2nd Build update and Alternative Options?

by Vanillaman - 1/20/13 9:16 AM

In Reply to: Help and advice ... by Edward ODaniel

He returned to replace my original CD/DVD drive and to reinstall the graphics card from the first build. So now, the specs are as you see below. I didn't mention anything about gaming, since when I originally inquired, I explained that I was often working on web building, music and video editing with Adobe. When I questioned him about the tri-core being reduced to dual core, he said that the chip in the second build was better than the tri-core. However, over this weekend I have found my computer struggling to perform multiple tasks.

I paid £360 for this 2 months ago and I've had these problems since. I'm going to return it and ask for a refund and buy a computer from a more reputable retailer. I have narrowed it down to one of these 4. I know the RAM or hard drive may drop, but at least I can be more assured about quality:
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/s_action/compare/index.html

What do you guys think? Many thanks in advance.


SECOND BUILD UPDATED:
Processor AMD A6-5400K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics

Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 (Subscore 4.7: Base score 4.7 Determined by lowest subscore)

Gaming graphics 4095 MB Total available graphics memory

Primary hard disk 841GB Free (931GB Total)

Windows 7 Home Premium
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System
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Manufacturer MSI
Model MS-7721
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 1

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 1863 GB
Disk partition (C:) 841 GB Free (931 GB Total)
Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
Disk partition (E:) 229 GB Free (932 GB Total)

Graphics
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Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce GT 610
Total available graphics memory 4095 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 3071 MB
Display adapter driver version 9.18.13.1090
Primary monitor resolution 1360x768
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
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Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

Notes
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The gaming graphics score is based on the primary graphics adapter. If this system has linked or multiple graphics adapters, some software applications may see additional performance benefits.