I am a graphic designer and video editor I just looked for the best thing that would do the trick in your price range not being in the UK I have limited places to look. What do you want me to explain you did not make it clear you wanted to learn all about computers. This has the best processor 4 cores a great graphics card for design Photoshop etc.. and 8 GB of memory with a large hard drive, it will blow your old computer out of the water!!
This one has an even better graphics card but a smaller but faster hard drive:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Freshtech-Motherboard-Performance-Certified-Barracuda/dp/B00IOQZQ7O/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1429816905&sr=1-2&keywords=computer+core+i7+graphic+designIf you explain what you will do with it that can help but either of these would be awesome for graphic design. Also this one you can purchase without the system if you want to stay with your Windows 7 disks you already have
Hello Jess and thank you for helping. Yes, I still need help. I don't know what exactly to look for when buying a new computer. I know it needs to be able to run programs like:
But I also want it to be able to save lots of photos (such as JPEGS) and lots of adobe illustrator/photoshops files (.ps / .ai files)
I will also be using the computer for leisure purposes, so it will need to be able to handle having a web browser (and multiple tabs open) at the same time. So I can listen to some music on youtube (for example) while simultaneously using photoshop.
I don't know whether I need an intel i7 processor for this sort of speed? Or would an i5 be suffice? Do I need 1 or 2gb of dedicated graphics (do I need them at all?) And regarding RAM, would 16gb be enough, or would 32gb be overpowered for what I need?
Thank you for any help you can offer.
Fantastic Jess! I am very grateful to you; a brilliant answer that has really helped me. I needed someone to explain these things for me and you've done that for me really well.