It's that time again :p
At 4 years old our Athlon 3000 systems are showing their age (and having to be rebuilt to fix the mistakes the manufacturer made!) so replacement time. Previously were using Stone until a dispute with an order, they've now lost a lot of business but their loss :rolleyes:
Looking at big brand machines now, preferably the stable image type hardware as we can't buy in big batches. Looking at HP dc7900s but they're not cheap - about 470 odd without monitor. Don't want Dell tbh and their equivalent spec is nearly 200 quid more than HP (this is comparing like for like via the website before special pricing)
Seems hardware has really shot up at the mo, spec needs to be good to last, no point buying low spec now that won't hack it in a few years time...
- Core2Duo 3GHz or above (E8400, 8500 etc)
- 2GB RAM minimum
- 80GB HD or higher
- DVD writer
- Mini tower case
Monitor to be added on later but usually LG now, seem to come in about £90ish for a 19" (non widescreen because of NetSupport :p )
Anyone bought any batches recently and doesn't mind saying what they got em for?