How Much Performance is Enough For Your Needs?

One of the most common myths surrounding computers today is just how much horsepower you need to run your everyday tasks. When you go into the average big box store and start asking questions it is their mission to only let you out of the door once you have bought a computer with so many bells and whistles that NASA could call upon you to land the space shuttle. The truth is, it all depends on what you, the user, intend to use your machine for, but one thing for sure is that nearly everyone pays for a lot more performance than they may actually need!

If you are a casual user that is really just reading up on the news on a few sites, checking on your email and maybe goofing around on Facebook with your friends, you really do not need that monster custom system! For a casual user the following is good enough

  • Dual core processor, 4 GB of RAM, 250 GB hard disc drive. A small video card can help for those news videos if you really want to splurge.

How Much Performance is Enough For Your Needs?

If you are a user that likes to mess around with video or sound editing, perhaps some Photoshop work or sizable software programs the following would be pretty good bet.

  •  Quad core processor, 6 GB of RAM, 500 GB hard disc drive, and a slightly above average video card will take you a good long way

If you are a hard core multitasking machine, or an orc slaying legend of gaming, you are that small percentage of users that really does require lots of juice to keep that edge on your rivals. At very least you will want this…

  •  Upper end quad core processor or greater, at least 8 GB of RAM, but preferably 16 GB. A solid state hard drive, and a video card that can handle any sort of online graphic environment, heck, even two video cards working in unison is a great idea. There are a million little things to add here that can up the advantage as well.

If you are unsure just how much firepower that you want or need for your next system the technicians at PC Geeks in Allen or Frisco would be glad to help you find a system that will actually meet your needs rather than pad a salesman’s pockets! We also service surrounding areas such as McKinney, Little Elm, Plano, Lucas, Fairview and many more.


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