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J1
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10th Apr 06 at 13:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i need a custom spec something like

Intel Pentium 4 Processor
2.8GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 x 1MB Cache
512MB DDR RAM
At least 80gb Hard Disk Drive
Dual Layer DVD Re-Writer Drive
256MB nVIDIA GeForce 6200 SE Graphics
USB Connections
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
17" TFT Flat Panel Monitor

Anyone be able to give me a price and no stupid comments like "PC World"
Brett
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10th Apr 06 at 13:50   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You can get that spec from Dell for 199 at the moment.
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10th Apr 06 at 13:51   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

...only difference being it's P4 3GHz and doesn't have the Geforce card, but they're only a few bob on the bay anyway.
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i would go for a Pentium D

Dell does the Geforce 7300

well depends on what you would do us the pc for


[Edited on 10-04-2006 by abdus]
mjw_2k2
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10th Apr 06 at 14:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

would be looking at around 500 if bought everything online and put it together
Brett
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500
Melville
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quote:
Originally posted by loafofbrett
500
J1
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10th Apr 06 at 15:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

got any links to them on dell lads cant ind them
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quote:
Originally posted by J1
got any links to them on dell lads cant ind them


I tried to look for you mate but cant find them.

It was the Dimension 3100, might have been a limited offer

Either way, you can get them off Dell a hell of a lot cheaper than 500
J1
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10th Apr 06 at 15:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

whats the difference between deleron d and pentium 4, i want it mainly for games and multimedia
PaulW
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celeron = pants

if you get a pentium-d you NEED XP Pro...

infact...

I'd advise just going for PRO from the get-go!
abdus
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10th Apr 06 at 15:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by J1
whats the difference between deleron d and pentium 4, i want it mainly for games and multimedia


celeron d?

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/promo.aspx/promocompare?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs

No hassle and always great


get pro for only 25 extra...well worth it...


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4 DEALS IN 1: FREE HARD DRIVE UPGRADE, FREE DOUBLE MEMORY, FREE 725 PRINTER and FREE SHIPPING



[Edited on 10-04-2006 by abdus]
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Yeah, definately go for Dell and before the offers run out.

Free shipping alone saves you 60 (which i had to pay )
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10th Apr 06 at 15:50   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

anyone can build a PC, its a peice of piss to be fair, do it yourself
abdus
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Upto now I have owned 6 Dell systems and always delivers what you are looking for...

The current 3 days deal is just great atm...the Dell 5150c is cool but i'm looking forward for the 9150

BTW if you already have a proper monitor, don't do it online, phone them and tell them you need only the CPU will save you some 100-150
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dells are good for work, but i havent been that impressed with them for home from what iv seen, upgrading them is near impossible as most of the components are designed for dell meaning you cant replace them as they are different.

So basically, good for office wher your likely to chuck them out in 3 years, but for home? if your plannig on keeping it and upgrading it then no
abdus
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10th Apr 06 at 16:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have upgraded some without any problems...

it depends on what kind of upgrade....normally if you buy a good spec one...you won't need to upgrade it until 2-3 after that and that would mean getting another one...
Andrew
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10th Apr 06 at 16:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Much cheaper to buy a system off the likes of Dell than have one custom built.

quote:
Originally posted by Steve
anyone can build a PC, its a peice of piss to be fair, do it yourself


Hey, i get paid for doing that stuff
John
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quote:
Originally posted by Steve
dells are good for work, but i havent been that impressed with them for home from what iv seen, upgrading them is near impossible as most of the components are designed for dell meaning you cant replace them as they are different.

So basically, good for office wher your likely to chuck them out in 3 years, but for home? if your plannig on keeping it and upgrading it then no


In 3 years time the only bits you'd want to keep are maybe optical drives, hard drive and maybe memory.
Probably not any of them though.
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10th Apr 06 at 17:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I bought my Dell PC (base unit only) secondhand off eBay for 75!

Although it's only a P4 1.6, 256Mb RAM and 20Gb HDD with Win 2000 Pro installed...
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quote:
Originally posted by abdus
I have upgraded some without any problems...

it depends on what kind of upgrade....normally if you buy a good spec one...you won't need to upgrade it until 2-3 after that and that would mean getting another one...


well the main problems are motherboards in my experiences, and usually if you need to upgrade to the latest processor you need to change the motherboard so catch 22
abdus
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11th Apr 06 at 07:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

as John stated, in 3 yrs time, intel might already have got Pentium Z...LOL....so i wouldnt bother upgrading it,better get a new one keeping the optical drives

getting a 3.2 Ghz or Pentium D with 1024 RAM (yes, this oone needs some free slots for possible upgrade...esp with Vista coming) would allow at least 3 yrs usage without upgrading esp for home use



[Edited on 11-04-2006 by abdus]
Dan B
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13th Apr 06 at 21:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If you're going to be gaming on that machine, don't get a 6200SE......if your budget is small-ish, go for either the 6600 or 6800 (GT, if you can stretch to it).

 
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