Laptop or Desktop? Desktop PC
My budget for the new computer is: $500. PC only. Don't need monitors, input devices or printers. Don't need anything other than OS.
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? Shipping, inventory management, photos, music and product photo editing. Will be used for online E-Commerce business. Less than 30K/ year in sales.
What software do you intend on using on the computer? Win 10, I have office 365, Paint Shop Pro X9, email, QuickBooks or similar.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? No 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? Close most of them. just leave multiple browsers open
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? Yes. I currently use about 250GB for music and images.
Will you be overclocking? Not sure there is a benefit for me at this time.
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices? Ebay. Been looking at Asus M32-AS51 and M32-B12. I understand these are more towards gaming but like the graphics but not sure if I need a separate graphics card.
How many monitors are you planning to use? I run dual monitors all the time.
Do you need peripherals? OS? Just WIN 10. Not sure what version I need, Professional, home, etc. I run 2 networked business color laser MF printers.
Any particular reason why you are upgrading? I have a user built AMD A10-6800 4.10GHZ PC with 8GB of DDR3 RAM. MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 (MS-7721) (P0) Motherboard. I run Win 10 Pro 64bit. I have two 250GB HDD's. My main partition is completely full and affecting my performance. I need a 1 TB HDD so I can maneuver better for work. some processes seem very slow and I'm sure my older memory is an issue.
I'm not happy with the performance, slow start up and HDD and memory limitations. Thinking a newer PC could heal some old wounds. Am I wrong?
Thanks for all you do!!!!