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Hi all, i am after buying a really fast desktop base unit. the ideal specs i think i want are a quad-core, 3gb ram, 400gb+ hard drive and the only games i MAY play on it are some of the old ones like … Read More
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
Hi all, i am after buying a really fast desktop base unit. the ideal specs i think i want are a quad-core, 3gb ram, 400gb+ hard drive and the only games i MAY play on it are some of the old ones like escape from monkey island! im not looking to build or get one built from a local shop. an hdmi out would be an added bonus,as would wifi, although i could always put a wifi card in the usb slot. i would also like it to have a pretty fast dvd writer and some sort of burning software so i can back up any dvds/cds that i have. it would only need to have a couple of usbs as i tend to do one or two things at any one time. i know some may say i dont need a quad but i would like it fast and im open to suggestions. i would also like vista premium so that i can stream stuff to my xbox 360 . i also dont need a mouse or keyboard as i already have wireless ones. iv seen some excellent spec machines on ebay and they all have excellent feedback,(type: QUAD CORE 9.6Ghz Q6600 4GB/500GB & 8600GT 1GB HDMI +GAL), but they dont come with vista so i would need to factor in the cost of that if i was to go for the ebay ones. rep will be added for all who help or give their opinions of the ebay ones, and thanks to everyone in advance for any help, i really will appreciate it.
cheers, Jamie
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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#1
how much are you looking to spend ?
#2
I know the Dell XPS rage are aimed at 'gamers' but they are also fantastic multimedia PC's. Look into those, the specs your after they cater for easily and at a very reasonable price.
#3
One question: What do you nedd a 'superfast' desktop PC for?
For the last 5 years, at least, all PCs can run any clasic software with no lag.
Only if you are an hardcore galmer or do video editing can you have a need of a cutting-edge PC. Remember that your cell phone has more computing abilities than the PC you used to play monkey island the first time!

How much you plan to spend and what you want to use it for is all that matters. I don't understan your need for a such a superfast PC, apart from showing off (no offense intended, I have been there myself)
#4
zeus9876
how much are you looking to spend ?


Hi not much more than £300, but as i said if i got the ebay one i would have to factor getting vista in addition to the machine
#5
You would be best advised to get a fast dual core as current quad cores slower speeds than their equivalent priced dual core partners. A quad core processor is needed (and indeed a dual core really) only for large amounts of processing...NOT large amounts of WORD PROCESSING. I advise you to get a good spec dual core as it is the frequency that will be more important to your situation not the number of cores.

BFM
#6
nmerlet
One question: What do you nedd a 'superfast' desktop PC for?
For the last 5 years, at least, all PCs can run any clasic software with no lag.
Only if you are an hardcore galmer or do video editing can you have a need of a cutting-edge PC. Remember that your cell phone has more computing abilities than the PC you used to play monkey island the first time!

How much you plan to spend and what you want to use it for is all that matters. I don't understan your need for a such a superfast PC, apart from showing off (no offense intended, I have been there myself)


totally agree, but i want it fast so im not waiting for stuff to load all the time, im so impatient!! if everyone here thinks that a quad is not req then i will def take their word for it, as im not the sharpest when it comes to computers, so no, i wont require it for video editing or high end gaming...
#7
I'd get a basic 6800GT /7800GT C2D around 2.8Ghz and some storage... £200 for the board CPU and memory and 60/40 for card and case...
#8
thanks BFM, NMERLET, and SUPERLEEDS, repped:thumbsup:
#9
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I'd get a basic 6800GT /7800GT C2D around 2.8Ghz and some storage... £200 for the board CPU and memory and 60/40 for card and case...


thanks for the advice but i cant/dont really want to build my own!! sorry but im hopeless at that sort of thing:oops:
#10
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I'd get a basic 6800GT /7800GT C2D around 2.8Ghz and some storage... £200 for the board CPU and memory and 60/40 for card and case...


The OP stated he didnt want to build :(

I agree with the C2D though (Core 2 DUo)...possibly look at the 8600GT instead of 6800GT though as its a more recent card and performs as good, if not better.

BFM
#11
thankyou, please keep all suggestions coming :)
#12
what are peoples opinions on the ebay ones i mentioned??
#13
The EBay one you have suggested does seem to be a good price, i dont think i could find a pre-built system any cheaper than the projected price of that (from the sellers previous sales ) Possibly could build one cheaper but thats not a cert either. I would be careful of buying off ebay however as there are no real guarantees, nobody you can go and complain too.

I'll let others say what they think of the ebay one :)

BFM
#14
okay cheers for that BFM
#15
BurningFeetMan
You would be best advised to get a fast dual core as current quad cores slower speeds than their equivalent priced dual core partners. A quad core processor is needed (and indeed a dual core really) only for large amounts of processing...NOT large amounts of WORD PROCESSING. I advise you to get a good spec dual core as it is the frequency that will be more important to your situation not the number of cores.


If you're going to put a £100 processor in it might as well be a quad-core. Spending that much on a £300 budget maybe a bit silly though so a cheap dual-core should be fine. If loading times are an issue then buying an SSD would be a great investment, you can get a good 32GB one like the OCZ Core for £120. Install the OS and all your programs on that and it should be nice and snappy. You might have trouble finding anyone selling a prebuilt machine with one in though.

EDIT: Ebay should be ok if you buy from a reputable retailer though, but I would definitely avoid any listings that are unclear on what's included or just have lies on them like saying a Q6600 runs at 9.6Ghz (It runs at 2.4Ghz).
#17
Thanks endless waves, cuzzy that one is good, but it is now listed as £359 del, and the fleabay one is much much better....im so confused!!!
#18
buy a pc off ebay?, i'd rather sandpaper my genitals
Superfast PC for £300, at that price it will be more trouble than its worth! cheap and nasty makes etc. and if you don't have the nous to build one you will be up s**t creek wo a paddle
revise your plans or budget
#19
i will def take your opinion into consideration thanks maddog

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