I am not at all technical, although I've learnt such a lot here. I am desperately in need of a new desktop and have been doing a lot of searches to get ideas and opinions - whilst these have been extremely helpful, all in all I've become a bit confused and as I would like the system to last me for quite a while I'd like to 'get it right'. I wish I could build my own, however that is not an option, although I could get it put together locally if I received enough help with all of the 'bits' I'd need to purchase.
The two local shops leave a little to be desired in my mind and I would rather not purchase their ready built systems.
At this point I use the computer to hang out here and surf a bit, some admin work, some study. Do a bit of desktop publishing. Maintain a small database. Have large files of photos, though don't personally do any videoing (may do so in the future), don't use at this time to view TV or movies (may do so in the future). Don't do any gaming. To some extent my use has been limited by the fact that the current system is way out of date with little option for upgrade, so I would like a system that can handle some media stuff (good sound, video playback, etc).
I am contemplating the system below and would opt for 2GB ram. Please also check out the 350B4 and give me an opinion. I really don't know what I want! I want to try to optimise my future needs and I don't even know what they are.
I realise you're all pretty busy (and also pretty!!) and I'd greatly appreciate any advice, suggestions and help offered.