**EDIT - I'm sorry I realized I posted it in the wrong area, I was looking at multipe forum areas at the same time, someone please move this for me**
I currently use two computers.
One is a Compaq/HP desktop with Windows XP; it's 8 years old. The other I have is a Dell laptop with Windows Vista; it's almost 6 years old. Long story short, I've seen various problems with them and know that I can't use them forever. I try to use them as long as I can.
The only two brands that I am familiar with is Dell and Compaq/HP. I was thinking about buying a different brand because I haven't had a good experience with my Dell laptop and have also seen complaints about them. It was also the first time I had a laptop and didn't care for it. I highly prefer a desktop.
Could you give me some brand names that you have had good experiences with?
And also the template for more info:
My budget for the new computer is:
Don't have one at the moment
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Web browsing, Microsoft Office, games (ones that are easy on the computer and ones that apparently hog the CPU), music (iTunes), photoshop; I also use a backup drive for my laptop and will probably use it on the new comptuer (it takes hogs the CPU also)
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Firefox, Microsoft Office, iTunes, Paint Shop Pro 7, various types of games, backup drive
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
The Sims 3, The Sims 2, the basic games that came with the OS (solitare, etc.), and old games that were originally meant for Windows 95/98
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?
Sometimes I run multiple programs at the same time
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Lots of music; sometimes photos
Will you be overclocking?
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
I would prefer to buy it online and customize it instead of going to the store and buying one
How many monitors are you planning to use?
One; has to be new
Do you need peripherals? OS?
Several USB ports (one for the printer, one for a mouse if I have to buy a laptop, and a few more), SD card, CD/DVD drive; I really want to hold out for Windows 10 because whenever I buy a computer, it seems like there's a new OS out or a new one getting ready to come out
Edited by a.h.h.10, 27 January 2015 - 08:03 PM.