If you are in the market for a new computer, there are so many to choose from it can be difficult making the right buying decisions. Whether you have your eye on the bargain end of the market and are looking for cheap desktops, or whether you are going more for the top of the range computers, there are a plethora of systems and models to choose from.

What are your Requirements?

Many people will say that your budget predetermines your needs when it comes to finding the right desktop for you. However, by understanding exactly what you want your computer for; can determine how much you pay. For example, if you are looking to use it for gaming, then you are going to need quite a high spec model. Whereas if you are looking to use it for browsing online, checking emails, social networking, or running a home based business, then you can probably use a machine with a lower level of performance. Therefore determining your needs will define the price range that you will need to pay.


Set a Budget

Once you have made a decision as to what you need in a desktop PC, then it is always best to set a budget. This budget however, does need to be realistic. For example if you are looking for a high spec gaming computer, then it’s hardly likely that you are going to pick a brand new model up for anything under £1000. However you don’t need to pay anywhere near this if you are looking for cheap desktops to browse the internet or check emails. By setting a realistic budget, you can then start to search online as to what’s available in your price range, with the specifications you want such as memory, graphics or monitor size.

Operating Systems

The next thing you should determine is what operating system you want your desktop to run on. Basically this boils down to the age old argument of Mac vs PC. Some people believe that Macs are easier to use than PC’s. However although availability for the Windows operating system is far more extensive than that of the operating system for Apple, Macs are generally more expensive to buy.

Making your Choice

By now you should have a short list of about two or three desktops depending upon the above criteria. Your choice could be down to specifications, make, or purely aesthetic reasons. Now you need to make your final choice. Take a look online and visit review and price comparison sites to see which desktop is constantly rated better and where you can get it at the best price. Also look at who offers the best warranties and after care service should anything go wrong.

On the whole you are looking to get the best specifications at the best price for your needs. A good desktop should easily see you through two or three years, so by going about it systematically, you should be able to find the right computer for you and therefore make your investment worthwhile.

Guest Post by Jack. He’s a content writer and currently working for an online shop for desktop computers. SCH Trade specialise in cheap desktops at competitive prices.