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10:19 PM on 04/11/14 
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Talk about the latest and greatest hardware for PCs, Macs, Hackintoshes, or whatever you fancy.
11:40 AM on 04/12/14 
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Been meaning to do some Googling/research, but has anyone here tried out the Raspberry Pi yet? I'm really wanting to migrate my current HTPC setup to something that's not a huge glowing desktop tower sitting next to my TV. Not sure if it would handle my 1080p video and gaming emulation needs though.
02:03 PM on 04/12/14 
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will surely be asking questions/recommendations when I build my PC in the next few months.
02:46 PM on 04/12/14 
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Been meaning to do some Googling/research, but has anyone here tried out the Raspberry Pi yet? I'm really wanting to migrate my current HTPC setup to something that's not a huge glowing desktop tower sitting next to my TV. Not sure if it would handle my 1080p video and gaming emulation needs though.
Should handle the 1080p video just fine. Game emulation depends on what you're looking to emulate.
09:31 AM on 04/13/14 
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I need to purchase a new computer in the near future. I work in a hospital which has computer access all over the place plus I have my android. I rarely travel and when i do i dont bring worj. So I'm thinking a laptop would be worthless.

Not a Mac fanboy in the least.

I need a machine with processing power.

Not looking to build a machine. Budget is one thousand or so. Recommendations?
09:04 PM on 04/13/14 
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I need to purchase a new computer in the near future. I work in a hospital which has computer access all over the place plus I have my android. I rarely travel and when i do i dont bring worj. So I'm thinking a laptop would be worthless.

Not a Mac fanboy in the least.

I need a machine with processing power.

Not looking to build a machine. Budget is one thousand or so. Recommendations?
The following is a list of mostly generic questions to get a baseline of what you're looking for in a computer.

Do you plan to use this computer for gaming and if so what does your games library look like, or what do you want it to look like?

Do you use CAD programs or Video editing software?

How much hard drive space does you current PC have and how full is it?

Are you willing to sacrifice mass storage for your PC performing better overall? (The Hard Drive vs SSD question, you can get both but on a budget it's hard to fit both in.)

Do you already have a monitor or other peripherals and are you happy with them?
08:24 PM on 04/15/14 
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Been meaning to do some Googling/research, but has anyone here tried out the Raspberry Pi yet? I'm really wanting to migrate my current HTPC setup to something that's not a huge glowing desktop tower sitting next to my TV. Not sure if it would handle my 1080p video and gaming emulation needs though.

Look into the Intel NUC units, we sell them at work. They have Intel HD Graphics which can play even 4K video flawlessly

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16856102053
07:43 AM on 04/16/14 
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i just use one of them WDTV Live boxes, it was fairly cheap and it just works. plays the 20gb+ 3d rip of avatar i have no problemo, all big file size native 1080p stuff. the apps are alright (youtube, netflix, spotify etc.) but i only really use youtube and play videos via my phone. not too bothered about 4k myself as i don't plan on getting a new tv for at least a year or two.
12:18 PM on 04/16/14 
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What's a good website for a custom built gaming PC? I know I could save money building it myself but I don't want to.
12:21 PM on 04/16/14 
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What's a good website for a custom built gaming PC? I know I could save money building it myself but I don't want to.
maingear and ibuypowet are okay. There really aren't any that I would say are good. If you can find someone you know that would build it for you you'd be better off buy I understand not everyone wants to do that.
11:22 AM on 04/17/14 
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Been meaning to do some Googling/research, but has anyone here tried out the Raspberry Pi yet? I'm really wanting to migrate my current HTPC setup to something that's not a huge glowing desktop tower sitting next to my TV. Not sure if it would handle my 1080p video and gaming emulation needs though.
I have a raspberry pi and dont really recommend it if youre trying to use it for XBMC. Theres just not enough memory for the ui to run smoothly (512 mb). Now if youre just gonna run ubuntu or linux and hook a hard drive with movies on it, from what I hear that works well. Im currently looking in to streaming content from my pc on the pi in another room via ethernet bc I was unsatisfied with using the XBMC os on it. The 100 mb/s ethernet port also can keep you from streaming large files to well, no gigabit support. As for emulation, I wouldnt expect much more than nes or snes, maybe ps1.



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