Buying a new computer

by astephy - 12/21/08 10:29 AM

In Reply to: Getting a new computer? Already have one? by TONI H

Good morning

I will be buying soon, however, as you well know, there are so many options that it is hard to know what you need.
I wouldf like to ask for a bit of assistance. I live in a small town, Wall-Mart is our big store, we do have a radio shack ( small ) and a Staples. I feel that my best resource is the Staples store but would appreciate some help in deciding what to buy.
1, I would like to be able to do some basic gaming " mostly for the grandchildren "
2, I would like to be able to do some basic picture re-work
3, I do quite a bit of surfing
4, I would like to be able to go on-line and watch a few of the tv chanels that are not available on our cable vision.
5, I would like to be able to use a office program, such as microsoft office or ?.

Can you please advise me on what I need for a hard drivem Ram, video card etc.
As well as anything spacific that I require in order to run my computer as a extra tv set . Not that I want this to be the family tv, just that I would like to be able to tune in to some, such as fast money or some of the other financial programs, preferably live.

Thank You