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Hey everybody, so I'm starting college soon. I'm doing a Comp Sci course, so I need a computer that will be fast. In the 300 - 350 euro range! Needs to be able to run League, but I'm sure every damn PC could run it on low settings lol.

Thanks in advance!
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used computers on craigslist are the best. also scope out ebay to get a good sense of the market. if u buy stuff new, you pay a lot of money that drops down $$ after a couple of months.

For example: i bought an HP ultrabook laptop for $800. A year after it was sold for like $600 -.-. Also pretend you are looking at a computer 10 years ago that costed $1000 being sold now for $100. The cringe :x hnnnnng
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Lenovo usually has some good offerings at a decent price. Also be careful if buying pre owned make sure it works before you hand over the money
 
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used computers on craigslist are the best. also scope out ebay to get a good sense of the market. if u buy stuff new, you pay a lot of money that drops down $$ after a couple of months.

For example: i bought an HP ultrabook laptop for $800. A year after it was sold for like $600 -.-. Also pretend you are looking at a computer 10 years ago that costed $1000 being sold now for $100. The cringe :x hnnnnng

Those depreciation rates sound great for a laptop haha
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Those depreciation rates sound great for a laptop haha

Bro, i graduated college. As an alumni, i give u some college tips.

1. study hard but make sure u balance work, play, sleep and health. for example, just b/c u wanna go out on friday night doesn't mean you go drinking until you have a hangover for the next 48 hours and become unproductive all weekend. you have to manage your energy for school. grades are super important.
2. buy used everything in college, including books, clothes, furniture, etc. a lot of people are wasteful and throw stuff away all the time, like lamps, couches, desks, etc in good condition. keep an eye out for garage sales.
3. make friends. connections go a long way. don't burn bridges. use others as much as you can, but try not to get used by others as much as you can.
4. put effort in studies each day. the key to success is effort. repetition builds skill / memory. it'll all pay off at your next exam / final.

good luck - cheers!
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be sure to watch this video as well

https://youtu.be/P3Qit4CZ6EU
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hmm 2 dealbreakers. i dont like it having a dvd-rw drive (skip that, you can buy an external drive for $20 new or $10 used). also see if u can get an ssd vs a hard drive. college is about speed/performance. Get a real hard drive in your desktop. It'd be more convenient if u had both a desktop for home (gaming) and laptop (email/youtube/web-browsing) for portability/note-taking. The ssd also reminds you the importance of managing space and limited programs to focus on school as top priority. Then with a desktop, when you're at home, you can relax or do casual gaming.

Having a game on a laptop only leads to distractions. i'm being your temporary dad / guardian angel. not even trolling. learn from my mistakes
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