Thanks in advance for any help:
Laptop or 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?
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?
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
-- Illinois, US.
How many monitors are you planning to use?
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.