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Im looking for a decent computer for me and my girlfriend,

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I'm looking for a decent computer for me and my girlfriend, she uses computers for the typical stuff, web browsing and listen to music and sharing pictures. I enjoy playing games, like starcraft and civilaztion and even age of empire, I'm no where near a hardcore gamer so it doesn't need to be a massive gaming computer, which computer do you think is best for us?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 1 year ago.

The-PC-Guy :

Thanks for using JustAnswer. My name isXXXXX will do whatever I can to answer your question

The-PC-Guy :

before I can reccomend something for you I need to ask a few questions

The-PC-Guy :

do you prefer a laptop or desktop?

The-PC-Guy :

what is your budget?

Customer:

Desktop

Customer:

Between $500 - $1500

The-PC-Guy :

my first reccomendation would be if you can wait until black friday which is around thanksgiving

The-PC-Guy :

and system that you would get would be 20 - 30% cheaper

The-PC-Guy :

which means you would be able to get a better system for your budget

The-PC-Guy :

now

The-PC-Guy :

do you have a particular brand preference or are you looking to my experties?

Customer:

Hp, I've always used that brand and have never been disppointed with it

The-PC-Guy :

ok

The-PC-Guy :

just looking at the hp site.

The-PC-Guy :

i would recomend starting with these specs

The-PC-Guy :

Processor

The-PC-Guy :

at least Quad I5

The-PC-Guy :

but can be an I7

The-PC-Guy :

I7 is the latest

The-PC-Guy :

but I5 will be enough for your needs

The-PC-Guy :

I would reccomend

The-PC-Guy :

sticking with windows 7

The-PC-Guy :

if possible

The-PC-Guy :

because windows 8 is full of bugs still

The-PC-Guy :

memory

The-PC-Guy :

you will need at least 4 GB

The-PC-Guy :

but 8

The-PC-Guy :

would be better

The-PC-Guy :

the more you have the more programs you can have open at once

The-PC-Guy :

and the faster the machine will run

The-PC-Guy :

for graphics

The-PC-Guy :

you are best off with discrete graphics

The-PC-Guy :

that means the machine doesnt use the built in graphics but has a separate graphics card

The-PC-Guy :

which they install for you at the factory

The-PC-Guy :

for hard drives

The-PC-Guy :

the standard is 500GB or 1TB these days

The-PC-Guy :

that is plenty of space

The-PC-Guy :

I have a 1TB full of music and videos/games and its only about 20% full

The-PC-Guy :

so you will never run out of space

The-PC-Guy :

Memory and hard drive are always easily upgradable

The-PC-Guy :

ojk

The-PC-Guy :

here is one I found off hand that has all of these specs and more

The-PC-Guy :

ok

The-PC-Guy :

for a monitor

The-PC-Guy :

you should be able to use your old one if you have it

The-PC-Guy :

should be compatible

The-PC-Guy :

but I would reccomend getting a newer one

The-PC-Guy :

if you want to take advantage of all of the latest specs

The-PC-Guy :

such as HD

The-PC-Guy :

and blueray/ ect..

The-PC-Guy :

any questions so far?

Customer:

I actually had in mind to use my new tv as a monitor, that's why I'm looking for a desktop

The-PC-Guy :

ok

Customer:

No, actually that's perfect, the computer you showed me is exactly what I'm looking for.

The-PC-Guy :

do you know what ports the tv has off hand?

The-PC-Guy :

ok

The-PC-Guy :

great

Customer:

Had the hdmi and usb ports,

The-PC-Guy :

ok

The-PC-Guy :

the video card in this computer has HDMI

The-PC-Guy :

so that would be the best option for the best quality

The-PC-Guy :

if you want to use that

The-PC-Guy :

if you need further assistance I will be happy to provide it. Otherwise please rate my service when you are ready

Customer:

Perfect, thank you very much you have been more than helpful :)

The-PC-Guy :

you can rate my service with the smiley faces at the bottom of your screen

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