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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Well, I dont play games but I did have to do CAD. Hence my mid-range GFX card.

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    I just can't be bothered with it all anymore, I used to spend a fortune having a top gaming rig, but now I hate to think I'll spend a grand for it to be old by christmas.
    Thanks for all the replies, I'm beginning to agree with 'mrforgetful' about the cost and being out of date. Probably too old to be playing games now anyway!

    I think I'll lower my budget, I'll still have to buy one though cause I don't trust myself to build one without blowing my house up!!

    Cheers

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    I recomend CCL Computers up in Bradford. They built systems to your spec, have there own recomended ones for those that cannot be bothered chosing the bits as well as HPs, Acers and all the bits to build your own. Very good firm and excellent support, all from Bradford not India. The CCL Forum is also a very good place to go and chat about new PC ideas etc, you can pass them between other members and you can enjoy discussing ideas and see what people have had problems with etc.

    www.cclonline.com is the address you need.

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    I really would advise against Dells and Acer, we've had enough problems with both makes at our site to warrant not buying any more....

    Hp's are the way forward. IMHO

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    I recomend CCL Computers up in Bradford. They built systems to your spec, have there own recomended ones for those that cannot be bothered chosing the bits as well as HPs, Acers and all the bits to build your own. Very good firm and excellent support, all from Bradford not India.
    I've used them for over 10 years, never had any trouble and always the cheapest around.

    And that last sentance? I've lived in Bradford 25 years and I've yet to see evidence it's not like India

    When it comes to cost, it used to be that the difference between budget, midrange and top-end was dramatic, but it's not much anymore, there's always a choice that's half the price and only slightly slower, that's the one to go for.

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam
    I really would advise against Dells and Acer, we've had enough problems with both makes at our site to warrant not buying any more....
    I'd have to say I'd agree on the Dell front (no experience of Acer/HP to comment). Dells now tend to have proprietary motherboard and powersupplies which make it much more difficult to fix or upgrade than any evil genius could dream up.

    ie: Dell PSU's have a standard ATX connector that is NOT wired up that way so you can't replace it without getting a Dell replacement.

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by contink
    ie: Dell PSU's have a standard ATX connector that is NOT wired up that way so you can't replace it without getting a Dell replacement.
    As we found out when some little scrote flicked the 230/110v switch on 6 dells when they were turned....

    I recommend everyone superglues these switches in the 230v position before your little darlings figure it out...


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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    The Tesco at burry have some good deals, maybe there are some at your local one

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    I'm just waiting for the day Tesco start selling cars, motorbikes and caravans. It can't be long now.

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    And that last sentance? I've lived in Bradford 25 years and I've yet to see evidence it's not like India
    I know what you mean, what I meant was when you call them you won't get through to Bangalor or Mumbai and speak to a call centre based in India.

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Having been short of time to build a boxes for applications at school, I've bought several PCs from BigPockets in recent months, both for personal and work, all of which have been well built and worked straight out of the box.

    Their high end stuff is a bit pricey, but the lower spec stuff is a pretty good bargain.

    Having had a Dell machine on evaluation alongside a Viglen, an HP, a BigPockets tower and a local pc shop one, i would never *ever* buy a Dell. The bloody thing started squeaking and squealing at me every time it was booted it up after i took the case off to see what was inside and was performing well below what it should have been doing for the supposed spec it was. There were also far too many specialised parts inside for my liking.

    The only slight saving grace it had was not being as crap as the one built by a local company whom a worrying number of schools recommend.

    There was little to choose between the HP and Viglen boxes, both being similar in price and performance.

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Very good firm and excellent support, all from Bradford not India.
    I thought Bradford was India?

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    I'm just waiting for the day Tesco start selling cars, motorbikes and caravans. It can't be long now.
    Yeah, Tecso is becoming the Microsoft of the supermarket world....

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    i bought a dell vostro machine,
    2.33 Ghz core 2 duo processor,
    2 Gb ram,
    Vista (which im getting used to)
    DVD+/-RW drive,
    320 Gb HDD
    Card reader
    256Mb PCI-E graphics card
    wireless Keyboard & mouse which brings the price down.
    All for £311 that includes the £60 delivery too
    and a mate was selling a brand new 20" widescreen monitor which i bought for £50.
    and i added a second 500Gb HDD which i bought for £50

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