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ENOUGH OF: WHAT TO BUY?. POST WHAT NOT TO BUY HERE.....

Discussion in 'Hardware Q&A' started by the mihir, Feb 18, 2006.

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  1. the mihir

    the mihir New Member

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    All the posts are about what to buy? how much to buy? where to buy?.....
    i thought that a post on what not to buy will be useful....

    1. refrain from buying chordless mice without an on-off switch

    if the mouse remains on always...it will eat up a lot of battery

    2. dont buy cheap hynix ram

    the ram will run a lot slower than low latency one
    it is not reliable....may let u down any time
    no overclocking....

    3.dont buy smps with outpul less than 400w

    it will lead to frequent shut downs....unstablity
    the components may be damaged due to deficient power supply

    4. gamers must avoid the micro or mini atx form factor of mobos and cabinets

    good ventilation is not possible in the cabinet.
    add on cards will increae the clutter
    micro atx boards have too few slots for add on cards

    keep posting....
     
  2. Kniwor

    Kniwor Learner

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    Do not agree to the point 2.


    For tight budgets Hynix ram is fine, it works well often, there can be problem at times, but then there is a 1 year warranty...


    If u buy a 64bit processor, get an AMD, they came first in the market, most applications doveloped are keeping in mind the AMD64 artitechture .... so prefer not to get and INTEL, INTEL dual cores can be purchased because of their price, they are cheap and give reasonable performance for the cost..... but then motherboards are costly i heard....

    Refrain from buying Samsung Harddisks... Maxtor is also not any great...

    Do not get those cheap 100 Rs. headphones from frontech etc.... you will definitely not like them...

    Purchasing a soundcard is not all that wise.... most motherboards have good integrated sound and u will hardly notice the difference...

    SLI is a no-no, with hardly any performance boost, and high costs...... unless u are getting 2x7800GT 512MB

    Do not assemble a ¨no floppy drive¨ system, spend 250 and get a FDD...

    No Samsung Combo/DVD writer please.....

    Fitting those speakers in cabinet is no good

    DO NOT use those RS 5/- thermal pase UNDER ANY CONDITION WHATSOEVER, unless it´s a P3 processor where it is justified...
    (u dont want to use a Rs. 100 thermal pad to save a Rs. 500 processor)

    DO NOT use mobile processors in desktops without cutting off the plastic around the socket properly.....
     
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    h_kunte New Member

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    Do NOT go in for the cheap Chinese USB MP3 players...they might look attractive with lotsa features...But they conk off within 6 months & u r left high & dry....Refrain from buying those players...

    HK
     
  4. Ankur Gupta

    Ankur Gupta Wandering in time...

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    I wud say
    Donot buy samsung optical drives or either HDD.they r really problematic and i have a personal experience wid them and cant stop cursing myself for buying it.
     
  5. hi

    1:)do not buy big or bfg graphic card.

    2:)do not buy less than 1 gb of memory for gaming.

    3:)always trust on amd they r better than intel especially the dual core.
     
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    Ethan_Hunt New Member

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    Re: hi

    In case you are confused,BFG happens to be one of the best overseas Graphic card distributors and no other people offer a Life time warranty on their card like BFG does.
     
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    the biggest NO-NO......

    Dont go for BRANDED PC ..... !!!


    **nice to see ya allwyndima after a long time!!
     
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    Nice to see both of u together.

    Dont go for ASrock Mobos. They r cheap & they s$$k !
    As far as BIG cards are concerned, they r value 4 money.
    512 MB is ok for gaming, NFS MW loads in seconds, plays smooth.
    Dont go for Frontech gamepads.
    Never believe ur local dealer. Demand what u want.
     
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    do not buy any BENQ product they would damaged within 1 year
     
  10. Kniwor

    Kniwor Learner

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    COMPLETE DISAGREEMENT
     
  11. Ethan_Hunt

    Ethan_Hunt New Member

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    LOL Thanks man.Seems like you didn't scope out the Gamerz Section.I was quite a regular in that section that any other section.I became a lurking agent for a while and then decided to pop back in.Since a lot a spamheads have sprung up out here it hardly makes sense to post like we did before.:(
     
  12. saiaspire

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    I use BIG 6600 gfx card, had no problems. Able to play all the latest games without any problems. I get above 45fps in all latest games at 1024x768 with 4x AA and AF
     
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    don't buy P4 3.2 or an AMD 3500+ with 512MB ram to run win98. :D :D jus kiddin
     
  14. Kniwor

    Kniwor Learner

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    DO NOT spam around...



    @the mihir

    are u going to edit ur post to reflect all the NOT's or is this thread going to be like this....
     
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    This is my list
    -> Don't buy cheap keyboard and mouse. Optical mouse is must.
    -> Don't buy 14" or 15" monitor, modern application takes up lot of space (toolbars, task panes etc)
    -> Don't buy CD-ROM, this is time of DVD-ROM or DVD-Writers
    -> Don't buy floppy drive, I have not used it for 1 year or so
    -> Don't buy cheap SMPS
    -> Don't buy cheap china made (USB Flash drive)
     
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    hellomotto Banned

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    :roll: do not buy Samsung Optical drives ( CDrom,r/w,combo,DVD) all of those have tray in-out problem . Sony and LiteOn r the best options . :idea:
     
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    DO NOT buy pixelview playTV Pro 2 TV/Fm with winXP SP2....will NEVER work ... !!
     
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    hey which Graphics card NOT to buy ?.............
     
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    i wud say :
    i) Never buy cards with 64-BIT memory interface
    ii) Do Not buy nvidia cards with "TurboCache" and ATI cards with "HyperMemory"
     
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    He is right never buy any pixelview tv tuners
    their drivers for XP s**k :x

    never buy any original products from microsoft :D :lol:
     
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