Is this a good spec for the price.

  wrg 16:29 01 Dec 2008
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Afternoon all. I have received a quote for a purpose built computer. The details are below. As I know nothing about building computers does the spec look ok for the price. I sent my requirements to this company and it follows the end of their spec. Accept my apologies for the format of this post if it has not been done the best way. Thanks

Wrg



Hello,



For a reasonable general purpose machine i would suggest something along these lines:

Processor (CPU)
AMD ATHLON™ 64 X2 6000+ (3.0GHz) 2 x 1MB L2 CACHE (SOCKET AM2)

Memory (RAM)
4GB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x2GB)

Motherboard
ASUS® M2N68-AM: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA II, PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI

Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium 32 bit Edition + SP1, CD & Licence (£79)

USB Options
8 x USB 2.0 PORTS (6 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
160GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

2nd Hard Disk
250GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

RAID (HDD 1 & 2)
NONE

1st CD/DVD Drive
20x DUAL LAYER LIGHTSCRIBE DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

2nd CD/DVD Drive
NONE

Graphics Card
Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 7 Series DirectX 9 Graphics (M2N68-CM ONLY)

2nd Graphics Card
NONE

Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Modem
NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND

Network Facilities
ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT

Floppy Disk Drive
NONE

Memory Card Reader
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD, MS, CF, SD, etc)

Case
Stylish Black/Silver Trident case + 2 front USB

Power Supply & Case Cooling
350W Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

Processor Cooling
STANDARD CPU COOLER

Firewire & Video Editing
NONE

TV Card
NONE

Monitor
19 Inch Wide TFT Silver/Black 1440 x 900 5MS, D-Sub, DVI, Audio (£92)

2nd Monitor
NONE

DVI Cable
NONE

Keyboard & Mouse
Logitech® Deluxe 660 Cordless Keyboard & Optical Mouse(Black) (£16)


warranty
1 Year Return-to-Base incl 1st Month Free Collect & Return

Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 6 to 9 working days

Quantity
1




Other Features Included As Standard...

Software
CD/DVD authoring software and Power DVD software is included with all DVD Writers.

Ports
Each computer comes with 1 x PS/2 keyboard port and either 1 x PS/2 mouse port or 2 extra USB ports.

Fans
Where necessary your computer will come with extra case fans fitted.

Memory
Our memory comes with a 100% tested lifetime warranty!

Bezels
All our drives come in either silver, black or beige and are all of a
high quality & matched brand.

Support
We offer lifetime hardware technical support during normal office hours.

Cables & Manuals
A power cable, all drivers, manuals, and a heatsink & fan are included with every order.

Service
Our computers come fully assembled & thoroughly tested. We are so confident in the quality of our computers that we offer a free collection and re-delivery service* should you ever have a problem with your computer.

Installation
If you order an operating system it will come fully installed with the CD and licence key.

Low Total Cost of Ownership
Taking into consideration our low cost telephone support, free collection warranty service* and our strive to use energy efficient components where possible, the total cost of owning a pcspecialist computer is reduced as much as possible.

And Finally
If you are lucky enough to have seen a cheaper quote, click here.




Price for this PC System:

Price for this PC System:

£458.26 ex VAT.

£527 inc VAT and Delivery.



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Hi



I have looked on your web-site to build a PC and found it confusing (not your website, my knowledge of building computers).



Basically I want a computer that my kids would use and it would be used for photo editing and internet access. I would like dual core processors (poss quad dependent on the price) 3-4gb of RAM, firewire, card reader, wireless internet connection. I would also like two internal hard drives, one which is to be the C drive & the other I wish to use as a backup drive.



Would you please be kind enough to suggest something for me between £400-£500.



Your help is gratefully appreciated.

not really look here click here

oops, click here even

  wrg 17:03 01 Dec 2008

adman

Thanks for the link, I assume I change the specs here to what I have been quoted for?

yep, vat's included i think

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