Buying a New Computer

  butterflylost 22:21 25 Jun 2010
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Hey, I am buying a computer for around £600-£700 with moniter, operating system, speakers etc. I was thinking about PCSpecialist.com (any advice on them?). Could someone suggest a set up for me?

Before you suggest it, I will not be building my own as I do not have to time or the energy.

Also do custom built computers get faulty more easily than branded computers like Dell and HP?


Thanks

  birdface 06:50 26 Jun 2010

A few reviews here for you to have a look at.

click here

  Kevscar1 09:13 26 Jun 2010

Just remember small specialist companies make a lot less profit than the big boys. Having to do repairs/replace parts therefore cuts into that profit a lot more than for the big guys which could explain why so many of them have such a bad rep for after sales service.
After my last two experiences I will never buy from one again

  butterflylost 10:49 26 Jun 2010

Huh, I read mostly postive reviews on pspecialist.com. What type of brand do you recommend I should buy then?

  john bunyan 11:20 26 Jun 2010

Many people reccomend Novatech, who will customise.

  butterflylost 13:36 26 Jun 2010

Hi foudn this set up, what do you think about it?

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8Ghz 9MB 125W SKT AM3 RET, Manufacturer Supplied Cooler, 4GB DDR3 1333 Cougar Extreme Memory, 250GB SATA Hard Drive, No addition secondary hard drive, No addition third hard drive, Asus M4A87TD/USB3 870 4xDDR3 S3 AM3 ATX Motherboard, 512Mb GT210 PCI Express Nvidia DDR DVI, 3016DR Black/Red Midi Case with 450W PSU, CiT 500W Black Edition PSU, DVD+/- RW - 20X Samsung Lightscribe, 19 Inch AOC MONITOR 916SWA, Standard Keyboard and Mouse Set, Integrated Sound Card

For £600.81, anything I should change?

  ukpostcode 15:38 26 Jun 2010

We bought from Novatech last year.
Had a few extras added at a low cost.
Excellent service & the pc runs very well 16 hours of the day.

  onthelimit 15:52 26 Jun 2010

2 PSUs?

  AL47 16:33 26 Jun 2010

What do you want the computer for?

You have a hexacore there is quite over kill unless you use heavily multi threaded program

  butterflylost 21:39 26 Jun 2010

Just a bit of gaming but mostly homework. Should i get Nvidia GT210 or ATi 5450?

Mmmm... an extra PSU with case?

  AL47 00:41 27 Jun 2010

I would not go with that CPU and graphics card..

The NVIDIA card isn't good.. infact it'd be better to ck with the 965 be and a 5770 card or better.. not sure how expensive those options are

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