Buying a new computer?

Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby solo » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:56 pm

Yes, I have a comparison from competive builders above, these are great prices.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby maxhouserocks » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:03 pm

OOPS! is ee it. Thanks.

Pete, did you post a link yet for us to be able to go in and start looking at configurations and use the"solo" code?

sorry if i missed something and you already addressed this.

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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby solo » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:38 pm

Could any or everyone that purchases one let me know here or by private message so I can get some sort of idea how this promotion is going? thanks.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby Dave R » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:44 pm

Will do. I expect I'll place my order tonight or tomorrow. Can't decide between the 128GB and 256GB SSD.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby maxhouserocks » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:52 pm

pete, my company is still deciding between this and an OriginPC spec. I hope to take advantage of this. Did you say how long the promotion will last?
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby solo » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:57 pm

maxhouserocks wrote:pete, my company is still deciding between this and an OriginPC spec. I hope to take advantage of this. Did you say how long the promotion will last?


No problem, if you want to PM me the specs from Origin and the price I will set out to beat it with exact machine.

I cannot say for sure how long this deal will last, have not discussed duration, I know for sure it will be the next two weeks at the very least.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby Dave R » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:13 pm

Pete, did you already order your machine? I just ordered one. I also spoke with Adam on the phone. Nice guy.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby solo » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:42 pm

Not yet, I'm awaiting a few payments from work I have completed, hopefully it will be this week. I'm excited about it though.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby andybot » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:04 pm

solo wrote:Not yet, I'm awaiting a few payments from work I have completed, hopefully it will be this week.


Lol, I feel ya: "check's in the mail" :P
Beginning of the year always seems slower to get payments. Everyone's so darn prompt in December...
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby solo » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:38 pm

andybot wrote:
solo wrote:Not yet, I'm awaiting a few payments from work I have completed, hopefully it will be this week.


Lol, I feel ya: "check's in the mail" :P
Beginning of the year always seems slower to get payments. Everyone's so darn prompt in December...



Story of my life, I get the business but most of my clients are 120 days from whenever they feel the need to process, tough for a starving freelancer at times.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby Brodie » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:40 pm

Pete,

I'll let you know for sure but I think I may end up taking advantage of this. I was going to hold out for awhile but this looks like a pretty good deal. Just to verify, basically I just go to your link ( http://www.jncs.com/php2/thea.php ), click the computer setup I want to buy and checkout? No need for promo codes or anything, right?

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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby solo » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:57 pm

That is correct, in the check out you can add remarks, feel free to mention my name if you want, or if you want to make any changes then leave a remark or email Adam.

It is a great deal for sure.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:39 pm

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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby fcborik » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:20 pm

Hi Pete,

I plan on going with option #2, however I'm a bit of a newbie to sketchup (and CAD-CAM in general), so I'm looking for some recommendations for a replacement monitor. My current setup is a 3 year old HP that is theoretically designed for "games and video", but it really isn't a serious graphics computer. I'm going to give this one to my wife (and she is OK with me getting a new one because I'm hogging the computer as of late), so now is a good time. More importantly, my sketchup is bogging down, and I haven't even started rendering yet, so I figure I need the right tool for the job.

Other than some "standards" like a mouse, keyboard, and speakers (and the monitor), is there anything else that I would need?

Thanks for setting all of this up for us!

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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby solo » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:32 pm

I am also going for option 2, I have two Samsung 27" monitors currently and it works fantastically for what I need, I have SU on the left monitor and email, explorer, internet, etc on the right. The machine is complete just add mouse and keyboard which you can even get from them.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby fcborik » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:24 pm

Thanks, Pete. I'm on it.

Sending my order now....
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby Dave R » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:43 pm

With a new computer on the way, maybe it's time for a new computer desk.



I might have to make the central monitor larger and add another one to the right to plug my MacBook Pro into.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby tmilton2010 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:53 pm

I would be willing to commit to one. As a newbie to all things hardware,I would also be very interested in everyone's thoughts on monitors. I am currently doing architectural and light industrial designs if that info makes any difference.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby solo » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:37 pm

Tim,

I use 2 monitors as I believe many folk here do, I bought two identical Samsung's positioned side by side, so far I am extremely happy with them.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824001568
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby tmilton2010 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:32 pm

Thanks Pete, very helpful.
I went to your link for the computer and I think the second version is also my choice. I appreciate the time you've spent getting all of this together. I have 33 years experience in custom millwork design and manufacturing (which I hope offsets my lack of technological knowledge), so from one Texan to another, contact me if I can ever be of assistance to you.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby Brodie » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:39 pm

Pete,

I did my own research (I get a bit obsessed with comparing setups whenever I start looking at buying a new computer). Using these setups as a basis I ended up deciding that it was, indeed, the best deal. None of the companies I looked at really had a comparable price. Dell didn't have a comparable product. I could build a system piece by piece for a bit cheaper but last time I did that I ran into some bios issues that created enough of a hassle that I thought this time it would be worth it to have them build the PC, overclock/test it, and warranty it.

Thanks for putting this together. I'm probably going to buy mine in a month or so. I'm planning on going with the least expensive option because I don't need the upgraded video card. I may upgrade the SSD though. I had a little email conversation and was pleased with the customer service so far.

BTW, upgrading to the bigger SSD is $97. I was also informed that if you want them to overclock the CPU you can just let them know in the comments what you'd like it set at. I'm probably going with 4.2 (they recommended 4.0-4.2 to keep a stable system with some longevity).

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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby Dave R » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:03 pm

My computer shipped late yesterday. It's supposed to be here on Monday. the whole process so far has been very good. I got an e-mail when they started it, another when they started the stress testing and a third when they finished that. then two e-mails indicating it had shipped. they even sent me a photo of it while it was being built which was kind of neat to see.

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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby Gaieus » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:18 pm

Dave R wrote:...they even sent me a photo of it while it was being built which was kind of neat to see...

I guess that is a stock photo they send to everyone signed up to their services :roll:

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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby solo » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:20 pm

Whoah! that looks awesome, nice water cooling, dual fans one pull the other push. What did you have them clock it to? I see the SSD, which did you get the 2nd option?
Nice clean work, I cannot wait until I can get mine (still short of the magic number needed).
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby Dave R » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:04 pm

Csaba, you might be right but I expect that is my computer. It doesn't look quite right to be mine though. There's no dust in it. :D

I went for the third option. Or is it the second? 256GB SSD.

the case is different than the one listed because the one in the package was backordered. The one they used has an additional USB port on the front and I think another fan. Makes no nevermind to me.

I decide not to have it overclocked for now. I really don't have speed issues with the computer I've been using and I don't see the need for now in pushing the electrons harder to create more heat. At least if I decide to overclock later, the cooling is there.

I thinking I might just wait until the new version of SketchUp comes out to fire up this new machine. What do you think? :D
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby solo » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:34 pm

Heck no, fire it up as soon as you get it, test a couple of scenes on your old machine then try on your new one to see the awesome speed differences.
I believe it is a photo of your machine if you venture onto their site and facebook you will see they post images of current builds frequently, I hope when I eventually get to order mine they also send me a photo.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby doush-007 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:10 am

hello Mr. pete..can we have a video showing us the performance of this machine with sketchup files have many millions faces ..because u know sketchup go in very slow way with those files..thanks by advance...
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby sketch3d.de » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:59 pm

tmilton2010 wrote:...thoughts on monitors.

IPS or PVA panels only, TN panels are faster and thus good for gaming but often do have bad viewing angles and faint colors.

you may want check the following ones all w/ IPS panels:

24"
• HP ZR2440W
• Dell UltraSharp U2412M *best-bang-for-the-buck*

23"
• Eizo EV2335W
• LG IPS235P

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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby Dave R » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:32 pm

Well, it arrived yesterday. I added a 27" Samsung LED display and a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse. I don't like the keyboard and mouse, though, so when I get the computer set up I'll switch my USB devices over to the new machine.

The computer is very quiet and so far seems to be fast. It boots quickly which is nice. I haven't really had a chance to do anything useful with it. There's a lot of software to install and set up. I am pleased that there isn't all that crap demo software loaded onto the machine like an off the shelf computer.
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Re: Buying a new computer?

Postby hellnbak » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:45 pm

Give it to me and I'll break it in for you. Free of charge.
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