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Have monitor. £400 left to spend...

Maccaloon

Active Member
I've spent last few days looking at build you own sites such as Overclockers, then guys like Mesh and Acer and the whole thing is driving me crazy!!

Decided to buy Iiyama 22" 2ms DVI HD ready LCD TFT monitor with speakers, but want the best computer, keyboard, mouse, etc. I can buy with the remaining £350-400. I'm not a gamer, so it's processor memory and HDD size that's uppermost in my mind. Dual Core, Quad Core, etc are making me indecisive. :rolleyes: Will it really make a huge differ to me and my needs if I buy a quad over a dual? I guess I just want the best I can get for £400 I have left to spend. Thanks.
 

24 P

Well-known Member
What I have done is get the best performance per $ combination as possible..
Meaning, this machine is an all rounder..
Its not a quad, quad will not get you into a good system unless you pay the extra $..



  • CAS: COOLERMASTER ELITE 310 Mid Tower Case
  • CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E7500 CPU @ 2.93GHz 1066FSB 3MB L2 Cache 64-bit [+40]
  • CD: (Special Price) LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (Black Color)
  • FAN: INTEL LGA775 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
  • HDD: Single Hard Drive (1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache Hard Drive [+22])
  • KEYBOARD: Logitech Cordless Deluxe 660 Desktop Keyboard & Mouse [+18]
  • MOTHERBOARD: MSI G31M3-F Intel G31 Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard
  • MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (4x1GB) PC8500 DDR2/1066Mhz Dual Channel Memory [-18] (G.SKILL PK Series w/Heat Spreader)
  • NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 [+74] (64-bit Edition)
  • OS_UPGRADE: Upgrade to Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
  • POWERSUPPLY: 450Watt Dual Rail Standard Power Supply ***No OverClocking Possible***
  • SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
  • USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express [+67]
  • WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
  • _PRICE: (+412)
You have a 9800 which is a good all rounder GPU, you might think you wont need it, but for the $, its cheap enough to put into the system.4 gig of ram, E7500 cpu, which is fine for what you want, its quicker than other older CPUs and well suited in this sytem..
1 TB HDD, win vista with free win 7 U/G and got you a wireless keyboard and mouse..

Good system and cheap, you wont find much better value than this, but then again it all depends on what PCing you want to do, IMO this will serve you well..

Hope this helps..

:thumbsup:
 

24 P

Well-known Member

Maccaloon

Active Member
Strange, I'm getting £412 before VAT..... £473.80 total

* Case: COOLERMASTER ELITE 310 Mid Tower Case
* Lights & Illumination: NONE
* Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default Case Fan
* Internal Expansion: NONE
* Power Supply Upgrade: 450Watt Dual Rail Standard Power Supply ***No OverClocking Possible***
* CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E7500 CPU @ 2.93GHz 1066FSB 3MB L2 Cache 64-bit
* Overclocking Service: No Overclocking
* Cooling Fan: INTEL LGA775 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
* Motherboard: MSI G31M3-F Intel G31 Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard
* Memory: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (4x1GB) PC8500 DDR2/1066Mhz Dual Channel Memory (G.SKILL PK Series w/Heat Spreader)
* Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express
* Video Card 2: NONE
* Video Card 3: NONE
* Monitor & LCD: NONE
* 2nd Monitor: NONE
* Hard Drive: Single Hard Drive (1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache Hard Drive)
* Data Hard Drive: NONE
* Hard Drive Cooler: None
* Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (Black Color)
* Optical Drive 2: NONE
* Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
* Speakers: NONE
* Network: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
* MODEM: NONE
* Keyboard: Logitech Cordless Deluxe 660 Desktop Keyboard & Mouse
* Mouse: NONE
* Extra Thermal Display : NONE (AS SHOWN)
* Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: NONE
* Wireless 802.11B/G Access Point: NONE
* Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
* Cable Wiring: None
* Cables: None
* Video Camera: NONE
* Power Surge Protection: None
* IEEE Card: NONE
* USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
* USB Portable Drive: NONE
* Floppy: NONE
* OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)
* Windows 7 Upgrade Coupon: Upgrade to Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
* Media Center Remote & TV Tuner: NONE
* RUSH SERVICE: NONE
* WARRANTY SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
* HOME INSTALLATION SERVICE: NONE
 

24 P

Well-known Member
let me double check, I will be back in the hr..

:thumbsup:

EDIT: So sorry, you are right, I just double checked my right hand bottom corner, I was unaware of the extra VAT, we here in Australia pay inclusive tax, GST..
You are right, 478...
Man oh man, the other PCs I have quoted, I never did VAT, Oops...
I am gonna change my nick an lay low for a while... :rotfl:
 
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24 P

Well-known Member
my revision...

  • *BASE_PRICE: [+209]
  • CAS: COOLERMASTER ELITE 310 Mid Tower Case
  • CASUPGRADE: NONE
  • CS_FAN: Default Case Fan
  • CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E7400 CPU @ 2.80GHz 1066FSB 3MB L2 ***Overclockable XXX*** Cache 64-bit [+36]
  • CD: (Special Price) LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (Black Color)
  • CD2: NONE
  • CABLE: None
  • EXPAN: NONE
  • FAN: INTEL LGA775 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
  • FLASHMEDIA: None
  • FA_HDD: None
  • FLOPPY: NONE
  • HOMEINSTALL: NONE
  • HDD: Single Hard Drive (1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache Hard Drive [+22])
  • HDD2: NONE
  • IEEE_CARD: NONE
  • KEYBOARD: Logitech PS/2 Keyboard (Black) [+8]
  • MOUSE: Logitech Optical PS2 Mouse (Black) [+5]
  • MODEM: NONE
  • MOTHERBOARD: MSI G31M3-F Intel G31 Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard
  • MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (4x1GB) PC8500 DDR2/1066Mhz Dual Channel Memory [-18] (G.SKILL PK Series w/Heat Spreader)
  • MONITOR: NONE
  • MONITOR2: NONE
  • NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
  • OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 [+74] (64-bit Edition)
  • OS_UPGRADE: Upgrade to Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
  • POWERSUPPLY: 450Watt Dual Rail Standard Power Supply ***No OverClocking Possible***
  • PRO_WIRING: None
  • RUSH: NONE
  • SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
  • SPEAKERS: NONE
  • TEMP: NONE (AS SHOWN)
  • TVRC: NONE
  • UPS: None
  • USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
  • USBHD: NONE
  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express [+35]
  • VIDEO2: NONE
  • VIDEO3: NONE
  • VC_PHYSX: None
  • WEBCAM: NONE
  • WNC: NONE
  • WAP: NONE
  • WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
  • _PRICE: (+371)
  • _view_: detail
426 with VAT..

No more fancy wireless KB and mouse, and the 9800 is now a 9500 GPU...
 

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