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Some Tech Advice Greatly Appreciated! New PC Needed Urgently!!

timbotambo Avatar
1d, 4d agoPosted 1 decade, 4 days ago
Moving out of a shared house where one super computer was used. Dragged my 4yr old comp out of the loft last night and saw it had a MISERABLE 733mhz, 256mb ram and 20gb HD (11 of which is taken up with Windows XP and other essential software. I have around 5gb of photos and another 20gb to move. Looked at external HD but for £60-£80 it seems the money may be better spent on a new cheap, but still able to run modern games, computer base unit. My old one is empty of software but very very very slow.

I have been told to go for at least 80gb hd (poss 160gb), 2ghz processor and 1024ram if I want to run reasonably modern, low spec, games and make do for around 3-4 yrs.

Can anyone advise as to whether this is any good? Dell is a minefield and I need one before the end of next week!

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/331495/art/packard-bell/imedia-1559.html

Budget is only sub £350 :oops: as need rest for setting up a house

Thanks!!
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1d, 4d agoPosted 1 decade, 4 days ago
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#1
I was just having a look on EuroPC for you, and you might find that either of these two meet your requirements suitably. These are also Packard Bell units...

http://www.europc.co.uk/pages/ProductDetail.aspx?PID=78616

or http://www.europc.co.uk/pages/ProductDetail.aspx?PID=78642

They're all reconditioned units with a 1 year RTB warranty. I bought something similar from them about 4 months ago and have had no problems with it whatsoever

Or if you prefer something brand new, try ebuyer.com who have loads of different base units... i found this one http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=23552548832&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=116052 £351.48 with next day delivery (when they have more stock in) (cheaper if you choose super saver delivery)

Hope that helps
#2
I would suggest looking through the Dell bargain posts.

There have also been a few bargain laptops posted recently in that price range.

However i think you may struggle for a decent gaming machine in your price range, most of the sub £350 units have integrated GPUs. if you already have a decent monitor you could save a bit and just buy the tower. You could always buy one that you could upgrade to a better GPU when you have more money, make sure there is a spare PCIE slot, same gos for memory upgrades.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/?merchant_filter=28&category_filter=All&type_filter=All&availability_filter=All&status_filter=Active&order_by=Newest
#3
Thanks for the advice!
#4
https://www.medionshop.co.uk/?areaID=449636969BAD649AE10000000A00005A&productID=449636969BAD649AE10000000A00005A447E4C33FB426BF9E10000000A00004C
If you want a basic PC this may suit...you can get a 17inch TFT for under a £100

click the refurbished PCs and you'll see 3 lited..the top one at £160 seems fine.
#5
Have you thought about getting a nice laptop instead of a desktop?

This from Comet is a beauty for the money and you can collect from store straight away.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#6
Another fabulous laptop deal has surface. The spec meets your needs.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36336

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#7
PC world clearance/refurb'd are good deals, check them out, thats where we got our philips freeline, from site without monitor it was £320 or instore with a 17" it was £699!!

Great deals there

Thanks

Peter

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