Advice needed for the new PC I want to buy

  Keeno316 10:05 01 Jun 2009

Hi Guys.

I am planning on buying a new PC. My current Dell Dimension 2400 is over five years old and its Pentium 4 processor is starting to grow tiresome. I am near filling its 80gig of Hard drive space also. Its very slow. And as for the 750megs of Ram. Well....

So, I have decided now is the time to buy a new one. I have spent the past week getting advice from Dell, but nothing beats getting an unbias opinion from those who know what they are talking about, so here is the Spec of the PC I have finally decided upon.

Dell Inspiron 546 - £399 before customised

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 - English
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core 5400 (2.8GHz, 512kx2)
Microsoft® Office 2007 Home and Student - English Added - £70
1 Year Limited Warranty - Collect & Return
Dell IN2010N 20” Widescreen Consumer Flat Panel Monitor - UK
4096MB Dual Channel DDR2 800MHz [2x2048] Memory I added extra RAM £30
500GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
Dell Multimedia USB Keyboard Black - UK/Irish
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
No Security/Anti-Virus Protection - English
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
No Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
19-in-1 Media Card reader
No Modem
Services & Software
No Accidental Damage Support
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
Also Includes
Inspiron 546 Minitower with Black Bezel
Inspiron Desktop 546MT Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)
English Documentation
Inspiron Desktop 546 MT Order - UK
1Yr Limited Warranty - Collect & Return
Piano Black
2 Meter Power Cord - UK

Total - £499

I have speakers from my old PC I can use.

My use for this PC will be storing my digital photos. Storing my camcorder home movies and burning them. The odd game (premier manager, sims). Surfing the net with talktalk broadband. storing, listening to music. typing letters.

I look forward to your advice guys.

Thank you.

  Keeno316 11:03 01 Jun 2009

Anyone able to help?

  ^wave^ 11:22 01 Jun 2009

i would try and hang on till windows 7 is here

  Keeno316 11:24 01 Jun 2009

Is that a forumer?

  Keeno316 12:56 01 Jun 2009


  retep888 13:43 01 Jun 2009

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If you can hold on to your old monitor,I think this one is more appropriate to you.

1.It has a bigger hard disk. has 3GB ram already which your Windows can only use, you don't need to pay extra £30 for something can't be used.

3.It has a better Processor for your computing purposes,should be keeping you happy for another 6 years.

4.It has a separate Graphic card(more superior to the integrated one on 546)

5.Should you want to have a new monitor later on, a 22" wide screen only cost a shade over £100 click here

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