New Desktop Pc.(What to go for?)

  hiwatt 19:43 27 Nov 12
Locked

Hi folks.I'm finally getting round to getting a new desktop PC for christmas.I don't play games at all.It's just for every day surfing of the internet,downloading music and watching the occasional HD movie.I want a good fast machine with a decent graphics card.I am hoping to spend around £300-400?I would appreciate some thoughts/recommendations.(A barebones system isn't an option for me!)I've had a look here http://www.novatech.co.uk/pc/ but don't see anything mentioned about a graphics card so would I need to add that?Would buying a Dell from a store like PC world get me what I'm after ?Any help/advice is much appreciated.P.s What OS would you recommend as up to now I have still been using Xp pro.Thank you.

  nickf 22:35 27 Nov 12

If your not editing photos/videos or playing games there is really no need to pay for a graphics card . you can spend your money on better RAM or CPU http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ConfigureSystem.asp?SystemID=1270 or slightly over your budget is http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ShowSystem.asp?SystemID=1271 , this one has a quad core CPU and plenty of RAM . Both come already loaded with windows & home premium 64 bit

  nickf 22:36 27 Nov 12

oops ! that should read Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Advertisement

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Honor 5X review: Hands-on with the new budget phone from Hauwei's young brand

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

You can now publish data visualisations to the web from Power BI

Complete guide to Apple's campus 2, everything we know about the new spaceship HQ, plus: new drone…