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  1. Hello! I did a few builds personally and at work using SSD drives. One thing I find myself wishing is that I got a larger SSD drive! I spent the time to review newegg to find a decently reviewed SSD drive that had fast WRITE speeds. All SSDs are going to have fast read speeds, but WRITE is where it's at. With that said, I would get at least a 240GB SSD. You'll notice you'll be slowly installing new programs that you want to run fast and take advantage of the SSD's speed. I.E. GAMES! Your load times for games will be very fast compared to your old magnetic HDDs. Brands, I've used Intel and GSkill with no issues. I have bought Kingston SSD, but that was awhile ago when SSDs were new. Still works, but it's "slow" compared to newer SSDs.
  2. What makes that one appealing to you? Cost, Screen resolution, or how thick the laptop is? Here is another refurb from Newegg that is better! http://goo.gl/C7JD7S All around better laptop than the one you link to. Video card, touch screen (ik u dont care), core i7, 1080p screen, thinner laptop. Little bigger screen at 15.6" Specs: This 1.1"-thick laptop features an Intel Core i7-4500U 1.8GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 IPS touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M 2GB video card, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth webcam, 2-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. $565 Only bad part is the 2-cell battery. If you want new, here is an awesome deal: http://goo.gl/DuiXp4 It features an Intel Core i7-4510U 2GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 1920 x 1080 (1080p) LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 8GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, DVD burner, Bluetooth 4.0, 720p webcam, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 $749 Both of these laptops have much better hardware than the HP you linked to. Yes, but have Windows 8/8.1 BUT you can change a setting and have it always boot to the Desktop and you'll never know you're on Win 8.
  3. A 6 cell or 9 cell is plenty. Especially if you aren't far from an outlet. It's nice to add it in now because his budget can account for it and it will all be covered under the warranty.
  4. Hmm deal must have ended or out of stock. Real quick. Office Depot has core i7 for a good deal Worth upgrading battery above 4 cell http://dealnews.com/lw/artclick.html?2,1094242,10869664,iref=app-dn-ios-1_9_6-z89CNQVc4AazH7z6XuS9,uid=315919
  5. Hey Sim, glad to hear it. Very good hear. Of course lots has changed in life and gaming. Family and all now. Only really play Natural Selection 2. Here is a really good deal: http://goo.gl/bnoyV5 Toshiba Satellite L50-AST3NX3 Intel Haswell Core i7 Quad 2.4GHz 15.6" Laptop Haswell Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz quad-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 12GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1. Deal ends July 7. Coupon Code: D2B7714 Knocks the price down to $680 from $750 Only down side to this, which might not be a problem for him, is the screen resolution is 1366x768
  6. “This item was recently used in a small business, has been tested, and is in working condition. Cosmetically, this item will have damage including, but not limited to, cracks, dents, gouges, broken / missing case pieces, and heavy wear. When applicable, the damage may also include screen blemishes such as spots, dead pixels, etc. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide pictures of specific damage.” eBay, where what you see isn't what you get.
  7. hello from the crypt Hope all has been well sim! $500 budget is going to get you into the Intel Haswell core i3 & i5 (on sale) range of most HP and Dell laptops. Is there a brand you want to avoid? Know what size monitor? I'd suggest a 15.4" or 15.6" Does he care for Win7 or Win8? Here is a good deal going on at Tiger: http://goo.gl/F1fshI Samsung ATIV Book 2 Intel Core i5 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 15.6" Notebook Windows 8.1 64-bit - NP270E5J-K01US $500 It features an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, media card reader, webcam, USB, HDMI, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. If you he wants touch screen, Lenovo is putting on a sale now. http://goo.gl/IEoW6Z Lenovo Flex 2 (14 inch) $579 It converts into a touchscreen tablet and features an Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 14" 1366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive with an 8GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 720p webcam, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. A great place to start to research and find codes, current sales, etc is DealNews.com
  8. been awhile! wow. still going, ha 8048!!
  9. I agree with mookie. Sounds like it's a physical issue. After reading mookie's post, I don't have much to add. Just follow up and we'll go from there.
  10. I did find a deal on a AMD Phenom II X6 1045T (2.7GHz) on tigerdirect for $99 after $30 MIR. Would your pricing, if you do sell it, come close to this? Being that your's is 1090T. Thanks.
  11. Hey ZD, I'm very interested in the Phenom II CPU. Is it still for sale? My home server has a dual core Athlon and it's not cutting it now that I have 3 VMs running on it.
  12. Congrats!! Def. made something that seemed a chore.. much more enjoyable.
  13. Anyone hear of Natural Selection 2, debating to poll the game for a server.

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    2. JackieChan


      Yeah, the first NS was a blast whenever I played it.

    3. Allanon


      I know you can pre-order it and get in the beta, but I've only really been checking it out off and on.


    4. ZesteR


      Maybe a GC server? I am in beta, been in since alpha. the game is 1000x better than NS

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