38 months ago
My wife has a first gen i7 that's has served her well for many years but it's just too slow now. I'd love to surprise her with a new PC for Christmas.
Uses: She does game so lets just say it's a gaming rig. However she doesn't need anything like 60fps @ 1440p Ultra settings. Let's just roughly say it should usually hold 60fps on High (not Ultra) settings for modern games. Also she does a lot of work using the Silhouette Studio and our robo-cutter which is kind of a cross between Illustrator and CAD. Along with that she uses Photoshop now and then. She's constantly printing stuff. Oh and she loves having a million browser tabs open continuously =)
SSD: She's often reading and writing large files. I love my SSD and know she will love it too.
Case: I know it's kind of personal but it's cool; throw in a case... I can always change it.
Do NOT Need:
- Monitor, keyboard, mouse, optical drive, speakers, headphones.
- $750 USD and please try to stick to it... I know it's easy to go over. If you must go over I'm willing to consider it but say why. What will that extra money really buy me? Is the extra cost really worth the added performance?