Looking for a new desktop - Need Advice/Recommendations
I'm in the process of looking for a new PC. My 6 year old Dell Dimension 4600 seems to be tiring and is frustrating the life out of me with the constant lagg. The processor just doesn't have enough power to perform how I would like it to.
My budget is around £1,000. I will be using this PC for gaming, general internet browsing and I will be using my Hauppauge HD PVR to record. Therefore I will be watching lots of HD videos. At the moment my current PC struggles to play 480p videos on Youtube while I've got a few extra tabs open! So I'm assuming I will need a high level processor to watch these HD videos extremely smoothly.
Ideally I would love to be able to be playing the likes of Football Manger, minimize it and still have multiple firefox tabs open, watching videos ect without too much fuss. I just want a machine which will be powerful enough to perform smoothly under multiple tasks.
Now are there any brands I should be avoiding such as HP or Dell? I must say though my current Dell hasn't let me down, it's just got old and slow for today's modern ways.
I've been told before I'd be better buying all the parts separately and building it up myself, problem is I wouldn't no where to start and I'm not sure how much it would cost to get someone else to do it!
Does anyone have good PC websites, for good deals, or a site where I can manually select each part I want my PC to contain?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, cheers.