New PC

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  1. rambo3852

    rambo3852 Active Member

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    I've been toying with the idea of buying a new pcfor the last couple of months, and no not just buying new parts just buying a whole new tower etc.

    I've had my pc for 6 years and just had enough of it, its slow, had tonnes of hardware problems, dents and scratches due to lots of transporting it to and from uni and a completely buggered monitor lol.

    Been looking the last few days at one here are the specs:
    Mesh Pro Nero

    AMD Phenom™ II X4 925 Quad Core Processor AM3 (2.80GHz, 8MB Cache) Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium Edition - 64bit English
    Stylish Mini-Tower Micro ATX Chassis with 300W PSU - Piano Black
    ASUS M4A78LT-M LE Mainboard (DDR3), with integrated DVI/VGA Graphics - MATX
    4GB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM - (2x2GB)
    500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer
    22x Dual Layer DVD Writer Super Format +R/-R/RW/RAM
    1GB ATI Radeon 5670 Graphics Accelerator GDDR5- ***DirectX 11***
    24" Iiyama **Special Offer** (1920x1080) Full HD Monitor - Prolite E2407HDSD 7.1 High Definition onboard sound card - for 8 Channel Cinema sound
    Logitech Cordless Keyboard & Cordless Optical Mouse - Black
    1 Year Return to Base Hardware Warranty - inc 3 Months Free Collect & Return

    including P&P will cost me £723
    this is litterally the most i want to spent and just curious what u guys think?
     
  2. Dark Scyth

    Dark Scyth Moderator

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    Thats nice if you don't want to build your own, though you could probably build something even better if you build it yourself, probably even cheaper too. Though as I said, if you don't want to build one, that is a pretty good one.
     
  3. Titcher

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    Yeah, probably better off building your own, that's a decent hardware platform. I'd recommend a GeForce 240 over the Radeon, but that's my own preference. Definitely go with an Athlon II system, they're incredibly cheap, and damn speedy, don't bother with Intel stuff right now, the prices aren't so great.

    If you're not confident about building your own, maybe practice on your current PC? It's really easy stuff, saves you a bunch of money, and each individual part has at least a 1 year warranty, with some stuff depending on what you buy, having a 10 year warranty(longest warranty by law in EU).
     
  4. BonezOz

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    Speaking from experience this is the only issue I can foresee with the whole set up. A 300W PSU generic, will more than likely need to be replaced within a year costing you more in the long run as when it blows it will take things with it.

    I'd be looking at getting at least a name brand 500+W PSU it will last a lot longer and will allow for upgrades. A 300W will blow or at least be inadequate to power even a ATI Radeon 5750.
     
  5. Titcher

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    BonezOz is right, I didn't notice that first time, but expect a 300W generic PSU in a system like that to go big-badda-boom.
     
  6. Icharus_Falling

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    yeah, that power supply is not gonna cut it. also, i wouldn't buy a micro-ATX board or case, everything is way too cramped and there's generally no room for expansion. you might have overheating problems with a case that small and a monster processor like that.

    also, if youre buying a big video card, why get a MB with onboard video?
     
  7. BonezOz

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    I used to think that onboard anything was a waste of system resources. Then I had a micro-ATX board (still do) with onboard everything and my AGP card went out. Onboard video saved me buying a new board as I was able to diagnose the issue better. I still use the board, well my kids do, but with an AGP card.

    Our main computer is full ATX running dual Radeon 3870's cross fired. I use the onboard sound as the dual graphics cards block all the PCI slots, besides the board has full 7.1 with digital/optical out.
     
  8. InsaneNutter

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    The PC's probably pretty average for a pre-built one, it will definitely be a massive upgrade from a 6 year old pc.

    As you dont want to build your own have you looked around on websites that will build a pc to your own spec?

    It will be a better than buying a pre built system and you will definitely get more for your money with the ability to upgrade in a few years time if you wish.

    As a starting point: PCSPECIALIST.CO.UK - Vortex 600 Gaming PC, Configure Your Own PC, Configure PC, Design Your Own PC
     
  9. rambo3852

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    thanks guys, had though about getting it built from scratch but after working out the cost for the components, it would only save me £5 lol, yeah had already ordered it but ,might cancel and get it with a bigger power supply like u guys have suggested thanks guys!
     
  10. Safinn

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    I am also looking for a new PC. I currently only have a laptop and I can't do much with it.

    I would build my own but does anyone have any sites or shops which sell parts cheap in the UK? I read Newegg is really good but its American :(.
     
  11. rambo3852

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    dabs.com and ebuyer are pretty good sites to buy parts from
     
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    Another recommendation for Ebuyer, they are probably the best in the UK.

    You can also checkout Scan, they are pretty good too.
     
  13. Titcher

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    Yep, ebuyer are normally cheapest, scan can be cheaper sometimes, and for older parts, aria can be cheap. But out of them all, ebuyer probably have the best service.
     

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