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    New home pc - recommendations?

    Hello,

    things have certainly moved on since last I looked! Our home pc has just about had it, Sempron processor, no dedicated graphics card etc..

    Things we use it for:
    • Kids homework
    • General Office
    • Central storage point(photoes)


    However, we have now splashed out on a new camera which has hd video so might dabble in video editing.

    NO GAMES!

    Any thoughts?

    No more than 400 - 450 (might dig out some student discounts I've never used! Initially I was going to use my laptop but TBH desktops are much less likely to get nicked and I do cart my laptop around!
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    How about something like this - Buy CCL Ace Pronto System from CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2008, 2007 & 2006 for laptops, desktops and computer hardware it needs and OS (which you can choose from the side) and you can then add screens etc as needed

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    why not look on ebuyer?

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    I did look around. I was looking at i3 processor as it seems to perform better than amd offerings; however, not too sure if I'll see much difference?

    The i3 systems are a bit more expensive though.. the only few I found within my budget are here

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    i'm guessing that as your requirements are fairly low either an i3 or an amd equivalent would do... the i3 is only a dual core (hyperthreaded) and you could always get a cheap amd quad phenom...

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    Thanks for all the suggestions!

    I had a rethink about the i3 processor so will now look at Core 2 Quads instead - I do like the look of that Zoomstorm!

    I have Win 7 from uni and some pc discounts I'll have to dig up so might be looking for a while yet!

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    I think I'm going to go for this one here

    It seems to be a good bundle put together.

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    Give ICT Direct a bell. Often they have one-offs and special kit tha they don't put on the site. just ask Ric what he got his twin Xeon workststions for! And they'll give you a years warranty.

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