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#11927525 Jan 06, 2016 at 06:45 PM
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Just curious what everyone uses. I think it's time for me to get a new system.
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#11927534 Jan 06, 2016 at 06:47 PM
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I've got an Origin gaming laptop. Expensive, but worth EVERY penny! It's a beast!
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#11927581 Jan 06, 2016 at 07:03 PM
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Desktop
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#11952490 Jan 13, 2016 at 09:30 PM
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I am using an HP Pavillion Elite. Its still going strong.
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#11952663 Jan 13, 2016 at 11:07 PM
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Ive got an Acer Aspire E15. works great. even on ultra high graphics ^_^
"Theres a hard life for every silver spoon there's a touch of gray for every shade of blue. That's the way that I see life if there was nothing wrong there would be nothing right." -Brent Smith (Shinedown)
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#12097465 Feb 23, 2016 at 08:59 PM
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i've got one that I made, so no name brand here
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#12114567 Feb 28, 2016 at 04:13 PM
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So what did you decide on krel??? Lol
"Theres a hard life for every silver spoon there's a touch of gray for every shade of blue. That's the way that I see life if there was nothing wrong there would be nothing right." -Brent Smith (Shinedown)
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#12290697 Apr 16, 2016 at 03:35 AM
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desktop: home built, A10 and 8 GB of RAM all stock but runs dual monitors just fine: LOTRO on one and Netflix on the other.

laptop: HP Elitebook 4860p(?), refurbished it myself, dual core i5 with 8 GB of RAM, has a graphics cards but I forget what. plays it alright but it resets my interface every-time due to differences in screen size.

Got it to run on Linux Mint 17.3 too.
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#12319947 Apr 24, 2016 at 05:05 PM
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I normally use a laptop. It has been great until...

I have learned the main drawback of a laptop, even a nice Alienware like mine. Eventually the hardware will start to fail, as is the case of its NVidia card. I'll admit, I've had this thing for a long time now, but the rest of it works fine. So as of a few months ago I can only play a few select games, even then it will crash on them. Gave me just enough time to get hooked on Fallout 4! I have been able to log in as each character, but I don't want to crash in the middle of something.

So now I am slowly buying parts to rebuild my old desktop. The only thing I can salvage is the case.
Sincerely,

Valdgeir
aka Esteldon
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#12319992 Apr 24, 2016 at 05:20 PM
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#12319947 Valdgeir wrote:

I normally use a laptop. It has been great until...

I have learned the main drawback of a laptop, even a nice Alienware like mine. Eventually the hardware will start to fail, as is the case of its NVidia card. I'll admit, I've had this thing for a long time now, but the rest of it works fine. So as of a few months ago I can only play a few select games, even then it will crash on them. Gave me just enough time to get hooked on Fallout 4! I have been able to log in as each character, but I don't want to crash in the middle of something.

So now I am slowly buying parts to rebuild my old desktop. The only thing I can salvage is the case.





OUCH MAN!! I hope you get it worked out soon. Rebuilding is never easy.... On you or your wallet =/
"Theres a hard life for every silver spoon there's a touch of gray for every shade of blue. That's the way that I see life if there was nothing wrong there would be nothing right." -Brent Smith (Shinedown)
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#12321746 Apr 25, 2016 at 09:14 AM · Edited 1 year ago
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#12319947 Valdgeir wrote:

I normally use a laptop. It has been great until...

I have learned the main drawback of a laptop, even a nice Alienware like mine. Eventually the hardware will start to fail, as is the case of its NVidia card. I'll admit, I've had this thing for a long time now, but the rest of it works fine. So as of a few months ago I can only play a few select games, even then it will crash on them. Gave me just enough time to get hooked on Fallout 4! I have been able to log in as each character, but I don't want to crash in the middle of something.

So now I am slowly buying parts to rebuild my old desktop. The only thing I can salvage is the case.



Ouch, can't even salvage a hard drive or a disk drive? Good luck on your quest to rebuild your PC!
Those who do not learn from their history, are condemned to repeat it.. - Thrall
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#12338591 Apr 30, 2016 at 01:53 PM
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Desktop HP Pavillion
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#12342681 May 01, 2016 at 09:34 PM · Edited 1 year ago
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#12319947 Valdgeir wrote:

I normally use a laptop. It has been great until...

I have learned the main drawback of a laptop, even a nice Alienware like mine. Eventually the hardware will start to fail, as is the case of its NVidia card. I'll admit, I've had this thing for a long time now, but the rest of it works fine. So as of a few months ago I can only play a few select games, even then it will crash on them. Gave me just enough time to get hooked on Fallout 4! I have been able to log in as each character, but I don't want to crash in the middle of something.

So now I am slowly buying parts to rebuild my old desktop. The only thing I can salvage is the case.



yeah, performance laptops tend to have more pronounced heating issues than any other type of computers. Got my refurbished laptop with an i5 and 8 GB of ram for about the same as the rebuild solution below that's more fun.

Depending on what you can salvage you can probably get away with less than $200 worth of hardware. My AMD APU, an A10, plays LOTRO at full settings, all while watching netflix on a 2nd monitor, no stutter. I can also play Fallout 3 and New Vegas on there at what I consider reasonable settings, same for Oblivion and Skyrim.

I'm thinking new CPU/APU, new motherboard, new RAM (unless it's already compatible), typically able to salvage the HD and then the M$ Windows license (or it LOTRO runs under Linux, although the store does not)
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