I've had enough & the GF has discovered my older dual core laptop which she says goes like whizz on her stupid facebook flashplayer type games. So we need a 'new' tower for her.
Have keyboards/mice & a few PSUs here. She already has a fairly decent monitor (mind you I'd like it..). And several full size tower cases as well. Official XP is the latest discs & Office 2003 (which is good enough) we have here. Suppose Win7 might be useful. Dunno.
So bang for my buck please. In many ways I'm tired of mucking about (don't mind on mine) & rather have it known good & working. Seen a couple of zoostorm barebones for same damned price as the mobo bundle alone.
Yes I am being lazy but I'm a bit thin about what happened between dual core porcessors & the i3/5/7. To shut things up I wouldn't mind if it came with a blu-ray player in it, but not if it's as much as stand alone which frankly we could both share. I'd rather not spend anything like the £300-that was earmarked for a tablet also mostly for her benefit & a quieter life for me.
Primary uses: bloody FB, some basic photoshop, magazine editing, usual office stuff. Suppose a SSD would be handy but all the HDDs we have here are old IDE rather than sata. Mind you I could stuff the lot into the 6 bays the server case offers!
what she has now:
venice cpu athlon 64XP o/c to 2.4Ghz, 2GB ram with an asus 4650 1GB AGP card ASUS - - ASUS AH4650/DI/1GD2
blasted usurping laptop:
Acer Support: Aspire 5630 Specifications on 4GB ram & Vista
Whatever we go with it needs to outperform that laptop because it's mine & I want it back.