What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? Anything online, photography work in Photoshop and Aperture, some small amounts of web development and programming for the theater where I work, some games.
What software do you intend on using on the computer? Adobe Photoshop CS4, Apple XCode bundle, Firefox . . . erm, I don't know what else. Probably Microsoft Office.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? Some, but nothing too crazy. Probably the most computer-frying game I would play is Minecraft.
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? Yes - for much of the work I do, I need several intensive programs open at once.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? Yes! Both! I have a quite substantial classical music collection and a similarly substantial photography collection.
I was looking at this guide to the best new desktop computers - is anything there the type of thing I am looking for? I have used plenty of desktops and laptops, but this is my first experience actually shopping for my own desktop and now I'm a little overwhelmed.
Thanks in advance for any replies, advice, recommendations, and jokes!
Edited by Al1000, 23 March 2018 - 10:31 AM.
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