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Hi, hopefully someone on here can help as there always seem to be some people on the site who know loads about computing. I currently have a laptop, but i'm looking to get a desktop pc, as I'm goi … Read More
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
Hi, hopefully someone on here can help as there always seem to be some people on the site who know loads about computing.

I currently have a laptop, but i'm looking to get a desktop pc, as I'm goi g back to uni to do my second architecture degree, and cannot bare to think about using CAD again on a laptop with a touchpad and small screen, I'm a bit out of touch with the world of computers at the moment, in terms of reasonable specs.

I would really appreciate it if people could recomend a good desktop to meet the following requirements. Cheers (and please don't suggest building one, it won't happen)

under £500 (with monitor)
decent HD space/capacity
very quick at processing, working (RAM: important quality so it can handle large CAD files without lag
I want it to be quick, but have no desire need for extra things like gaming graphics cards, or brilliant speakers, as I would not use them, so seems useless paying for them (needs to be be able to handle CAD rendering though
operate on WIndows 7
preferably good looking/smallish (As with my profession I am a stickler for design, and hate ugly thinks, I would have a MAC, but it's a hassle to get te programs I need for them easily.

Thanks again. Also if anyone can suggest somewhere to sell my laptop as well I would be truly gratefull (it's a samsung R60plus )
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
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P.s HD monitor if possible, don't know if that's asking to much for the budget, a preferably a decent brand. Thanks
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P.s HD monitor if possible, don't know if that's asking to much for the budget, a preferably a decent brand. Thanks


plenty of dell pcs with big monitors for 500

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspiron-560?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&ref=dthp


£509 with a 23" monitor upgrade (says full hd)

4gb ram, 64bit OS, 640gb drive, 2.93ghz dual core processor

(choose the 449 one and then upgrade the monitor)


keep your laptop, you will need it to take notes, and do some coursework at uni with

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