Need new computer. Has money to spend. Want advice from bigger geeks that I am myself.
My mac is 8 years old and starting to fail. I've lost the ability to have more than 1 internal HD and it's all slowing up. I've cleaned out my machine, reinstalled firmware and done the business trying to fix it. No gain, move on.
What I want: (prices in euro of what my budget is)
Good PC - up to 1,600
Gaming set up mostly, with a good processor. I'll want to render video and use some heavy CPU design software. 8GB graphics card and ability to install at least 2 HDs. SSD for windows install and software/games - standard HD for files. I'll want a motherboard with availability to add extra's to it later. I'll only have 1 screen directly plugged into the PC. The more USB ports the better! I connect like 9 things to mac at present (scanners, printers etc).
Need everything, I am changing from a mac so I don't have any old components to match into this.
I asked David for advice on a rig two years ago and like a champ he just reeled off a lovely machine with powerpacks and everything. That would be amazing.
Surface Pro - up to 800
I want something that will double up for a few uses. I'm looking at using the Surface Pro as sort of a drawing tablet, second screen, and for it to be portable and replace the need for a laptop which I can take with me when needed. So I guess I will need a software and some sort of dock for it.
So, for example what I want is the ability to drag a file I am working on from the PC to the surface pro make some changes with my pen / using it at as drawing tablet and then drag it back seamlessly to carry on working on it from the PC, if that's possible?
I've looked at software like Synergy and Spacecake. Anyone actually tried this and has some experience to offer on what I am looking for? When it doubles up as second screen in the dock, it would be ace if I can move the mouse across to it and interact with it. If I cannot, that's okay - it doesn't matter too much.
The tablet doesn't need to be a powerhouse I guess, I'll want to spend as little as I can get away with on it. I'll want to remote connect it to the PC and use the PCs power I would think for the most part, it does need some power to be able to run adobe software and use it on the go though.
Screen - 500
Already decided. Dell UP2716D. I need good colour balance for my work.
Happy to build it myself, I know what I am doing there. All in all I am looking to spend about 3G euro for the PC, Tablet and Screen. That can be stretched higher is needed, and if it can be done cheaper, fantastic!
I am looking for a beasty computer. With a lovely screen, which can interact with a surface pro as a second screen / drawing tablet. With the Pro also doubling up as a 'laptop' for design work only.
Computer needs to be of a spec for gaming and design. So good everything I guess. I have about 3000 for all three, if you have better idea's of distributing the budget than I penciled in above, feel free. It can be stretched if required.
Thanks a lot guys!
Edited by Cupe, Thu, 13 April 2017 11:52.