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I am currently looking to replace my laptop for all the everyday tasks I have to do at home as I realized that the laptop doesn't get moved as much as it was intended to.
At first, I was looking for a guide to build my own PC, because I have no clue how it works and everybody is saying how much better it is to build yourself compared to buying a complete desktop. It was there that I noticed buying a set desktop isn't that much of a bad idea as I thought it would be.
And now I really need some tips on what I should pay attention to when buying the machine, especially in terms of price comparison and quality components.
I'll give you some criteria and my needs:
- I'm a college student, so it should obviously run all the microsoft office software and having it included when buying the machine would be a nice plus.
- light gaming; I like to play League of Legends atm so it shouldn't have any problems with that.
- an SSD for the OS and most important software and data; have it in my laptop on top of a traditional HDD and I don't want to miss it
- lot of multitasking
- watching movies from the hard drive, streaming series, streaming movies, managing my music and all this casual stuff.
I guess my point is, which CPU would be good enough? Is it possible to replace the CPU in a set desktop once it gets old, slow or breaks? Which graphic cards are good and what do I need?
I started looking on the Dell website. Is it any good? I basically have zero experience with desktop manufacturers so I don't even know where to start looking.
Would be so cool if you could help me. Sorry for my poor knowledge about this topic. Bear with me.