Your task if you accept, is to spend £1000-£1200

  the old man 20:43 10 Dec 2005

I know it is a strange title on a techie forum but i have had a look round at PCW and Komplett etc. and have seen a couple of systems. Now I want to see what members of the forum can come up with for me. I am upgradeing an Athlon XP2000 system running WINXP SP1, 512ram, 128 fx5200 graphics, 20 + 80 gig HDD, CDRW, DVD, 17" CRT Monitor, etc.
I email, internet, copy music (legitimately), process digital photos, play games (not on enough of a regular basis for my liking) which include silent hunter 3, Far Cry, deus ex, tiger woods 2006 serious sam, civ3, half life, football manager 2005. Hope this gives you an idea of what kind of user i am. I may even overhaul this system and give it to number one son for his room then thrash him at tw2005. the obvious thing is that i want maximum wallop for least amount of money. don't we all. the ball is in your court.

  the old man 20:45 10 Dec 2005

current system is a revamped evesham, so i know what they are like. 10/10 from me to evesham by the way.

  rdave13 00:53 11 Dec 2005

Try the Zenith ST3 and upgrede graphics card and add O.S.
Base unit only.

  rdave13 00:54 11 Dec 2005


  Skills 01:01 11 Dec 2005

Or check out the Pulsar also from cube247

AMD64 4000+ Socket 939
1024MB DDR400 Corsair Memory
250GB Seagate Hard Disk
ABIT AN8 Ultra Motherboard
16x48 DVD Player
NEC DVD ReWriter ND3540A
ATI Radeon x800 256MB PCI-Express
Sony Floppy Drive
8 Channel Sound (7.1 Surround Sound)
14x USB2 Ports
10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN Adapter
Serial ATA
19" TFT Screen 12MS
Logitech Multimedia Keyboard
Logitech Optical Mouse
Creative Inspire 5800 5.1 Speaker System
Microsoft Windows XP Home - Inc Licence & CD

All for £999

  Skills 01:03 11 Dec 2005

Just spotted no link to cube click here

  Sharpamatt 06:51 11 Dec 2005

Try Aldi click here the spects seem good and warrenty isnt to bad, by adding the plug in external drive will allow extra storage of your photos and Music,

If you also add the 19 TFC moniter they are doing its still within your budget.

It had the added bonus of a scart socket if you want to connect to your TV

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