As far as RAM is concerned, it doesnt say about the upgrades on the website, I will have to go down to the store to look it up.
Anyway, with games I have a habbit of just picking one and playing it for weeks or even months on end, and it doesnt have to be very new either, so I guess that really isnt a problem then. The apps - I plan on running Photoshop, Illustrator, possibly Corel Draw a lot (maybe Adobe Flash later on, if we ever go as far as animation in the classes).
Now, the motherboard - Im not sure how that translates, but I have a hunch that it might be "Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2,66 GHz".
Hey, Strat. Good to see you.
Not heavy into games, you can get away with all you describe. You didn't name the motherboard and, as a general rule, more RAM is always better. 4 GB looks good. Can you expand if you needed more? THAT is where I would be looking. You are really fine if you just want to run daily apps, though. No worries there.
HD is always the least of worries. External USB or Firewire drives more than make up for smaller harddrives. If not into gaming, you COULD get away with a lesser video card. While I have a couple of ATI cards upstairs and in my office computer (and one at my feet!), I still prefer GeForce cards. Then again, I am a PC gamer. Again, more memory on the card is always a + but not necessary if you are just running basic apps.
Good build, says I. Nice to see you again.
Hi everyone! Ive been away, I know, so ill just say hi to everyone first...
Now, Im not sure if this is the right thread, but it seems to be roughly it, so heres my question to anyone that is up to date with computerish things:
Im buying a new computer. Ive been looking around a bit, and Ive got a few questions. First: the RAM. The best Ive found so far (in a pre-assembled computer) is 4GB. Is that a lot, or would 3 or 2 be enough for a computer that will probably be used for work first, and not too demanding games second?
Second, the graphics card. The package that Ive been looking at comes with an ATI HD4870 512MB GDDR5 - now, is that ok, not enough, or just right for what I described above? (If its too much then Im definately looking for something cheaper - half the price seems to be the graphics card)
The hard drive is 750GB, which to me (Ive had this same computer for many, MANY years now) seems like Sci-Fi. Personaly Id be content with half as much, tho Im not sure how that goes today.