Help buying new PC?

  BRFCIDB 10:31 27 Jan 2008

I want to buy a new PC in the next few days. I use it for photo editing with RAW fils and CS3.

These are my options:
1. Packard Bell 2712 Quad + 2GB memory 500 HD £629

2. Company called CCL same spec but hand built £599.

3. Dell x420 Quad 2GB memory £599

All have nVidia 8600 graphic.

Is there any difference in which machine may be more upgradable? Plus does and extra 1gb of memory make a massive difference?



  stylehurst 13:14 27 Jan 2008

Have a look at Novatech

  project 90 13:50 27 Jan 2008

well i wouldt touch dell or packard bell had both them makes of pc and never again

dnt know what specs of g card photot editing requires but if your buget can be upped a bit more i would try get a 8800gt much better performance

  GANDALF <|:-)> 14:05 27 Jan 2008

You do not need a high spec card for photo-editing but the more RAM the better although a Quad processor should help. PB computers, contrary to what has been written, are very good and Dell are excellent. I would give Cougar a ring and have a chat.

If you want the computer quickly, go to PCW and hand over the readies. You will have it up and running in a hour or so. Dell are very good value and superb build quality, they are also very cheap, especially as some of their computers come with 20" screens but if you can afford it upgrade to 22", you will not regret it. Personally I would spend most money on he screen as you will use this the most...stuff an expensive graphics card.


  User-1233372 14:54 27 Jan 2008

Seen A Nice Deal Near Me :

AMD64 x2 4800+ Dual-Core Processor
Hard Drive Size 250Gb SATA 300
RAM/Memory Size 2Gb DDR2 667Mhz
Black DL DVD Writer
512Mb Nvidia Geforce 8600GT Super Graphics Card (Ultra fast card, ideal for games and video editing. Supports direct X 10!
22inch Wide Screen TFT

That's knocking out at £499

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