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Help Me Decide On A New Desktop PC

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  1. MrBeastsOnToast

    MrBeastsOnToast Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi Guys,


    Im looking at getting a desktop for my office. I will be using it for c# coding, light photoshop work, general IM shit, and occasional light gaming (not too worried about playing things on ultra or anything like that).


    Im stuck between 3 options:


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoostorm-7877-0411-Premium-Desktop-Processor/dp/B00CP2FLGO


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoostorm-78...30-Windows/dp/B006ZINMP6/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_i


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCHW-COMPUT...ie=UTF8&qid=1386769529&sr=1-337&keywords=OCHW


    Im not the greatest with specs but understand the basics. However i would like some experts to give their opinion on what would be my best bet please.


    Thanks
     
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    Have you thought of builind your own pc? That way you can have exaclty what you want and normally the price is lower.
     
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    MrBeastsOnToast Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes i have, but with a huge product launch im doing at the moment i just dont have time to build one.
     
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    +1 to self build, it may look daunting if you've never done it but it's really easy, like a grown man's LEGO set.

    I've used dabs and overclockers, both have forums so you could post in them with a budget and people will reply with a build you could go for, one of them also give free delivery if you have enough posts.

    I would also recommend a processor with on-board graphics to help bring costs down further. I have an A-10 which I used for gaming with no issue, though it's worth noting that I don't play on highest settings anyway.

    EDIT: Took me so long to post I didn't see the reply lol
     
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    i will go with a MAC
     
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    Probably not in the OP's budget, last year when I was shopping for a new PC the comparable MAC model was at least double the price. Plus, you then have the headache of getting apps for OS X. Still, I would like to get a MAC laptop to tryout.
     
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    Get SSD Version And Install Another HDD As Secondary Storage
     
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    I would go with the first one. Compared to the others it looks like the only one with a dedicated graphics card. Plus it has more storage and more ram than the other two.
    It should be perfect for what you plan on doing with it.
     
  11. MrBeastsOnToast

    MrBeastsOnToast Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ive already got 2 macbook pros. One for business and one for DJ'ing. Reliable as fuck, but overpriced undoubtedly.

    This desktop is just for me to keep in the office so i don't need (or want) to spend another £2000 on a simple workhorse machine.