PC for webdesign?

  Moon1980 09:35 03 Jul 2005
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X-treme R8


AMD Athlon™ 64 FX 57 Processor


Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional 64-bit Edition


Mainboard , GB LAN, IEEE 1394, SATA, RAID, SLI


2048MB DDR 400 RAM (PC3200) Memory


600GB Serial ATA (150Mb/s) Hard Drive (2x300GB)


2x 256MB nVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX - SLI


20" TFT Flat Panel Monitor (Analogue/Digital)


SONY 16x Dual Layer DVD-RW (R/W all standard formats)*


SONY 52x CD RW & 16x DVD-ROM Drive (Combo)


Creative Labs SoundBlaster Audigy 4 (Ext)


Creative Inspire T7900 - 7.1 Surround Speakers


ASUS WiFi 54MBps IEEE 802.11g PCI Card


Internet Ready V.92 56Kbps external modem


Network Ready integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet


Logitech Cordless Keyboard and Rechargeable
Mouse


FREE Microsoft Works 8.0


MESH ATX Mini Tower Case - Click for more details


Classic Warranty - 1 Yr Parts & Labour (Back-to-base


£2799inc vat click here


Not really bothered about cost, but would this deal with webdesign etc ? just starting a multimedia degree...


Thanks in advance..

  Diodorus Siculus 10:40 03 Jul 2005

Yes, but why spend so much?

  Pesala 12:18 03 Jul 2005

Try a Windows 98 Pentium II with a 15" monitor and a dial-up connection. Then you'll be sure your website is optimized for speed because the slightest delay will be so obvious.

  Moon1980 12:25 03 Jul 2005

Have a big grant coming my may and will be spending 99% of my time in front of a computer for the next 4 years so really thought i'd go all out and enjoy games and a friend said that it would be good for games.


Apart from that a PC is just a box to me and I just want to make sure it included the stuff I would need, so if it is good ill get it.


Many thanks..

  spuds 12:57 03 Jul 2005

One year back to base warranty for a computer system costing £2799.00. I think not, when you can purchase something better with a next day on-site warranty for far less money. If you intend going into web-design,especially if you want to make a business from it, then the last thing that you want is to say goodbye to your computer for a week or two [or even more] should breakdowns accure.

At the end of the day, it is your money that you are spending, but if it was me,allowing for depreciation, I would purchase something very much cheaper and allow for better design software with full system back-up.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 13:19 03 Jul 2005

£599 from PCW will be more than enough. You do not need huge amounts of power for web design. You are wasting £2200. If you want gaming then ad another £150 and for £750 you will have a perfectly acceptable gaming machine. Personally I would spend the grant on much more useful things like drink and debauchery.

G

  Forum Editor 14:03 03 Jul 2005

with every word that GANDALF <|:-)> said, except for one important thing.......

I also spend much of my time in front of a computer screen, and I design lots of web sites. Go for the best screen you can afford - you'll be glad you did.

  Dizzy Bob 14:22 03 Jul 2005

Agree with Gandalf <|:-)>, buy a cheaper PC, if from PC World will have on site service anyway, and then buy an X-Box for games.

Dizzy Bob

  Elyse 16:48 04 Jul 2005

I also agree. There's no need to spend so much, there are plenty of other pcs available that can get the job done just as well, for half the price.

  Moon1980 18:03 04 Jul 2005

Thanks for all your imput I ordered this this morning on advise from a friend, he said it has a great CPU and GPU for games ? but with the money i'm saving ill get an XBOX360 in November.


Thanks Again


X-treme R2 click here


AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+ Dual Core Processor


Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition


1024MB DDR 400 RAM (PC3200) Memory


250GB Serial ATA (150Mb/s) Ultra Fast Hard Drive


128MB ATI Radeon X800 - PCI Express, TV-Out, DVI


19" TFT Flat Panel LCD Monitor


SONY 16x Dual Layer DVD-RW (R/W all standard formats)*


Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS


Creative Inspire P5800 - 5.1 Surround Speakers


X-treme4 Games Bundle (see below for details)


Internet Ready V.92 56Kbps data/fax/voice modem


Network Ready integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet


Logitech Cordless Keyboard and Optical Mouse


ASUS WiFi 54MBps IEEE 802.11g PCI Card


FREE Microsoft Works 8.0


MESH ATX Mini Tower Case - Click for more details


Classic Warranty - 1 Yr Parts & Labour (Back-to-base)


£1199inc vat

  wee eddie 20:30 04 Jul 2005

Over-spent by about £300 but your peers will still be jealous.

Personally I'd have spent less and partied more> Alcohol is great for stimulating the grey cells. PC's are just the equivalent of a Navvy's shovel!

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