Is this a good deal?

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  1. sam0712

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    HI chaps, if anyone can give a bit of advice I'd be grateful. I'm about to pay £600 inc vat and delivery for this lot - do you think it's a fair price? I'm getting 2x 17" TFTs separately, so this is purely for base unit....is it a high spec standard and worth the £?

    Really grateful for any advice.

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    what do u plan on using the computer for?
     
  3. sam0712

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    Mainly web surfing, office work, some gaming...nothing extreme.

    What do you reckon?
     
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    u could get better spec for cheaper give sec and i will do u a spec
     
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    CPU - E8400 Intel Dual Core 3GHz, 1333MHz £130
    Motherboard - Asus P5k £75
    Memory - 2GB Corsair 800MHz ram £35
    Graphics Card ATI 2400XT £40
    Hard Drive - 500GB Wester Digital £65
    PSU - 450W Corsair £40
    Pioneer CD/DVD writer £15
    OS - Vista premium 32-bit OEM £60
    Case - CoolerMaster Cavalier 3 Black £35
    Cost to build £70

    Total Cost = £565

    leaving u £35 to get accessories mouse/ keyboard etc or if u wanted another 2GB of ram (if u do go with 4gb though u will need vista 64-bit not 32-bit)

    price includes vat + 1 year warranty from cclonline.com
     
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    the 2400xt is rubbish, minium i would get a 3850 for pc games. ideally the 8800 gt or 3870 for 150-170 quid
     
  7. sam0712

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    cheers - your advice is very much appreciated.
     
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    Look at the Dell Deals on HotUKDeals.com. This one looks better and cheaper than your original quote, here. Quadcore and only £418.99 Delivered.
     
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    the 2400xt will be fine u obviously wont be able to play at high settings but when ur only running on a 17" screen i wouldnt worry. obviously the 8800gt or the 3870 are better but they are 4 x more expensive. meaning for £600 u would have to drop the rest of the components right down so u could have a better graphics card for something he only plays a few games on :rolleyes:
     
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    I would add £12 extra and get the 2600XT.
     
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    Futuretech quoted him a spec for what the OP said he used it for, and rightly so. yes the card isn't much cop but for someone that doesn't play a lot fo games it'll do just fine on his monitor.:thumbsup:
     
  12. sam0712

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    Guys I truly appreciate all the advice given, don't want to cause a squabble...

    For info my approx usage is

    1) Surfing - 30%
    2) MS Office work - 25%
    3) Gaming - 25%
    4) Film/music/downloads - 15%
    5) Streaming - 5%

    I've got the quote through work, we use Dell as supplier, but I'd be quite happy to go external if it's not ideal for my needs.

    Apologies for any gubbins I've written, and I'm showing myself as a tech-imbecile, but I bow to your superior knowledge and cheers again for the help.
     

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