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#1 Ross TPO

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:58 AM

Hey guys,

My PC is on it's last legs so I'm looking to upgrade. Basically all I use my computer for it internet browsing, watching films, streaming live football games, playing Football Manager and doing basic Photoshop work. So I'm not looking for anything over the top - just a nice little system that is FAST and can handle doing more than one thing at once.

I'm maybe pushing it a bit but say a £500 budget? If anyone could make any recommendations, I'd appreciate it.

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#2 babicz


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:10 PM

If you're using photoshop, you might prefer to have at least an i5 processor, which will put you around the 500 mark, which isn't too unreasonable of a budget. However, if you're smart with your money, and seeing that you probably only need a new tower, you could most likely stay under 500.

On the other hand, you might just get away with an i3, which will sit well below 500. Ask around about photoshop performance with an i3, or Google it for that matter.

Good luck! You're on the right track.

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