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    We are looking to get some new desktop PC's and was just wondering where everyone got their machines from (if you don't build them yourselves!)?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Andrew

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    I always used to use Stone Computers, although heard very good things about Very Pc's, and also Novatech who will do custom builds, Versus HP and Dell etc.

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    We get ours from Dell. Our current ones are the Dell Optiplex 7010 USSF. They are a fraction of the price than they are on the website.

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    Dell here also. The latest are the Optiplex 790 desktop. Best in school by far.

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    +1 for stone and novatech

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    Dell OptiPlex's for us too. We usually find it easier to configure the PCs through Dell's Premier website and then e-mail the e-quote to our account manager for a further discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Dell here also. The latest are the Optiplex 790 desktop. Best in school by far.
    @DaveP they have been replaced by the 7010, we couldn't get anymore 790's in our last order.

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    +1 for Stone

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    HPs for us from a range of suppliers on the CITHS framework

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    +1 for Stone with 5 year warranty.

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    +1 for stone also Millenium.

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    Thanks for all your replies guys. By the looks of it Stone may be the way to go.

    Any further suggestions appreciated.

    Cheers
    Andrew

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    Get multiple quotes from all the reputable companies mentioned and bounce them off of each other. Is a warranty important to you?

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    IME Stone are horrible. Badly written custom BIOS. Poor build quality - start to die after 3 years. Badly designed (case fans in places where they will be blocked etc). Terrible driver and management tools - most consumer brands are better.

    Dell all the way now.
    Last edited by j17sparky; 14th December 2012 at 09:41 AM.

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