Laptop or Desktop? Desktop
My budget for the new computer is: undecided
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? Web browsing, photo storage, simple online games
What software do you intend on using on the computer? Open Office, MSE, MalwareBytes, several browsers (Firefox, IE), Adobe Flash Player
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? Some games, mostly simple online games like Candy Crush and games at royalgames.com
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? Not too many running at once. My current Task Manager shows around 41-44 things going, but most are probably "essential" things.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? Oh, yes!
Will you be overclocking? What's that?
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices? Would like to purchase at a big box store
How many monitors are you planning to use? one
Do you need peripherals? OS? Probably should get at least a new monitor. Not sure on what OS would be best. I'm so used to Windows 7, but it will probably be obsolete soon.
Any particular reason why you are upgrading? Current system is Windows 7 - 64 bit. It's getting slow.
Here is the current system's specs:
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo, 1.8 GHz
RAM - 3.00 Dual Channel, 332 MHz
Motherboard - HP XU1 processor
Graphics - Intel ® express chipset
HD - 977 GB Samsung ATA device
Optical Drives - TSS Tcorp CD/DVDW ATA device
Audio - High Definition device