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Help choosing a new computer please!

Question asked by Tom Arthur on Mar 21, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 23, 2012 by Anna Wood


I'm in need of a new computer, and have been reading through the various threads here to try to make sure I make the right choice. I was hoping I could run a couple of different specs past you, really just for reassurance that i'm not throwing my money away.

I do quite a bit of rendering, and work with assemblies up to about 500 parts.

I'm keen to go for the latest i7 (for rendering), realise I need at least 8gb RAM, and am happy with one of the lower end graphics cards.

Other than this, my knowledge of the specifics is limited so I won't be building my own machine (having said that, i'm sure I could work out how to add RAM, or change a graphics card... both of these specs require me to do so)

My budget is £1000 inc screens, so lets say £8-900 for the tower (not much I know).

Here are the specs 2 different packages, I would very much appreciate any advice on which looks better for my requirements, and any other advice you might be able give.


The Zoostorm is £700, and I would change the graphics card to a Firepro V4800 for and extra £100.

The Fujitsu is £880, and I would replace the 4gb with 8gb of RAM for £30


Thanks in advance,





Zoostorm i7-2600 Quad Core

  • Intel Core i7-2600 quad core processor.
  • Processor speed 3.4GHz.
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM.
  • 2TB SATA hard drive.
  • DVD optical drives: Dual layer CD-RW, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM speed.
  • Nvidia GeForce GT 520 1GB DDR3.
  • 6 USB ports.
  • Ethernet port.
  • Wired keyboard and mouse.
  • 5.1 surround sound.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Premium.
  • Includes: Microsoft Home and Office Starter, Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Anti-virus and security, Disc writing.
  • Power saving facility.

Fujitsu Celsius W410 proGREEN Workstation

  • Intel Core i7-2600 processor 3.4GHz
  • 4 Cores / 8 Threads
  • 8MB Cache
  • 4GB non-ECC, 1333 MHz, PC3-10600
  • Configuration 2 x 2GB
  • 500GB SATAIII 7200rpm
  • DVD Super Multi
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64
  • ATI FirePro V3800, 512 MB