Morning Chronus, apart from the hard drives, I intend to start totally afresh. I may some time use the case and other bits I have, moherboard, CPU etc., to make myself more familiar with the internal workings of a computer. In the meantime, I want to get away from this wretched laptop to something a little more responsive. I'll have a look at Ebuyer
Abel no offence taken..sniff. The only thing with Novatech is the useful instructions that come with a motherboard bundle or BB bundle. Although have never needed their help I've heard they're excellent over the phone. There's an AMD one that's a tenner cheaper in the list. Remember to add an OS and a Sata optical drive. So long as you're not a heavy gamer! Over to the other members with their thoughts. :)
I called Novatech this morning, feeling a little inadequate about asking such basic questions on this Forum. Given the usual press 1 for this etc., I considered my question to be of a technical nature so that was the option I picked. I was greeted by some supercilious bloke called Richard who, when I asked my question, went on to tell me I was effectively wrong in contacting the techies option and should have selected the option for sales. He then went on to provide the answer to my question, about which I cut him short and rang off. Bad customer care!
I have heard very good reports about Novatech on this and other Forums, but I'm afraid if I had to deal with the Richards' of these organisations I probably wouldn't go back. I do sincerely hope I don't have to ask them any technical questions, if I decide to buy from them