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Ok.. so as a student i need to think carefully about my finances and found you people maybe able to help me. I had a laptop last year, it was so slow it took ages just to load internet explorer :(. … Read More
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1d, 10m agoPosted 1 decade, 10 months ago
Ok.. so as a student i need to think carefully about my finances and found you people maybe able to help me.

I had a laptop last year, it was so slow it took ages just to load internet explorer :(. So this year i've decided i am going to get a desktop pc.I've had a look around but cant really find anything. [url]www.itcsales.com[/url] is very confusing and finding anything to fit is annoying me!! I did consider building my own.. if i can figure out how to do it (but could be more expensive)

See i am doing a media graphics degree so i need a system which will help me there and in other recreational student things to do.

Anyway to the minimum prefered specs:

Processor: AMD x2 4200 + (or intel dual core 3.00ghz +) AMD preferred but i am not bothered



Graphics: 256mb +.. not bothered about this really. Just needs to be able to cope with animations/video editing etc..

Memory: 1000mb ddr +

Dvd rewriter +/-

Hard drive - 100gb +

My house has wireless so a card or built in wireless would be handy but not essential.. a pretty decent sound system would not go a miss either due to my pc being my stereo replacement. Ooh yeah not bothered with a monitor, i have one. Its a bit of a beast so a cheap 17inch monitor would help,

Ok so the price? Well.. 800 max. :thumbsup:

I also have a problem of finding a decent cheap wireless router.. one which wont cut out on us!!


Thankyou! :-D
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1d, 10m agoPosted 1 decade, 10 months ago
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#1
Something like these Dell 5150 specifications?


D07517
BaseIntel® Pentium® D 940 Dual Core Processor (3.20GHz, 800MHz, 2x2MB cache)
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition, SP2 (incl Symantec PC Restore Recovery)
Memory 1024MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [2x512] Memory
Keyboard Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Ire (QWERTY)
Monitor Dell™ 19" Value Flat Panel (E196FP)
Video Card 256MB ATI Radeon® X600 HyperMemory graphics card
Hard Drive 320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA/100 Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst™ cache
Floppy Drives No Floppy Drive
Mouse Dell™ USB Scroll Mouse
Modem No Modem
CD/DVD Drives 16x max. DVD+/-RW Drive
Sound Cards Integrated Audio with Dolby Digital 7.1 capability
Speakers Free Dell™ A525 Speakers with Subwoofer
Shipping DocumentsSystem Documentation with UK Power CordGedis Bundle
Reference List D07517 Dimension 5150
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 7.0 - English
Standard Warranty 1-Year Collect and Return Service
Cover It with Dell Support Services No service upgrade selected - 1-Year Collect and Return service only
AntiVirus & Security Software No Security/Anti-Virus Protection
Digital Photography No Photo Organising & Sharing Software/No Photo Editing Software
Order Information Dimension Order - UK
Dell System Media Kit No Resource CD
Ghost 10 No Secure Data Software
Adobe Reader Adobe Reader 6.0 - English
Promotions Hidden Option Class 512MB RAM FREE - Double Memory Promo 2x512 MB 533MHz
Dell Internet Order Dell Internet Order.
Network assistant 90 days trial of Network Assistant included
Dell Colour Printer 725 Qty 1 FREE Dell Colour Printer 725 Unit Price Incl. VAT £0.00
#2
How much is it, Ray??
#3
[SIZE=2]£749 delivered ducky :) But I was looking for another whilst it's on my mind ;)[/SIZE]
#4
Not bad... :thumbsup: Where is that at btw? Dell outlet?
#5
Do you not think this one [COLOR=blue]d07911[/COLOR] at [COLOR=navy]£733[/COLOR] is suitable twistedrose? Also earn 7% in cashback if you buy through QuidCo.Com



Intel® Pentium® D 820 Dual Core Processor (2.80GHz, 800MHz, 2x1MB cache)
Microsoft Operating SystemGenuine Windows® XP Professional, SP2 (incl Symantec PC Restore Recovery)
Memory2048MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [2x1024] Memory
KeyboardDell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Ire (QWERTY)
MonitorDell™ 19" Value Flat Panel (E196FP)
Video Card256MB nVidia™ GeForce™ 7300LE Turbocache graphics cardHard Drive
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache
Floppy DrivesNo Floppy Drive
MouseDell™ USB Optical Mouse
ModemNo Modem
CD/DVD Drives16x max. DVD+/-RW Drive
Sound CardsIntegrated Audio with Dolby Digital 7.1 capability
SpeakersNo Speakers
Shipping DocumentsSystem Documentation with UK Power Cord
Gedis Bundle ReferenceList D07911 Dimension 9150
Microsoft Application SoftwareMicrosoft® Works 7.0 - English
Standard Warranty1-Year Collect and Return Service
Cover It with Dell Support ServicesNo service upgrade selected - 1-Year Collect and Return service only
AntiVirus & Security SoftwareNo Security/Anti-Virus Protection
Digital PhotographyNo Photo Organising & Sharing Software/No Photo Editing Software
Order InformationDimension Order - UK
Money Off Savingssave £50ex VAT
Dell System Media Kit
No Resource CDGhost 10No Secure Data Software
Adobe ReaderAdobe Reader 6.0 - English
Promotions Hidden Option ClassReporting -1024Mb RAM Free - Double Memory Promo
Dell Internet OrderDell Internet Order.
Network assistant90 days trial of Network Assistant included

Dell All in One Printer 810 Qty 1 FREE Dell All-in-One Printer 810Unit Price Incl. VAT £0.00 Catalog Number: 202 810 DIM FREE Module Description BaseFREE Dell All-in-One Printer 810CablesNo Printer Cable SelectedStandard Warranty1 Year Next Business Day ExchangePrinter Ink CartridgesNo Additional Printer Ink Cartridge SelectedDocumentationEnglish LanguagePrinter DriverDell 810 FI Printer Driver - Dimension

d07915r is another with good specificaions, but is around £950

Welcome to HotUKDeals by the way :)
#6
How about Aldi next Thursday they've got this on offer ????

Medion MD8809 Multimedia Base Station £399,99
Surf the net for business or pleasure, work, watch TV, run your photos as digital slide shows, listen to your favourite tunes - this isn't a computer… it's a home PC revolution!
Unbeatable specification for an unbeatable price
Intel Pentium D820 Dual Core Processor 2.8GHz
Two processor cores work within the same processor to increase the performance of your PC. Dual core technology means that several demanding applications can be run at the same time allowing your computer to think as fast as you can multitask.
200GB Hard Disk
Superfast 7,200rpm, Serial ATA interface.
1024MB Memory
DDR2 SDRAM/533MHz. Both memory slots occupied.
Multi-Standard Dual Layer DVD/CD Writer[SIZE=1]1
[/SIZE]Max. Write Speed: 8 × DVD+R dual layer, 4 × DVD-R dual layer, 16 × DVD+R, 16 × DVD-R, 8 × DVD+RW, 6 × DVD-RW, 5 × DVD-RAM, 48 × CD-R, 24 × CD-RW. Max. Read Speed: 16 × DVD-ROM, 48 × CD-ROM.
DVB-T[SIZE=1]2[/SIZE]/Analogue TV
Hybrid DVB-T/Analogue TV Tuner Card with RF remote control.
S3 Graphics Unichrome[SIZE=1]TM[/SIZE] PRO IGP [SIZE=2](on board)[/SIZE]
Upgradable through 8 × AGP slot.
6 Channel Audio[SIZE=1]3
[/SIZE]Dolby Digital[SIZE=1]©[/SIZE] For Home Theatre Sound[SIZE=1]4[/SIZE].
Integrated 8-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader
Reads from and writes to all common Flash cards[SIZE=1]5[/SIZE].
Connectivity
6 × USB 2.0 Ports - 2 × Front, 4 × Rear.
V.90 PCI data/fax modem, modem connection cable included.
Network controller on board. Fast Ethernet 10/100MBit/s.
Plus…
[LIST]
[*]Huge software package included
[*]3 year manufacturer's warranty
[*]Full support available from the customer helpline[/LIST]Dazz285
#7
twistedrose
Not bad... :thumbsup: Where is that at btw? Dell outlet?


That's direct from Dell Home...
#8
The Medions are always a good buy Dazz285 if you can get one quick enough ;)
#9
Problem with dell is their customer service, i hear it is quite appauling sometimes..

But maybe i am being nit picky here! God aldi do computers? Whatever next!!
#10
I think Dell customer telephone service takes some stick. But haven't had to use their other services as yet :)

You could always extend the collect and return warranty for peace of mind. Although it's quite expensive.

Oh and you would need a wireless card fitted either before or after, or buy a wireless adaptor.
#11
I suppose so. I want to throughly look round before making my choice though. But its a case of do i buy now or wait :roll:
#12
Well, as for the Dells, MikeT updates them each Thursday morning, as he's our Dell expert. Anyway, it's often good to weigh up all the options before you buy :)

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