What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
The purpose for the new desktop will be to stream movies of up to HD quality over my wirless network to my ps3 flawlessly and without lag. My movies will be stored on my 1tb external hard drive and connected to the computer. (the hard drive supports usb 3.0 if that is important.) I have a netgear wireless g router but will be upgrading to a wireless N and am open to suggestions if anyone knows of a brand that might work better with the ps3.
I will also need the ability to rip dvd/blue ray to the computer or external hard drive.
This will be the most tasking job that my computer will need to do other than normal browsing and such.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
I tunes, media coverters, ps3 media serer or tversity, will not need fancy office stuff. Not sure what else is relevant
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Wife and kids do games online from facebook or other sites other than that we are mainly ps3 or 360 gamers
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
Try to only keep the programs open that i need. Not super savy with computers so im not sure if the media serving would employ just one program. Looked at startup program list on current pc and thats a nightmare to look through. Startup programs on new computer will definately be the first thing i look at so i know what is necessary.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
I bought a 1tb external hard drive in order to keep that stuff off my computer.
Edited by brandt35, 05 January 2011 - 01:56 AM.