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PC for £1000 - Your suggestions please

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by AV Geeza, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. AV Geeza

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    I want to retire my old faithful PII 233. Reliable but slow!!!!
    I have upto £1000 to spend and my priorities are:

    1. 17 " TFT (DVI would be nice) monitor that can be used for quality TV viewing.
    2. At least 128Mb graphics card with TV tuner, video recorder and remote.
    3. A good quality sound card with Dolby AC3
    4. 512MB DDR RAM
    5. 120GB 7200rpm hard drive
    6. CD writer
    7. DVD ROM (With Multi region software)

    I will be using this mainly for watching TV and DVD's, burning and listening to cd's, internet browsing via broadband and editing photos from my digital camera.
    There is a possibilty of some video editing and gaming.

    What components should I be looking and at what price?

    Cheers
    :smashin:
     
  2. dannyc

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    For a monitor I would look at this
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=48839 which seems to be attracting a lot of good reviews for the money. I was thinking of getting one myself.

    For a graphics card I would look at a Connect 3d or Sapphire Radeon 9600 for about £96 (see the special offers for details of the best place to buy) and get a separate Nebula Freeview card for TV and recording for about £120.

    As to a sound card try a RME 24/96pad or something similar, should be able to find one for around £200, or else a M-audio Revolution for £68.15 from Scan.

    As far as hard drives go I would go for a Segate Barracuda 7200.

    Go for a Pioneer slot load DVD drive and a Liteon CD writer if you want to separate the two.

    hope this helps

    Dan
     
  3. AV Geeza

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    Thanks dannyc for your suggestions. :)
    The AOC monitor looks like a good buy! :smashin:
    What sort of minimum speed processor should I be looking for?

    Any other suggestions, anyone????

    TIA

    AV Geeza
     
  4. alanrob

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    I'd go for an AMD XP2800+ if your looking for more bang for your buck.
    Some will say stick with Intel, but AMD's chips are very fast and compared to the Intel's, very very cheep.

    Make sure you get a good motherboard though. MSI/Gigabyte or Abit will be the one to go for. Also get as many extras on the board as you can (USB2 / Firewire / LAN / SATA etc...) saves you upgrading at a later date. There are a lot of good boards out there.
     
  5. tomson

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    Theres a place on Tottenham Court Road that stocks the AOC monitor if you want to see it in the flesh - its considerably more than the ebuyer price tho.
     

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