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Need suggestions for a nice, durable, and fast Desktop

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LaitdeMiel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm thinking of purchasing a new desktop.

I'm not looking for a mega large desktop.
I'm looking for a small/medium sized desktop that's sturdy for drawing programs like Photoshop CS5 and Paint Tool SAI. I would love to find one that can process things pretty fast, since I'll need it whenever I'm drawing. I also play Minecraft and I can't stand 30 fps on my small 4-gig laptop hehehe. I'd like to stay any where around $2000-1500 for my budget.
(Does that seem a bit impossibruuu ; ___ ; ?)
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If this helps, my laptop is pretty sturdy. It handles my drawing programs quite well. It generates things fairy fast, but there a times where I can't stand the lag spikes haha. I have a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC.

AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile M500 2.20 GHz 4.00 GB.

DENKS! :heart:
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CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Take a look at Velocity Micro's systems.
Also NCIX is a great company. They're Canadian, but they now ship their systems internationally.

You should be able to get a nice small form factor machine (that will run your programs with ease, as long as you're not looking to upgrade too much in the future), for around $999 depending on where you look (ie. NCIX, Origin PC)
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PR-Imagery Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If your budget is $2000 then here we go.

Go here: [link]
And configure this:


Case: BITFENIX Shinobi Window Black Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, Steel/Plastic
Power Supply: ANTEC EarthWatts EA-650 Platinum 650W Power Supply, 80 PLUS® Platinum, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, 2x 8/6-pin PCIe, Retail
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt, LGA1155, Intel® Z77, DDR3-2400 (O.C.) 32GB /4, PCIe x16 /2+1*, SATA 6Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 3Gb/s /4, TB + HDMI + DVI + VGA, USB 3.0 /6, HDA, Wi-Fi, GbLAN /2, ATX, Retail
CPU: INTEL Core™ i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4 - 3.8GHz TB, HD Graphics 4000, LGA1155, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm, 77W, EM64T EIST VT-x XD, Retail
Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler, Socket 1155/1156/1366/775/AM3/AM2, Copper/Aluminum, Retail
Memory: CRUCIAL 16GB (2 x 8GB) Ballistix Sport PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
Graphics card: EVGA GeForce® GTX 660 Ti SuperClocked 967MHz, 2GB GDDR5 6008MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, DP + HDMI + 2 x DVI, Retail
1st hard drive: SAMSUNG 128GB 840 Pro Series SSD, MLC Samsung MDX, 530/390 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, 7mm, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail
2nd hard drive: SEAGATE 2TB Barracuda®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache
Operating System: MICROSOFT Windows 8 Professional 64-bit Edition, OEM

*what's not listed can be left at default options; feel free to add whatever you feel you need*

Total: $1608.24

Throw in a uber awesome IPS panel like so [link] for $319.99 and presto; one hell of a machine.
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DFX4509B Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A decent Optiplex with an i7 and 8 gigs of RAM and then install Win7 Ultimate on it.
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LaitdeMiel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind. :)
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pyrohmstr Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artist
To build your own or just buy one outright?
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:iconlaitdemiel:
LaitdeMiel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just to buy one outright :).
Which would actually be better though o_o? lol
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pyrohmstr Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Which is better as in which to buy or which is better build vs buy? Sorry, your post is a bit confusing :3
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LaitdeMiel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I didn't put more details haha.
I probably don't even know what I'm talking about lol.
But I'm looking for one with a better build vs buy. :)
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:iconlaitdemiel:
LaitdeMiel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*fairly -_-
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:iconlaitdemiel:
LaitdeMiel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*there are times = O =
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