Alienware 17 R4 2017 review
I Know this question has probably been on here a hundred times, but I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a computer (£400 - £500), I do not need a monitor or anything else. I will also want it to be upgradable so that new games can be played in the future.
I purchased from click here , you can choose exactly what spec you want and what upgrade you want, and their aftersales service is very good.
AMD 64 x2 3800
200GB hard drive
16 x DVD-RW
Windows XP Home
By buying from a smaller company it is generally easier to upgrade, unlike DELL which can have some custom sized parts. The only problem with the above machine is that it has integrated graphics which will not run the latest games. However I have spent a little extra on getting a dual core chip. Alternatively you could have the following spec with is slightly more gaming orientated by you loose the dual core:-
200GB Hard Drive
Geforce 6600 PCI GFX card
Unless you are confident in knowing your abilities I wouldn't recommend a self build, it can be very frustrating. However if you relish a challenge give it a go. As most companies buy in bulk you will probably find that building your own won't save much money nowadays, in fact it can work our more expensive. Do costings on both options before deciding.
This at at the top range of my budget what do people think of it's spec for the price ?
Looking at the specifications, I would save a further £19.00 by not having Norton. Use AVG or Avast for free.
Novatech offer a fair range including barebone units with good aftercare service click here
how does this look for the price ?
AMD® ATHLON® 64BIT 3700 (San Diego) 1MB (Special Offer)
1024 MB CORSAIR DDR400 PC3200 - LIFETIME WARRANTY!
FOXCONN 6150K8MA-8KRS: DUAL DDR, SATA II, x16 slot, 3 PCI ETC
SIX USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT)
Hard Drive 1
SATA II 160 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache
Hard Drive 2
CD Writer/Combi Drive
16x +/- DVD WRITER (8x +/- Dual Lyr) (5x DVD-RAM) (40x CD-RW) (£23)
Graphics Card 1
512MB RADEON X1600 PRO PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT
Graphics Card 2
HIGH END ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL SOUND (RECOMMENDED)
NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND
10/100 NETWORK CARD FOR BROADBAND - AS STANDARD
Floppy Disk Drive
INTERNAL 23 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD FORMAT) (NO FLOPPY)
Memory Card Reader
Stylish Silver/Black Sigma case + 2 front USB
Power Supply & Cooling
Super Quiet 400W PSU + 120mm Fan + 19.2 dBA CPU Cooler! £32
1 Year Return-to-Base Warranty + 1 Month Free Collect & Return
Price (excluding VAT)
Total order price (Ex VAT)
Total order Price
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Just found this one.
Looks hard to beat at this price, and will allow you to upgrade. click here
As there are literally many thousands of combinations possible within your price range, it's probably better if you detailed precisely what you require the system to achieve.
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