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Hi all

I'm thinking of getting a PC to use mostly for android development, but with a small windows partition for normal use. What would you recommend looking for and what would I get for around £300-400 at the max?

Found this: http://www.amazon.co...2802095&sr=1-26 Is it any good?

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Edited by utternoob, 13 November 2012 - 10:30 AM.

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It will be more than enough. Android development really isn't all that resource intensive.

Just to clear things up though, do you mean app development or ROM development?

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Rom Development

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Buy a core i3/i5 PC. Get a load of ram from another place and a ssd built into the laptop if its in budget.

That should be good enough.

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Good point. Only thing is, I don't have a body or anything to put it in, and large SSD units are really expensive

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Does it need a graphics card or will it never be used for 3d modeling/games?

Can you build it yourself or do you need prebuilt?

If your building it yourself get a 3rd gen i5, 16gb ram, 1tb+ HDD and 500W power supply, cheap case etc

Or go for something prebuilt like the i5's down this half-built bundles here http://www.novatech....arebonebundles/

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Not gonna be graphics heavy, probably preferred pre-built but I could easily put a few things together

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Hm, here's my specs:

i5-2320
8GB Ram
1.5TB Hard rive (no SSD :( )
2GB Graphics card

all for just under 300 quid prebuilt (refurb advent from the currys/pcworld ebay)

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Not bad. I'll have a look on their store

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Not bad. I'll have a look on their store


Just looked and there's nothing really value for money there.

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Ah right. I may be waiting for a bit, but it doesn't really matter now, just keeping an eye out

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Ah right. I may be waiting for a bit, but it doesn't really matter now, just keeping an eye out


You need to d/load the hukd app, set some alert keywords and see if anything comes up.

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I shall do that. Apparently they are quite good

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I shall do that. Apparently they are quite good


They are, use them all the time, it's how I came across my PC!

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Wow. I think quite a lot of people reccomend them

Edit: App is so unintuitive. Can't understand it much

Edited by utternoob, 13 November 2012 - 07:01 PM.

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Wow. I think quite a lot of people reccomend them

Edit: App is so unintuitive. Can't understand it much


Yeah I know, particularly the fact that they left the menu button out annoyed me. Have you set alerts?

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Yep. Found one for £239 on eBay only downside is AMD Bulldozer inside

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Yep. Found one for £239 on eBay only downside is AMD Bulldozer inside


Avoid.

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Thought so. Ah well :( might just have to wait until a relative gets a new PC and take apart the old one and spec it up

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