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Old 08-06-2006, 06:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have found a site that is offering me this PC:
3800 Dual Core X 2 Processor
128 MB Nvidia 6100 Graphics
512 DDR 400 MHz Memory
80 GB Hard Drive
52 X Cd Writer
10/100 Ethernet
6 USB 2.0s
Front USB & Audio Ports
3 Year Warranty Included

for 310 pounds? I will be using the PC for schoolwork, multimedia and for the game World of Warcraft.

Do you think that is a good buy? Or should i look at others, id like links and i am from England with a 300 pounds budget...

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Old 08-06-2006, 06:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sorry thats not a very good computer (6100 is an integrated video chipset)

if you want a good deal, you should the comp together yourself. we'll tell you which parts to get. like the idea? if so, give us a good british site for parts and we'll pick the parts from there and give you something for your budget
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doesn't sound bad although most people here would advise you look at the new conroe and allendale processors from Intel if possible. that computer should be adequate for your needs although i am not 100% sure how the onboard 6100 graphics will do with WoW. you may have to get a new graphics card to make it playable
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the 6100 integrated video is about the best for on board so it should play it... but as nitestick said... you might want to look into a video card... also might want to look into another 512 stick of ram later on. but for your budget it seems like a decent system. do you have a link? I'd like to see what kind of slots it has... PCIE or AGP, etc...
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i believe the 6100 chipset has pci-express
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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here's a comp for around 300 pounds... its better than the one you have up there..

X2 3800+ (1st one on page)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aCP_2d166_2dAM

asus m2n-e
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aMB_2d147_2dAS

x1600pro
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aGX_2d117_2dSP

1gb patrio dual channel ram pc5300 4-4-4-12
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aMY_2d002_2dPA

WD 80gb HD
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aHD_2d023_2dWD

antec tower/PSU
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aCA_2d052_2dAN

dvd-wr
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aCD_2d059_2dLO

total: 354.50 pounds + VAT

slightly more than the other one.. but a lot better...

(more ram, an actual video card, dvd writer, and quality parts)
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Thanks all guys, i am considering designing the PC myself but my parents are a bit worried about it, its there cash lol.

http://www.pcoption.co.uk/pcbaseunits/index41.htm

Theres the link for the PC i was offered, i alraedy have a stick of 512 RAM at home which i may be able to use.

Anyone know any PC's that are pre-built that i could buy?


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Old 08-06-2006, 01:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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He could install a new graphics card in it once the PC gets to him...
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