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    PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    I need to replace my ageing Evesham PC (6/7 yrs old!) and wondered if anyone to could recommend a specific PC or company. I've a max budget of £1000 and will use the PC for web browsing & downloads, gaming, storing Photos/videos etc. Also will need to use it for work occaisonally so need Micrsoft office (which version should I go for?)

    I was tempted to buy from Evesham again but I understand they are about to be bought out. Heard Mesh PC's are good but the support is rubbish. Starting to favour Chillblast but don't know much about the company.

    Any help would be appreciated. :?

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    For that money I would build my own and have a very large grin. Tech support of course would be provided by yourself.

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    I'd also go for the built it yourself approach - a quick machine slung together from ebuyer (bored during my lunch break), comes in at £747 - with the following spec:

    Intel quad core 2.13ghz
    2.0gb ram
    basic asus mobo
    2 x 500gb sata disks
    geforce 8800gts 320mb graphics card
    Antec case
    650w power supply

    This was really quickly put together, but gives you a rough idea of the price of doing it yourself, obviously just add a monitor, and pull optical drives out of your exisiting machine.

    Other place I would have a look at would be the Dell outlet store, there are sometimes some pretty good deals on there.

    Steve

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Need a case with that, and a better quieter fan than stock, plus if you're using Windows and had OEM on the old machine need to pay for that (or Vista) aswell.

    These days I find it is almost as cheap to buy from a shop as DIY and it comes all made and ready with no hardware conflict troubles.

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    doubt he would have XP on his old machine its 7 year old (Unless you upgraded)

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    never mentioned XP

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    so you didn’t, I do apologise. Out of curiosity what do you run hoggy

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    www.overclockers.co.uk

    Great online store for purchasing stuff to build your own. Popular with prettymuch everyone that was living in halls during my first year of uni. I bought my parts for my intel dual core (6600) with 2gig ram and 300 gig HDD, 400Wmodular PSU and a rather fancy ASUS Delux P5W (i think that's the model anyway) and also an NVIDIA 7600 GS card and a few other bits and bobs for about £747 or something like that.

    Very fast delivery for me when i was in stafford as they're based over in stoke

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Just to go against the grain -

    I just bought a fantastic hp DC5750 PC for my home use... it's not for gaming or anything, but i'd deffo have a look at insight.com/uk and misco.co.uk and check out thier deals on HP kit.... I really can't be doing with building my own pc any more - but then I do farm when i'm not at work, so i dont have as much free time as most IT techs.

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    i think HP PCs are the best you can get. But at home any new computer i get i am getting an intel apple and using bootcamp

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Apple? I've got some old FischerPrice stuff going spare too if you like?

    note: this was a somewhat lacking attempt at humour please do not be offended

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    i think HP PCs are the best you can get. But at home any new computer i get i am getting an intel apple and using bootcamp
    I'm sorry, you lost me at apple...

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    just built myself a Quad core QX6800 and a EVGA8800gts based system for JUST under a grand.

    four cores clocked to 3.5ghz each and 13,500 on 3dmark06 = VERY BIG SMILE

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    i think HP PCs are the best you can get. But at home any new computer i get i am getting an intel apple and using bootcamp
    I'm sorry, you lost me at apple...
    Bootcamp is so you can run Apple Mac & Windows on a Apple Mac computer

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    Re: PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?

    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.

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