Budget Desktop

  Wessels 17:02 26 Mar 2009

I am looking for a budget desktop suitable for general family use, a bit of gaming (not much more than Football Manager) but mainly for video editing. I am buying a monitor separately so do not require a full package.

I have so far found the following:

Novatech Isys EX £389.85

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Mesh Essential £349.00

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My budget is about £400 any opinions on the above or alternative machines would be much appreciated.

  Wessels 17:05 26 Mar 2009

If it helps, here are the specs for the above machines:

Novatech Isys EX PC
Intel E7400 Core 2 Duo Processor
2 x 2.8GHz
4GB DDR2 800MHz Ram
320GB Serial ATA II Hard Drive
GeForce 9500GT 1GB PCI-E Graphics
22x Dual Layer +R/-R/RW DVD burner
5.1 Channel High Definition Audio
NVIDIA MCP73V Chipset Motherboard
Micro ATX Tower Case

Mesh Essential
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit - English
Intel® Pentium™ Dual Core™ E5200 Processor
2.5GHz,2MB Cache,800MHz
4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM - (2x 2GB)
500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 7050i GPU - Integrated Graphics (SMA)
Samsung 22x Dual Layer DVD Writer Super Format +R/-R/RW/RAM
5.1 High Definition onboard sound cardASUS P5N73-AM Nvidia Geforce7050 Mainboard - Intel Core™ 2 Duo/Quad Core MATX
MESH Mini-Tower Micro ATX Case +300W PSU - Silver

  Picklefactory 18:15 26 Mar 2009

Have you checked out Cougar Extreme?

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Not used them personally (Buil my own), but they get many good reviews on PCA and the prices certainly look good.

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