My dad needs desktop for photoshop, and illustrator usage (at least cs3).
he's not in for gaming, but for only designing.
this has to do with his job, so he needs decent computer.
I was thinking of getting same pc for my dad, and what do you guys think???
I am currently using Acer ax3300-u1322
Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core Processor 620 (2.60GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Memory: 4GB DDR3
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA
Graphics: Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9200 (for mine, I upgraded to HD5570 LP graphic card)
Drive: 16x DVD +/- R/RW Super Multi Drive
Since you already have a similar setup, try using the "Smudge" tool to lighten/darken areas, with a medium to large diameter in Photoshop. This test will indicate the processing speed of the computer. If you are happy with the results, then your decision is made.
Regarding monitors, I have had fairly good luck with Dell. It's always better to visit a store and check out the picture yourself before buying. HP is fine too.