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Old 11-06-2005, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I am in the process of selling my laptop to get a desktop, I was planning to build my own but thats going to have to wait until my next upgrade.....I need it as I have far too much work on at Uni to be building my first PC. Whats the best alternative? is there anywhere on the net that I can have one custom built that you would reccomend....or is there any where I should get an off the shelf one? I know everyone on here says build your own, but that really is not an option, and I know everyone says never buy from places like PC world, but I bought my Sony Vaio from there and its been perfect, not a problem at all. I have about £800 - £900 budget for the whole package....and it needs tobe from the UK.

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Old 11-06-2005, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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anyone? please
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ok i went to pc world and i found a really good pc for 800 (from us dount have euro money sign). it'a a compaq runs on Windows xp home edition, has a really good amd 3700+ cpu, GeForce6200 pretty good card and if you want to play games this cardw il run them, 1 gig ram really fast, huge 320 gig HD, and a nice 17' flat screen monitor. aslo little features 7 usb connectors, 9 in 1 media reader, and miccrosoft works suite 8.0. i would buy this pc if i wasnt building my own.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/sto...fm=0&sm=0&tm=1
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Hi, thanks a lot for that...I will check that link out in a sec the only other thing I was thinking was get one custom built for me, this spec came to about £950 at pcspecialist.co.uk

CPU
AMD® ATHLON® 64BIT 3500 (Venice) 512kb L2 Cache (939 pin)

Memory
1024 MB DDR400 PC3200 WITH LIFETIME WARRANTY!

Motherboard
ASUS® A8N-E: DUAL DDR, S-ATA, x16 slot, 3 PCI etc

USB Options
SIX USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT)

Hard Drive
SATA 250 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache

Second Hard Drive
NONE

RAID
NONE

DVD ROM/Combi Drive
16X DVD ROM WITH 48X CD ROM

CD/DVD Writer
4x +R DUAL LYR DVD WRITER (16x +/-R) (& RW) + 40x CD-RW (£25)

Graphics Card
128MB GEFORCE 6600GT PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT

(SLI) Graphics Card 2
NONE

Sound Card
HIGH END ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL SOUND (RECOMMENDED)

Modem
NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND

Network Facilities
10/100/1000 NETWORK CARD FOR BROADBAND

Floppy Drive/Card Reader
INTERNAL 7 IN 1 CARD READER WITH 1.44MB FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

Case
Black Neon Bubble case + Neon Extreme Kit!

Power Supply & Cooling
Silent 550W PSU + 120mm Fan + 19.2 dBA CPU Cooler! Super Quiet! £39

Operating System required
MICROSOFT® WINDOWS® XP HOME (inc. original CD & licence) (£59)

Firewire & Video Editing
NONE

Monitor
19 INCH TFT SILVER/BLACK 1280 X 1024 RES. (£182)

Keyboard
Logitech® Cordless Internet Pro Desktop Keyboard + Mouse (Black) (£23)
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't buy from PCWorld they are Waaaaaayyy overpriced.

I've found two PCs that fit your price range and both have
3500+ Athlon 64
1GB RAM
Geforce 6600GT

However, one costs £888 and the other costs £799

The £888 system includes a 19 inch LCD and a 250GB Hard Drive:

http://www.pcnextday.co.uk/product_d...CSMD&pgroup=CS

The £799 system includes a 17 inch LCD and a 160GB hard drive:

http://www.gladiatorcomputers.com/Pr...=SearchResults
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey, thanks a lot for the help that sounds just what I am after.
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How much is (euro)900 is $ dollars?
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900 Euro's is about 1000 USD ($)

I have a budget of 900 GB Pounds (£) which is about 1600 USD ($)
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here is my computer

*80gig HD*
*1 gig of hyperX memory*
*3500+ amd 64bit processor*
*Fatal1ty An8 Mobo*
*x850xt PCIe 256mb*
*Black Shark thermaltake Case* (blue lights)
*Lite-on all in one CD-RW and DVD-RW*
*thermaltake Headsink for cpu* (HUGE) good cooling
*Thermaltake 500watt powersupply* VERY QUIET*

850 for this shipped 950 with HP 17inch LCD monitor
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