New Pc Purchase Advice/Suggestions Required

  kdt 10:24 22 Dec 2009

thinking of ordering dell vostro 430 32bit w7 pro/xp pro sp3 downgrade installed with 2x2048=4096mb 1333mhz ddr3 single channel memory, 1gb nvidia geforce gt220(dvi,vga,hdmi)video card,500gb sata non raid 7200 rpm hdd, 19-in-1 media card reader, 16xdvd+/-rw for w7, creative x-fi xtremeaudio sound card, logitech x540 speakers, i7-860 processor(2.80ghz,8mb).any advice/suggestions/improvements welcomed.son would use it for finance.

  michaelw 10:57 22 Dec 2009

I like Dell and have never had any probs. But if you're ordering online expect to be very disappointed with the delivery times. They can lie.

  crosstrainer 11:00 22 Dec 2009

As in the previous post...Be careful.

Spec your own if you must buy Dell else check out Misco, Novatech and think about building your own.

  bremner 11:50 22 Dec 2009

Interesting suggestion.

I gave up building a few years ago when it became impossible to build for the same orice as companies like Dell/Novatech and others were selling complete with O/S warrantied systems.

Is a now possible for kdt to build a system comparable to the Dell Vostro 430 and save money?

  kdt 12:17 22 Dec 2009

thanks guys. still not confirmed but delivery around end jan or earlier indicated. i went through system build online & had chat online as well as phone.don't mind the delivery though earlier better as ddr3 prices dropping i think. have been considering for a while now. son still prefers xp so this is best of both worlds...can upgrade to w7 later when xp support ends around 04/2014? just want to ensure from the forum if build looks ok for around £800?

  kdt 12:23 22 Dec 2009

to add i have been using dell for the past 10 years without any trouble...present pc came with w98 then upgraded to w2000 pro now has xp pro...10 years but processor slow memory low hence better new pc than upgrade components?

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