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Purchase Template: First time buyer, need some advice :)


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#1 SNarloe

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 06:19 PM

Laptop or Desktop? - Desktop

My budget for the new computer is: up to £1600, but I could stretch more if necessary.

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Looking to use it for gaming (MMORPG's etc.) and photo editing.

What software do you intend on using on the computer?

Photoshop elements 14 at the moment, open to suggestions.

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

Mmmorpg's, strategy, fantasy etc.

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 do, but can stop if it's a major issue.

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

Combination of the two.

How many monitors are you planning to use?

1

Do you need peripherals? OS?

I do, any suggestions?

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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 09:14 AM

Monitor size and refresh rate is? 60 Hz is normal, 144 Hz ones require much more GPU power.

 

And buying from United Kingdom I suppose?


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#3 SNarloe

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 09:56 AM

Buying from UK yea :)

I've been looking at the IMac 5k 27", and I Might get it, but if I could get something else at a smaller price - I'd be happy :) monitor size doesn't bother too much, I just need good resolution :)

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 10:48 AM

Beating iMac 5K is quite easy with that budget: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/kn2Hf7

 

Add case and monitor. GPU is quite cheap as other and much better ones are coming.


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 11:06 AM

Don't forget at least one if not two usb ext HDs, and Macrium Reflect, for your restorable backups.


"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

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