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I am looking to buy myself a new computer (asking from an xp right now...). It would need to be fast and within my price range, which I have set at roughly $0-600. I am planning on running software, such as Sibelius 7 (computer requirements), EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra (Tech Specs on same page), Blender, photo and video editing software, Visual Studio, and other similar software. I have never used a computer fast enough to do all that I wanted, (for instance, Houdini Software hardly worked), and don't want to end up with another computer like that.

Does anyone know what the best option would be for me? At first I was looking for a Windows Tower, but I don't care about the operating system or computer type, just so long as it is fast.

Does anyone know what the fasted computer I could get in my price range would be?

So far, the best reviewed things that have come into my price range (that I have found) are the two following:

AAC-X4 Desktop Computer

Acer AME 600 Desktop Intel® Core™

Right off the bat, my first inclination would be to go with the AAC-X4 computer, since it is on sale about $250. Yet I would prefer to get something from Costco, so I can return it if I decide I don't want it.

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closed as off-topic by Paul, nhinkle Oct 11 '13 at 5:06

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

"Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise." – gparyani Oct 11 '13 at 4:07
I would suggest reading the help article on what questions to avoid asking. Simply adding "this isn't about shopping or opinion doesn't mean it isn't. This question is primarily A) opinion-based B) about shopping suggestions, and is therefore off-topic. – Moses Oct 11 '13 at 4:35
"Does anyone know what the fasted computer I could get in my price range would be? Note: I am not looking for opinions, and I'm trying not to ask for specific shopping recommendations." I think you misunderstand "specific shopping recommendations". – nhinkle Oct 11 '13 at 5:06
If I changed it to ask, say, which processor was better, or similar, would that still be called opinion based or shopping specific @nhinkle? If so, what way could I change this question so as to make it acceptable? – SuperPrograman Oct 11 '13 at 22:41
The fastest computer you can get is the one that comes available a week after you buy one. – Daniel R Hicks Oct 12 '13 at 0:46

Every system has trade-offs. You can probably easily judge which things are better for you based on most of the specs. Here is a comparison of the CPU's:

Scroll down for details. Basically the i7 is a better chip, but the FX-4100 is capable of being overclocked.

Hope that helps.

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