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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Please can you help me out of my dilemna?

I have been searching and reading up on details regarding buying a new desktop pc. I have some idea of what I want, but you all seem very "in the know" with your stuff and thought you might help me out.

My current system is a bit of a dinosaur and driving me nuts!!!! Looking at a bit of spec I would like a core 2 duo, preferably on XP as I am under the impression that vista can cause problems and my current stuff will not be compatible - is that correct??

I don't do a lot of gaming, but use it a lot for work ie office applications, tons of music and pictures. I have an old flat screen lcd monitor, so could use that, but perhaps a new monitor would be good.

Looking at some of the threads, I think it would be beyond my capabilities to build my own! I have been looking at systems approx £400-£500
for example :
1. Maxdata Computer System Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1024MB 250GB DVD-RW
Windows Vista Home Premium as this is a good price at £379 ebuyer with good reviews

2. Maxdata Favorit 1000 E4300 £405 at Misco, but the spec not quite as good

3. Dell Dimension E520 which would be about £515 with 20" monitor and upgrade to E6300

Thanks guys, even if you only read this, although comments would be good.

Ann - not-so-clever-at-computing-type-person
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago

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HI, look at my thread below, its gives you a full spec for a decent machine, better than the max data and the dell at a cheaper price, larger harddrive and doubl ethe ram
Thanks V much, I have been watching that, but I really don't think that I could do my own build.
Nor do I, but hey, you have to try. Do you know anyone that could help you out of it went wrong?
not really, perhaps I will give it some more thought, but thanks anyway

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