Looking for a new pc soon

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  1. burner1's Avatar

    burner1 said:

    Default Looking for a new pc soon

    I'm looking to do a new build in the new year as I've got an open university course to do and I think my current system (AMD XP2400) is a little dated anyway.

    Anyone recommend a supplier of a one stop shop sort of thing for getting enough components to put together a system for around £400-500, or even a pre-built system inc. monitor? (I've looked at neo but not a lot there at the moment).

    I know prices will possibly fluctuate by Jan/Feb, but more interested at this stage of actually finding someone who comes recommended at this point.

    There's no-one local really apart from Maplins and I've pondered buying in components from ebay and here and there, but looking to a possibility that something may go wrong, I really don't relish arguing the toss between a supplier of one component and supplier of another as to what component is faulty etc.

    Prefer a 17''+ TFT, dual core based system if poss.

    Thanks for any pointers.
     
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    broona said:

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    If you're not going to be doing much decoding/encoding/gaming, I'd be tempted just to buy a cheap Dell, reasonably priced with decent backup. Take a look here - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
     
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    ZEbbEDY said:

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    have bought a few systems from these before, no probs
     
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    Gherkin said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZEbbEDY View Post
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    have bought a few systems from these before, no probs
    I will second these. Have bought many parts and they have always been great!
     
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    C3Grimmy said:

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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] found these great & cheap
     
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    tiggerbiker said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZEbbEDY View Post
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    have bought a few systems from these before, no probs
    i hope they are ok,
    i just ordered a barebones system on the strength of your recomendation

    the price is right anyway
     
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    lloydi said:

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    ccl been about for years mate,you should have no probs
     
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    tiggerbiker said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydi View Post
    ccl been about for years mate,you should have no probs
    right enough m8.

    bits arrived yesterday (as promised), system built up and now flying along - well chuffed
    thanks everyone
     
  9. burner1's Avatar

    burner1 said:

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    Thanks for all the pointers chaps, still looking but will go for something soon (And thanks to carlover for the PM's mate, appreciated).. as I have to buy pre-built for the grant purposes and not a component option apparently I've had a look at a site that lets you 'make' your own spec PC from drop down otions and then gives you the price, inc. build/vat/del etc.

    This is what I have my eye on as it's just about my max limit (I've already got a decent floppy, DL dvd, sound card and cooler spare so I'd probably swap them out)

    Intel® Core™2 Quad Q8300 (4 X 2.50GHz) 1333MHz FSB/4MB Cache

    2GB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz(2x1GB)

    ASUS® P5QL: DDR2, SATAII, PCI-e x16, 3 PCI, 2 x PCI-e x1

    8 x USB 2.0 PORTS (6 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD

    1st Hard Disk
    160GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

    2nd Hard Disk
    320GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

    Graphics Card
    1024MB GEFORCE 9500GT PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT

    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

    Network Facilities
    ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT

    Memory Card Reader
    INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD, MS, CF, SD, etc)

    Case
    Stylish Silver/Black Trident case + 2 front USB

    Power Supply & Case Cooling
    350W Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

    Processor Cooling
    STANDARD CPU COOLER

    Monitor
    19 Inch Wide TFT Silver/Black 1440 x 900 5MS, D-Sub, DVI, Audio

    £561
     
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    Greyfox said:

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    Looking pretty good m8 and should last yu a long time. Btw have you got a link to that 'make your own' pc site?
     
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    burner1 said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyfox View Post
    Looking pretty good m8 and should last yu a long time. Btw have you got a link to that 'make your own' pc site?
    HI mate, it's this one in the link.. got some good reviews from the likes of PCPro etc. as well:

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    B B Leo said:

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    what operating system m8 you opt for m8 ???
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    burner1 said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    what operating system m8 you opt for m8 ???
    I didn't mate, keeps the price down, and I've a legit copy of xp pro and Vista here so will initially be trying them both to see which one sits better for my needs (if it's xp, hence only the 2 gig ram)
     
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    B B Leo said:

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    i running 2gb and i dont know if its just enough on my lappy , cs4 and other stuff
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