Hi. I'm fed up with my 1-year-old machine already. I want a new super computer. I'm not looking for the cheapest, or the highest spec, but the BEST VALUE. Can you help? I've given you a basic outline below. That's more or less what I want - but if it costs too much then I'll have to drop some stuff or reconsider. I want a DESKTOP, not a laptop.
I'd like (please):
Memory: 512MB minimum, prefer 1024MB
CPU: Over 3.0Ghz, Preferably 3.6Ghz - AMD/Pentium (no preference). 64-bit technology might be cool (I don't know what for) but it'll be expensive so never mind.
Storage: AT LEAST 120Gb, preferably more. Obviously, the more the merrier.
Graphics A card is preferable and I'd like it to be 128MB as well. That's not too much...
Drives: I NEED a DVD-RW drive of some sort. Obviously, dual layer is better but not required. If there's another drive that's handy too. I don't need one, but the lack of floppy disk drive on this PC is very annoying.
Case: Doesn't have to be fancy, but I've always wanted blue lights. Don't worry about that though.
USB/Firewire: USB 2.0 required! Hopefully with front slots. I don't need firewire.
LAN: Not required.
Modem: Not required. Will connect through broadband USB modem.
OS: WINDOWS XP. Nothing else! No apple or lower OS.
Software: I don't care.
Monitor: TFT is preferable. I don't mind base-unit only though.
Accessories: Not required. I have printer and stuff. I won't complain if there is one though.
PRICE: Under £1000 is a must! Still, I don't think I'll be happy with that! As cheap as possible!!
**IMPORTANT: I'd prefersomewhere like PC World where I can walk-in and look at it, however I do realise that to get a good deal online shopping is the best, so I wouldn't mind DELL. I only really want to look at reputable companies here.**
It's going to be used for BROADBAND internet surfing, downloading and games. So it needs to be pretty quick.
If I get this then I plan to up my AOL broadband connection to 1MB as well!! I'm so excited.
Thank you in advance!!