Which Computer

  macdadi112 20:59 02 May 2015


My current pc is slowly but surely dying on me.

I'm after a new pc which can handle multiple applications open at once eg framemaker, dreamweaver and multiple windows of word and excel open at the same time. I've had a look at a few but get lost once I've read about the processor, ram e.t.c.

So my question to you is which computer would you go for considering my budget is £350?

Is there a place which you know that explains each part of a computer.. in layman's terms.

  wee eddie 22:46 02 May 2015

With the budget you have, I think that you are going to have to compromise.

On everything.

If you reduce the number of items to one, that you have a open at any one time, you may be able to get adequate performance at this price point.

  john bunyan 10:08 03 May 2015

Are you wanting a Desktop or laptop; new or used?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:15 03 May 2015

For that budget -

may be better off buying a base unit and keeping your current monitor mouse keyboard.

of doing an upgrade by buying a "bundle" of new motherboard RAm and processor to fit in you old case.

  macdadi112 14:23 03 May 2015

I am after a desktop and only after a base unit. I've been looking around and probably best to get a used unit.

I've seen a couple of i3/i5 on ebay some have 4gb and others will have 6gb. Some have dual core. Sorry I am a bit lost with all this language.

So what is it that ram does? What about the chips? Anyone come out with something they recommend?

  bumpkin 14:35 03 May 2015

On a lighter side click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:11 03 May 2015

Bundle click here capable of doing what you asked.

What is your current PC?


  bumpkin 16:22 03 May 2015

And money left over for a SSD.

  macdadi112 00:32 04 May 2015

My current pc is a hp and it's about 5 years old. Don't think you can do much to it as f ar as I remember as that's what I thought initially

I will get the name and exact model number once I'm home.

That link don't work fruit bat..

What do you think of a:

Dell OptiPlex 9020 SFF Desktop PC

Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 4th Gen @ 3.30 GHz   Memory: 12GB DDR3 Memory Ram

Hard Drive: 500GB SATA Hard Drive

Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

  rtp8™ 01:38 04 May 2015

Yes, that should serve you adequately.

  john bunyan 07:27 04 May 2015


Your budget was £350; that model is surely about £750 to £800?

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