HELP! UPGRADE COST MORE THAN NEW PC?

  OUSCA 16:42 22 Feb 2004
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I WENT TO A PC SHOP, TO GET A QUOTE ON PC UPGRADE.
I SUPPLIED MY SYSTEM SPECS..MAINLY:
128MB DDR,2GB HARD DRIVE,AMD K6 550 MHZ PROCESSORS.
I WAS GIVEN AN ESTIMATE FOR A MUCH VAUNTED "OVERCLOCKING" WITH THE FOLLOWING SPECS:
2.6GHZ{800FSB}CPU ?209.99,MSI 865PE NE02 MAIN BOARD ?159.99,2X256MB RAM DDR3200 ?130,120GB{7200}HARD DRV ?120, CPU COOLING FAN ?49.99,MULTI READER/WRITER ?119.99,LABOUR ?65.
TOTAL COST:?854.96
DISCOUNTED FINAL COST: ?800.00{INCL NEW CASE}.
FOR THE SPECS I HAVE CHOSEN,IS THIS THE BEST PRICE? IF NOT WHERE CAN I GET BETTER?..NOTE HOWEVER I SHALL BE RETAINING MY EXISTING HARD DISK IN THE UPGRADED SYSTEM.THE COMPANY DOES IT'S WORK ON SITE.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 16:45 22 Feb 2004

Why not just buy a Medion from PCW..£749 + monitor?

G

  Indigo 1 16:48 22 Feb 2004

That's not an upgrade it's a new-build.


New PC's ready to add your HDD (hardly worth adding)

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  hugh-265156 16:49 22 Feb 2004

thats not an upgrade,its a whole new system :-)

as above.will be cheaper to get the same off the shelf.

  hugh-265156 16:49 22 Feb 2004

:-)

  spuds 16:55 22 Feb 2004

Having upgraded three computers on a major components change, I have finally come to my senses and decided it just ain't worth it. By the time you have purchased the component, and making sure that they are fully compatible, the cost can increase to the point that it would be wiser to purchase straight off the shelf.Looking at the prices of some latest specification model, which have all the whistles and bells, plus a full warranty should things go wrong, then in my view upgrading [as per major] comes a second best.

Should mention.Large Case!!.

  Sheila-214876 16:56 22 Feb 2004

Try here click here or here click here

  orangewhiteblue 16:57 22 Feb 2004

I've just built my first pc this week, the disk drive packed on my old one so it was just the excuse needed.I bought the stuff from Scan: click here

Scan case with power supply and three fans
Abit NF7-M motherboard (with intergrated GeForce 4 MX graphics)
AMD XP2600 Athlon
512Mb Ram
80Gb hard disk
Floppy drive
LiteOn 52x32x52 CDWR

Total cost £286

I screwed it all together (the worst bit for me was putting the heat sink and fan on the processor). Switched it and hey presto it worked great first time. We don't use a PC for games the PS2 does that bit so it more than copes with the monitor. The motherboard has had very good reviews so all in all I feel it was a good buy.

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