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Purchase Template -- $600-ish desktop for home use. Fast and upgradable.

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#1 steelfixer


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:44 PM

Thanks in advance for any help:


Laptop or Desktop?

-- Desktop

My budget for the new computer is: 

-- Up to $700

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? 

-- Storing and watching music and movies. Internet. No gaming.

What software do you intend on using on the computer? 

-- iTunes. Office. Browsers.

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

-- No

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? 

-- Several open at once. Multiple tabs on browsers.

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

-- Yes. I would like to add an 8TB HDD for this purpose.

Will you be overclocking?

-- No.

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?

-- Illinois, US.

How many monitors are you planning to use?

-- One.

Do you need peripherals? OS?

-- No peripherals. Windows 10.

Any particular reason why you are upgrading?

-- I have a 2011 Dell Studio 8100. It's been fine, but is slower than today's PCs and can't take internal HDDs bigger than 2TB.

-- I'm not tecjhnically proficient, but good enough to add basic parts.

-- If they don't come in the build then I would plan to add an 8TB HDD, an SSD as boot drive, a second optical drive, a PCI card with extra USB ports and memory to get it to 16GB.

-- I have been looking at the ASUS, Lenovo and Acers on Amazon for around $500 but those don't seem to have room for more HDDs and/or optical drives.

-- I've also looked at Cyberpower and Cybertron machines but am not sure whether to trust them.


Thanks for the help.



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#2 Captain_Chicken


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:49 PM


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#3 steelfixer

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 08:00 PM


Thank you for taking the trouble to reply.


I have gone with the Acer.

Edited by steelfixer, 25 February 2017 - 08:01 PM.

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