Who sells good reliable HIGH-END computers please?

  desperado2 19:14 15 Jul 2008
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Preferably walk-in service the cash is burning a hole in my pocket ....

I need the following min spec:

3GHz processor
4Mb Ram
300GB hard drive
and a good pci card (dedicated card)

it is for playing AVCHD video files which are complete buggers for hogging loads of memory, graphic card memory and hard drive space.

Please tell me which makes do good high-end pc's ...

many thanks!

  nosharpe 19:31 15 Jul 2008

That file format is high definition video files.
I think you'll find that most Core2Duo and Core2Quad CPU based PC's with the latest graphics card will easily run those videos.

The resolution is usually 1080 or 720 on those file formats.
I downloaded some videos from Microsoft a few weeks back and my PC had no problems at all running them - I use a E8200 CPU (that's 2.66Ghz x2) with 8800GT graphics card and 2Mb RAM.

Just go to PC World, John Lewis, Curry's, Comet, etc if you want to walk in or try a host of online stores such as Dell.

Big question now is what your budget is.

  desperado2 19:35 15 Jul 2008

hi and thanks for the reply.
my present computer with 1.5 Ram but limited hard disc space couln't run those files...
so an upgrade is in order (it was anyway)
my budget is up to or around £1,500 ...which make would u suggest ?

never just walked into a store before - relying on someone else to do the research can be dodgy but don't have time to make my own or anything

  Stuartli 21:40 15 Jul 2008

Much less than your budget figure would probably be more than enough for a better specification than you are suggesting. See, for instance:

click here

  desperado2 21:44 15 Jul 2008

thanks stu do you know some1 who's used this?
it looks cheap for a big spec!

  MAT ALAN 21:46 15 Jul 2008

click here

bought from them some time ago,superb service...

  Strawballs 22:11 15 Jul 2008
  Stuartli 23:09 15 Jul 2008

Not really, pretty much the average if you consider the main players such as Mesh and Dell.

There are also specialists such as:

click here

who buy up discontinued/clearance computer systems and components - an excellent company judging by my experience.

  Ditch999 23:11 15 Jul 2008

£1200 click here
For that money you could custom build one and hand pick the best components.
£1414 from pcspecialist.co.uk gives you this

Intel® Core™2 Quad Q9450 (4 X 2.66GHz) 1333MHz FSB/12MB L2 Cache


4GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR 1066MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY (2x2GB)



ASUS® P5K SE: DDR2, SATAII, PCI-e x16, 2 PCI, 3 x PCI-e x1


Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium + SP1, CD & Licence (£59)



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



300GB WD VelociRaptor® SATA 16MB CACHE (10,000rpm)



500GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)


6x BLU-RAY ROM & HD-DVD ROM Drive, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£75)



1024MB GEFORCE 9800GX2 PCI Express + DVI (Special Offer)



Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio 7.1 (£28)



ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT



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



Stylish Silver/Black Trident case + 2 front USB


800W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£99)



SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£15)



LG W2252TQ 22 inch Wide: HDCP/DVI/2MS/1680 x1050 (Special: £174)

  desperado2 20:48 16 Jul 2008

what spec did you buy from them? - yep they do appear good, spill da beans please

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