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New PC Build Advice

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by big-jme, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. big-jme

    big-jme Bit Poster

    Hi eveyone,
    I'm looking for some advice on building a new PC. I unfortunately lost my old one in a fire 2 weeks ago and have a budget of £500 to put towards a new one. I'm looking for a desktop PC preferably including a monitor but can consider it without. A big limitation I have is that i'm restricted to buying the PC / components from PC World. I know, I wouldn't usually go there either but when a friend heard about the fire he gave me £500 of vouchers he'd just won at work to put towards a new system. I'm perfectly happy to look at building my own system if I can get the right components etc. Any advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Many Thanks,

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  2. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

    While I am a big fan of building PCs I think in your case you will get more machine for your money by purchasing a pre-built one off the shelf. The price of components in PC World is ridiculous, not to mention the limited choice. You can probably get a deal on a PC with a C2D, 2 or 4GB of RAM, monitor, keyboard et al for £500.
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    I would agree with NightWalker PC world is a rip off for components you would be best just to buy a computer.
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  4. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    Yep! what he said above, would also get a base unit from PC world that's of a high to medium range. Best wishes and lets know what you decide:)
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  5. Darkfunnyguy

    Darkfunnyguy Byte Poster

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  6. Darkfunnyguy

    Darkfunnyguy Byte Poster

    Sorry I did not realise you can only buy from pc world with voucher, I think you better off buying from a pc or laptop as most are expensive but if you do then you are better off buying pc world online as they are cheaper than buying in the store.
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  7. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

    Some of their web prices (not all) are cheaper than in store prices. Easiest way to do it, is use the collect @ store feature. Order online (and hopefully get a better price) then pick collect @ store, and you get a reservation number which you take to your local store.
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  8. albertc30

    albertc30 Kilobyte Poster

    Yeap, couldn't agree more with all the comments already posted, that said good luck with your new build mate.
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