it needs to be able to run google sketchup well http://sketchup.goog...py?answer=36208
and various other programs, preferably without getting too expensive. I don't remember what my desktop uses now or what kind of processor it has, but if it actually really matters I can find that out for you when I get back. all I know is I took the worst graphics card selection available because I planned to upgrade. the pc is about a year old.
-3D class Video Card with 512+ MB of memory or higher. Please ensure that the video card driver supports OpenGL version 1.5 or higher and up to date.
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