HiWired/LightFrog Flashback: Tis the Season to Choose Wisely

by Datechguy | December 18th, 2016

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HiWired/LightFrog Flashback: Tis the Season to Choose Wisely

Another old Lightfrog/​Hiwired post with tech advice that stands up to the test of time:


Tis the sea­son to choose wisely

An awful lot of money is going to be spent on new com­put­ers in the next 25 days or so.

My basic advice is simple:

Fig­ure out what you want your sys­tem to do.Figure out what hard­ware is nec­es­sary to do it.

Splurge on the ram since it is the thing that will extend the use­ful life of the com­puter the most.

That’s basi­cally it. For exam­ple all my next Desk­top needs to be able to do is to:

Run the office suite (every one out there does)Play DVD’s (any DVD drive will do)

Play CIV IV with more than the min specs

Thats basi­cally all I’m look­ing for so other than a good video card I’ll be easy to please.

If you want more detailed advice PC WORLD and CNET both have use­ful buy­ing guides.

Posted by Peter at Novem­ber 29, 2005 07:40 PMT

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Bit of Irony, a new lap­top is on my Christ­mas list and while the DVD drive is not as impor­tant (I’m think­ing of using this one as a ded­i­cated iTunes machine and import­ing my Big Fin­ish Dr. Who CD’s here) how­ever one of my require­ments is a machine that can pay Civ­i­liza­tion six beyond the min requirements.

Another old Lightfrog/Hiwired post with tech advice that stands up to the test of time:


Tis the season to choose wisely

An awful lot of money is going to be spent on new computers in the next 25 days or so.

My basic advice is simple:

Figure out what you want your system to do.Figure out what hardware is necessary to do it.

Splurge on the ram since it is the thing that will extend the useful life of the computer the most.

That’s basically it. For example all my next Desktop needs to be able to do is to:

Run the office suite (every one out there does)Play DVD’s (any DVD drive will do)

Play CIV IV with more than the min specs

Thats basically all I’m looking for so other than a good video card I’ll be easy to please.

If you want more detailed advice PC WORLD and CNET both have useful buying guides.

Posted by Peter at November 29, 2005 07:40 PMT

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Bit of Irony,  a new laptop is on my Christmas list and while the DVD drive is not as important (I’m thinking of using this one as a dedicated iTunes machine and importing my Big Finish Dr. Who CD’s here) however one of my requirements is a machine that can pay Civilization six beyond the min requirements.

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