I have a new monitor, so just need help on getting a new `tower`.
1st off. Presumably i'd be better off going to an independant supplier, rather than PC world or any of the other multiples. (unless there is
a decent pre-built set up, that you can recommend?)
I don't want to go down the `mac` route. atm we're on Vista & IE, which seems to be ok & what we're used to & presume Windows 7 would be fine?
I'm a complete techie dinosaur so don't really know what i'll need, or what to specify!
(& what NOT to get or be persuaded to get)
2nd. It'll be used for surfing the net, my wife uses Microsoft office, excell spread sheets, word..... & watches a few tv programmes but I guess 70% of it's use will be for photo editing & storage, (atm I have an 8gb external for backing up important pics)
The PC is over 4 yrs old, the C-drive is nearly out of memory & it's VERY slow. I know i've heard that `memory` is cheap these days, but tbh probably best to fully upgrade now rather than getting someone to add memory & try to speed this thing up in the short term?
Hopefully in the near future i'll be getting a D800, so will presumably need a decent PC set up to work with the pics & 1 or 2 TB storage especially shooting RAW.
We'd like a DVD to DVD writer/copier if poss, as well as card-reader.
Presumably anyone `building/supplying' PC's would understand what I need, but i'd like to make sure by asking what you guys recommend so I can specify those.
Hopefully the new PC will be more than adequate & something that'll last us 4+ years.
Spoke to our son (who `games`on his PC) & he said possibly to go; Windows7, an i7 processor and no less than 16 GB of RAM?
Is this correct & what else is there to add/think about?
Also, what sort of ball-park figure should I be reckoning on? Â£Â£Â£'s
Thanks in advance for your help/ideas.