Re: decision made Re: need recommendation for new PC


Tony, what is the number for newegg's disability line?
thanks in advance.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Tony []
Sent: Sunday, Nov 26, 2017 10:30 AM EST
Subject: decision made Re: need recommendation for new PC

You can probably have Dell add the SSD and install windows on it with
the 2TB as a second drive. Probably cost more but would save you the

Newegg has a disability phone line. They don't take orders on it but
can help you with anything else. I've used it a couple of times over
the years and they are usually very good. Their free shipping has
slowed a bit but is still faster than advertised.

The rebates are frequently not available if you have another discount
code from an e-mail. You usually get the rebate on top of store
discounts. Check for the Dell coupons and restrictions on Never hurts to try it.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Carol
Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2017 5:17 AM
Subject: Re: decision made Re: need recommendation for new PC

Hi Tony,

Thanks for the information. There is a 15% discount for Black Friday,
but I am not sure if it will still be in place by tomorrow. I wonder if
I could try both, grin. (Just kidding)

How in the world do you ever get anything from New Egg? I have never
been successful at it. I will definitely check that out. Also, if I get
the one with the 2t drive, can I still get Win10 on my new SSD? I think
Microsoft might not like me having two copies of it, although it would
be on the same pc.


On 11/25/2017 11:29 PM, Tony wrote:
I sent you a referral to I'm not sure it went through.
Dell is currently offering 15% rebate if you go to and
then look for dell and order. It takes 90 days to get the rebate but
it would be a nice check for you. Also, there are many other
companies that give rebates. Just be sure to reach them via

You get $5 and I get a referral bonus if you sign up through the message
I sent or list me as a referral. You get the same rebate with or
without my referral. Anyone can go directly and sign up with them.
Using my e-mail for the referral would be appreciated but not necessary.

Sounds like a good machine you have chosen. has 240GB SSDs
for under $80 at present.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2017 5:25 PM
Subject: decision made Re: need recommendation for new PC

Thank you. I think I have made my decision. Now, I need to start
working on where I will get it.


On 11/25/2017 2:10 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I have some 480 Gb SSD's and have quite a bit of stuff on there and I
don't notice a major slow-down.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:45 AM
Subject: Re: need recommendation for new PC

Hi Sieghard,

I have one last question about the SSD. If I start getting lots of
files on the SSD, will it slow down in performance? If this is the
case, shouldn't I get a smaller SSD and only keep those files that must
reside there and place everthing else on a secondary or external drive?
Thank you for your help.


On 11/24/2017 8:21 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
With email you typically don't have a choice or at least it's much more
difficult to store your Outlook.pst file (if Outlook is what you use) on
a different drive than the default used by Outlook.
Other stuff like documents and especially music files and pictures and
videos you should have on a different drive. It really depends on how
much data you have and how large of an SSD you buy, if you have a 480 Gb
or 512 Gb SSD and you only have 100 or 200 Gb of stuff then you might as
well have it on the SSD.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2017 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: need recommendation for new PC

Hi Sieghard,

I think I have received more information today on this subject than I
have ever received, grin. I have a lot to think about. One question, is
it best to install all programs to the SSD and store their results on a
different drive, i.e. load Goldwave from drive c and write results to
drive d, or should I write results to drive c also and then move the
files to drive d? Should my documents and email , etc be stored on drive c?


On 11/24/2017 4:35 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
Hi Carol,

Just take a look at what is out there at a good deal. As others have
pointed out, 8 Gb of RAM is pretty good, I don't subscribe to Kelly's
believe that you need the latest i7 processor, most of my PC's at my
store have I5 processors and they do just fine, but if the price
difference is not too big then there is no reason to go with an I7.
I think if I had a choice between an I7 PC with a regular hard drive and
an I5 option with an SSD for a similar price then I'd choose the I5 with
SSD because you do get much better performance from an SSD. Of course if
you have tons of data you might want a regular hard drive or you can go
with a smaller SSD just for the OS and your applications and use a USB 3
external hard drive for your data.
SSD's are not bad now even the ones around 480 to 512 Gb, but the 240 Gb
ones are still cheaper and if you are not worried about lots of data
then a smaller SSD will be just fine, even a 120 Gb is 3 times what you
need to run just Windows and Office and a few other things.
Earlier this year I purchased a couple of HP Elite Mini PC's, these are
not laptops, but just very small PC's. I really like them.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Randy Barnett
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2017 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: need recommendation for new PC

You dont need a super expensive system. You do need the fastest I5
processor you can afford and 8GB of ram. Everything else is optional.
the onboard sound, video and network is fine.
A good SSD is very nice to have. I like Samsung myself.
256GB is fine for your OS and programs. A seperate multi TB HDD is good
for music and other things like One drive and dropbox On 11/24/2017 6:00
AM, Carol Smith via Groups.Io wrote:

I must get a new PC. I am looking for suggestions for one that
will meet the best use criteria for speech. Is 8g ram enough or
should I get 12? Should I get both SSD and SETA frives? If I
neeed SSD, how large should it be? Generally, which would be the
best brand? I know this is a personal choice. I have had Dells
for the last two computers and am wondering if something else
would be better. I have Office 2007. Can I use 2007 on a win10 system
or Should I get 2016?
My current PC is almost 8 years old and is beginning to do some
wierd stuff, so I thought I had better take care of getting a new
one before this one gives up.

Finally, does anyone use a hybred and what do they think of it. I
know I do not want a notebook, so it must be either a hybred, a
decent laptop or another desktop. Thanks for any suggestions. Oh
yes, I would like to get one on sale today, grin.



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