I am now in the market for new desktop - and I am really seeking some advice on what to buy. My computer needs are very simple (I think).
I practically live on the internet - so a good processor is a must, but I also play a lot of games and my current comp is running the radeon 9000 graphic card (or something like that ) and is nowhere near powerful enough. I had looked at the Dell XPS 700 as a possiblility - but that was really just my first port of call.
My computer is also my stereo - so in addition to good graphics capability, I really need blisteringly hot audio - there is an argument that says this is more important than the graphics package.
Finally, we don't own or watch TV in my house - but we do watch a lot of DVDs and subscribe to online movie services so something that can stream effortlessly would be a huge advantage. I know that the streamig thing depends upon the website and your broadband speed, but I do think the computer plays a large part too.
In terms of budget, I really don't mind what is recommended - we don't use Macs though - but I'd be willing to consider them of course - as long as I can transfer all my old movies files over to it! We have a huge external harddrive - so while I'd prefer a computer with a lot of space - It's not the end of the world if it doesn't
I'll use the existing monitor, keyboard, mouse etc - but also willing to consider any recommendations for the full package.
I do hope this is enough to go on and hopefully it will spark some lively debate. But if you have any questions - just ask.
For information, I bought my current decktop about 5 years ago - it is still running Windows XP!!
Edited by malcolmlusby, 29 September 2010 - 01:24 AM.