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    Default New general home use / media pc

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    couple of mates both need the ageing 7+ year old desktops replacing but are both tight as fuck so im not building them one and usually i always use intel and would have said i3/i5 and went from there.

    anyway just come across this, seems very good spec for money (no OS) but as it close friends sure windows 7 will cough cough its way on to it if they go for this

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    8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM
    LATEST AMD RADEON HD8570D Graphics!
    1TB Hard Drive
    DVD & CD - RW Dual Layer Optical Disc Drive
    MSI A78M-E35 uATX Motherboard (Full specifications of this board can be found [Only registered and activated users can see links. ])
    500W Quiet Power Supply Featuring Large 120mm Cooling Fan
    High Quality Vantage RED Desktop PC Gaming Case with 3 x 120mm RED LED Cooling Fans.
    SD Memory Card Reader Built Into Top of Case
    Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
    2 X ULTRA High Speed USB 3.0 Ports
    4 X High Speed USB 2.0 Ports on Back Plus Further 2 On Top
    8 Channel HD Audio
    6 X SATA III 6GB/s Ports
    1 X PCI Express X16 Slot
    1 X PCI Express X1 Slot
    1 X PCI Slot
    2 X PS/2 Port (For Keyboard / Mouse)
    1 X VGA Port
    1 X DVI Port
    1 X HDMI Port (With Audio


    Thoughts asap please, general home office use, media watching, internet, porn, poss cctv stream from 1 x ip cam, no games but sure this will still be up to job, i believe processor probably similar to i5 2400 ??
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    Default Re: New general home use / media pc

    Oh both then happy with current keyboard, mouse n monitor at moment so says a lot lol
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    Default Re: New general home use / media pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Mobileman View Post
    guys n girls

    couple of mates both need the ageing 7+ year old desktops replacing but are both tight as fuck so im not building them one and usually i always use intel and would have said i3/i5 and went from there.

    anyway just come across this, seems very good spec for money (no OS) but as it close friends sure windows 7 will cough cough its way on to it if they go for this

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    AMD A8 6600K Quad Core Processor / CPU running at 3.9GHz (With 4.2GHz Turbo Mode!) - £75


    8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM - £70
    LATEST AMD RADEON HD8570D Graphics! - Motherboard VGA
    1TB Hard Drive - £40
    DVD & CD - RW Dual Layer Optical Disc Drive - £13
    MSI A78M-E35 uATX Motherboard (Full specifications of this board can be found [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]) - £40
    500W Quiet Power Supply Featuring Large 120mm Cooling Fan - £15
    High Quality Vantage RED Desktop PC Gaming Case with 3 x 120mm RED LED Cooling Fans. - £33
    SD Memory Card Reader Built Into Top of Case - N/A
    Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN - N/A
    2 X ULTRA High Speed USB 3.0 Ports - N/A
    4 X High Speed USB 2.0 Ports on Back Plus Further 2 On Top - N/A
    8 Channel HD Audio - N/A
    6 X SATA III 6GB/s Ports - N/A
    1 X PCI Express X16 Slot - N/A
    1 X PCI Express X1 Slot - N/A
    1 X PCI Slot - N/A
    2 X PS/2 Port (For Keyboard / Mouse) - N/A
    1 X VGA Port - N/A
    1 X DVI Port - N/A
    1 X HDMI Port (With Audio) - N/A


    Thoughts asap please, general home office use, hd video watching, internet, poss cctv stream from 1 x ip cam, no games but sure this will still be up to job, i believe processor probably similar to i5 2400 ??
    Priced up from Scan and it comes to £286 for the average Joe on the street - others may come along and say they can get them cheaper, but not that much cheaper really.

    £260 delivered all in and already built is very good.

    This is one of the reasons I got out of PC building for profit years ago - just no money in it any more.

    For what your mates need it for, it represents very good value indeed. It will deffo cover all their requirements.

    I know you said no gaming, but look what the CPU and graphics are capable of:

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    Default Re: New general home use / media pc

    good spec for the price, no hassle to build it for them, strait out the box.
    i think that board can use upto 2gb of the ram for the graphics if you wish for gaming.
    by the time you buy the bits its just not worth the price & hassle to build at that sort of spec.
    if they where going higher spec then i would al lways build my own.
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    Default Re: New general home use / media pc

    i would go to your local pc shop with this spec and see if they could do better or even the same easy to take it back

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    Default Re: New general home use / media pc

    Quote Originally Posted by dav View Post
    i would go to your local pc shop with this spec and see if they could do better or even the same easy to take it back
    the problem is that there is no real Trade Pricing for the local computer shop(you & Jo Bloggs can buy @ the same pricing as Most of the PC Shops), there aint any profit in doing that sort of build these days, i have been running a shop for nearly 25 years, long gone are the days of us making basic PC's
    & making a profit, i tend to buy in for the average silver web surfer the Zoostorm Machines, really cheap But Gaming Machines i will build to there spec.

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    yep if they wanted something more id make it for them, but for the money you'd struggle to find anything better pre built for that price

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    Default Re: New general home use / media pc

    just update on this , set it up today was well put together, cables pretty tidy etc and was up and running with no issues other than had to install using usb2.0 via zalman until OS was on and then driver disc

    blooming good spec for the money and well worth it for anyone wanting to upgrade from an older base unit

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