Need Advice on Windows 8 desktop
Hello here is some general info of my needs:
My budget for the new computer is: 1500 Max
What are the primary uses for this computer Mail, Word Processing, games Diablo3, Witcher 2 etc.
What software do you intend on using on the computer? Windows 8, multiple web browsers, Avast antivirus etc
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? Diablo3, Witcher 2
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? No, sometimes run four or five progams at once. Also have multiple windows open on web browser.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? Yes
I am in the process of researching a new desktop computer. I will be using it mostly for the internet, word processing and occasionally games (Diablo 3, Witcher 2 etc) I would like to use my 42 inch Panasonic 1080 TV for the display. I also will be using a Logitech wireless touchpad for Windows 8. I want to get good performance for games and other graphics.
I have listed following what I might purchase. I would appreciate opinions and suggestions. Also which of the two graphics cards would be the better choice.
Dell Price $1,274.99
Black w/19:1 Media Card Reader
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor (up to 3.90 GHz)
Windows 8, 64-bit, English
12GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs
16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW), write to CD/DVD 16XDVDR
2TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s 2TBS 1 [342-4107] 8
Nvidia GTX 660 1.5 gb or Radeon HD 7870 2 gb
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0+LE
Integrated 7.1 with WAVE MAXXAudio 4
Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
P.S. I am also looking at the XPS 8500 Special Edition which would cost more but gives be better options for the video cards. I just found an almost identical version of the XPS 8500 on Amazon for $979 just a lower end video card.