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Buying a PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rob1234, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Does anyone know any good sites to buy PCs that don’t include an OS?

    Cheers.
     
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  2. Qs

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    http://www.overclockers.co.uk = win.

    Highly recommended. Decent prices, good for gaming. :)

    HTH

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  3. greenbrucelee
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    what he said ^
     
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  4. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    As has been said overclockers v good also e-buyer has some good stuff and a visit to toms hardware to see whats hot and whats not lol.
     
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  6. Qs

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  7. wizard

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    You nicked the PC from Misco? I'm gonna ring up and tell them :p
     
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  8. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Is the PC any good? you think its a bit expensive?
     
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  9. dazza786

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    It's scores almost top of the range (29320932 points) for the 'Turning On' benchmark test...

    Define 'good' :rolleyes:
    It depends what you want the PC for mate!
     
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  10. Rob1234

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    I want one that can handle 8GB RAM and has room for expansion. I might be running virtualisation software on there so i can set up a server 2003 enviroment.
     
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  11. dazza786

    dazza786 Megabyte Poster

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    okay what's your budget?

    Just because that mobo might be able to support 8GB doesn't mean 8GB will perform any better than 4GB, at least on a Intel Celeron D 440 anyway..

    ie. giving an obese (BMI 70) person bionic legs to run 8x faster aint gonna do anything lol
     
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  12. wizard

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    Not forgetting depending on the OS you are using, it may not see all 8GB.
     
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  13. Qs

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    In all honesty mate I've been out of the buying a pre-built system for years now, I always build my own from scratch.

    The PC's alright, need a better graphics card though as the on-board one sucks. It is a works one though, so it all depends what you want it for.

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  14. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    My budget is for around £300 I was thinking of building one but that does not seem that much cheaper if anything it seems more expensive :(
     
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  15. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Depends what you're after. What do you intend to use it for?

    If it's general PC stuff (and NOT playing games) then the DX2400 is perfect.

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    I won't be playing games on it I want to install some irtualisation software so that i can run a server 2003 environment to get some practise for my 70-290.

    I dont mind buying a cheaper PC then upgrading a few parts like RAM, Hard drive etc.
     
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  17. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    In which case it'll do that easily. It's a good choice.

    Might wanna buy some additional cheap RAM depending on what you're planning to run.

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  18. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Cheers ill save a few more pennies then I'll buy it :p
     
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  19. greenbrucelee
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    The one in my sig rips everything to pieces but you will need more the £300

    Agree with QS on the system and RAM
     
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    edit: nm
     
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