Selecting the correct computer Tags: New Build Office Systems Product Last response: September 12, 2012 5:37 PM in Systems Share reeldetermined September 12, 2012 12:33:06 PM I'm planning on buying a new desktop. I will run: Windows 7 Microsoft Office 2010 Music: listen to online radio Music: burn cd’s Internet explorer Typically I have open: Outlook, Excel 1-3 spreadsheets open Word 1-2 documents open Internet: Online weather open, online radio, 2-4 other sites open Future use, upon new computer delivery. Microsoft office professional project scheduler Residential building estimating software Cad Program What CPU I really need? Thank You in Advance: Lou More about : selecting correct computer Engima September 12, 2012 1:00:54 PM If your asking for advice on building a computer you need to post in the System's section and follow the template. Raiddinn September 12, 2012 3:29:10 PM I can build you a system here, but I need to know what you are looking at for budget figures and how important it is that everything goes really snappy. In particular, what CAD program and how much of the value of the PC to you will center on your good experiences with it. The name of the residential building estimating software would be nice too. Pretty much the entire price of the computer is going to be determined by what your CAD experience. If you weren't going to be using CAD at all, you could probably get by with a $250 - $300 DELL. If you want to be doing really high end CAD stuff, it will be quite a lot higher. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Mousemonkey September 12, 2012 5:37:21 PM This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed help selecting the correct power supply ForumSelecting a correct PSU ForumWhen i start my computer it display select correct boot device then press any ke ForumSlow scrolling while selecting ForumCorrect (optimal) memory for my motherboard? ForumCorrect Wiring for Case Speaker ? ForumSeeing If Everying Is Correct In My First Computer Build. ForumThe correct PSU ForumHelp finding the CORRECT not compatible driver for MS-6533e VER 10B ForumSelecting parts for new computer (One last question on Case) ForumNeed Enlightenment on Selecting the Right Router For My Needs ForumPlease help me in selecting the correct z68 motherboard for i5 2500k ForumExternal hard drive not showing correct gig capacity ForumNeed Help Selecting a Graphics Card ForumThe correct way to OC ForumNeed help in selecting gpu ForumWindows won't boot after Motherboard/CPU/RAM change ForumI shut down new computer, won't turn back on ForumGraphics card overheating upon computer boot up ForumComputer shuts down unexpectedly windows 7 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !