you want or need.
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Thanks, zep. After reading this, just one question: Would a computer with an SSD drive be able to interface with a traditional external hard drive?


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Hello,

"SSDs are a clearly superior drive format, but they're more expensive per gigabyte than their platter-based hard disk drives. The natural middle ground is to get an SSD for your Windows installation and an HDD for all your stuff." And they should work together fine.

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Thanks, zep.

 

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