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    New PC - Recommend a site?

    I'm going to get myself a new PC very soon I think. I'd like to get a base unit pre-built and it will have to be under finance. My last PC was from cyperpowersystems.co.uk and I was very impressed with them, but I always like to have options.

    Any recommendations?

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    pcspecialist.co.uk

    scan.co.uk (under the 3xs systems)

    Dell's XPS systems are good to

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    Despite a few little niggles, OverClockers have prebuilt systems aimed at gaming, and I think finance is on offer there too. They also do pre overclocked mobo/mem/cpu and you can buy the rest yourself if you choose

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    I purchased a Dell Studio i7 XPS and then stuffed 16GB of Ballistix RAM, a Crucial M4 SSD, and an AMD Radeon HD 6950 in it. Works okay for gaming and photoshop which is all it's used for.

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    What's your budget mate? What will it be used for? Games? Office work?

    Different companies do different deals for different uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I purchased a Dell Studio i7 XPS and then stuffed 16GB of Ballistix RAM, a Crucial M4 SSD, and an AMD Radeon HD 6950 in it. Works okay for gaming and photoshop which is all it's used for.
    How much did that come to if you don't mind me asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    pcspecialist.co.uk

    scan.co.uk (under the 3xs systems)

    Dell's XPS systems are good to
    Personally i wouldnt get anything from scan, dont have good experience with them. Out of a batch of 12 PC, 1 wasnt working at all, 2 had missing elements and 1 had to have a part replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    How much did that come to if you don't mind me asking?
    XPS: 749
    BALLISTIX: 80
    CRUCIAL M4: 350
    AMD RADEON HD 6950: 220

    Used the redundant bits out of the XPS to build a little media centre PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I purchased a Dell Studio i7 XPS and then stuffed 16GB of Ballistix RAM, a Crucial M4 SSD, and an AMD Radeon HD 6950 in it. Works okay for gaming and photoshop which is all it's used for.
    Works okay? Works okay?! At that spec I'd warrant it does a fair bit more than just okay!

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    My network manager has just bought a gaming PC from novatech and says its very good indeed, but i dont know if they do personal finance, might be cheaper in the long run to get a bank loan and pay cash in some cases though

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    XPS: 749
    BALLISTIX: 80
    CRUCIAL M4: 350
    AMD RADEON HD 6950: 220

    Used the redundant bits out of the XPS to build a little media centre PC.
    I take it the SSD is something like 256GB for that price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Works okay? Works okay?! At that spec I'd warrant it does a fair bit more than just okay!
    Depends on your expectations, besides he could be running iTunes in the background leveling it out with a budget desktop

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Depends on your expectations, besides he could be running iTunes in the background leveling it out with a budget desktop
    First we had single core PCs and everyone laughed when dual core came out. Then we realised the second core could be the "Norton core". Then quad core came out and we realised we could have an "itunes core (or 2)" aswell...

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    I make my pcs from parts from Overclockers UK they do pre-built ones too.

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