Help finding powerful new PC at a decent price

  Homer J Simpson 00:58 04 Feb 2004

I'm after a new PC, budget is £1.2k. I'm after the best deal (obviously)

I'm after a new PC that must have: -

19" screen (not necessarily flat)
3 Ghz or higher processor
1 Gig of DDR Ram
80 Gig Hard Drive (7200 rpm) or anything faster
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Office 2000 Professional
A decent CDR/RW but nothing too fancy
A 1.44” Floppy Drive
A decent graphics card but nothing too fancy
A decent soundcard but nothing too fancy
At least 4 USB 2.0 ports
Microsoft Natural Keyboard (not wireless)
Microsoft Optical Mouse (wireless)
3 Year Warranty (On site preferred)

I do not need: -

A printer
A DVD Player or burner
Any form of video editing software

Any good sites out there?
Any other tips/advice would be great too.

Cheers in advance,

  Homer J Simpson 01:00 04 Feb 2004

The best price I've got yet is about £655 for:-

Simple case, nothing to fancy
Gigabyte GA-K8N Motherboard (for AMD 64 processor)
AMD 64 3.2 Ghz
1024 MB PC3200 Ram
120 GB Hard Drive 7200 RPM + 8 MB Cache
1.44 Floppy drive
8x Raedon 9200 SE 128MB Graphics Card
Artec 52x32x52 CDRW
Separate 5.1 Channel PCI Sound Card
PCI ADSL Modem + 1 Microfilter
Additional 10/100 Lan Card
IEEE 1394 Firewire PCI Card
19" SVGA CRT Monitor
500 Watt PMPO subwoofers
1 Year Return to base warranty

Seems good to me, what do you think folks ?

This is from click here, anyone know if they are any good ?

  byfordr 07:24 04 Feb 2004

click here select home and small office, evalue code 200 d53rev At the moment it comes with 1gb of memory, 160gb hard drive, 9800 ati pro, xp pro, Microsoft® Office 2003 Basic: Word, Excel and Outlook and a 18" tft flat screen. A lot of pc for £1313.65 inc vat and del. The hard drive upgrade is on its last day and the double memory deal run of on 25th. You can upgrade to 4 year onsite for £50 which they refund. All in all a lot of computer for the money. £100 over your max budget...but may be worth a look


  haircut100 09:42 04 Feb 2004

You can probably get the spec you are after and still have change from a grand as long as you are happy with a CRT monitor (a 19" TFT one will set you back around £400!)

  Homer J Simpson 11:11 04 Feb 2004

thanks byfordr.

haircut100, I can't build my own PC, I don't have the know how. Do you know if I get what I am after on the net anywere ?


  haircut100 12:02 04 Feb 2004

Hi HJS, there are plenty of ready built systems out there well within your price range for the specs you want.

Funnily enough, it is very simple to build a PC from scratch, my electrical knowledge was limited to changing a plug but I managed to build one, but like you I would rather buy ready built nowadays!

  db0967 13:41 04 Feb 2004

I've just ordered a system from Holly Computers. Their web site allows you to vary the configuration extensively. 3 years on site support, and good prices too.
click here

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