Mesh for 1k or Dell or Evesham

  KBEARS 22:35 07 Mar 2005

Looking to buy a decent desktop for about £1000.
From what I have read so far my needs are.....
3.2 though preferably 3.4gh and above.
1gb DDR 400 memory.
200gb serial ATA fast hard drive or above.
17 or 19inch TFT DVI monitor.
128MB nvidia 6600gt pci express dvi.
DVD/CD Burner etc.
Basicaly it`s for general internet surfing and online gaming. dont download a lot. I`m hoping this spec will last a while into the future and if I have to then probably upgrade like an aditional nvidia 6600GT to run with the other one.
The above is very similar to a Mesh Matrix Vector, however I have not seen any reviews about it.
Still like my old Dell as it`s never gave me any bother, Evesham looks like it could be out of my range and the Mesh seems great value for money.
Please help as my head is about to explode with all the pc permutations!

  puma22 10:42 08 Mar 2005

I bought a pc from Mesh. It dint work and nearly 4 months later am still trying to get a refund. they have agreed to this but still waiting.
Replaced it with a DELL 8400. £100 more but it works great, has a wonderful screen- I upgraded to the better 17inch TFT(the one from Mesh had dead pixels!) There is a 3 year on site repair. It was also delivered quickly. Ordered on the Saturday got it on the Tursday. Aslo delivered in the evening. Can't fault them.
Hope this helps.
PS chose the system and barter them down. I got a discount of £100 and probably could have got more if I had held out.
Happy shopping

  KBEARS 11:10 08 Mar 2005

Thanks for the response Puma.
Am already leaning to a Dell 8400 with a 19" crt monitor to keep the costs down also dont trust flat panels with all these pixels burning out. Anyway the one thing bothering me about the Dell is the choice of grafics card. The 256MB ATI Radeon X850XT Platinum is out of my budget and the other two cards....
nVidia GeForce 6800 GTO 256MB and a
128 MB PCI Express™ x16 ATI Radeon™ X300 SE
Dont get all that good reviews and I`m worried about future and present gaming.

  claudine 12:10 08 Mar 2005

Kbears try doing what Puma suggests with dell. Phone them and ask how much a particular machine costs and then say "can you do a discount on this at all?". If you have children or you're a student you could ask if they do an educational one perhaps. I phoned three times about the spec on my dell quote before I went ahead to actually order it, and each time, even though I only actually asked the first time, they knocked money off the final price. In the end we were able to get a much better graphics card because it suddenly became more affordable. I normally hate haggling but this was all done very cheerfully

  KBEARS 12:23 08 Mar 2005

Thanks Claudine might just do that.
Have already dropped my spec again and am about the right price with the 256MB ATI Radeon X850XT Platinum. Bit of a compromise but will have to go with it.

  CustomPcs 15:57 08 Mar 2005


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  KBEARS 16:33 08 Mar 2005

Sorry but spoke to Dell and got a great deal.
I agree it`s better to speak to the manufacturers personaly and try to haggle!
I`m now awaiting for delivery and cant wait to get my hands on it.

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