I'd like a decent/moderately powerful desktop for work purposes as well as leisure usage that would get me through my final year project/thesis as well as to be used at work/home office. I intend to do side freelance engineering works. Size does not matter. Quality and price however, does.
My budget for the new computer is:
Somewhere around $1500 USD. Less is better. But I understand the limitations.
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Mail, web browsing (research), engineering/3D analysis, engineering design, music, movies/videos, no games at all.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Microsoft Word and Excel, Finite Element Analysis software, 3D modeling software ie: SolidWorks, ProEngineer/ProMechanica, Autocad Autodesk 3D etc.
And of course, internet browsing for research purposes.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Not at all.
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?
Maybe 2 or 3 programs but I make it a point to limit my multitasking and clear off any unused programs/windows.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Edited by Wan Djawad, 04 June 2011 - 10:49 AM.