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    New PC needed any

    So, the Head needs a new PC and she wants it NOW! She's VERY, VERY BUSY! Her focus isn't, shall we say on I.T. but she wants it all at her fingertips immediately she clicks on something.

    So, with a certain budget consciousness I am looking at this spec:

    Intel® Core™i3 Dual Core Processor i3-3240 (3.40GHz) 3MB Cache
    ASUS® P8H61-MX USB3/SI: uATX, USB 3.0, SATA 3.0Gb/s
    4GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)
    120GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)
    In a case with all the usual, 350w PSU, DVD RW, card reader etc.

    Needs a base license as we are EES:

    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence (£79)

    Total = £422

    This is just an online quote thing from PCSPECIALIST.

    Or something like this (with monitor!) for £399 (yes I know it's PCWORLD, but it's close and I need it quickly)...

    ACER iMedia S 2870 Desktop PC with S220HQLBBD Full HD 21.5" LED Monitor Deals | Pcworld

    Edit: Just to say I'd have to wipe this and install 7 (not ready for 8 yet ).

    Any better ideas?

    Kol.
    Last edited by Koldov; 4th July 2013 at 01:46 PM.

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    Just because she's impatient doesn't mean you should forego normal policies.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Just because she's impatient doesn't mean you should forego normal policies.

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    We don't have any... We are a little... How can I put it... Behind the times? I have never actually had to source a new desktop in the year or two I've been here!

    Kol.

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    You are still bound by school financial policies best value for the tax payer etc... no matter what she may think.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    Home premuim cant connect to a domain can it?
    they have ees so they just need the cheapest windows license they can get to pro/enterprise upgrade from

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    Your SSD is SATA 6GB/s but your motherboard is only SATA 3GB/s which will slow it down. You're better off getting a Samsung 840 120GB anyway, much better drive then get a H67 board, or any 7-series board (e.g. B75, H77).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    they have ees so they just need the cheapest windows license they can get to pro/enterprise upgrade from
    Read incorrectly sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    Home premuim cant connect to a domain can it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Koldov View Post
    Needs a base license as we are EES:

    nope

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    you should get an all in one they look cool and that's all a non-tech savvy user cares about:

    DP700A3D-A08UK, Samsung 700A3D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Your SSD is SATA 6GB/s but your motherboard is only SATA 3GB/s which will slow it down. You're better off getting a Samsung 840 120GB anyway, much better drive then get a H67 board, or any 7-series board (e.g. B75, H77).
    Hmmmm... Yup I can see where you're coming from, if I were building a rig for myself I would look at those sort of nuances, however those aren't the options given to me as I'm not building a bespoke system from scratch. I'm not sure it's going to be noticeable as it's just an office PC. Sure it has to be fast and able to open loads of applications at once, but I don't think it needs to access the extra 3GB/s as it won't be sustained throughput and the option for a slower SSD isn't there.

    Kol.

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    You should have a policy somewhere that says when you must apply Best Value procedures (i.e. Get 3 quotes)

    For us it is purchases above £500. For my academy where I am a governor it is £1000

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    You are still bound by school financial policies best value for the tax payer etc... no matter what she may think.

    Ben
    Well for sure, I won't go into detail and bore you with what a fantastic Head she is, or what wonders she has done for the School, how much resource she draws in with consultancy, or what a leap in the Ofstead rating she has achieved for us. A good PC to help her continue and improve all of the above is a fantastic use of tax payers money.

    Sorry if the slightly jocular nature of my opening statement, raised your apparently jaded hackles...

    Kol.
    Last edited by Koldov; 4th July 2013 at 02:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    You should have a policy somewhere that says when you must apply Best Value procedures (i.e. Get 3 quotes)

    For us it is purchases above £500. For my academy where I am a governor it is £1000
    Hmmmm... I will go and seek out my Bursar! Normally, if I think we need it and I scour the net for the best deal (and speak to some regular suppliers) it's all good. Hopefully it's as yours as I'm looking at the sub £500 mark, also I have two quotes flying around from this thread alone .

    Kol.

    Edit: And since when is looking at the PCWORLD website not a quote!
    Last edited by Koldov; 4th July 2013 at 02:32 PM.

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    Dropped you a quick PM, to see if we can help in any way.

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    Whatever you end up getting, get it from someone decent, be it VeryPC, Stone, Novatech, Zoostorm, anything that can at least give you a decent warranty and let you spec it out, and probably get it to you really quickly.
    Would really advise not going to PC World for this

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