My Dell E1505, which I've had for 3 years keeps blue screening, freezing up, giving me tons of problems. It might be time to get a new computer.
I'm leaning in the direction of purchasing a desktop. Portability isn't really necessary for me AFAIK
, and the added power appeals to me. Also, I'd like the possibility of running WoW (not currently a player) or COD. Things like that. Basic college stuff and maybe a few games. I'd err on the side of buying too much computer, personally.
I've been searching New Egg's gamer PC lineup, and to my untrained eyes (I don't know much about computers) the prices look great.
My basic needs are as follows:
- Fast, I hate anything slow
- Enough space on the hard drive for school work (I don't edit images,
- download movies etc), but 500GB sounds about right.
- basic software (Office), lack of bloatware
- with wireless card
- I'd probably also like to find good speakers...I love good sound
My laptop was 1.6ghz 1gb RAM 120 SATA hardrive, so pretty much anything performance wise will be an improvement.
Can anybody help me out with beginning this? I don't know the first thing about building a computer.
Would it be better simply to purchase from a dealer, with everything assembled? How much assembly would be required with a PC purchased from New Egg or other such retailers?
My desired price range is ~$800.
thanks so much, and I hope I can learn something!