Windows 10: Need New PC Hardware Recommendations

Discus and support Need New PC Hardware Recommendations in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My old Dell T3400 Workstation has died, and I'm unsure whether to replace it or just replace its motherboard and PSU. (The case is a good one, with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Newmaven, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. Newmaven Win User

    Need New PC Hardware Recommendations

    My old Dell T3400 Workstation has died, and I'm unsure whether to replace it or just replace its motherboard and PSU. (The case is a good one, with lots of front-panel and internal drive slots.)

    Either way, I need to figure out what hardware I need--which CPU, how much RAM, etc.

    I am not a gamer, and if I ever do video editing it will probably be just cut-and-paste.

    I write articles, which means I sometimes have multiple Word docs and Web pages open, plus the occasional Excel file. I also do some photo editing--so far just on images smaller than 16 megapixels, though it's possible I might someday have to tackle 25 MP or so.

    I drive two monitors at once (my old nVidia card might serve in the new setup, if it didn't die along with the PC). I also have multiple scannners and two printers (a laser and an inkjet all-in-one)

    I have four SATA drives I'd like to carry over to the new setup. I also have a 500-GB SSD and a Blu-Ray drive I hadn't installed yet.
    If I buy a new PC, I could live with fewer internal drive slots and get either eSata housings or a NAS.

    I want to get this figured out before the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. And I want to spend under $1,000--as far under as possible. I want this to be updatable and upgradable, like my decade-old Dell, because I'm 81 and this is probably the last PC I'll ever buy.

    Any recommendations, either of specs in general or of pre-configured PCs I should consider?

    BTW, I run Windows 10, up-to-date as of last month. (Can't check the version as that PC is dead).

    Newmaven, Nov 11, 2020

  2. Cheap Photo box that will get the job done

    WEll i took on this project for PP hes a hardware reviewer and wants to get the professional looking pics for the Pc parts

    • Big cardboard box
    • a razor
    • white material 3 yards
    • cone lights
    • stapler
    • medical tape
    • pvc pipe about 6 inches longer than your box
    • white paint any cheap finger paint would work
    the project I'm guessing will cost me $30 if it works out properly
    I will post pictures and step by step as i do it
    MomentoMoir, Nov 11, 2020
  3. Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region

    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
    hurricane51, Nov 11, 2020
  4. Need New PC Hardware Recommendations

    PC Build Steps

    Ok just because I like steps i am going to create some steps. Please give me the stamp of approval/disapproval
    • Install system in case
      • Remember to connect SSD and optical to same SATA ports on motherboard
    • Turn on PC
    • setup HDD
    • run blend test in prime95 for 30-60 min
      • run realtemp at the same time
    • While in Prime95 test
      • if CPU goes above 70c in RealTemp, I have a leaky CPU
      • if my system locks up or blue screens, there is an instability in the system somewhere
      • if my system does not lock up or blue screen, my CPU is not damaged and I am in the clear!
    What do you guys think??
    anandsap123, Nov 11, 2020

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