I joined because I came home one day from work and found that Microshaft had installed Windows 10 on my PC. Grrr.....very underhanded of them. I had some issues and posted a thread about it and got some great advice from some very nice and helpful folks. Definitely made me a fan of this forum.
I'm a graphic designer so I've been tinkering with computers for a while now. I built my first PC a while ago and it's still going strong today. Pays to really research these things. I tried to pick components that would future-proof my rig as well as I could, because it's expensive to build a PC and I knew I couldn't do it again for a good long while. If anyone is interested this is what I got......
Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit. Incredibly impressive OS from Microshaft. Might be old, but the PC is still serving me well for what I need. The good folks at Overclock.net were extremely helpful in assisting me with the build.
Anyway...love this forum and I think I'll stick around a while
That rig should handle anything windows 7 can ask of it but be aware that Microsoft has ended main support for 7... you do have extended support until January 14, 2020 so its not all bad however ime the graptics will be what you notice and when the time comes I'd look for a good | cheap laptop... something like my Asus tp500la ($700 aud) or a MAC if money isn't an issue.
To be clear, the ASUS EN9600-GSO should handle basic computing but its not a rig that I'd use for rendoring.
I don't do any rendering work so that's not an issue. If I continue doing graphic design work eventually I'm going to have to upgrade the GPU, and if I do that I might as well build a whole new system. I'm working full time now so maybe when tax time comes I could afford it.
6 computers/Laptops. All running on SSDs. All on Win10. 1 lost its Blu-ray in the upgrade, hence I am here. Have not found an answer on how to get around SSD on IDE where the blu-ray wants AHCI, now my TV has no Blu-ray and a slow Brazos chip.
Hello there. I'm new to this forum and I want to see that I appreciate being a member here. I've been a long time fan of Windows since my family had Windows ME in the early 2000s, although I didn't use it until 2003. My current computer right now is an Acer Veriton X2631, with an Intel Core i5 processor running Windows 10. My computer was previously running Windows 7, until I accidentally upgraded it to Win 10 around April of this year.