First time buyer, is this any good?

  Andy Johnson 18:17 02 Aug 2004

Hi guys ive spent a week in hell tring to buy a new computer. Ive tried my best to research and learn about where technology is at and what is good and what isnt.

My current system is (for the last 6 years)
1.1ghz Celeron
Gegorce2 mx/mx440
56k modem
etc etc ect.

I have went to every Custom build site in the uk and i have finally(i hope) found a good computer for my budget. Bear in mind alot of these sites use generic and poor quality components, i THINK i have found a good quality deal.
Please give me some feedback on this as i dont want to waste my money.

JeanTech Phong Case (With 2x 120mm blue LED & Fan controller Upgrade)

420w HiperPowerQuiet Dual Fan Power Supply Unit with
action Fan Control

AMD ATHLON 64 3200+

ASUS KV8 Motherboard

1Gb Corsair Twin-X PC3200 Cas 2 Platinum Extreme XMS Memory
(2x512Mb Matched Pair Sticks for Optimum Performance)

Elite PC Systems AGP/PCI Twin Fan Cooler with Blue LED's

HIS Excalibur ATi Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition Pro Ice-Q

160Gb Western Digital Hard Drive (7200rpm, 8Mb Cache

Samsung 52x Speed CD-R/RW (Black)

Sony DWU-18A DVD-RW +\- Dual Format 8 Speed

17" Hyundai Q770S Silver/Black DynaFlat-X CRT Monitor
Maximum Resolution - 1280x1024

Windows XP Professional
Norton Internet Security 2004 Professional
Norton SystemWorks 2004 Professional
Nero 6 Ultra Edition 2004 & PowerPack
Microsoft® Office 2003 Professional Edition
3 year RTB warranty

For £1276. From click here


  rickimalone04 21:14 02 Aug 2004

Good it's a powerhouse.

  spuds 22:29 02 Aug 2004

That will last you for another six years :o)

  Methedrine 13:05 03 Aug 2004

You lucky so and so. Wish I had the spare cash, I'd have one as well. Let us know how it runs when you get it.

  Mister Splendid©® 18:00 03 Aug 2004

Looks like an excellent games machine.

  rickf 00:13 04 Aug 2004

Its all been said. You are on to a good thing. Enjoy it.

  Urotsukidoji 22:19 05 Aug 2004

the only thing i would ditch, is norton system works, but then thats cos i don't like it, also if memory serves the ice q is the water based cooling system?? I have an inate distrust of water mixing with electricity, but thats me.

game on dude, enjoy doom 3 :o)

  byfordr 23:21 05 Aug 2004

Try the forum here click here under vendor forum thread title Has anybody heard of: for a bit more info on Elite

Seems good specs


  Andy Johnson 23:30 05 Aug 2004

I got the beast, its immense, neat, tidy, well wired no problems.

I dedicated a topic to this great site, i really do recommend you check it out. I they dont have what you what, mail them the specs and they'll do it. Fantasic.

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