Just about to buy this - any good ?

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  1. shoehorn

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    I'm just about to buy this - and wanted thoughts on whether it was good value or not.
    I know that I could build one myself for less - or better specced, but I really don't want to, so just straight forward good value or not please.
    Appreciated. :)
    -in truth, I won't even be allowed to open the case if SWMBO has her way -

    £900 for:
    - Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor(2.4GHz,8MB Cache,1066MHz)
    - Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium Edition
    - PCI-Express Mainboard - SLI nForce 650i SLI(C55) - Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad-Core - ATX
    - 4GB DDR2 667MHz Memory ( 4 x 1GB Samsung)
    - 1TB (2x 500GB) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer
    - 256MB nVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT - DVI, HDTV, TV-Out
    - LightScribe Super Format 18x Dual Layer DVD Writer +R/-R/RW/RAM
    - 22" Widescreen LCD TFT Digital Display with internal speakers (DVI, 5ms)
    - DVI connector Cable
    - Midi-TowerATX Case + 550W PSU
    - 5.1 High Definition onboard sound card - 6 Channel Cinema sound
    - Logitech Cordless Keyboard & Cordless Optical Mouse
    - 2x IEEE1394 Firewire (onboard)
    - 1x Gigabit LAN (onboard)
    - Multi-format Memory Card Reader
    - Microsoft® Works® 8.5 + 60 Days Microsoft Office Trial
     
  2. jrp023

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    you may well be able to build it cheaper but that is one nice spec machine, that machine and no hassle sounds good to me!
     
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    Good system but for £900 I expected a better graphics card.
     
  4. shoehorn

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    that's where I am - and more importantly SWMBO !
     
  5. shoehorn

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    Thanks - top one is in the system, the others are available as upgrades - any suggestions (value for money wise) please - I'm not that up to speed to be honest - oh prices are ex.VAT.

    - 256MB nVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT - DVI, HDTV, TV-Out
    - 256MB nVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT - Dual DVI, HDTV, TV-Out[upg £ 30.00]
    - 2x 256MB nVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT - SLI Configuration[upg £ 70.00]
    - 320MB nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS - Dual DVI, HDTV, TV-Out[upg £ 130.00]
    - 768MB nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX - Dual DVI, HDTV, TV-Out[upg £ 330.00]
     

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