Where can i buy a PC?

  ouijaouija 10:29 28 Jul 2004

1)Can someone recommend me a good website(s) to buy a base unit with about £450? Monitor and stuff I can buy for cheap.

I know its tough with that budget but alas, it is a students life.

P.S, please, no obvious links like dixons or pc world.

2)Can someone also tell me the minimum specs I should be looking a PC to play the latest games with? ram, mhz, vid memory etc.


  TomJerry 11:53 28 Jul 2004

click here.

£450 should buy you a decent base unit for game purpose. Tiny.com click here is also a possibility.

The most important part for game is graphics card, so get ATI 9600 or better, or Gford 5600 or better. A ATI 9600 will cost less than £70

The processor speed is not very important, but get as fast as you can, AMD processor is favoured by gamers due to its performance/price ratio.

RAM: 512MB

HDD: 120GB or more

Get a DVD burner if the money is enough.

  TomJerry 12:11 28 Jul 2004

If you do not mind to get your hand "dirty", you can DIY a small, quiet & sexy game base unit for £446.42. You can put together in one hour. Or pay £25 for someone to do it for you.

Following items from microdirect click here £378.57 (inc. delivery)

120 GB Western Digital Caviar 8MB Cache 7200rpm ATA100 Fluid Bearings (JB) (HAR120WESID728)

Shuttle SN45G Silent X SktA Mini Aluminium system c/w nForce2 400 m/b +LAN +6 ch.snd (30x20x19cm) (BARSHUSN45G)

512MB DDR400 PC3200 RAM (major brand) (MEM512MBPC3200S)

NEC ND-2510 8x Dual Layer Black 8.5GB DVD +/- R/RW oem (DVDNECND2510B*)

Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600 256MB DDR AGP +DVI +TV out Retail (VIDSAP960256DT)

The CPU from ebuyer click here £67.85 AMD ATHLON XP2800+ 333MHZ FSB 512Cache L2 Cache CPU Barton - OEM

  Stuartli 13:12 28 Jul 2004

click here (Packard Bell Athlon 2.8GHz £329 for instance including p and p plus others pre-used) and click here both do base systems.

  shifty 20:53 30 Jul 2004

Take a look here click here

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