Best sub-£400 desktop PC buy

  [email protected] 15:12 26 Sep 2005

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good base unit only (don't need a monitor for the mo), or sites you've spotted?

I was thinking along the lines of:
AMD Sempron 2800+ OR 64
120Gb HD
512 MB RAM
shared memory graphics OK for starters


  tizerlily 15:20 26 Sep 2005

I saw one on cube247 that looked pretty good

  [email protected] 15:36 26 Sep 2005


Their cheapest base unit is very nice, although it is £625.


  pj123 15:36 26 Sep 2005
  tizerlily 15:42 26 Sep 2005

they start at £299 on click here or on there ebay site computerelectronics

  GaT7 15:50 26 Sep 2005

See these recent reviews by PCA (Nov 2005 issue) click here.

All are £499, but without the monitor & a few other bits they may meet your requirements.

Carrera, the winner of the 'Best Buy', have a System Quote facility, whereby you can enter your spec click here.

Watford (number 2), have a configurator click here.

NetHighStreet's (number 3) HOME System page click here (& scroll down), you can add/remove items & get an instant price quote.

Also, have a look at Sempron systems on eBay. Most new ones come with a 1-year RTB click here. You can also use the Desktop PCs Finder
on the left (of the above link) - you don't have to limit your search to Semprons only. Good luck with the purchase. G

  stylehurst 16:38 26 Sep 2005

Have a look at Novatech

  GaT7 17:01 26 Sep 2005

Novatech are at click here. G

  [email protected] 17:18 26 Sep 2005

Thanks Crossbow7, and others - some good links :-)

By the way, on "configuring" a PC:

what's the difference between a mini and a midi tower?

Does broadband require an extra phone line? If a PC is broadband ready, I guess I should get a 56K modem as well?

I guess 350W PSU if for powerful graphics card(?)


  Simsy 18:52 26 Sep 2005

Only 256 RAM, but otherwise meets your specs... and much change from £400!!



  Simsy 18:53 26 Sep 2005

missing link!

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