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#1 Red Kelt

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:31 AM

My budget for the new computer is:

 

£1000

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?

 

Email, Browsing.

What software do you intend on using on the computer?

 

Win 7 or Win 8, is Win 8 anygood?

firefox

MS Office

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?

 

Only play Civ 3 periodically but would like the option to play recent releases.

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?

 

Probably run, Win, Firefox and outlook together.  Occasionally other programs.

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?

 

I don't suppose so but I do store a some



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:33 AM

I've been looking on the pc specialist website (UK).

 

A bewildering set of options on there, if you request your own build.

 

I want a 250gb SSD as a 1st drive.

 

This is what I currently have, is it possible to double the speed?

 

Operating System
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 965    47 °C
    Deneb 45nm Technology
RAM
    8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
    ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A79XTD EVO (AM3)    47 °C
Graphics
    PLE2407HDSD (1920x1080@60Hz)
    1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series (ATI)    51 °C
    1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series (ATI)    46 °C
    CrossFire Disabled
Storage
    931GB SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (SATA)    34 °C
    931GB SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (SATA)    40 °C
Optical Drives
    HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW CH08LS10 ATA Device
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C ATA Device
Audio
    VIA High Definition Audio


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:09 AM

What is wrong with your current machine?  Adding an SSD and upgrading your video card would be a sufficient performance increase and cost a lot less.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:17 AM

What is wrong with your current machine?  Adding an SSD and upgrading your video card would be a sufficient performance increase and cost a lot less.

 

After some consideration that is what I decided to do.

 

I've got a SSD on order.






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