I recently read somewhere that "gaming" computers are not necessarily the best bet for running software like this, I don't know if it's true. I know that I will need to have a "good" processor, a "good" amount of RAM, a "good" cpu speed, and a "good" graphics card. The problem is, I don't know what is "good" for these specs for the programs I need and what's overkill. I guess basically I need something "powerful" for cheap. My current laptop, an HP Pavilion, runs all of these programs comfortably (most of the time). I believe it has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB Ram, and some NVidia GEforce 8 or 9 series processor. I feel like going with a desktop I can get way more power for less cost (the aforementioned laptop was $1800 in 2008).
Hard drive size is not very important, and I would prefer to get something smaller if its cheaper. I would like to spend under $800, the smallest amount of money the best. I thought this one looked good, it was suggested in another thread: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883155176&nm_mc=AFC-Bleeping&cm_mmc=AFC-Bleeping-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA
But I'm wondering if there isn't something better out there that doesn't come with a mouse and keyboard and 1TB hard drive, I don't need any of those things.
Anyone have any advice? Or better yet links to where to buy desktops like this?
Edited by bjamessuchy, 24 July 2011 - 07:49 PM.