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  • #10, by atrusMonday, 31. July 2017, 17:27 3 years ago
    Interesting topic guys. For Windows PCs, the key is hardware. Get some good brand PC and windows will rock. For Mac it's easy, because it is always... a Mac. But for Windows life is hard with all these different hardware, it's simply so damn hard.

    So my suggestion for troublefree experience is to get a branded Windows PC (don't make your own PC unless you have researched well) with some decent compatible (VERY IMPORTANT) memory. My own is a Dell with 16GB and 2 years now i've never had a blue screen or hang in my windows 10. I also own a Mac Book and boy the experience on Windows for me is way better, i only use Mac for my games' Mac builds, nothing else.

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  • #11, by MachtnixMonday, 31. July 2017, 17:41 3 years ago
    atrus, you are right. There are billions of hardware combinations for Windows (the same for Linux). That's why Dell is (was...) a good choice: they have already serious tested their components. Maybe that's the reason, a Medion from Aldi could work better than others, because the huge mass is the "beta-tester" for running systems. Otherwise they use cheap hardware and the advantage is gone...

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  • #12, by afrlmeMonday, 31. July 2017, 17:45 3 years ago
    Thing with branded pc is that any you buy on a budget will have inferior parts such as a cheap no name branded psu & shitty case & so on. They still use different parts from different brand manuafacturers, so in the end it doesn't really matter if you build custom or by a store bought ready pc.

    I have decent stuff in my pc, but it's so hot here & also incredibly dusty. You can literally clean the dust off of something & guaranteed it will be back with a vengeance in a day or 2. My pc also isn't old enough to have any hardware faults. I only built it late last year & all parts were bought new direct from amazon & other places. Sourced a couple bits locally too.

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  • #13, by MachtnixMonday, 31. July 2017, 17:50 3 years ago
    Heat AND dust... that's really deadly. OK, you need water cooling with true glacier water...

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  • #14, by atrusMonday, 31. July 2017, 17:52 3 years ago
    they have already serious tested their components
    Yeap, this is it.

    I only built it late last year & all parts were bought new direct from amazon & other places. Sourced a couple bits locally too.
    That's ok, but you can never ensure 100% compatibility of these components between them

    My pc also isn't old enough to have any hardware faults
    It is usually a matter of incompatible hardware, and less frequently hardware faults.



    To cut it short, i stopped making my own windows pcs and switched to branded 10 years ago and since then i can say that i'm a happy man.

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  • #15, by afrlmeMonday, 31. July 2017, 18:27 3 years ago
    pcpartpicker.com mate. It's always updated & shows you a list of compatible parts, so you know whether any of your components will cause an issue.

    This is my pc. https://de.pcpartpicker.com/user/AFRLme/saved/j3znTW ignore the warning. It's just about possibly having to update bios for some shite or other. All of the components were carefully selected over time & with help from other people I asked.

    My main issue with branded pc is that you end up having to pay more for one with good parts. You are essentially chucking more money at the brand, whereas you can potentially build a much better pc for the same price.

    As for dust & heat. I have a decent liquid cooler, but I should have probably saved up & bought one with a larger radiator, but they were almost double the price of what I paid for a decent one. The cheapest corsair double 120 fan ones were about €30 or so more expensive. I clean the dust out every so often with a brush & I blow it out with a mini airbrush compressor too. I have decent anti-dust filters on my case, but it still manages to seep its way in somehow.

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  • #16, by MachtnixMonday, 31. July 2017, 18:40 3 years ago
    @AFRLme: with two legs, sun-glasses and a gun it's a terminator *lol*

    My best pc is an AMD two-core and 4 GB RAM. More GB doesn't fit. After the day it burns I will buy a new one. But I love my Win7 and I want to use it!

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  • #17, by afrlmeMonday, 31. July 2017, 19:14 3 years ago
    @AFRLme: with two legs, sun-glasses and a gun it's a terminator *lol*

    My best pc is an AMD two-core and 4 GB RAM. More GB doesn't fit. After the day it burns I will buy a new one. But I love my Win7 and I want to use it!
    But don't you create & render out 3D graphics? You use a mac for that or your dual core windows pc?

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  • #18, by MachtnixMonday, 31. July 2017, 19:37 3 years ago
    Yes, I create 3D graphics with Windows. Using netrenderer sometimes with other PCs. The problem isn't the editor (of course it could be slow, but it still works on XP 32 bit), it's rendering high-quality graphics. But my goal isn't the making of Hollywood-blockbusters. If you want a really real picture (or movie) you need more than a simple 2- or 4-core. With your pc it would be fun (and the price is unbelievable cheap!), but the main problem is the software. It's expensive to upgrade. VERY expensive (up to 5000 Euros). The only alternative is - Blender.
    Because I haven't worked on 3D in a consistent way, I miss the boat (den Anschluss verpassen). There is a huge progress every year. I prefer to do some little things I could...

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  • #19, by afrlmeMonday, 31. July 2017, 22:57 3 years ago
    Yeah 3D graphics applications seem to be really really expensive. You could probably buy a car for what some of them cost.

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  • #20, by MachtnixTuesday, 01. August 2017, 00:56 3 years ago
    You don't need the main tool only, you need a lot of renderers or plugins (f.e. VRay, forester or fluid simulations). That's 1000 Euro here and there... wink Of course it's possible to work without them as a hobby but if you want to work as a professional you have to buy a lot. Customers are discriminating (anspruchsvoll)...

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