Do you only plan to do your basic office work on you new
Desktop PC ?the usual Internet stuff -- surfing and email? If that is all you want a new PC for than any processor will work for your computer needs. But...
...desktop PCs today can be custom-made for an assortment of uses. You can buy a media center PC that is exclusively built to watch and edit movies, rip music, etc. Gaming enthusiasts can get a desktop computer that enhances their game play and provides the highest quality graphics and sound.
If you get a completely assembled PC these are the most expensive. The cheapest way to go about getting a desktop computer would be to purchase individual components such as; monitors, DVD/CD drives, motherboards, cabinets, from various manufacturers. This way you will get a fabulous custom made desktop pc that fits your needs and does not strain your budget.
There are many manufacturers out there who make custom desktop PCs. Examples of such manufacturers include Dell, Gateway, IBM, Compaq, HP, and Acer. If you want a fast mean machine, you can explore around and pick up amazing deals on ultra-fast graphics cards, sound cards and processors to build that dream desktop computer with.
Hunting for individual computer components is easy, and you can assemble your own PC. While doing so, make sure everything you buy has at least a 2-3 year warranty period. An ideal desktop PC would have a 2.4 GHz � 3 GHz chip as its brain, a 17� monitor, 256MB of RAM, a good motherboard and a standard keyboard and optical mouse.
If you want the perfect custom-built desktop pc you have to mix and match. It is also suggested that you invest in quality parts. Get good PC components, even if they are a bit more expensive.