Author Topic: Measuring Size of qb64 program  (Read 312 times)

Offline luke

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Re: Measuring Size of qb64 program
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2020, 11:51:54 AM »
Unless you actually need to store terrabytes of data on your computer (and you can't use a USB hard drive or similar) I'd just get a 1TB SSD and not even bother with the spinning rust drive. The price of SSD storage has become freakishly low recently. Make sure you have good backups, because from personal experience they seem a little more likely to die before your overall computer reaches the end of its useful life (but you take backups anyway, right?)

QB64 will very happily run without a discrete graphics card, just on the Intel onboard graphics (if you're just buying standard desktop parts your Intel CPU is almost guaranteed to have this). Something like the Intel HD 620 onboard graphics will even run serious 3D games from 2015 or so; it definitely has no trouble running anything you could create in QB64.

One piece of advice for buying a new machine, don't skimp on the RAM. The stuff is cheap, get 16GB.
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Offline Dimster

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Re: Measuring Size of qb64 program
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2020, 12:59:47 PM »
Thanks Luke

Offline Cobalt

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Re: Measuring Size of qb64 program
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2020, 03:09:56 PM »
One piece of advice for buying a new machine, don't skimp on the RAM. The stuff is cheap, get 16GB.

Isn't that crazy? back in the day the RAM was the expensive item while the GFX cards were fairly cheep.  Now its like the other way around, RAM is the proverbial 'dime a dozen' while the GFX card is the money pit.

In all the variations of the new machine I would like to get someday the GFX card is like 40-50% of the overall cost of the machine. Last iteration I looked at rang in at roughly $2500, and the GFX card was ~$900 of that. and the processor was ~$1000. The memory 128gb was only like $250. way the world is I may never be able to afford an actual real NEW machine though.
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