recently my laptop has given up the ghost after a year and two months of heavy use, and along with that being repaired, I'm going to buy a new computer. The specs I'm showing are preliminary and I would like to hear what you think about them, and opinions on upgrading. I'm not looking to spend more than £1000. But if something really important, (you think), is a good idea then a can possibly spend I tiny bit more....
I'm buying from a, (what I've heard), reliable, good company called Golden Electronics, who you may have seen on eBay, they sell a lot of stuff there...! I'm going to be buying the different parts seperately, (ie monitor and computer), and the computers specs are going to probably be:
Processor: AMD64 Athlon X2 4200+ 1Mb cache
Memory: 1.0GB DDR 400mhz
Hard Disk Drive: 200GB IDE ATA133 8MB buffer
Optical Drive: 16x Sony Double-Layer DVD+/-RW
PCI-Express Graphics card: ATI Radeon X550XT 256MB PCI-E TV/DVI
Operating System: Geniune Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2
Sound Card: Audigy Soundblaster 7.1 24-bit
Accessories: Firewire Card
Internet and Networking: PCI Wireless 802.11G card
Peripherals: Wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse
Warranty: 3 Years Standard Warranty
Case: Thermaltake Tsunami Dream (550W PSU)
That comes out to a reasonable: £844.95.
I think that that is a good price, and it would be coming in this case:
A Thermaltake Tsunami Dream, which from what I've heard is a solidly built good looking case.
I am then buying the monitor from SCAN computers, which is a very reliable, (reasonably well known), company based in Bolton. The monitor is a Hyundai B71A, (I think), and I feel it goes well with the Case, and it looks great, (previous experience).
I think that's everything. Please let me know what you honestly think, oh yeah, and I'd be getting the case without the window probably, (unless you can convince me otherwise), as I personally prefer it that way...
Oh yes, and if you think that XP Pro X64 is a good investment let me know, its only a £10 extra, but apparantly there are issues, (?).