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Advise on buying new PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by asian_100, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. asian_100

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    Hi ppl

    I found 4 PC's which from1 I am going to buy. I have posted a link to these PC's comparison table. Please look at all of them and please tell me which one is the best one as soon as possible.

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0559605736.1187537131@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdfaddlkdijlelcflgceggdhhmdgmh.0&category_oid=-27735&selectValues=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0&filterArray=0%2C1%2C2%2C3%2C4%2C5%2C6%2C7%2C8%2C9%2C10%2C11%2C12%2C13%2C14%2C15%2C16%2C17%2C18%2C19%2C20%2C21%2C22%2C23%2C24%2C25%2C26%2C27%2C28%2C29%2C30%2C31%2C32%2C33%2C34%2C35%2C36%2C37%2C38%2C39%2C40%2C41%2C42%2C43%2C44%2C45%2C46%2C47%2C48%2C49%2C50%2C51%2C52%2C53%2C54%2C55%2C56%2C57%2C58%2C59%2C60%2C61%2C62%2C63%2C64%2C65%2C66%2C67%2C68%2C69%2C70%2C71%2C72%2C73%2C74%2C75%2C76%2C77%2C78%2C79%2C80%2C81%2C82&direction=DOWN&product0=485726&product1=287897&product2=818897&product3=872225&page=Comparison&number=4&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null

    Thanks
     
  2. dmarsh

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    Not a fan of PC world myself, I'd look elsewhere

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/home/
    http://www.scan.co.uk/
    http://www.dabs.com/
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/
    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/default.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=gen

    If your not sure on spec I'd buy a load of PC magazines for a couple months read everything you can. What do you want to use the system for ? They will all run Word and browse the internet.

    This site is very good for general hardware info :-
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/

    Generally one technology is at the forefront at any one time, it depends if you want the best or are prepared to forsake performance for cost.

    You want to decide on things like processor, memory type, graphics card, disk bus type etc. Then you can either build or spec a system around that. Theres generally no real need to build nowadays you can create a spec and send it to half a dozen companies and get them to quote on the closest system they can supply. Alternatively you can use an online system builder app.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    your link does not work

    and I wouldnt buy a pc from pc world anyway, there are better places on the web if you look.

    anyway I thought you were gonna build one or am I confusing you with someone else?
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    I got it to work (link) and I wouldnt buy any of them as I like to play games on my pc and those one couldnt handle any up to date games.

    but I would look elsewhere as has been suggested
     
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  5. asian_100

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    Its for my sister. Ppl just choose the best one from there please. That will help.
     
  6. greenbrucelee
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    why are you asking us can you not decide for yourself.

    get the compaq
     
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  7. asian_100

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    Thanks for Advise.
     
  8. rax

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    LOL!

    What a bloody rip-off!

    COMPAQ = 400quid and only a 4400 cpu and build in GFX?

    All of them are rubbish!

    You are a fool to purchase any of these.
     
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  9. Mathematix

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    Whichever one you choose you shouldn't consider it the worst choice in the world. If you want to buy from PC World then go ahead - lots of people do!

    If it has to be from the list shown I'd go for the Compaq SR5119 for the following reasons:

    1. The CPU is an Intel Core 2 Duo.
    2. The CPU cache is 2MB
    3. It matches the largest harddrive capacities from those listed.
    4. 1GB of RAM is fair for the price.
    5. 15-in-1 card reader.
    6. Integrated ethernet.
    On the downside:
    1. Only 4 USB ports, but this can easily be increased using a number of options.
    2. Graphics memory is really low meaning that you will have to keep screen resolutions down.
    That's my two pennies. :)
     
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  10. Theprof

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    Out of those 4 I would chose the compaq also. Other just have little differences like the number of USB ports, Software its bundled with, the built in video card.
     
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    I don't even have to look at the list if there's only one with a C2D... get that one.
     
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  12. greenbrucelee
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    I only said the compaq one because of the C2D but they are all s**t.

    and 400 hundred quid maybe you can get the tech guys to install it for ya :D
     
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  13. rax

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    I wasn't lolling at your choice, I was lolling at them all. The COMPAQ was the best choice and still a rip-off so I used it as the example. :p
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    Yeah I know dude I was just slightly embarresed to actually mention one of them :oops:

    I am sure asian100 was gonna build one, I wonder why he hasnt, maybe the tech guys have brainwashed him :D
     
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  15. rax

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    Lol

    Yea quite possibly, salesman pitch goes a long way sometimes!

    My first PC was from PC World :oops: :cry:

    It was 5 years ago and cost £1,300, it's spec was 2.8 p4, 512mb ram, GeForce 4 mx440 (gf4 was selling point for me back then lol) and 120gb hdd. I took out insurance with this and it came to £1,500 total. Complete rip-off by them, complete embarrassment for me :oops:

    P.S. It did come with a 15" TFT - One weekend only offer - Wow..
     
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