[SATLUG] Computer Show

D AOL damianrico717 at aol.com
Sat Aug 4 00:24:39 CDT 2012


I appreciate the help. I really do want a Desktop for the power but I worry about not connecting the computer correctly.

On Aug 4, 2012, at 12:21 AM, Joe <null.div.zero at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ready made systems are good.  Walmart actually has some decent stuff,  i
> saw a little netbook for $250 there last week. Don't buy a netbook!  If you
> go for a laptop google the wireless card to see if others are having
> trouble with it (on Linux; probably Ubuntu forums). Whatever you get make
> sure the network card is supported by Linux.  Most desktops wont have wifi
> built in,  so if you plan to connect by wifi, you just make sure to get a
> supported wireless card later/separately. Have a look around newegg.com and
> tigerdirect.com at bare bones systems.  Also, dell has an outlet section on
> their site.good deas there sometimes. Anyeay, Look at the specifications.
> Then compare that to the specs of complete systems from the same site. You
> should start to see in detail what's available and how it compares with
> your budget.  For a complete system it will need a :
> Case
> Case fan (probably optional or included with case)
> Power supply
> Motherboard
> CPU
> CPU fan
> Ram
> CD/DVD drive
> Hard drive
> 
> Laptops are not sold in kits or as separate parts.  And, usually the only
> things you can upgrade or replace are the ram and hard drive.
> If you buy a kit to assemble it yourself, you will also need a tube of
> thermal paste.  ... some basic tools (screwdrivers, needle nose pliers, and
> ideally a couple nut drivers).  But don't be scared of it.  And, if you're
> not sure, ask here.  I like laptops; but, you'll get more bang for your
> buck on a desktop.  And, building it yourself gives you a hands on visual
> concept of the computers components.  Oops, I've almost written a book
> here.....
> On Aug 3, 2012 11:37 PM, "D AOL" <damianrico717 at aol.com> wrote:
> 
>> I don't know how to build a computer, that's why I wanted a stock
>> computer. Ready to go.
>> 
>> On Aug 3, 2012, at 8:23 PM, Nathan Oxhandler <nathan at gvtc.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> There are a number of good vendors there to buy equipment from.
>>> 
>>> Nathan
>>> 
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> Hi,
>>> I wanted to ask if the show is just a display of computer or is it a
>> sale? I am looking for a new desktop, but I am not sure what would be a
>> good computer for me. I'm doing a lot of computer stuff, VMware and I
>> wanted to connect it to my tv instead of my monitor. I have so many
>> questions. I want something stock but with strength without hurting my
>> wallet. I appreciate the help. -Damian
>>> 
>>> On Aug 2, 2012, at 8:03 PM, Nathan Oxhandler <nathan at gvtc.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Just a quick reminder that we have the computer show at Live Oak on Aug
>> 11. This is the back to school show.
>>>> 
>>>> We need to be operational by 9 AM.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Nathan
>>>> 
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