I have been through the pre-built sites and through the part sites and creating a custom pc seems like the better choice... or is it?
Here is what I currently have:
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook
Intel Core 2 Duo t6400 2.0 ghz
285g hard drive
Basic off the shelf "hey I need a laptop" computer.
Here is what I use it for:
Photo storage (I have an external hard drive for space)
Small amounts of gaming (don't laugh.. like the Sims
The problem with this laptop is that it locks up constantly while I try to use my photo editing software. It's constantly hot and generally slow.
So if you had to pick parts for my new tower what would they be? I don't need or want to upgrade to something high performance that is super advanced. But I also want to feel like I am getting a faster computer that will last a couple of years and be semi up to date.
Or should I just get an off the shelf pc since I'm not using it for gaming?