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help me choose my new desktop ?

vic106

Active Member
after my laptop finally died( mother board failure !!!).i have narrowed it down to the following
palicomp Phoenix i5 Shinobi
INTEL SANDYBRIDGE Core I5 2500K SKT1155
STANDARD CLOCK SPEED = 3.3Ghz Per Core
OVERCLOCKED SPEED = 4.8Ghz Per Core
*4.8Ghz Is The Maximum OC We Can Achieve, Not All CPUS Will Overclock The Same
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V With NEW Z68 Chipset (NEW B3 VERSION)
3xPCI-E (16x), 2xPCI(1x) & 2xPCI & 32GB RAM Support
Special New Features Sandybridge, USB3, SATA6 & NEW Z68 CHIPSET
Memory: CORSAIR 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz i5 Memory Kit
Hard Drive: HITACHI 2TB SATA2 Hard Drive
Optical Drive: SAMSUNG BLU-RAY READER & DVD+/-RW Combo Drive
Graphics Card: NEW VTX ATI Radeon HD6970 2GB (OVERCLOCKED)
Direct X11 & Pixel Shader 5 With Multiple DVI & HDMI Outputs
Case: COOLERMASTER Silencio Case & 850W PSU
Connections: 10 x USB2.0, 4 x USB3.0, 1 x GIGABIT LAN & 7.1 HD Audio
1 x Optical SP-DIF Out,1 x E-SATA Port & 1 x Bluetooth
Software: MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 PREMIUM 64BIT
AVG Anti-Virus Package
Open Office Suite Inc Word Processing/Spreadsheets
Nero Burning Version 9.0
Monitor: ASUS 24'' VS247H, LED, VGA, DVI & HDMI HD RES - 1920*1080

Extras: Microsoft Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Set

Product options
STANDARD BUILD & TEST PHASE - Upto 10 Working Days


CPU COOLING
ThermalTake Contac29 BP High Performance Ultra Silent Cooler (+£30)

DDR3 MEMORY
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800

SOLID STATE HDD (SSD)
KINGSTON 96GB V+100 Solid State Hard Drive (+£122.00)

MASTER HARD DRIVE2TB (2000GB) SATA3 - 6Gp/s, 7200 RPM & 32MB Cache (+£20.00)

SLAVE HARD DRIVE
2TB (2000GB) SATA3 - 6Gp/s, 7200 RPM & 32MB Cache (+£75.00)
RAID1 (Mirror For Data Backup) 2 HDDs Need Selecting Above (+£10.00)

MASTER OPTICAL DRIVE
SAMSUNG 12X Blu-Ray & DVD+/-RW COMBO All In One

NEW GRAPHICS CARDS
ATI/AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB

TV CARD
Peak Single Digital Freeview TV Tuner With Remote Control (PCI) (+£30.00)

case
COOLERMASTER Silencio550 Silent Case

PSU
850W Power Supply Unit

NOISE REDUCTION
STANDARD - No Extra Noise Reduction

KEYBOARDS
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard & Mouse 3000 - BlueTrack

SOFTWARE
NEW OS - WINDOWS 7 PREMIUM 64BIT

PERFORMANCE TUNING
STANDARD - Windows Default Installation & Settings

MONITOR
24'' ASUS VS247H LED, HDMI, HD 1920x1080, 5MS

DEAD PIXEL CHECK
STANDARD Dead Pixel Policy

CARD READER
INTERNAL 80IN1 3.5'' Media Card Reader (+£9.99)

SOUND CARD
ONBOARD Standard Min 5.1 Or 7.1

STANDARD Cable Management - Tidy Cables Throughout
Pack Of 2 x extra Case Fans Silent & Powerful, Highly Recommended

or the dell xps 8300

DataSafe Online Backup 2GB - 1 year licence edit
OFFICE SOFTWARE Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
PROTECT YOUR NEW PC McAfee® Security Centre - 15 Month Protection - En
ADOBE Adobe® Photoshop® Elements + Premiere® Elements Bundle
MEMORY 12288MB Dual Channel DDR3 1333MHz [2x4096 + 2x2048] Memory
OPTICAL DRIVE Blu-Ray ROM combo (Blu-ray read only, DVD, CD read & write) & 16X DVD+/-RW (Win 7 Only)
HARD DRIVE 2TB Dual Hard Drive RAID 0 "Stripe" (2x1TB - 7,200 rpm)
GRAPHICS CARD NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1.25GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
TV TUNER AND REMOTE CONTROL Hybrid TV tuner PCIex1 card
SOUND SOFTWARE Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCIe Card
MONITOR 24in ST2420L UK/Irish Full HD WLED Widescreen Monitor (VGA, DVI-D and HDMI)
MOUSE Dell Laser Mouse USB (6 buttons scroll) Black

PALICOMP COSTS £ 1351
DELL COSTS £ 1193

better graphics card in palicomp
better sound card in dell
more storage in pailcomp 4tb and 96gb ssd drive
more ram in dell more software and anti virus

i haven't heard of palicomp until i read a review in computer shopper but they seems to have good reviews. dell is a much better known pc builder

please help me choose !!
 

LJx

Well-known Member
look around for some more reviews on palicomps customer service you might change your mind
 
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