What Do I Really Need in My Computer ??
Updated January 2014

Well.... That depends on what you want to do, and how adventurous you are. Windows 8 has been out for over a year but it is a radical departure from what you have seen before. My first recommendation would be don't get too blitzed by the commercials and the hype and news surrounding new technologies and the new systems even though I think you should buy the new Multi-core processor Computer. This hype is here today, will be here next month, and you can bet next year. So think about what you really want to do with your computer and what follows are some suggestions of things to think about.

The Business Computer Typical Home User Graphics Designer Game Player
You need to do some word processing, Connect to email, connect to the local area network, budgets, presentations, research, and business tools and you want it kept to a minimum ? Budgets to do, homework, group newsletter, internet mail and chat, some fun games, greeting cards, mailing lists, keep good records, maybe watch a movie, and not spend a bundle. Need to be able to blend photos, colors, and images for logos, presentations, and poster design. Page layouts for annual reports and publications and brochures. Blinding speed, constant motion, and graphics capable of distinguishing 20,000 shades of red to keep up with the challengers.
Intel Core i5-2400 Quad 3.2 Gig
8GB RAM
1TB Hard Drive
DVD-RW Drive
Local Area Network Connection
Integrated Graphics & Sound
21 inch LCD Monitor
Windows 7 Business

Intel Core i3-2120 Quad 3.3Ghz
4GB RAM
1.5 TB Hard Drive
DVD Drive
Lots of USB Ports
Integrated Graphics and Sound

22 inch Wide Screen Monitor
Windows 7 Home Ed.

Intel Core i7-3770 Quad 3.9 Ghz
16 GB RAM
2 TB Hard Drive
DVD Burner
Network Card
1GB PCI Express Graphics Card
Dual 24 inch Wide Screen Monitor
Network attached Storage
Windows 7 Business 64 bit ed.
Intel Core i7 3960XExtreme Edition.
16GB RAM
Solid State Hard Drive
DVD Drive & Burner
Home Theater Surround Card
24 inch fast Monitor
Dual Crossfire Video Cards
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit ed.

Things to keep in mind are what you will be running on the computer. Games take up the most resources especially the jet fighter games where there is constant motion, sound, and even movie clips. You will also find that the difference in prices between hard drives is not much. Check on them. Windows will support the memory and if you have any extra dollars available, sink it into memory.

So, now you are ready, call me and let me build your computer.

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