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    Ideas on great computer for Fusion use.

    Hey Clickteam,

    Sadly, I've been without fusion for a week now, my darn hard drive crashed on my laptop. It was an ASUS laptop around $200.

    Now, I'm at square one and I want to get a good computer this time around. I use my laptop only for Fusion but I don't really know what's a good computer to get.

    So I'm coming to the community to get your opinion for a reasonable priced but highly efficient computer/laptop. I appreciate the help if you share!

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    I'm personally allergic to laptops, because they're inevitably much slower to work on than a desktop with a proper multi-button mouse, proper keyboard, and dual monitors. But that's me.

    In terms of hardware, I usually recommend people get the best possible hardware they can, for longevity and a better computing/gaming experience. But if you really only will use it for fusion, then you can comfortably go low end.

    Pretty much anything modern should be just fine for Fusion, desktop or laptop. Just make sure you get something with a dedicated graphics card, as integrated graphics struggles with many fusion games. Nvidia cards are a bit more expensive than AMD, but tend to run cooler and quieter. Any modern card should be fine,even the lower end ones.

    Definitely get something with an SSD rather than HHD.

    In terms of ram, get 4gb. Any more is unnecessary for your needs.

    In terms of cpu, stick with Intel, not AMD. Look for something with a high clock speed (3.5ghz+), probably a core i5. Stay away from core i7 (their extra cost is for hyperthreading, which won't benefit you)

    If you're getting a laptop, pay close attention to the keyboard layout. My laptop (yes I have one, but I still hate them ) has very stupid locations for important keys like delete, Windows, and home/end, and I regret not paying attention to that when I bought it.

    If you're getting a desktop, remember about noise. I invested in an extra quiet case with my last PC (the case alone cost more than your laptop ) . It's the size of a barn and weighs a ton. But it's almost completely silent, and for that I love it to bits.

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    Volnaiskra,

    I can't thank you enough for that detailed breakdown! Looks like I'll be going desktop. It'll be best in the long run.

    And another thing I been meaning to say is thank you for how much you been helping everyone!

    I see the interest you invested into Spryke and fusion and hope you hit the big time, like mega mega cash success!!!

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    Thanks Emerson3 Good luck with the PC!

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    Hi, If you going toward the desktop then I have a suggestion.
    I'm using HP Compaq 6200 Pro i7 10GB RAM. You could go cheaper and get the i3 or i5, if you could find used one with Core2Quad, it should be fine also. I have a Dell with Core2Quad and Fusion flies with that CPU.
    The HP 6200 Pro is very quiet and reliable. My PC is ON 24/7 for the past year or so. The power consumption is low also at avg 50-70W. This PC is a workhorse in the offices.
    I did run Fusion on HP with integrated graphics and it was fine for my projects (Volnaiskra's Sprike did run slow on it), so recently upgraded GPU to a faster one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volnaiskra View Post
    I'm personally allergic to laptops, because they're inevitably much slower to work on than a desktop with a proper multi-button mouse, proper keyboard, and dual monitors. But that's me.

    In terms of hardware, I usually recommend people get the best possible hardware they can, for longevity and a better computing/gaming experience. But if you really only will use it for fusion, then you can comfortably go low end.

    Pretty much anything modern should be just fine for Fusion, desktop or laptop. Just make sure you get something with a dedicated graphics card, as integrated graphics struggles with many fusion games. Nvidia cards are a bit more expensive than AMD, but tend to run cooler and quieter. Any modern card should be fine,even the lower end ones.

    Definitely get something with an SSD rather than HHD.

    In terms of ram, get 4gb. Any more is unnecessary for your needs.

    In terms of cpu, stick with Intel, not AMD. Look for something with a high clock speed (3.5ghz+), probably a core i5. Stay away from core i7 (their extra cost is for hyperthreading, which won't benefit you)

    If you're getting a laptop, pay close attention to the keyboard layout. My laptop (yes I have one, but I still hate them ) has very stupid locations for important keys like delete, Windows, and home/end, and I regret not paying attention to that when I bought it.

    If you're getting a desktop, remember about noise. I invested in an extra quiet case with my last PC (the case alone cost more than your laptop ) . It's the size of a barn and weighs a ton. But it's almost completely silent, and for that I love it to bits.
    I agree with everything, except the 4GB RAM: get 8GB at least. 4GB is insufficient for smooth working with Windows, in my experience.

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    I agree, I'd shoot for 8GB of RAM. While you can get by on 4GB, you'll have a much smoother experience in the longer run with 8GB.

    But DEFINITELY make sure to get an SSD.

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    Yeah, probably right about 8gb ram. Fusion can only use about 2gb, but I forgot to factor in windows. And of course you're bound to have a Web browser etc running sometimes

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    Reddit has a good PC community with different builds for different price levels, check it out for inspiration https://www.reddit.com/r/PCMasterRace/wiki/builds

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    I kee hearing about the Ryzen processors but I'm just too loyal to Intel.

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