My Desktop computer is 7 years old years and I've had enough!! There are so many problems with it: video card causing BSODs or over heating, programs running slow or freezing and recently problems with the ADSL USB modem which keeps crashing the computer on booting up.
So I've taken this opportunity to get something new.
Budget around 400 - 500 Euro. Primary use Email, some MS Office work, Photo Editing and video, Games, web surfing. Software Video making and Photo editing, MS Office 2003 (maybe 2010), WMP11, Firefox, Foxit Reader, Skype with video, Acronis Back-up software. GamesBattlefield (these type games)Programs running at same timea few, e.g. Listening to music with WMP11 or VLC Player with maybe Excel and Firefox also running. Store music and photos Yes, but these are mainly on an external drive.
I'm not exactly sure if to go with AMD or Intel. Asking around many say Intel and so far it's done well for me. I have found several computers so far that could be interesting:
Asus X53SV-SX598V, HP Pavilion G6-1274SL, ACER ASPIRE 5552G-N834G75MNKK, ASUS K52F-EX561V, ASUS K53E-SX058X, ASUS K53SC-SX304V, HP 630 A1E21EA, SAMSUNG NP300E5A-S03IT
Here is a link to a local shop which does online sales as well and where you can find most of these above computers.
Thank you for your help and advice. Please remember I'm in Italy.
Edited by English Teacher, 21 November 2011 - 04:59 PM.