I am looking to replace my current Dell Dimension E521 computer which is 8 to 9 years old. I have a pretty decent idea of what I would like to have in a new computer but have a limited budget.
What I would like in a new computer:
1) A Processor with at least 2.5GHz speed, preferably 3.0GHz or higher .
2) 8GB memory or higher.
3) 1 TB Hard Drive
4) at least 1 GB graphics memory and/or a video card.
From what I have been looking at online and in stores locally, I will either have to increase my budget or build my own!
So I need some help. Are there any computers out there that fit my wants, needs and budget? Or will have to look at building my own?
Laptop or Desktop? Desktop
My budget for the new computer is: $400
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? Mostly: email, web browsing, playing a couple games on Face Book and occasionally burning music to CD's or transferring/copying files from one disc to another.
What software do you intend on using on the computer? Not sure yet.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? No. Only on Face Book
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? I sometimes like to listen to Spotify while web-browsing, doing email, and social networking. Also I tend to have multiple web pages open at one time and switch between them.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? Just a few photos (Not many), maybe a few CD's worth of music.
Will you be overclocking? Do not think so.
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
How many monitors are you planning to use? Only 1 monitor
Do you need peripherals? OS? I have 2 external speakers and I think it is a sub-woofer, I will need a new key board and mouse. Would like it to have Windows 10.
Any particular reason why you are upgrading? Yes, my computer is 8 to 9 years old and loads up and shuts down SLOW!!