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Aldous

Member Since 22 Feb 2007
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In Topic: Things are moving along

24 April 2015 - 12:24 AM

I've been using an AMD7770 and it's been good. Slower on the 6X onboard my AP/u, but decent. Low is a form, not an edict.

In Topic: The All New Let's Build Josh A Computer Thread

06 April 2015 - 07:52 PM

- yes, but through Google Cloud Print setup. Any modern-ish printer will work, though the setup isn't as usual.
- Skype won't run, but there is a web based version that unfortunately doesn't support video chat. Google's Hangout service works, though it's not Skype, just the same sort of thing.
- Chromebooks have HDs for storage, but tend to push for web storage, like Google Drive. Under normal use, think of what you would store locally, and if it's just stuff like settings, then that's more than fine.

In Topic: Things are moving along

05 April 2015 - 10:31 PM

Sell me that shirt. C'mon. I've got patience, but it will run out. Also, YES!

In Topic: The All New Let's Build Josh A Computer Thread

05 April 2015 - 09:41 PM

If it for a 64bit OS, and an APU, 8 gigs of RAM is more than you need, but not any kind of excess. Two 4gig stick may be dual channel, which is vastly supes to just a single stick may be, and to be honest, 8 gigs future proofs a bit.

A K series APU means the chip is open to overclock, which is probably not a concern, but AMD makes it stupidly easy with a bit of harder cooling than the out of the box cooler. The SSHDs are good tech, if not blistering tech, but the price for size is a ridiculous tradeoff. WD and some others also offer hybrid drives, but the price per isn't as good for the casual user.

The Chromebook is still a good idea, though. Posted Image

In Topic: The All New Let's Build Josh A Computer Thread

05 April 2015 - 08:29 PM

Consider an AMD apu, as it would be less expensive than just a cpu and a gpu, while including both. This (priced in CAD) is an example, and is more than suitable for your needs. The FM2+ socket means different motherboards, and I'd look at Seagate SSHD drives, as they are significantly cheaper than a true SSD, but have the size suitable for anything.