New Computer

  User-F19B448A-819C-4883-991C282DFCFBDA20 11:43 26 Jun 2003

I am in the market for a new base unit computer for under £500,has anybody any ideas. What should I look for/expect to get what are Compute it,PC World/currys/dixons, MESH, Multivision,are they trustworthy,are they any good?

  pj123 12:28 26 Jun 2003

Give this place a go click here

  Gaz 25 13:09 26 Jun 2003

It is up to you which company you choose but I hope you get sorted and read some reviews, it may give you a bit of an idea.

Good luck.


  IanNiblock 16:18 26 Jun 2003

I bought a base unit from click here recently and have had no problems whatsoever with it so far. I placed the order and had the system 5 days later.

I can't remember all the details but the basic spec was:

AMD 2Ghz Processor
512 Mb RAM
60 Gb HDD
52X CDRom
GEForce 64Mb Graphics
Standard Modem

I don't recall exact prices either but it was a little over £300 (that includes a standard 12 month return to base warranty)

  keith-236785 17:10 26 Jun 2003

click here, i have only ever bought hardware from them, never a full system but

in micromart they advertise systems (including Monitor but excluding software) from £256+vat (£300.31) for a Duron 1.3 up to £475 inc vat for a pentium 4, 2.6gig system

  clayton 17:33 26 Jun 2003

could you give us an idea what the pc will be used for then we can help you out more.

  canard 18:47 26 Jun 2003

click here
I was VERY pleased with this firm and the PC I bought. They will assemble you a base unit almost anyway you want you want [no shelling out for stuff you DON'T want] and their prices are super-economical.

  clayton 19:06 26 Jun 2003

or build yourself

X-50 Fox ATX Midi Tower Case 350w PSU in Black £20.49

Liteon 16x48 IDE Internal DVD Drive - OEM £20.60 £20.60

Liteon 52x24x52 IDE Internal CD-RW Drive - Retail Box £28.61

Panasonic Floppy Drive 1.44mb - OEM £4.86

Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 80gb 7200rpm UDMA133 Hard Drive - OEM £50.11

Kingston Memory 256MB 333MHz DDR PC2700 DIMM £26.45

Asus A7N8X-X SKT A Nforce AGP X8 Sound/usb 2.0 Motherboard £51.47

AMD Athlon XP2200+ Boxed Inc Heatsink & Fan with 3year Warranty 5 £49.95

OEM/MS Windows XP Home Including Service Pack 1 £56.28

Total: £368.77

click here==

  Psiman 19:18 26 Jun 2003

Just bought a base unit for son No. 1 from Mesh and a first time purchase from them. You can get a good spec. for £450 incl. keyboard and mouse. The PC arrived within 7 days of order and on the designated day. Wonderful service.
However the best bit was the build quality of the unit, Asus Mobo, superb case etc. I used to be a fan of Dell for build quality, but Mesh exceeds Dell quality. click here

  rickf 21:21 26 Jun 2003 A very reliable co selling reasonably priced Pcs.

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