Desktop choice

  A&D 17:24 30 Aug 2006

I'm about to choose a new desktop and I have been reading the reviews in the PA magazine where Mesh and Evesham seem to be in favour at present. But where can I find comparisons for reliability and Customer Service? I have a Sony Vaio laptop but it struggles when I use Photoshop and Premiere Elements for making movies. I obviously need a fast processor, lots of RAM and HD capacity and a decent monitor but what about the graphics card? I'm fishing for advice please. Max price about £2k.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:45 30 Aug 2006

The good news - you don't need to spend anywhere near £2k unless you are into serious gaming :-)

I'd suggest a look at Novatech - click here for reliability and excelent customer care.

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3.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 950 Dual Core Processor

2048MB DDR2 533MHz Dual Channel RAM

Hard Drive
500GB(2 x 250GB) Serial ATA II Hard drive with 16MB Buffer

nVidia 7900GTX 512MB PCI-E Graphics

7.1 8-Channel Capable Sound

Optical Drive
Sony 16x Dual Layer +R/-R/RW DVD burner
DVD Rom Drive

1 x Gigabit LAN

# ATX Midi Tower Case

# 5 x 5.25" Drive Bays

# 6 x 3.5" (4xInt, 2xExt) Bays

# 4 x 667MHz DDR2 Slots slots (4GB max)

# 1 x Parallel Port, 1 x Serial Port

# 8 x USB2 (4 Front, 4 Back)

# 1 x Gigabit LAN

# 7.1 8-Channel Capable Sound

# 1.44MB Floppy Drive

# Dimensions (mm)-
204 (W) x 432 (H) x 483 (D)

# Logitech Cordless Keyboard & Optical Mouse

Then add your own monitor and an external hard drive of about 300MB

  A&D 20:46 30 Aug 2006

Thanks for the advice Diodorus, do you have personal experience of Novatech? I must confess I have never heard of them. But their products do look attractive.
No, I'm not into gaming at all.
Regards and thanks again.

  Diodorus Siculus 20:54 30 Aug 2006

I've spent about £20,000 with Novatech in the last few years and have never had any problems - once or twice I had to contact them for customer support and it is excellent.

There are lots of fans of Novatech in this forum I believe :-)

  Diodorus Siculus 20:55 30 Aug 2006

PS the £20,000 wasn't mine :-(

I get things from them for friends and colleagues.

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