Finaly ordered a new pc after looking for hours upon hours . il keep an update through the whole process, 12 - 15 working days though :(
Processor (CPU) INTEL® Core 2 Duo E6300 (2 X 1.86GHz) 1066MHz FSB/2MB L2 Cache Memory (RAM) 1024 MB CORSAIR DDR2 533MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x512MB) Motherboard HIGH END ASUS®: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA, x16 slot, 2 PCI, etc Operating System NONE USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD Memory - 1st Hard Disk 80GB SERIAL ATA HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7200rpm) 2nd Hard Disk NONE RAID (HDD 1 & 2) NONE 1st CD/DVD Drive 16x +/- DVD WRITER (8x +/- Dual Lyr) (5x DVD-RAM) (40x CD-RW) (£18) 2nd CD/DVD Drive NONE Graphics Card 256MB GEFORCE 7600GT PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT 2nd Graphics Card NONE Sound Card INTEGRATED 6 CHANNEL (5.1 SURROUND) HIGH DEF. AUDIO Modem NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND Network Facilities ONBOARD 10/100 LAN PORT (ETHERNET) AS STANDARD Floppy Disk Drive NONE Memory Card Reader NONE Case Stylish Black/Silver Sigma case + 2 front USB Power Supply & cooling 500W (Peak) Super Quiet Dual Rail PSU with 120mm fan (£25) Firewire & Video Editing NONE TV Card NONE Monitor HIGH END TFT: 19 INCH SILVER/BLACK: 8MS + DVI! (£125) 2nd Monitor NONE Keyboard & Mouse Logitech® Internet Keyboard + Hotkeys (Black) (£6) Mouse Black Logitech® Premium Optical Mouse (£5) Speakers NONE Printer NONE Surge Protection NONE Webcam & VoIP NONE Anti-Virus NONE Office Software NONE Warranty 1 Year Return-to-Base incl 1 Year Free Collect & Return: £5 Delivery Next Working Day Insured Delivery on Completion of Order (Free) Quantity 1
What operating system are you going to put on the machine, as this could add another £60/£100 plus on the cost.Would it not have been wiser for the supplier to have installed the O/S, so that you would have had a fully 'straight out of the box' working unit?.
I ordered from pcspecialist on 12 October - delivery was to be 12 to 15 working days - ie 3 Nov. So far they have kept me up to date with progress - its in the testing stage at present. So its fingers crossed for the weekend!!