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they have been using a 500mhz comp with 40gb hdd 512 of ram for about 4 years now and its finally given up the ghost.

they have decided to buy a new one and are working to a budget. pc world just confused the fook out of them when they went there so i have said i would try and help them find a reasonable computer.

i have seen this and thought it would be ideal http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/568_995109.html

 

they dont need it for gaming but they want to uplaod digital pictures and print them out etc. broadband internet browsing you know the score.

they dont want to buy another for a few years would you think it ok.

 

opinions please

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Don't goto any superstore like them they are mad from shite components.

 

They put cheapy board and ram etc in looks good on paper but not so good in realty.

 

Consider a Evesham they are built from quality components and very reasonable

where can i get one from please mate. this comp seemed to have a very good spec :shock:

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they have been using a 500mhz comp with 40gb hdd 512 of ram for about 4 years now and its finally given up the ghost.

they have decided to buy a new one and are working to a budget. pc world just confused the fook out of them when they went there so i have said i would try and help them find a reasonable computer.

i have seen this and thought it would be ideal http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/568_995109.html

 

they dont need it for gaming but they want to uplaod digital pictures and print them out etc. broadband internet browsing you know the score.

they dont want to buy another for a few years would you think it ok.

 

opinions please

I got mine from Dell , recommended by someone who works on `puters . I`m very happy with it . They only sell online , but you get to choose the spec and price range . Then they deliver it to your door :hyper: . Nice to see somebody helping their folks out (although I`m certain you all would :bow: )...Good man , Gaz :D

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Don't goto any superstore like them they are mad from shite components.

 

They put cheapy board and ram etc in looks good on paper but not so good in realty.

 

Consider a Evesham they are built from quality components and very reasonable

i bought mine from PC world a while ago and thought the insides were very good i admit alot of them are what you said but if you know what you want you can get a good one i couldnt build mine for what i paid

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i bought mine from PC world a while ago and thought the insides were very good i admit alot of them are what you said but if you know what you want you can get a good one i couldnt build mine for what i paid

 

 

there is a reason for that. They components are crap. You think you are getting a 3.2ghz computer, but its performance is usually a lot lower than that.

 

Dell is an option but I am sure if you read the small print, there is no warranty what so ever, but check that out.

 

Personally I would make your own.

 

For example

 

Unit £190

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=377809

 

CPU £48

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=209793

 

1gb mem £83

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=237278

 

80Gb HDD £29

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=172207

 

DVD Writer £21

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=345154

 

Optional Flatscreen Monitor £108

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=465729

 

You can use your windows copy and your current keyboard and mouse.

I work that out to be about 371 (inc VAT), with out the monitor, and 479 with the monitor for a small out of the way computer, which should keep them happy for a lot of years.

The computer has 2 front USB, 2 rear USB, 4 internal USB (means you get a plate to add them if you wish), onboard VGA, onboard sound, 2 SATAII ports, SATA RAID, IDE port, serial port. The computer comes with a psu too.

 

I am sure you know some one who can put it together. Or have a go yourself. Everytime I show some one how to put a comptuer together, they always say "IS THAT IT????" All you should need to do with this is plug in the HDD, DVD, Mem and CPU.

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Dell sell PC's cheap...because that is what they are. All of their components are cheap. I have a huge contract with them for work for that same reason...they are cheap and I can get spares cheap....doesn't stop them being crap PC's though.

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I think building one yourself is ok for people who understand it - I don't and I imagine your parents don't. A mate got one 'hand built' and had loads of problems. Maybe it'd be fine.

 

I got an Acer laptop from Tesco 6 months ago - reduced from £500 to £400. It seems excellent - as good as the Mrs' Sony Vaio except her battery life is better.

 

A mate who is well into computers told me not to get a Celleron processor - a Centrino is much better.

 

IMHO anyway!

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thanks for the input guys. they want technical support and insurance and suchlike so would have to be a shop purchased PC I'm afraid. i had an offer of one to be built for me which i really appreciate but if anything goes wrong there is no backup guarantee. i cant keep traveling just because the damn thing won't boot up lol.

I'm gonna take all of your information and have a really good search about.

 

again thanks peeps your all diamonds.

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The only thing Dell i would buy is their screens and that's properly Viewsonic or Lg just branded as Dell.

 

Dell are cheap for a reason.

 

Building one yourself?? well easy enough if you know what your doing but if your a novice don't atempt as it could be a nightmare. like there are the little things that matter like handling ram correctly, fitting the heatsink can be a bitch if first atempt.

 

a cpu is a cpu but things which will be cheap and crap but look good on a spec sheet! ram, hard drive, Board. These parts make the big difference.

 

try these guys http://www.evesham.com They use quality components and you don't get all that really good software bundled which you never use.

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I think building one yourself is ok for people who understand it - I don't and I imagine your parents don't. A mate got one 'hand built' and had loads of problems. Maybe it'd be fine.

 

ive built loads and never had a problem, but now it's cheaper to buy a barebones system than to buy the parts and put it together. have a look at the "Asus Vintage V2" used loads of these doing jobs for people and you cant fault them, they have everything and more than your parents need

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