My budget for the new computer is: 1000
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? mail, web browsing, gaming, studies
What software do you intend on using on the computer? avast, google chrome, downloadable games, windows, microsoft office suite, adobe, mendeley
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? Yes. Large volume: Neverwinter Nights, Witcher, Starcraft, World of Warcraft,
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? If studying - then 3-5 programs at the same time. Otherwise, close when done using
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? Yes
Will you be overclocking? Not expected
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices? Jamaica
How many monitors are you planning to use? One
Do you need peripherals? OS? I think I would like an external drive - but worry about keeping it cool enough during storage (is that a valid concern?)
Any particular reason why you are upgrading? Current pc (OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, Dell Studio XPS 9100, Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, RAM: 6.00GB, Type: 64-bit Operating System) keeps freezing at start screen or at desktop screen, or when launching software. I used bleepingcomputer.com to assist, and it seemed to help but started again. I brought in a technician who tried everything (changing hardware, wiping pc, fiddling with bios) but the bleeping thing won't stay on . It's a pity. It's still young. And it was awesome when it worked. Don't know what the problem might be. A virus? A hardware problem?
My only concern is, if a virus, I have saved all the data on-line: could I risk putting a virus on my new pc when I download the data from my backup site?
So I think I need a new CPU only, but not sure since everything supposedly checked out fine. I don't think it could be a monitor problem.
Also, the new pc is to be used by an older person who does NOT like touch screens or anything too complicated. And what's the chance of this occurring again with a new pc?