Hello people, I hope you can help. Last night a mate of mine had an almighty power surge and even with the surge protector (the next one will be a Belkin, you can be sure of that), his computer wouldn't restart. I collected it this morning to check it out, thinking it was maybe the PSU that had taken the brunt of the surge, but no, it blew the motherboard, and possibly the CPU as well. I 'phoned and told him the bad news, he said the only thing in the house used more than the computer was the washing machine, so I have his credit card here at the ready.
I need a fairly inexpensive tower, below £400 if possible and closer to £300 would be better. He uses the computer mostly for work related things, Office 2000 (which he has), surfing and the kids play a few games but the graphics card in the busted computer is a TNT 16MB jobbie, so nothing tooooo powerful is needed in the new tower. The CPU was around 700MHz so a new Atlon woud be nice, maybe a Athlon XP 2000+ or better. Memory, 256 MB minimum. Hard drive, 40 - 60 gig. Operating system is not important as he has his own 98SE disk, but if there was an OS already on so much the better. CD-ROM drive and CDRW drive for back up.
Hope someone can point me in the right direction to a reputable supplier.
click here This is my local dealer, both well established and reputable. Excellent service and good prices to match. Each PC is assembled by an individual and throughly checked before sending out to customer. j.
I used these people click here to buy a graphics card and scanner in the past they have been great and just look at their PC bundles. I'm thinking of an upgrade from my XP1700+ soon and I will probably shop there again.
Djohn, I like the look of the "ATHLON 2000XP STAR BUY BASE UNIT" the "DURON 1300 MULTIMEDIA BASE UNIT" would probably have sufficed but the larger Athlon CPU would be better. As this is your local supplier and I'm sure you deal with them, and they seem to dispatch very quickly, unless a better system appears by the end of the day, I think I'll go for that one. :-)
Yes, They built my PC for me two years back, and have ether done up-grades themselves, or given me full instructions and guidance over the phone when I do my own. The only fault I have. It can be very boring at times. The PC works similar to the TV, I turn it on and it works to perfection day after day after...... :o(